The new trainer trends to know in 2024
The new trainer trends to know in 2024

Suzie Coen

My Life in Culture: Costume designer Clíodhna Hallissey
My Life in Culture: Costume designer Clíodhna Hallissey

Sarah Finnan

CMAT at Fairview Park review: A spiritual experience
CMAT at Fairview Park review: A spiritual experience

Sarah Finnan

This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000
This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000

Sarah Finnan

Real Weddings: Anouska and Eoin’s chic Dublin city wedding
Real Weddings: Anouska and Eoin’s chic Dublin city wedding

Shayna Sappington

How to harness the courage to change careers
How to harness the courage to change careers

Niamh Ennis

All the cool girls are wearing quilted jackets this summer
All the cool girls are wearing quilted jackets this summer

Sarah Finnan

This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures
This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures

Megan Burns

Irish Design Spotlight: Tory Long
Irish Design Spotlight: Tory Long

Sarah Finnan

Hotel review: Add Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa to your holiday hit-list
Hotel review: Add Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa to your holiday hit-list

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

5 Presidential-Inspired Movies To Get You Into The Election Mood


By Niamh ODonoghue
08th Nov 2016
5 Presidential-Inspired Movies To Get You Into The Election Mood

America, we hope, is about to make history (for the right reasons). On the off chance that you’re not yet smothered with the campaign flu, here are five perfect presidential-inspired movies to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s results.

1. The American President (1995)

facebook

Starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, and Martin Sheen,?The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner that follows US President lobbyist?Ellen Wade (Annette Bening) who falls in love with her commander in chief. It’s soft, it’s fluffy, it’s romantic, and it’s pretty perfect if you’re feeling a bit on edge tonight.

2. Air Force One (1997)

maxresdefault (1)

What better combination than a young heroic Harrison Ford as President, and a heart-stopping emergency, ey? Ford plays President James Marshall whose unfortunate plane – Air Force One – is hijacked by a Russian terrorist (played by Gary Oldman),?following a speech insisting the US won’t negotiate with terrorists. Warning: you might want to avoid this if your blood pressure is already skyrocketing, but it’s a good watch nonetheless.

3. All The President’s Men (1976)

screenshot-lrg-31

This retro movie follows two reporters working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (played by Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (played by Dustin Hoffman), who research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat?(Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.?

4. The Contender (2000)

maxresdefault (1)

This one is an underrated gem featuring a career-best performance from veteran?actor Gary Oldman and centers on Senator Laine Hanson (played by Joan Allen), a contender for US Vice President, whose reputation is at stake when a scandalous video emerges. Republican Congressman Shelley Runyon (played by Gary Oldman) believes she is unqualified for the position and stops at nothing to condemn her. Jeff Bridges also shines as a charismatic?US president.

5. Lincoln (2000)

lincolnjpg-f6ac67268c64f09d

This brilliant American epic directed by Steven Spielberg, stars an uncanny Daniel Day-Lewis in an Oscar-winning turn as United States President Abraham Lincoln.?As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s enigmatic president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and in his own cabinet as a result of on the decision to emancipate the slaves. It’s a fantastic watch on every level.