I actually visited Germany for the first time a few months after seeing that movie. It exists, but Germany actually has a social safety net worth saving, where in the US, not so. I just loved the fridge materialism, “Eat your stereo”
Bob Roberts. I haven’t watched it for a few years but one look at the image of Tim Robbins, as the title character, wrapping himself in the flag makes it look pretty relevant. Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.
“In The Loop”, from Armando Iannucci. Same guy who came up with Veep and the BBC show, The Thick Of It. Might as well go see his “The Death of Stalin,” too.
“The Fog of War”, a documentary interview by Errol Morris, about Robert McNamara, is supposed to be excellent. I liked Redford’s, “The Candidate,” but it’s been awhile. Pity no one’s made a movie out of “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72.”
Waltz with Bashir: Although animated, it is one of the best political films. It explores the intersection between the collective and the individualistic. It does so by focusing how war causes mental trauma, and how that trauma goes on to affect an individual–both in their interpersonal relations and in terms of shaping their worldview.