Video: Reel Politics

Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-20 07:59:09-05

We're in a countdown to the Academy Awards (it’s this Sunday!) and some of this year's most recognized films are tackling some pretty big political topics.

In fact, Hollywood has long looked to the political stage for inspiration - from classics like All the President's Men and Apocalypse Now to more recent pictures like the Oscar-nominated Selma and American Sniper. In almost every instance, these Hollywood movies are packing some sort of political statement.

In this video, reporter Miranda Green looks back at Hollywood's fascination with politics, from the often subtle political messaging to how these films have fared in the race for Hollywood's biggest prize.

Produced and edited by DecodeDC's Miranda Green.

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