5 best movies about fictional presidents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In honor of Presidents Day, we salute the men who triumphed as the fictional President of the United States.

Some defended our country from an alien invasion, while others battled in the sky to protect our freedom. 

Whatever the case may be, they each left us with dramatic and moving performances as the leader of the country. Hail to the chief!

Here are the five best movies to watch this Presidents Day. 

5. Primary Colors (1998)

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Written by: Elaine May

Starring: John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Kathy Bates

4. Dave (1993)

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Written by: Gary Ross

Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and Frank Langella

3. Independence Day (1996)

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Written by: Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Mary McDonnell

2. Air Force One (1997)

Directed by: Wolfgang Peterson

Written by: Andrew W. Marlowe

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close and William H. Macy

1. The American President (1995)

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Written by: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen

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