An idealized US president (Michael Douglas) pursues a romantic relationship with a lobbyist (Annette Bening) while trying to pass a crime control bill. (It’s arguably a spiritual prequel to The West Wing.)
Considered by some to be the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane stars Orson Welles as a newspaper tycoon whose initial noble intentions give way to a growing addiction to power. (It’s also Donald Trump’s favorite.)
A charming small-time radio personality (Andy Griffith) suddenly becomes a powerful and influential national TV star. While his folksy nature and charisma initially deeply connect with his audience, fame leads to his arrogance, corruption and ultimately, his downfall. Watch on:YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, or TCM at 5:45 pm ET/4:45 pm CT on Jan. 20
John Cameron Mitchell wrote, directed, and starred in this musical-dramedy about a transgender East German rock singer growing up during the Cold War. Since being released, Hedwig became a hit on Broadway with Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, and Mitchell himself each having played the starring role.
This black comedy satirizes the news media by focusing on a struggling television network that’ll do absolutely anything for ratings. It’s one of only two movies to win three acting category Oscars: Peter Finch for Best Actor, Faye Dunaway for Best Actress, Beatrice Straight for Best Supporting Actress.
This historical drama focuses on the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, led by civil rights leaders James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Common and John Legend’s “Glory.”