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10+ President Assassination Movies

These presidential assassination movies are ideal to watch at any other time. These would also go well with the 21 President Movies to Watch on Netflix.

President Assassination Movies

President movies typically revolve around the lives, challenges, and triumphs of political leaders, offering a glimpse into the complexities of their roles. From inspiring biographies to fictional dramas, these films explore the personal and professional aspects of presidencies, showcasing the impact of decisions on individuals and nations.

Vantage Point
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker (Actors)

Vantage Point

Witnesses with different points of view try to unravel an assassination attempt on the U.S. president. Special Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are assigned to protect President Ashton during a summit in Spain on the war on terror.

Moments after the leader's arrival, shots ring out, and Ashton is down. In the resulting chaos, an American tourist (Forest Whitaker) comes forward with his camcorder, which he believes contains an image of the shooter.

Parkland
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Zac Efron, Matt Barr, Marcia Gay Harden (Actors)

Parkland

An account of the hours after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the nearby Parkland Hospital where people unwittingly become part of a controversial moment in history.

Death of a President
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hend Ayoub, Brian Boland, Becky Ann Baker (Actors)

Death of a President

This provocative mockumentary imagines the fallout from a fictitious presidential assassination. When President George W. Bush is assassinated during a visit to Chicago, the machinery of state quickly kicks in, responding with vengeful force.

JFK
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones (Actors)

JFK

This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner).

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When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman), he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.

In the Line of Fire
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo (Actors)

In the Line of Fire

A Secret Service agent is taunted by calls from a would-be killer who has detailed information about the agent – including the fact that he failed to save President John F. Kennedy from assassination. The caller is revealed as an ex-CIA assassin, and the agent, who is investigating a threat to the current president, is determined not to let history repeat itself.

The Sentinel
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria (Actors)

The Sentinel

Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) investigates a colleague's murder and subsequently becomes a suspect due to the machinations of a blackmailer who knows the secret he is hiding. Disgraced, dismissed, and now a fugitive, Garrison must both clear his name and save the president from assassination.

Executive Action
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer (Actors)

Executive Action

In 1963, with President John F. Kennedy growing more liberal and humanitarian in his policies, a shadowy cabal of Texas oil magnates, hardline conservatives, intelligence agents, and rogue operatives meet to discuss possible action.

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The swaggering Foster (Robert Ryan) wants JFK dead, but the mysterious and powerful Ferguson (Will Geer) rebuffs the idea. Still, Farrington (Burt Lancaster) carries out a military training operation in preparation for an assassination while he waits for a decision.

The Parallax View
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels (Actors)

The Parallax View

After a presidential candidate is assassinated, political reporter Joe Frady (Warren Beatty) begins to suspect that the mysterious Parallax Corporation may be involved. As he investigates, others who share his suspicions start turning up dead, including his editor, Bill Rintels (Hume Cronyn).

Eventually, Frady uncovers a conspiracy bigger than anyone expected and must race to prevent the corporation's next big hit as this political thriller plays out in an explosive game of cat and mouse.

The Conspirator
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline (Actors)

The Conspirator

Following the assassination of President Lincoln, seven men, and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln, the vice president, and the secretary of state.

Lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) reluctantly agrees to defend the lone woman, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), who owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met to plan their crimes. Aiken realizes that Mary may be innocent and being used as bait to capture her son, a suspect who is still at large.

Killing Lincoln
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Geraldine Hughes, Geraldine Hughes, Graham Beckel (Actors)

Killing Lincoln

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Killing Kennedy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rob Lowe (Actors)

Killing Kennedy

In the fall of 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar) carries out a plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) in Dallas.

Olympus Has Fallen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott (Actors)

Olympus Has Fallen

The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff are taken, hostage.

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Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the scene. With time running out, it's up to Banning to locate Asher's son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan.

The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rob Morrow, Lance Henriksen, Donna Murphy (Actors)

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

As four years of the Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy. Killer and victim edge closer to the event at Ford’s Theatre that stopped Lincoln’s heart.

Shadow Conspiracy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton (Actors)

Shadow Conspiracy

Presidential aide Bobby Bishop (Charlie Sheen) runs into an old professor who tells him of a secret plot to assassinate the president (Sam Waterston). But before Bobby can learn anything more, his friend is shot and killed.

Bobby turns to Amanda Givens (Linda Hamilton), an old friend who works as a reporter at an influential newspaper. After they uncover a conspiracy to kill many high-level government officials, they must race against time to stop a murderer.

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