These president series on Netflix are great to watch during Presidents’ Day, election season, or any time of year. They’re a great companion to the 21 President Movies to Watch on Netflix.
President Series on Netflix
Trump: An American Dream
This documentary tells the story of modern America through the life of one man — President Donald Trump. The four-episode series shows how he has embodied many of the movements that have shaped American society since the 1960s, including capitalism, political disenfranchisement, reality TV, and social media.
The show traces Trump’s rise in the 1970s, when he built Trump Tower, through his expansion into casinos in the 1980s, financial problems in the early 1990s, and turning his attention to politics in the 2010s, including his decision to run for the White House. | Stream on Netflix
House of Cards
U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency.
But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies.
As the series progresses, Underwood ascends through the ranks of the government — until his death, at which point Claire gains power. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances. | Stream on Netflix
Bobby Kennedy for President
Robert “Bobby” Kennedy led a political career that included serving as attorney general during the presidential administration of his brother, John, but he had greater ambitions. Those ambitions included running for president with a campaign that lasted only 83 days before he was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968.
This four-part docuseries examines the “Bobby Phenomenon” of the 1960s and the politician’s continuing influence decades after his untimely death. The show features interviews with RFK confidantes and staffers, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), singer Harry Belafonte and lawyer Peter Edelman. | Stream on Netflix
As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office.
When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world.
Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States. | Stream on Netflix
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