Film has commented on the political since its earliest days, often with tongue in cheek. In 1918, Mack Sennett produced Yankee Doodle in Berlin, the story of a soldier who dressed up as a woman in order to learn secrets of the Kaiser and other German officials.That same year, Charlie Chaplin starred in and directed Shoulder Arms, about a doughboy who managed to capture the Kaiser (If only in his dreams).
Here is a list of other comic or satirical films with a political theme. This is not an all-inclusive list, and reader contributions are welcome.
1. The Interview (2014) (Reviewed in Thinking Cinema 12/25/14)
2. I’ll Never Heil Again (1941) (Article in Thinking Cinema 12/25/14)
3. Man Hunt (1941) (Article in Thinking Cinema 12/25/14)
4. The Great Dictator (1940) (Article in Thinking Cinema 12/25/14)
5. You Natzy Spy! (1940) (Article in Thinking Cinema 12/25/14)
6. Team America: World Police (2004) (Thanks, Jose!)
7. Wag The Dog (1997)
8. Love and Death (1975)
9. Bananas (1971)
10. Duck Soup (1933)
11. Million Dollar Legs (1932) (On YouTube)