It's been over 10 years since Aaron Sorkin's compelling political drama The West Wing went off the air, but its influence still hangs heavily over television and real-life politics alike. After the 2016 election, many longed for the reaching-across-the-aisle diplomacy of President Bartlet's fictional presidency, and there are still plenty of people who'd prefer the rapid fire walk-and-talk interweaving political maneuverings to the 24-hour sideshow the current administration's presented. If that's the case, here are 16 movies starring your favorite West Wing actors you can stream if you need a change of political scenery.
While the idea of a proudly intellectual and universally respected president was firmly planted in the realm of fiction post-1990 (at least in the United States), fans loved the fantasy, and Bartlet's entire administration took their cue from his warm leadership. Though the show's main appeal was revealing the inner workings and nitty gritty of a political administration, it took enough soap opera turns (including a persistently concerning terrorist group kidnaping Bartlet's daughter) that most of these movies won't feel like complete fantasy by comparison.
It may just be actor typecasting, but Martin Sheen in particular keeps getting cast as presidents, though Richard Schiff, normally typecast as a doctor or lawyer, gets a slight change of pace in his most well-known role. These films give the chance to check out a couple more facets of The West Wing's cast.