If Bob Mondello's story on election movies made you want to actually watch them, be advised that several of the films mentioned in the piece and in the accompanying Watch List are available on cable in the next week or two. (Depending, of course, on which movie channels you receive.) Specifically:
Primary Colors is on HBOS (that's HBO Signature) on August 21, at 1:00 PM or August 25 at 6:30 PM.
The Best Man is on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on August 25 at 12:00 AM.
The Manchurian Candidate is on Encore 2, Wednesday, August 27 at 12:00 AM or Sunday, August 31 at 4:40 AM.
All The President's Men is on 5Star Max (that's a Cinemax channel), Thursday, August 28, 6:35 PM.
The Lives Of Others is running regularly at the moment on both Encore and Starz.
Duck Soup is on HBOC (that's HBO Comedy), September 1 at 8:35 AM.
If you have a DVR and can search listings, these should be easy to spot. Otherwise, try the online listings at TVGuide.com.
Finally, if you're a Netflix person, The Candidate is available through their Watch Instantly program, and you can call it up on your computer whenever you'd like.
Did they miss any of your political favorites? Feel free to chime in with comments.