Presidents Day 2021 has arrived, and if you’re planning on spending the day off watching Netflix, why not binge on some great films and TV shows about Presidents? The streaming service has several great options in all kinds of genres that deal with both the legacies of real US presidents and hopefuls, as well as some fake POTUS characters as well.

Here are the best presidential movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix for Presidents Day this year.

“Angel Has Fallen” (2019)

Authorities take Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) into custody for the failed assassination attempt of U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). After escaping from his captors, Banning must evade the FBI and his own agency to find the real threat to the president. Desperate to uncover the truth, he soon turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name and save the country from imminent danger.

“Becoming” (2020)

Michelle Obama stars in “Becoming,” a documentary about her life. Courtesy of Netflix

Join former First Lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.”

“Bobby Kennedy For President” (2018)

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“Bobby Kennedy for President” examines the influence of Bobby Kennedy. Courtesy of Netflix

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. The docuseries examines the “Bobby Phenomenon” of the 1960s and his continuing influence decades after his death.

“Designated Survivor” -Seasons 1-3

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman (Keifer Sutherland) 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.

“House of Cards”- Seasons 1-6

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Robin Wright is pictured in an episode of “House of Cards.” David Giesbrecht/Netflix 

Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, U.S. Rep Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) of South Carolina’s 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 (Robin Wright), 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.

“JFK: The Making Of A President” (2017)

Explore how John F. Kennedy’s worldview was influenced by his younger years when he endured poor health, family tragedy, and a demanding father.

“Knock Down The House” (2019)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the subjects of the documentary “Knock Down the House.” Courtesy of Netflix

Go behind the scenes as four determined women—including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013)

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his “First Family” leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

“Madam Secretary”-Seasons 1-6

Having left her job as a CIA analyst for ethical reasons, newly appointed Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) returns to public life at the request of the president after the suspicious death of her predecessor. Valued by her boss for her apolitical leanings, knowledge of the Middle East, language skills, and creative thinking, Elizabeth drives international diplomacy, battles office politics, and circumvents protocol, while negotiating national and international issues. At home, politics and compromise take on new meaning with her supportive husband and three bright kids.

“Mitt” (2014)

The real Mitt Romney is revealed in this documentary that goes beyond the sound bites with unprecedented access to his 2012 presidential campaign.

“Olympus Has Fallen” (2013)

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. 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 Politician”- Seasons 1-2

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Ben Platt stars in “The Politician.” Giovanni Rufino/Netflix

Wealthy high school student Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) has known since he was 7 years old that he is going to be the President of the United States. The first step toward that goal I to become his school’s student body president. To do that, he will have to navigate the treacherous political landscape of Saint Sebastian High School. Hobart feels he needs to win the election to secure his spot at Harvard and continue on his projected path to success. To achieve his goals, he’ll have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and—most importantly—carefully crafted public image.

“Trump: An American Dream”- Season 1

In the 1970s, Donald emerges from his father’s shadow and negotiates a huge real estate deal, then sets his sights on building his namesake tower.