Noting that the 1972 Robert Redford vehicle, The Candidate, is Obama's apparent "favourite," Brooks suggests the following:
Here's five to be getting along with. I'd urge him to watch John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath (an angry, humane account of the last Great Depression) and Robert Altman's Nashville (a warts-and-all celebration of the American melting pot). For good measure, I'd recommend the documentary A Crude Awakening (to scare him towards a greener environmental policy), Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (to warn against the lure of demagoguery) and Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers, to remind him of the dangers of getting bogged down in a guerrilla war in a foreign nation (although I suspect he's aware of this already).
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading