1997. Wag the Dog
Directed by Barry Levinson
Written by Larry Beinhart (book), Hilary Henkin (screenplay)
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche and Kirsten Dunst
After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisers contacts a top Hollywood producer in order to manufacture a war in Albania that the president can heroically end, all through mass media.