'Hoosiers','Mississippi Burning', 'The French Connection' - the list of Hackman's fantastic performances stretches on. Still, for our money, he was nowhere more entertaining than when attempting to outwit Superman as Lex Luthor
Watching morons compete is the basic appeal of this smart-genre, which features the likes of 'The Campaign', 'Neighbors', and British addition 'Magicians'. It doesn't really matter what they're fighting for as long as they keep sinking lower, step by step.
With recent events, you may be finding it difficult to find the funny side of democratic elections - well let these lighthearted, modern political comedies cheer you up a bit, even as your nation devolves into vitriolic, partisan chaos.