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Gallery: 'The Iron Lady' and other political biopics

By Umika Pidaparthy, Special to CNN
December 30, 2011 -- Updated 1601 GMT (0001 HKT)
Meryl Streep plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the biopic "The Iron Lady," which is in theaters on December 30. Here are some other well-known portrayals of political figures that have received acclaim over the years. Meryl Streep plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the biopic "The Iron Lady," which is in theaters on December 30. Here are some other well-known portrayals of political figures that have received acclaim over the years.
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"The Iron Lady" (2011)
"Sunrise at Campobello" (1960)
"Gandhi" (1982)
"Malcolm X" (1992)
"Nixon" (1995), "Frost/Nixon" (2008)
"Thirteen Days" (2000)
"The Gathering Storm (2002), "Into the Storm" (2009)
"The Queen" (2006)
"The Last King of Scotland" (2006)
"W." (2008)
"Che" (2008)
"Milk" (2008)
"The Special Relationship" (2010)
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