Here Is Every Movie Bill Clinton Watched in the White House, From ‘Jerry Maguire’ to ‘Coyote Ugly’

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Presidents: they’re just like us. And by that I mean that they also enjoy settling in to relax and watch a movie after a long day of signing bills and organizing our nation’s taxes. Like Presidents Nixon, Carter and Reagan before him, we now have a list of every film Bill Clinton watched while he was in office, from the good to the obvious to the enjoyably bad and everything in between.

Thanks to that good ol’ reliable Freedom of Information Act, Gizmodo got their hands on the list of films Clinton screened while he was in office, and while some are quite obvious choices (Forrest Gump, Armageddon, Dave), there are some interesting and surprising selections: Demolition Man (heck yes), Boys on the Side, Kundun, The Other Sister, Little Women, Clifford (REALLY?!?), 8MM, Coyote Ugly and Chocolat — the latter of which was the final film he viewed in office, so make of that what you will.

Clinton also apparently watched both Braveheart and The Patriot twice, so we can assume he’s a big fan of Mel Gibson.

Here’s the full list:

1993

Lorenzo’s Oil – January 27, 1993

Leap of Faith – February 5, 1993

Falling Down – February 12, 1993

The Bodyguard – February 14, 1993

Howard’s End – February 20, 1993

Groundhog Day – February 27, 1993

Benny and Joon – March 4, 1993

Mad Dog and Glory – March 13, 1993

Married To It – March 20, 1993

Made in America – April 15, 1993

Born Yesterday (1993) – April 16, 1993

Dave – April 23, 1993

Point of No Return – May 1, 1993

Lost in Yonkers – May 14, 1993

Undercover Blues – May 21, 1993

Sleepless in Seattle – June 11, 1993

The Man Without a Face – September 3, 1993

Age of Innocence – September 11, 1993

Searching For Bobby Fischer – September 17, 1993

The Joy Luck Club – October 1, 1993

A Bronx Tale – October 10, 1993

Rudy – October 15, 1993

Striking Distance – October 22, 1993

Demolition Man – October 29, 1993

Philadelphia – November 13, 1993

The Three Musketeers (1993) – November 24, 1993

Cool Runnings – November 25, 1993

The Piano – November 26, 1993

The Pelican Brief – December 10, 1993

A Perfect World – December 26, 1993

1994

Tombstone – January 18, 1994

Shadowlands – January 20, 1994

Mrs. Doubtfire – January 21, 1994

The Air Up There – January 27, 1994

Grumpy Old Men – January 28, 1994

Six Degrees of Separation – February 11, 1994

Romeo is Bleeding – February 21, 1994

Guarding Tess – March 5, 1994

Abraham – March 11, 1994

Naked Gun 33 1/3 – March 12, 1994

The Hudsucker Proxy – March 18, 1994

Four Weddings and a Funeral – April 15, 1994

Clifford – April 29, 1994

Little Women – December 25, 1994

Forrest Gump – December 26, 1994

1995

Nobody’s Fool – January 5, 1995

Legends of the Fall – January 13, 1995

Higher Learning – February 4, 1995

Boys on the Side – February 17, 1995

Miami Rhapsody – February 18, 1995

A Man of No Importance – February 19, 1995

The Quick and the Dead – February 20, 1995

Rob Roy – April 15, 1995

The Madness of King George – April 21, 1995

Jefferson in Paris – April 22, 1995

French Kiss – May 13, 1995

Braveheart – May 26, 1995

Kiss of Death – May 27, 1995

Braveheart – May 28, 1995

The Bridges of Madison County – May 28, 1995

Crimson Tide – June 2, 1995

Apollo 13 – June 8, 1995

1996

The Birdcage – April 3, 1996

Chicano! – May 2, 1996

Independence Day – June 22, 1996

1997

Jerry Maguire – January 10, 1997

One Fine Day – January 15, 1997

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown – August 2, 1997

Shall We Dance – August 3, 1997

Cop Land – August 15, 1997

G.I. Jane – September 12, 1997

The Peacemaker – October 3, 1997

1998

Kundun – January 10, 1998

Good Will Hunting – January 11, 1998

The Apostle – January 24, 1998

Titanic – January 23, 1998

Fallen – January 30, 1998

Hard Rain – January 31, 1998

Temptress Moon – February 7, 1998

Zero Effect – February 15, 1998

HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon (parts 1-2 of 12) – March 5, 1998

The Boxer – March 14, 1998

Twilight (1998) – April 4, 1998

The Big Lebowski – April 10, 1998

Dangerous Beauty – April 24, 1998

Bulworth – May 30, 1998

Deep Impact – June 1, 1998

The Truman Show – June 6, 1998

About Sarah – June 20, 1998

Out of Sight – July 4, 1998

Smoke Screen – July 8, 1998

Armageddon – July 10, 1998

A Perfect Murder – July 13, 1998

Saving Private Ryan – July 14, 1998

The Mask of Zorro – July 22, 1998

Snake Eyes – August 8, 1998

The Avengers (1998) – September 6, 1998

Wrongfully Accused – October 4, 1998

Rush Hour – October 23, 1998

Holy Man – October 30, 1998

Beloved – November 3, 1998

A Bug’s Life – November 8, 1998

Soldier – November 16, 1998

The Siege – November 17, 1998

Enemy of the State – December 12, 1998

Waking Ned Devine and A Civil Action – December 25, 1998

Life is Beautiful and The Prince of Egypt – December 26, 1998

 

1999

You’ve Got Mail – January 2, 1999

Affliction – January 23, 1999

Forever Fever (aka That’s the Way I Like It) – February 13, 1999

Little Voice – February 16, 1999

Message in a Bottle – February 20, 1999

HBO’s Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sports – March 4, 1999

October Sky – March 5, 1999

Analyze This – March 6, 1999

The Other Sister – March 14, 1999

8MM – March 26, 1999

True Crime – April 3, 1999

The Winslow Boy – May 2, 1999

Entrapment – May 12, 1999

The Castle – May 17, 1999

Cookie’s Fortune – May 21, 1999

The Harmonists – May 23, 1999

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace – June 6, 1999

Shadrach – June 10, 1999

The Mummy – June 26, 1999

The 13th Floor – June 27, 1999

An Ideal Husband – July 2, 1999

Limbo – July 3, 1999

The General’s Daughter – July 12, 1999

Wild Wild West – July 17, 1999

Lake Placid – August 5, 1999

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) – August 13, 1999

Fifty Violins (aka Music of the Heart) – August 15, 1999

Mystery Men – September 4, 1999

Runaway Bride – September 5, 1999

American Beauty – October 10, 1999

My Life So Far – October 11, 1999

Three Kings – October 14, 1999

Double Jeopardy – October 16, 1999

Music of the Heart – October 23, 1999

Fight Club – November 6, 1999

The Bachelor – November 7, 1999

Crazy in Alabama – November 12, 1999

Liberty Heights – November 24, 1999

The World is Not Enough – November 25, 1999

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc – November 26, 1999

End of Days – November 27, 1999

The Hurricane – December 3, 1999

Galaxy Quest – December 25, 1999

The Talented Mr. Ripley – December 30, 1999

2000

Any Given Sunday – January 14, 2000

Eye of the Beholder – February 12, 2000

The Height of the Sky – February 17, 2000

Gun Shy – February 21, 2000

Hanging Up – February 25, 2000

PBS’ The American President (president unspecified) – April 7, 2000

Erin Brockovich – April 21, 2000

Frequency – May 13, 2000

I Dreamed of Africa – May 27, 2000

Small Time Crooks – June 9, 2000

Shanghai Noon – June 17, 2000

The Patriot – June 18, 2000

The Patriot – July 7, 2000

Shaft (2000) – July 8, 2000

High Fidelity – August 21, 2000

Space Cowboys – September 3, 2000

Coyote Ugly – September 10, 2000

Men of Honor – September 22, 2000

Almost Famous – October 10, 2000

Pay it Forward – October 27, 2000

2001

Chocolat – January 6, 2001

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