Barack Obama shares his top movies of 2023, including The Holdovers and Rustin

Written by on December 28, 2023

Obama also listed 10 non-Higher Ground productions, including Alexander Payne’s boarding school dramedy The Holdovers, Matt Johnson’s corporate biopic BlackBerryChristopher Nolan’s historical epic Oppenheimer, and Cord Jefferson’s satire American Fiction. International picks include Justine Triet’s French courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Fall and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Japanese slow-burn drama Monster. Rounding out the list are Celine Song’s romance Past LivesBen Affleck’s Nike dramedy Air, Nida Manzoor’s action-comedy Polite Society, and A.V. Rockwell’s family drama A Thousand and One.

Earlier this week, Obama shared his list of favorite books of the year, including titles like James McBride’s The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life, Benjamin Labatut’s The Maniac, Abraham Verghese’s The Covenant of Water, and Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America
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