Ever since a young Confederate family went up to the capital to meet Abe Lincoln in D.W. Griffith's 1915 racism-fest The Birth of a Nation, Hollywood has been very much in love with DC. But it's a one-sided affair: Washingtonians accuse Hollywood of misrepresenting their city, as directors swoop in to film a few mood-setting shots of political landmarks before decamping to an LA studio. While few DC movies manage to avoid politics altogether, some branch out beyond the White House into less familiar locations. Read on as we explore the overlooked corners of the District in ten movies.
Washington, DC movies: Beyond politics
Most Hollywood directors don't know it, but there's more to the capital than politics and monuments