Top 10 Dictator Movies

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6. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

Forest Whitaker’s Oscar-winning portrayal of insane Ugandan leader Idi Amin was unique in that the film makes sure to include Amin’s crowd-pleasing charm, which early on helped him to score points with his contemporaries both at home and abroad. As things went from bad to worse, however, none of the horror of Amin’s regime is brushed aside either, and the film’s climax serves as a gripping parallel to what happened on the ground leading up to Israel’s Operation Entebbe, which overthrew the hijackers of an Air France plane that originated in Tel Aviv and landed in Uganda (dramatized a bit less successfully by the Charles Bronson film RAID ON ENTEBBE) in 1976.

Author: Dan Heching

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