Top Movies to Stream Right Now About the JFK Assassination

Movie-goers can’t get enough intel about the mother of all conspiracies: Who killed JFK? Was Lee Harvey Oswald’s killer Jack Ruby a mafia hitman? Were Moscow and Havana involved? Here are the top movies and documentaries to help you piece together the critical evidence from every angle.

Movies


JFK by Oliver Stone


JFK (1991)

Oliver Stone’s JFK is still the ultimate assassination film with an all-star cast. It is told through the eyes of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). You won’t want to miss this take on the JFK shooting by a Vietnam war-vet-turned-Hollywood producer. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Netflix, AppleTV, Vudu, Microsoft)


In the Line of Fire with Clint EastwooE


In the Line of Fire (1993)

Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo star in this political thriller about a Secret Service agent taunted by calls from someone who knows he failed to save JFK. Rotten Tomatoes ‘Tomatometer’ gave it 9/6/10, so what are you waiting for? John Malkovich is a memorable villain in this must-stream movie. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Netflix, AppleTV, Vudu, Microsoft)

Jackie with Natalie Portman

Jackie (2016)

Natalie Portman turns in an outstanding performance as Jackie. A fictionalized encounter between the First Lady and a journalist forms the basis of Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s Jackie, an intentionally dizzy movie that aims to match the traumatized mind of JFK’s wife following his death. (Netflix, Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Apple TV, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft)

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Movie-goers can’t get enough intel about the mother of all conspiracies: Who killed JFK? Was Lee Harvey Oswald’s killer Jack Ruby a mafia hitman? Were Moscow and Havana involved? Here are the top movies and documentaries to help you piece together the critical evidence from every angle.

Movies


JFK by Oliver Stone


JFK (1991)

Oliver Stone’s JFK is still the ultimate assassination film with an all-star cast. It is told through the eyes of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). You won’t want to miss this take on the JFK shooting by a Vietnam war-vet-turned-Hollywood producer. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Netflix, AppleTV, Vudu, Microsoft)


In the Line of Fire with Clint EastwooE


In the Line of Fire (1993)

Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo star in this political thriller about a Secret Service agent taunted by calls from someone who knows he failed to save JFK. Rotten Tomatoes ‘Tomatometer’ gave it 9/6/10, so what are you waiting for? John Malkovich is a memorable villain in this must-stream movie. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Netflix, AppleTV, Vudu, Microsoft)

Jackie with Natalie Portman

Jackie (2016)

Natalie Portman turns in an outstanding performance as Jackie. A fictionalized encounter between the First Lady and a journalist forms the basis of Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s Jackie, an intentionally dizzy movie that aims to match the traumatized mind of JFK’s wife following his death. (Netflix, Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Apple TV, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft)

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All the Way (2016) 

Bryan Cranston plays Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way, recounting the upheaval in the year after JFK’s assassination. You’ll also want to check out Woody Harrelson’s LBJ. (Apple TV, Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Microsoft, Vudu) 

Parkland


Parkland (2013)

A Hollywood take on the chaotic aftermath at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Rotten Tomatoes’ critics were divided with some enjoying the view through unusual perspectives but others finding the movie jumpy. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Netflix in some countries)



Killing Kennedy (2013)

Based on the 2012 non-fiction book, Rob Lowe stars as JFK in this view of the presidency, the assassination, and the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. (Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube, Netflix, Hudu, Apple TV)


Interview with the Assassin (2002)

Interview With the Assassin is a docu-drama set almost 40 years after the assassination and it is about an ex-Marine. Ron Kobeleski (Dylan Haggerty) discovers his neighbor, Walter Ohlinger (Raymond J. Barry), may be the second gunman. (Prime Video, Apple TV) 


Fatal Deception (2014)

Told through the eyes of Lee Harvey Oswald’s widow (Helena Bonham Carter), Fatal Deception is the story of the shooter’s wife from her days in Russia to her attempts to deal with her husband’s role in JFK's assassination and his own murder. Bonham Carter is stunning. (Prime Video)


Executive Action (1973)

A shadowy group of Texas oil magnates, conservatives, spies, and rogue operatives meet to discuss JFK’s increasingly liberal politics and what needs to be done about it. Foster (Robert Ryan) wants extreme measures and Farrington (Burt Lancaster) prepares for an assassination while awaiting orders. The film uses newsreel footage of Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby for extra oomph. (Apple TV, Prime Video, YouTube, GooglePlay, Microsoft, Vudu)


JFK the Smoking Gun (2013)

JFK the Smoking Gun follows an Australian detective Colin McLaren (starring as himself), who uses a ballistics expert to determine whether there was a second shooter in Dealey Plaza. (Vudu, Prime Video, Apple TV, GooglePlay, YouTube)


Ruby (1992)

Told from the viewpoint of Dallas strip club owner Jack Ruby (Danny Aiello), Ruby explores the conspiracy theories and the mafia connections of the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald on TV while Oswald was in police custody. Fascinating viewing. Look out for Sherilyn Fenn as ‘Candy Cane’. (Prime Video, Apple TV, GooglePlay, YouTube)


The Umbrella Man (2016)

Brennan becomes obsessed with the story of The Umbrella Man who was standing under a black umbrella on a sunny day in 1963 when US President John F. Kennedy was killed. Was he the shooter? Critics called the docu-drama ‘dazzling’ and ‘astounding’. (Prime Video, Apple TV, GooglePlay, YouTube)


DOCUMENTARIES


JFK and Jackie


JFK Assassination: The Roger Craig Story (2016)

If you only watch one documentary about JFK’s murder, watch this one. JFK Assassination: The Roger Craig Story (2016) has a 9.7/10 rating on IMDb and it packs a lot into 20 minutes. It’s the story of Deputy Sheriff Roger Dean Craig who was on-duty in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Apparently, he was ordered to stand in front of the Sheriff's office and "take no part whatsoever” in the motorcade’s security. Was Craig’s testimony altered by the Warren Commission? Riveting stuff. (Prime Video, YouTube)



JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (2021)

Oliver Stone revisits the JFK assassination, wanders through Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, and analyzes new evidence with the help of talking-head experts but is he any closer to the truth or just kicking up more questions? Stream it and see. (Showtime)


Dark Legacy (2009)

Was George Bush Sr. part of the JFK conspiracy? The film poses the question using archival footage to explore the theory that George Herbert Walker Bush may have been involved in JFK's assassination.

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