Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, David Rasche, Mimi Kennedy, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Steve Coogan, Anna Chlumsky, Gina McKee, Paul Higgins

If all politicians, military officials, and political reporters were as funny as the men and woman in Armando Iannucci's hilarious satire In The Loop, we'd probably be more willing to root for undesirables like Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

They're not, of course, but who could really expect them to be? Hardly many popular comedy screenwriters themselves are as humorously on-point as Scottish comedian/writer/filmmaker Iannucci, whose spoofing of pre-war turmoil ranks as one of the best laugh-fests of the last decade, although you'd have to be a die-hard cinephile to know as much.