• Barack Obama is a former US president
  • He posted on social media and revealed his favorite movies of 2023
  • THESE are the flicks that made the President's list

That being said, former President Barack Obama has let the public into his mind, and revealed his favorite flicks of this past year. And it's no wonder, since he himself has been involved in producing some of them! Take a look at Barry's ultimate flick list and see if any of them line up with your own! Get ready movie fans.

Lights, Camera, Obama!

The former President of the United States, turned Hollywood heavyweight, Barack Obama has just rolled out the red carpet for his personal movie favorites of 2023, and it's a list that's got Tinseltown buzzing! Every producer will want their movie on Obama's list, so let's take a look.

In a move that's got cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike scrambling for their notepads, the politician-turned-producer took to social media to drop his annual cinematic bombshell. But hold onto your popcorn, folks – because this year's lineup is packing some serious silver screen swagger!

Kicking off the star-studded roster, Obama gave a nod to his own production house, 'Higher Ground,' touting three of its latest masterpieces.

"I'm biased," he confessed, but insisted that films like the civil rights biopic 'Rustin', the end-of-the-world nail-biter 'Leave the World Behind', and the toe-tapping 'American Symphony' are "three of the best movies I saw this year." Talk about a triple threat!

But wait, there's more! The ex-Commander-in-Chic didn't stop there, as he also shone the spotlight on ten other cinematic treasures. From the halls of academia with 'The Holdovers' to the corporate corridors of 'BlackBerry', and even a trip through time with 'Oppenheimer', Obama's taste is as diverse as it is discerning.

International acclaim?

And let's not forget the global flair – with international sensations like 'Anatomy of a Fall' and 'Monster' making the cut, it's clear that Obama's got his finger on the pulse of the film world.

In the very near future, it looks like Barack and his wife Michelle will be looking overseas to embark on other productions, including documentaries and mini series that will highlight the global climate change agenda. Many have already began counting the Obamas in their slate of productions for the coming few years.

And after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's infamous royal exit and then sudden foray into Hollywood, it seems like we're at an age where politics and entertainment do in fact mix well.

Obama also released his yearly list of recommended books:

"If you’re looking for a new book over the holidays, give one of them a try," Obama wrote. "And if you can, shop at an independent bookstore or check them out at your local library."

Also interesting:

After such a tough year for Hollywood, galvanized by strikes, it wasn't all glitz and glam. Obama took a moment to acknowledge the industry's behind-the-scenes heroes, tipping his hat to the writers and actors whose strike action led to "important changes" and a brighter future for Hollywood's hardworking creatives.

Of course, every list has its snubs, and eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot the absence of heavy hitters like 'Barbie' and 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'. But hey, you can't please everyone, right?

Since hanging up his presidential hat in 2018, Obama has become quite the culture vulture, sharing his top picks across movies and books, and proving that even after the Oval Office, he's still leading the charge on what's hot and what's not.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets, dim the lights, and get ready to experience the Obama-endorsed cinematic journey of a lifetime!