As if you needed another reason not to vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah:
Herman Cain: The Godfather
Michele Bachmann: Braveheart, “or maybe Saving Private Ryan”
Newt Gingrich: “Probably” Casablanca
Rick Santorum: Field of Dreams
Ron Paul: “I don’t watch many movies”
Gary Johnson: Dr. Zhivago
Mitt Romney: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Rick Perry: Immortal Beloved
Barack Obama: Casablanca, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
My translation of their answers:
Herman Cain: Heh heh, get it?
Michele Bachmann: I would have said Notting Hill, but that wouldn’t have looked manly enough.
Newt Gingrich: What movie would sound the most intellectual without sounding too avant-garde for hoi polloi?
Rick Santorum: I’m just a regular guy who drinks beer and watches sports. And dreams.
Ron Paul: I actually read books.
Gary Johnson: I actually like movies.
Mitt Romney: I am the dorkish prick you thought I was. And I have a dreadful sense of humor.
Rick Perry: I’m quite not as dumb as I look and sound.
Barack Obama: Since that all things to everyone worked so well in 2008. (Seriously, what sort of jerk has not one, but four quasi-film buff favorites.)
Personally, I think Ron Paul gave the ideal answer, although I would also consider voting for a candidate who cited either Monty Python and the Holy Grail or Grosse Pointe Blank.