Nixon Movies to Watch as You Mark Watergate’s 40th Anniversary

Can it really be 40 years ago this weekend that the bungled “third-rate burglary” at the Watergate Hotel marked the beginning of the end for a President of the United States? Richard Nixon was already a polarizing figure when his efforts to cover up the White House-Watergate connection were first hatched. But his astonishing fall from power is the stuff of high drama-and it’s not surprising that to this day Hollywood’s most gifted actors seem compelled to take a shot …