Scariest Movies You'll Ever See

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1.
JFK (1991)
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New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Donald Sutherland's part should raise the hair on the back of your neck. ” - generationofswine
 
2.
Missing (1982)
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him. (122 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ Too bad it was made in 1982, today, with the knowledge we have, it could have ended with "Kissenger ordered his death." ” - generationofswine
 
3.
Chicago 10 (2007 Documentary)
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Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (110 mins.)
Director: Brett Morgen
“ It's dated, but still... ” - generationofswine
 
4.
Lord of War (2005)
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An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol Agent. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ I thought I saw Oliver North in the background, creating the problems we're facing in the middle east today. ” - generationofswine
 
5.
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ And yet, women still want a diamond ring. ” - generationofswine
 
6.
Salvador (1986)
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ You want to know how this all started, pay attention to what Sutherland has to say in "JFK" or just Google it. ” - generationofswine
 
7.
Waking the Dead (2000)
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A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge. (105 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
“ We have a lot to feel guilty for. ” - generationofswine
 
8.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ Oh, come on, you know Pol Pot is far more terrifying than Freddy & Jason ” - generationofswine
 
9.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ The bravery of group of people that should know better fighting terrorists. ” - generationofswine
 
10.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ I'll confess, it has a strong point, but "Blood Diamond" did the same thing & was more entertaining. ” - generationofswine
 
11.
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
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Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco... (103 mins.)
Director: Betty Kaplan
“ Sort of like "The Walking Dead" & "Missing" only boring. ” - generationofswine
 
12.
Sweet Country (1987)
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Anna and Ben are settled in rural Chile in the early 1970's. They are very isolated and their only real friends are two Chilean sisters... (150 mins.)
“ Better than the above. ” - generationofswine
 
13.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
“ You know what it's about. ” - generationofswine
 
14.
W. (2008)
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A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush. (129 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ It's not torture if we do it. ” - generationofswine
 
15.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Less entertaining than "Lord of War." ” - generationofswine
 
16.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Could have been awesome, if Stone didn't direct it. ” - generationofswine
 
17.
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. (93 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Internet Neutrality & the FCC ” - generationofswine
 
18.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
“ "Good night, & Good Luck." ” - generationofswine
 
19.
Thirteen Days (2000)
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A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. (145 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ It doesn't matter if you think JFK did a good job or not, it's still the most frightening thing that's ever happened to the world. ” - generationofswine
 
20.
All the President's Men (1976)
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Wikileaks, only through the Post. ” - generationofswine
 
21.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ It's shocking how the Irish are treated, especially the Catholics. ” - generationofswine
 
22.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (195 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ I guess, if you're a racist, it's scary on a totally different level than it should be. ” - generationofswine
 
23.
Bloody Sunday (2002)
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A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ See 21 ” - generationofswine
 
24.
Revolution (1985)
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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son... (126 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ OK, Oliver Stone SHOULD have made this. ” - generationofswine
 
25.
Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)
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Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City. (120 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Wow, we're China. ” - generationofswine
 
26.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ See 23 ” - generationofswine
 
27.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ More than just a Bowie Song. see 17 ” - generationofswine