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1. The Final Days (1989 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the acclaimed book written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, The Final Days chronicles president Richard Nixon's administration during his critical period after the Watergate ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Lane Smith, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Flanders

Votes: 134

2. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 92,816 | Gross: $18.59M

3. The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol

Votes: 3,818

4. The Deal (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

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Follows the rise to power of Tony Blair, and his friendship and rivalry with his contemporary, Gordon Brown.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: David Morrissey, Matt Blair, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher

Votes: 1,105

5. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 92,323 | Gross: $56.44M

6. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 48,073 | Gross: $34.59M

7. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,598

8. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1992– )

Documentary

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The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Daniel Yergin, Norman Cooley, Stephanie Cran

Votes: 87

9. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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When King George III goes mad, his lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 13,093 | Gross: $15.24M

10. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 49,877 | Gross: $11.00M

11. Mrs Brown (1997)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

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71 Metascore

When Queen Victoria's husband dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher

Votes: 11,836 | Gross: $9.22M

12. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 12,594

13. Recount (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, History

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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Denis Leary, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 10,772

14. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Chicago: City of the Century: Part 1 (2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

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Directors: Austin Hoyt, Patricia Garcia Rios | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Eric Bruno Borgman

Votes: 30

15. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )

Documentary, History

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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 1,570

16. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 329,075 | Gross: $1.59M

17. Rhodes (1996– )

Drama

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The story of the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Frances Barber, Neil Pearson, Frantz Dobrowsky

Votes: 121

18. Zulu (1964)

Unrated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 31,216

19. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,355

20. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 215,582 | Gross: $44.82M

21. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York City district attorney in the early 1980's to his marriage to part-time... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: James Woods, Penelope Ann Miller, Michelle Nolden, John Bourgeois

Votes: 559

22. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 6,672 | Gross: $6.10M

23. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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58 Metascore

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 168,728 | Gross: $102.31M

24. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,086 | Gross: $5.68M

25. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 189,540 | Gross: $52.77M

26. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 344,343 | Gross: $77.81M

27. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 303,041 | Gross: $51.97M

28. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,517

29. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 61,356 | Gross: $44.18M

30. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache

Votes: 4,496

31. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 218

32. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough, Jack Shepherd

Votes: 3,721

33. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,935 | Gross: $0.06M

34. Election 2000 (2001 Video)

Documentary

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Stars: Laura Bush, Tipper Gore, David Boies, Stephen G. Breyer

Votes: 33

35. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Votes: 5,868 | Gross: $3.56M

36. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty

Votes: 45

37. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 77,359 | Gross: $43.98M

38. Pole to Pole (1992– )

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.6
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Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen, Graham Hancock

Votes: 959

39. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Bush's War: Part I (2008)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary

8.6
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Frontline examines the war in Iraq and offers an inside look at a number controversies surrounding the war including September 11, al-Qaida, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraid, WMDs, and Fallujah.

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Richard Armitage, Rick Baccus, Dan Balz, James Bamford

Votes: 81

40. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 133,471 | Gross: $37.49M

41. Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: John Goodman, Matt Craven, Anne Heche, Ann Dowd

Votes: 332

42. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

Votes: 25,602 | Gross: $13.56M

43. George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 178 min | Biography, Drama

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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,145

44. George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (2000)

167 min | Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Daniel McCabe, Paul Stekler | Stars: Randy Quaid, Pat Buchanan, Dan T. Carter, J.L. Chestnut

Votes: 41

45. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,124 | Gross: $4.48M

46. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

Votes: 28,900 | Gross: $31.20M

47. Huey Long (1985)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

Votes: 347

48. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,990

49. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: MacArthur (1999)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Biography of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur.

Directors: Sarah Holt, Austin Hoyt | Stars: Stephen Ambrose, Leon Beck, Herbert Bix, Faubion Bowers

Votes: 36

50. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 3,686

51. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 22,697

52. The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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The 30th of March, 1981, the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs on a thin thread at the hospital, while the Soviet Union is ready to invade a... See full summary »

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Crenna, Yannick Bisson, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,023

53. The True Story of Charlie Wilson (2007 TV Movie)

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Stars: Frank V. Gaide, Michelle McClory, Melanie Morgan, Rene Napoli

Votes: 71

54. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 94,791 | Gross: $66.66M

55. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 289,602 | Gross: $23.47M

56. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

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Ghosts of Rwanda marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key ... See full synopsis »

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Gromo Alex, Kofi Annan, Henry Anyidoho

Votes: 172

57. Right America: Feeling Wronged - Some Voices from the Campaign Trail (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary

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On the night Barack Obama was elected our 44th President, more than 58 million voters cast their ballots for John McCain. Journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi presents this first-person, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Stars: Jonathan Alter, Carl Cameron, Katie Couric, Howard Fineman

Votes: 360

58. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 51,325 | Gross: $58.88M

59. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 25,946 | Gross: $11.09M

60. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Who is the narrators on Vietnam tv show on tbs

Stars: Will Lyman, Henry Kissinger, Tin Bui, Van Dong Pham

Votes: 261

61. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 13,940

62. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

8.3
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76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 545,607 | Gross: $46.36M

63. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 497,426 | Gross: $83.47M

64. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

PG | 129 min | Adventure

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Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 38,393

65. Reagan (2011)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Bud Abbott, Walter Abel, Spiro Agnew, Martin Anderson

Votes: 716

66. The Ascent of Money (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.

Director: Adrian Pennick | Stars: Gareth Armstrong, Niall Ferguson, Richard Lintern

Votes: 525

67. Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (1992 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 71

68. Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.1
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Saturday Night Live salutes the fearless leaders of our country will these sketches of America's political elite! Raise a flag to the politicians past and present who have driven ... See full summary »

Stars: Al Gore, Dan Aykroyd, Barbara Bush, George Bush

Votes: 173

69. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 24,922 | Gross: $38.97M

70. Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Drama, History

6.9
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

Directors: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Art Malik, Ned Eisenberg, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 392

71. The Path to 9/11 (2006– )

240 min | Drama, History

6.3
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A television miniseries on the events leading up to the U.S. terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Stars: Harvey Keitel, Michael Benyaer, Wendy Crewson, Shirley Douglas

Votes: 2,846

72. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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66 Metascore

The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Forbes | Stars: Lee Atwater, Tucker Eskew, Joe Sligh, Eric Alterman

Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.06M

73. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 156,372 | Gross: $17.61M

74. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 187,938 | Gross: $47.40M

75. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 25,005 | Gross: $10.16M

76. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 88,325 | Gross: $31.57M

77. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: Nightmare in Red (1955)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Alexander Kerensky, Nadezada Lenin, V.I. Lenin, Vyacheslav Molotov

78. The Beatles Anthology (1995– )

600 min | Documentary, Music

9.4
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, George Martin

Votes: 4,601

79. Journeys with George (2002)

79 min | Documentary

6.9
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48 Metascore

A documentary about George W Bush's 2000 campaign for the White House.

Directors: Alexandra Pelosi, Aaron Lubarsky | Stars: George W. Bush, R.G. Ratcliffe, Wayne Slater, Richard Wolffe

Votes: 589

80. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Director: Stanley Nelson

Votes: 66

81. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 48,714 | Gross: $21.50M

82. Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Julie Anderson | Stars: Julian Bond, Benjamin C. Bradlee, James Carville, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 180

83. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,476 | Gross: $4.19M

84. Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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Forty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, more than 80% of Americans still believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. This documentary attempts to separate fact from conspiracy theories to get to the truth.

Director: Mark Obenhaus | Stars: Robert Goldberg, John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek, Lee Harvey Oswald

Votes: 222

85. See Arnold Run (2005 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.0
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A look at the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from his early days as a body builder up until his successful campaign for governor of California.

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Roland Kickinger, Nora Dunn, Bob Morrisey

Votes: 420

86. How Arnold Won the West (2004)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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How Arnold went from Terminator to Governator.

Director: Alex Cooke | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gasser Barbara, George W. Bush, Mary Carey

Votes: 156

87. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 226,915 | Gross: $173.84M

88. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 7,489 | Gross: $12.50M

89. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

Votes: 3,482

90. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 59,946 | Gross: $111.72M

91. DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003 TV Movie)

R | 128 min | Drama, History

4.7
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This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, John Cunningham, David Fonteno, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 834

92. World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.0
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66 Metascore

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 71,106 | Gross: $70.28M

93. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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74 Metascore

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 317,087 | Gross: $108.64M

94. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 29,705 | Gross: $18.31M

95. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 5,505

96. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Votes: 8,172

97. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 89,782 | Gross: $30.02M

98. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 199,918 | Gross: $40.96M

99. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 82,572 | Gross: $70.60M

100. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Nixon: Part I (1990)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Richard M. Nixon was one of American history's most powerful figures. Recalling events etched in U.S. memory, this three-hour program explores a fateful mix of strength and weakness that ... See full summary »

Director: David Espar | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Will Lyman, Richard Nixon

Votes: 50