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1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

2. Che: Part One (2008)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac, Pablo Guevara

3. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

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

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.

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

5. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Chris Latta, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

6. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

9.0
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

7. G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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The G.I. Joe action force must oppose the ruthless Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian people who were their founders.

Writer: Ron Friedman | Director: Don Jurwich | Stars: Charles Adler, Shuko Akune, Jack Angel, Jackson Beck

8. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

9. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

Writers: David McCullough, Thomas Rickman | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

10. Frontline (1983– )

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Arun Rath, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith

11. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Nixon, Anatoli Dobrynin, John F. Kennedy

12. No End in Sight (2007)

102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Writer: Charles Ferguson | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

13. Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

6.9
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70 Metascore

A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair

14. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg, Robert F. Kennedy | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

15. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

75 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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68 Metascore

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko, Jozo Zovko

16. The Geisha Boy (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

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Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Rudy Makoul | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Barton MacLane

17. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Writer: Eugene Jarecki | Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

18. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Jonathan Booth, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Tim Pigott-Smith

19. Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998– )

53 min

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Based on information derived from formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world, SECRET OF WAR is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlton Heston, Thomas B. Allen, Paul Beaver, Norman Polmar

20. Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

660 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

21. Superpower (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception.

Writers: David Chilton, Barbara-Anne Steegmuller | Director: Barbara-Anne Steegmuller | Stars: Christy Johnson, Max Carter, Harry S. Truman, Eric L. Haney

22. War of the Century (1999 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Documentary, History, War

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Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: John Erickson, Stephen Walsh, Samuel West

23. Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space (2009)

43 min | Documentary

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When a war starts in space, can anyone really win?

Writers: Louis Caron, Harold Crooks, Denis Delestrac, Siobhan Flanagan, Li Li | Director: Denis Delestrac | Stars: George W. Bush, Helen Caldicott, Kevin Chilton, Noam Chomsky

24. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 TV Mini-Series)

157 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, Gilles Kepel, Sayyid Qutb

25. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)

65 min | Documentary, History, War

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Director: Connie Field | Stars: Wanita Allen, Gladys Belcher, Lyn Childs, Lola Weixel

26. The Century of Warfare (1994 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Robert Powell, Dai Bao, Fulgencio Batista, David Beatty

27. On the Brink: Doomsday (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, War

6.7
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The A-Bomb, the H-Bomb, Cold War, Kennedy, Khrushchev, Yeltsin, Reagan...Who said that the world was a safe place?

Writer: Gary Parker | Director: Gary Parker | Stars: Ed Green, Peter Roman, R. Cargill Hall, Vassily Reshetnikov

28. Divide and Conquer (1943)

57 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill, Warren J. Clear

29. Korea: The Unknown War (1988 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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A documentary about the Korean War by Thames Television that aired in the Summer of 1988 and in the US in August 1990 through WGBH Boston. Including interviews with participants from both ... See full summary »

Stars: Ho-sang An, Keyes Beech, Valentin Berezhkov, Wilfred Burchett

30. Air Power (1956–1958)

30 min | Documentary, War

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Produced shortly after the fiftieth anniversary of powered flight, this documentary series, hosted by veteran news anchor Walter Cronkite, traced the development of flight from the Wright ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Michael Redgrave, Art Carney, Winston Churchill

31. Rethink Afghanistan (2009)

62 min | Documentary, War

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Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the war. The film raises critical questions regarding Afghanistan. Segments of this ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Tariq Ali, Faiysal Alikhan, Andrew Bacevich, Robert Baer

32. Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)

240 min | War

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Writers: Michael Caulfield, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks

33. Soviet War Scare 1983 (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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The story of Samantha Smith, the 10-year-old American girl who wrote to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, urging him not to start a war against the U.S.

Director: Henry Chancellor | Stars: Robert Cambrinus, Olegar Fedoro, Gina McKee, Ted Bliss

34. The American President (2000– )

Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Morley Safer, Andrew Young, Dale Bumpers

35. This Is Korea! (1951)

50 min | Documentary, War

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Director John Ford's documentary about the beginnings of the Korean War, after North Korenn troops invaded South Korea and battled U.S., South Korean and United Nations forces. Notable in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward A. Craig, John Ireland, Turner Joy, Douglas MacArthur

36. The Other Side of Suez (2004 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Ben Miles, Mohamed Auda, Talaat Badrawi, Mordechai Bar-On

37. A Call to Arms (2009)

85 min | Documentary, History, War

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The eyewitness story of the illegal U.S. and U.K. military anthrax vaccination programs, which is recommended by Montel Williams as the Must-See Documentary of the Year. Because of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Melissa Mosich Miller, Scott Miller, Robert Lee | Director: Scott Miller | Stars: Michael Douglas, Linda Hamilton, Scott Miller, Melissa Mosich Miller

38. The Last Days of World War II (1995 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The end of the Second World War in Europe, and the aftermath: war criminals to be brought to trial, stolen art treasures to be returned to their rightful owners.

Stars: Bill Ratner, Konstantin Akinsha, Kenneth Alford, Tom Allen

39. Israel's Secret Weapon (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary of Israel's weapons of Mass destruction.

Stars: Ronen Bergman, Mary Eoloff, Nick Eoloff, Uzi Even

40. Nuclear Tipping Point (2010)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary produced by the Nuclear Security Project to raise awareness about nuclear threats and to help build support for the urgent actions needed to reduce nuclear dangers.

Writer: Ben Goddard | Director: Ben Goddard | Stars: Michael Douglas, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger

41. The Great Wall of Iron (1989– )

60 min | Documentary, History, War

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A five hour television series in five parts examining China's People's Liberation Army.

Stars: Martin Dew, Jack Thompson, Anthony Brandon Wong

42. Pete-Roleum and His Cousins (1939)

Approved | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.1
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Pete illustrates the many uses of oil in daily life, showing that the world depends on it.

Writer: Joseph Losey | Director: Joseph Losey | Star: Charles R. Bowers

43. Henry Kissinger: Secrets of a Superpower (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Writer: Stephan Lamby | Director: Stephan Lamby | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carl Bernstein, Willy Brandt, Leonid Brezhnev

44. Die Bombe (2009– )

45 min | Documentary

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Stars: Claus Kleber, Henry Kissinger

45. Die Kuba-Krise 1962 (1969 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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Writer: Peter von Zahn | Director: Rudolf Nussgruber | Stars: Helmut Förnbacher, Werner Kreindl, Hanns Ernst Jäger, Herbert Tiede

46. En garde (1971)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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47. Suicide Pro (2011)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Dr. Leigh-Davis narrates "Suicide Pro," a documentary short on the new war weapon: suicide bombers. After a brief digression on the history of suicide bombers, "Suicide Pro" lets you hear ... See full summary »

Writer: Dr. Leigh-Davis | Director: Dr. Leigh-Davis | Stars: John Berman, Dr. Leigh-Davis, Onyi Sunday, Alex Witt

48. Sam's Rain (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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As a young man (Justin) returns from the War in Iraq and experiences the Physical and Mental difficulties of trying to re-adjust to the life he once knew.

Writers: John Hays, Hunter Lemoine | Director: Hunter Lemoine | Stars: Kendal Fries, Jessica Frietas, Lisa Frietas, Donna Hays

49. 1973, journal de guerre (2013– )

52 min | Documentary

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Stars: Hafez al-Assad, Hafez Ismail, Henry Kissinger, Golda Meir

50. Go with Us (1970)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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