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1. Burn Notice (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

Votes: 61,548

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 284,948 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 71,849 | Gross: $8.11M

4. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 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: 324,344 | Gross: $1.59M

5. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 45,888 | Gross: $9.49M

6. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 60,337 | Gross: $7.86M

7. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 17,937

8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 86,824 | Gross: $31.50M

9. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 47,027 | Gross: $27.81M

10. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 50,219 | Gross: $30.23M

11. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,898

12. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig

Votes: 6,574 | Gross: $9.48M

13. Pornocratie: Les nouvelles multinationales du sexe (2017 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

6.2
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The wonders of internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich, but is now in death cramps due to the piracy ruining the market, and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.

Director: Ovidie | Stars: Alissiya, Leyla Bentho, Grégory Dorcel, Fenella Fox

Votes: 108

14. The House on Carroll Street (1988)

PG | 101 min | Thriller

6.2
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In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 1,839 | Gross: $0.46M

15. The Big Knife (1955)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,523

16. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 6,849

17. Bread and Roses (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee

Votes: 4,763 | Gross: $0.53M

18. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005 Video Game)

Action, Crime

8.7
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A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

Directors: Dave 'Foots' Footman, Scott Henshaw | Stars: Paul Dzenkiw, Josie Maran, Dean McKenzie, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 4,514

19. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 7,338 | Gross: $0.35M

20. Takedown (2000)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker "Kevin Mitnick".

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue

Votes: 6,100

21. Force of Evil (1948)

TV-PG | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 4,521

22. The Politician's Wife (1995– )

185 min | Drama

7.9
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser, Ian Bannen

Votes: 427

23. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 886 | Gross: $7.85M

25. Career (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 433

26. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

Votes: 240

27. Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Edward Asner, Ben Bagdikian, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 79

28. And the Oscar Goes To... (2014 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The history of the Academy Awards.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Cher

Votes: 1,241

29. Slaves (1969)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

4.7
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A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer whose mistress eventually joins Davis and the other slaves in their revolt.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Dionne Warwick, Ossie Davis, Marilyn Clark

Votes: 113

30. Dash and Lilly (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Sam Shepard, Judy Davis, Bebe Neuwirth, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 253

31. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 179

32. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.05M

33. One of the Hollywood Ten (2000)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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Herbert Biberman struggles as a Hollywood writer and director blacklisted as one of The Hollywood Ten in the 1950s.

Director: Karl Francis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Greta Scacchi, Ángela Molina, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 272

34. Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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81 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan

Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.18M

35. The Heat's On (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Musical, Comedy

5.1
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When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Mae West, Victor Moore, William Gaxton, Lester Allen

Votes: 220

36. Blacklist (2009)

10 min | Short, Thriller

7.3
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Two protagonists, Death And Angel play God and toy with the lives of humans.

Director: Roberto Iacurci | Stars: Hassan Abbas, Antonio Iacurci, Roberto Iacurci, Charlotte King

Votes: 7

37. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981)

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie

Votes: 180

38. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

Votes: 94

39. Red Hollywood (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A documentary that examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically difference perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Noël Burch | Stars: Paul Jarrico, Eric Johnston, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson

Votes: 121

40. Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009)

86 min | Documentary

7.8
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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas shares stories about his life, his family, his work, and his philosophy after living 92 years.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas, Diana Douglas, Eric Douglas

Votes: 43

41. Fear on Trial (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: William Devane, George C. Scott, Dorothy Tristan, William Redfield

Votes: 88

42. Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)

128 min | Documentary

6.6
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A 100 year history of the development of movie marketing, reflecting technical improvements, audience taste and cultural sensibilities.

Directors: Michael J. Shapiro, Jeff Werner | Stars: Robert Osborne, Chris Arnold, Dan Asma, John Barrymore

Votes: 34

43. Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1998)

54 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Isles | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Rosetta LeNoire, Dick Campbell, Frederick O'Neal

Votes: 87

44. The Hollywood Ten (1950)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.5
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A brief look at The Hollywood Ten, a group of screenwriters and directors charged of contempt of court after challenging the House of Anti-American Activities and their controversial and ... See full summary »

Director: John Berry | Stars: J. Parnell Thomas, Albert Maltz, Lester Cole, Samuel Ornitz

Votes: 161

45. Buzz (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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66 Metascore

A journey to places, where the overseen Hollywood screenwriter Albert Isaac "Buzz" Bezzerides lived and worked, revealing the operation of Hollywood's production system in the 40ies, 50ies, 60ies and more ...

Director: Spiro Taraviras | Stars: A.I. Bezzerides, Jules Dassin, Gregory Patrick Karr, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 38

46. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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69 Metascore

The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Lewis Berg, Sara Chase, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Votes: 196 | Gross: $1.13M

47. Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

5.0
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Director: Jesse Moss | Stars: Jesse Moss, Julie Haener, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barbra Streisand

Votes: 187

48. Not 4 Sale (2013)

12 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.2
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The 1950's at the height of the 'Red Scare'.

Director: Roger Melvin | Stars: Craig Archibald, Marcus Chong, Kim Estes, Louis B. Jack

Votes: 6

49. Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.3
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An examination of the life of actor and singer Paul Robeson, from his first major triumphs on the stage in the 1920s through his gradually increasing social activism in the 1930s and 1940s,... See full summary »

Director: Saul J. Turell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson, Margaret Webster

Votes: 207

50. The John Garfield Story (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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This documentary, aired on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network, looks at the life and career of John Garfield, whose career was cut short when he died at age 39. His difficult ... See full summary »

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Julie Garfield, Ellen Adler, Joseph Bernard, Phoebe Brand

Votes: 178