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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 514,050

2. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 301,259

3. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama

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: 189,956 | Gross: $40.96M

4. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 86,957 | Gross: $65.95M

5. The Campaign (2012)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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50 Metascore

An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 107,487 | Gross: $86.90M

6. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 74,135 | Gross: $14.88M

7. 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: 24,055 | Gross: $38.97M

8. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 20,870 | Gross: $7.22M

9. Geek Charming (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols

Votes: 8,388

10. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

Votes: 22,121 | Gross: $26.53M

11. Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 30,048 | Gross: $32.38M

12. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,006 | Gross: $0.90M

13. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Votes: 20,551 | Gross: $17.80M

14. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

Votes: 28,174 | Gross: $37.44M

15. 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: 7,458

16. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 11,550 | Gross: $4.48M

17. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Urszula Antoniak | Stars: Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea, Tom Charlfa, Ann Marie Horan

Votes: 3,664

18. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.4
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44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

Votes: 15,128 | Gross: $37.79M

19. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 9,888

20. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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45 Metascore

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 12,350 | Gross: $46.67M

21. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 5,988 | Gross: $0.33M

22. Power (1986)

R | 111 min | Drama

5.7
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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 2,159 | Gross: $3.80M

23. The Growing Pains Movie (2000 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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This movie reunites the Seavers from the long running television series. When we last saw them, Jason, Maggie, Ben, and Chrissy moved to Washington, while Mike stayed to work on his ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 548

24. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 2,198

25. The Ugly American (1963)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country... See full summary »

Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,348

26. Grassroots (2012)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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41 Metascore

After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders

Votes: 938 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 829

28. Favorite Son (1988 TV Mini-Series)

R | 255 min | Thriller

7.3
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A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Allen, Gregory Avellone, Conrad Bachmann, Helen Backlin

Votes: 136

29. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 270 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.5
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,128

31. Primary (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Cinema verite feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Joseph Julian, Jacqueline Kennedy

Votes: 657

32. The Dark Horse (1932)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

7.3
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Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship. Kay suggests the party bosses hire Hal Blake (whom she loves) ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Warren William, Bette Davis, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 693

33. Under Western Stars (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.4
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Roy is elected to Congress to bring the misery of the "dustbowl" of the 1930s to the attention of Washington politicians.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four

Votes: 109

34. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary

7.4
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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 209

35. A Perfect Candidate (1996)

105 min | Documentary

7.4
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The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »

Directors: R.J. Cutler, David Van Taylor | Stars: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Bill Clinton

Votes: 220 | Gross: $0.05M

36. 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: 584

37. Business as Usual (1988)

PG | 89 min | Drama

5.9
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Buki Armstrong, Simon Barratt, Eamon Boland, Eithne Browne

Votes: 46

38. I Go Pogo (1980)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Pogo the Possum attempts to run for President with help of his fellow animal friends.

Director: Marc Paul Chinoy | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Vincent Price, Ruth Buzzi, Stan Freberg

Votes: 96

39. Feed (1992)

76 min | Documentary

5.8
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This is a documentary about the 1992 New Hampshire primaries. It includes much footage of candidates as they meet people, and just before they go "on-air".

Directors: Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway | Stars: Jacques Barzaghi, Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan, George Bush

Votes: 144

40. Guns and Guitars (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Western

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After being framed for murdering the sheriff, Gene proves his innocence, then gets elected sheriff to go after the baddie who framed him.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Dorothy Dix, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 53

41. Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Documents the rise of Mary Whitehouse during the 1960's, and the relationship between her and Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, the Director General of the BBC.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville, Georgie Glen

Votes: 249

42. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

7.2
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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 120

43. Politics (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Middle-aged widow Hattie Burns becomes fed up when local small-town politicians ignore corruption and decides to run for mayor herself.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley

Votes: 171

44. Spin (1995)

57 min | Documentary

7.8
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Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »

Director: Brian Springer | Stars: Larry Agran, Jim Bakker, Bill Beutel, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 386

45. Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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An uncensored look at the life and work of film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Matt Affleck, Ken Auletta, Peter Bart, Peter Biskind

Votes: 274

46. Frontrunners (2008)

83 min | Documentary

6.4
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69 Metascore

It's hard to run for office - even in high school. And the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Suh | Stars: George Zisiadis, Hannah Freiman, Michael Zaytsev, Matt Polazzo

Votes: 236

47. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

Votes: 79

48. Diary of a Political Tourist (2004 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary

5.5
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Documentary chronicling the 2004 Democratic Presidential candidates.

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Stars: Alexandra Pelosi, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Richard Gephardt

Votes: 104

49. His Family Tree (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

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When his son doesn't respond to his many letters, Patrick Murphy decides to leave Ireland and visit his son in America. But upon arriving in Center City Patrick discovers that his son, who ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: James Barton, Margaret Callahan, Addison Randall, Maureen Delaney

Votes: 35

50. Make Me a Tory (2007 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, News

7.3
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Director: Daniel Cormack | Stars: Anna Appleton, Robert Askey, David Cameron, Mark Clarke

Votes: 42