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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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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.

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

Votes: 427,609

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.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 261,135

3. Geek Charming (2011 TV Movie)

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

6.6
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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.

Writers: Robin Palmer, Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy | Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols

Votes: 6,756

4. 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.

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

Votes: 26,882

5. 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.

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

Votes: 20,705

6. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,220

7. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

A woman's most intimate secrets come to light as she runs for Vice President.

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

Votes: 19,541

8. 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.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 22,854

9. 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.

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

Votes: 26,003

10. 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.

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

Votes: 14,095

11. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

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.

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

Votes: 8,700

12. 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.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 5,675

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 11,022

14. 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.

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

Votes: 10,962

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.

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

Votes: 6,406

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,982

17. 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 »

Writers: William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, Stewart Stern | Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,196

18. 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.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Edwin O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 1,927

19. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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: 2,552

20. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 1,974

21. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 263

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

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: 682

23. Journeys with George (2002)

79 min | Documentary

6.8
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48 Metascore

Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.

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

Votes: 569

24. 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.

Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan, Betty Burbridge | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four

Votes: 110

25. Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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An uncensored look at the life and work of film producer Harvey Weinstein.

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

Votes: 244

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 48

27. 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.

Writers: Amanda Coe, Patrick Reams | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville, Georgie Glen

Votes: 245

28. 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.

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

Votes: 195

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

R | 46 min | Documentary

7.1
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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

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

Votes: 108

30. Spin (1995)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 361

31. 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

32. For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty (2009)

Documentary

8.9
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A grassroots documentary film about Congressman Ron Paul's 2007-08 Presidential campaign.

Directors: Corey Kealiher, Chris Rye | Stars: Dan Bachelder, Eric Burke, Fergus Cullen, Bob Dwyer

Votes: 373

33. Banned in the UK (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Sheryl Garratt, Muriel Gray, John Hassey, Iain Lee

Votes: 13

34. His Family Tree (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

5.3
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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 »

Writers: Patrick Kearney, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Joel Sayre, John Twist | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: James Barton, Margaret Callahan, Addison Randall, Maureen Delaney

Votes: 26

35. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

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

Votes: 76

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

82 min | Documentary

5.3
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Writer: Alexandra Pelosi | Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Stars: Alexandra Pelosi, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Richard Gephardt

Votes: 105

37. Guns and Guitars (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Western

6.7
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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.

Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Dorothy Dix, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 54

38. The Feminist Initiative (2009)

Documentary

3.9
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In the face of internal discord, public backlash, and a worrisome lack of funds, the Feminist Initiative forges a new path towards parliament, raising critical questions along the way about... See full summary »

Director: Liv Weisberg | Stars: Jane Fonda, Susanne Linde, Tiina Rosenberg, Gudrun Schyman

Votes: 7

39. Deliver Us from Evil (2000 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

6.1
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An obsessed film student captures the sick twisted events that occur in his life and the lives of the people around him, leading up to an actual exorsism.

Votes: 7

40. Make Me a Tory (2007 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, News

7.1
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Writer: Daniel Cormack | Director: Daniel Cormack | Stars: Anna Appleton, Robert Askey, David Cameron, Mark Clarke

Votes: 43

41. The New Mayor (1980)

38 min | Documentary, Short

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When Mayor Stephen Juba of Winnipeg unexpectedly resigned after twenty-one years, the race for his office was thrown wide open. The two leading contenders were Bill Norrie and Robert Steen.... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Lower | Directors: Ian Elkin, Robert Lower, Derek Mazur | Stars: Bill Norrie, Brian Richardson, Robert Steen

42. Stella (2005– )
Episode: Campaign (2005)

Comedy

8.6
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Annoyed when their resident board president won't let them have any fun, the guys decide that Michael should run against him in the upcoming election, but end up taking their campaign much too seriously.

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain | Director: David Wain | Stars: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Matt Ballard

Votes: 32

43. Veep (2012– )
Episode: Midterms (2013)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.0
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Season Two Premiere. Fresh off successful campaign appearances for midterm elections, Selina sees an opportunity to expand her role, but must first curry favor with the president's icy ... See full summary »

Creator: Armando Iannucci | Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 246

44. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Episode: Politics as Usual (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Kevin gets jealous when Winnie starts devoting her time to a campaign to elect George McGovern and seems smitten with the charismatic older guy who is heading the campaign.

Creators: Neal Marlens, Carol Black | Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey

Votes: 79

45. Lab Rats (2012– )
Episode: Smart and Smarter (2012)

TV-Y7 | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A less-than-perfect grade prompts super-smart Chase to run for Student of the Semester to prove his superiority to all.

Creators: Chris Peterson, Bryan Moore | Director: Guy Distad | Stars: Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Tyrel Jackson Williams

Votes: 13

46. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Devil's Platform (1974)

52 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Kolchak discovers a young rising politician, has made a deal with the Devil to murder off his competition through incidents made to look like accidents.

Creator: Jeffrey Grant Rice | Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Tom Skerritt, Julie Gregg

Votes: 124

47. Spin City (1996–2002)
Episode: The Great Debate (1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mike courts a wealthy NYC socialite to fund Randall's Senate campaign, which Caitlin bankrupted. Nikki and Janelle compete to mentor a hunky intern. Paul moves in with coworkers temporarily after a tiff with Claudia.

Creators: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman

Votes: 40

48. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The Waterfront Story (1978)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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David 'Barton' works in the kitchen of a tavern on the waterfront and helps the young widow who owns it to fight pushy union men.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Sheila Larken

Votes: 54

49. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Woody Gets an Election (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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When City Councilman Kevin Fogarty comes to Cheers on his re-election campaign spouting a whole lot of political nothings that nonetheless woos the crowd, Frasier bets the gang that he can ... See full summary »

Creators: Glen Charles, Les Charles, James Burrows | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 92