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1. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

2. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce | Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

3. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

4. Taken (2002 TV Mini-Series)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by ... See full summary »

Creator: Leslie Bohem | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

5. Blast from the Past (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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48 Metascore

A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.

Writers: Bill Kelly, Hugh Wilson | Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek

6. Thirteen Days (2000)

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

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.

Writers: David Self, Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

7. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.

Writer: Sally Potter | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

8. The Kennedys (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

7.7
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The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson

9. An American Affair (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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31 Metascore

In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.

Writer: Alex Metcalf | Director: William Olsson | Stars: Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Cameron Bright, Mark Pellegrino

10. Topaz (1969)

M | 143 min | Thriller

6.3
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Writers: Leon Uris, Samuel A. Taylor | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor

11. Matinee (1993)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Writers: Jerico, Charles S. Haas | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz

12. 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

13. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

14. Octopus (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

3.2
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During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »

Writers: Boaz Davidson, Michael D. Weiss | Director: John Eyres | Stars: Jay Harrington, Ravil Isyanov, David Beecroft, Carolyn Lowery

15. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi, War

8.8
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In 1974, Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) is no longer part of the US special forces and has his own merc team. While on a mission in South America, they encounter a strange hostile merc unit with far superior equipment than their latest tech.

Writers: Hideo Kojima, Shuyo Murata | Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Robin Atkin Downes, Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle

16. Hope (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

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Writer: Kerry Kennedy | Director: Goldie Hawn | Stars: Christine Lahti, Jena Malone, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey D. Sams

17. Kennedy (1983 TV Mini-Series)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: Andrew Rayden, Martin Sheen, John Shea, E.G. Marshall

18. Call to Glory (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: Ronald M. Cohen | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Cindy Pickett, Elisabeth Shue, Gabriel Damon

19. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.2
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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

20. Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001 TV Movie)

163 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Randy Taraborrelli, David Stevens | Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel Hugh Kelly

21. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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In the early 1960s, an interracial couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Writers: Hesper Anderson, Jake Justiz, John G. Fuller, S. Lee Pogostin | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill

22. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

97 min | Drama

7.9
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Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmundo Desnoes, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

23. El Che (1997)

83 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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Writer: Agustin Pérez Pardella | Directors: Aníbal Di Salvo, Maurice Dugowson | Stars: Emilia Mazer, Jorge Abalo, Jesús Albornoz, Marcio Almeida

24. The Steagle (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.5
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In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

Writers: Irvin Faust, Paul Sylbert | Director: Paul Sylbert | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Chill Wills, Cloris Leachman, Jean Allison

25. Three Men Go to War (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: John Murray, Emer Reynolds

26. Lisanka (2010)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Lisanka's central plot revolves around a love triangle that later evolves into a love square involving three Cubans (two men and a woman) and a Soviet soldier. Set in a fictitious rural ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Díaz Torres, Francisco García, Eduardo del Llano | Director: Daniel Díaz Torres | Stars: Paula Ali, Carlos Enrique Almirante, Jorge Alí, José Ambrosio Pérez

27. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)

80 min | Documentary

6.9
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56 Metascore

VIRTUAL JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been ... See full summary »

Writer: Koji Masutani | Director: Koji Masutani | Star: John F. Kennedy

28. Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines (2002)

48 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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A documentary history of the development and deployment of the Cold War's ultimate weapon: the nuclear missile submarine. Features interviews with Navy veterans and footage never-before-seen by the public.

Writers: Nick Spark, Douglas Weiner | Director: Nick Spark | Star: Roy Scheider

29. Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis (2001 Video)

48 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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This is a documentary about the historical context of the Cuban Missile Crisis, that is available on the DVD for the film, Thirteen Days (2000). Using archival footage and new interviews ... See full summary »

Director: Alita Holly | Stars: Dean Acheson, Konrad Adenauer, Dylan Baker, Dino A. Brugioni

31. Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary

7.3
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President Kennedy served just three years in office, but they were three of the most difficult years of any presidency. The United States was locked in a global power struggle with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, Judith Campbell Exner, Fidel Castro, Sam Giancana

32. Spies Above (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.4
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A history of U.S. spy satellites.

Writer: Kurt Sayenga | Director: Kurt Sayenga | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dino A. Brugioni, Sergei Khrushchev

33. Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution (2010 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life and career of the Cuban revolutionary and leader.

Writer: Terence McKenna | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Gil Torres Jr.

34. Avoiding Armageddon (2003– )

Documentary, History

4.0
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This series from Ted Turner Documentaries explores the explosive intersection between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Viewers are taken to some of the most dangerous places in ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Frank Sesno

35. Holiday Beach (2011)

89 min | Drama

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Drama based upon events that took place on a desolate Navy radio base on Kodiak Island, Alaska in 1962. It recounts the terror faced by young sailors at the hand of a fellow sailor and ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Jenneke, Steve Erik Larson | Director: Steve Erik Larson | Stars: Michael Brenholt, Nathan Christopher, Paul Cram, Tony D. Czech

36. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts

37. Die Nervenprobe - Kuba-Krise '62 (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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Writers: Stefan Brauburger, Günther Klein | Directors: Stefan Brauburger, Günther Klein | Stars: John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Robert McNamara

38. Cuban Missile Crisis: Secret Subs (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | Documentary

6.7
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Writer: David Bedard | Director: Jane Armstrong | Stars: Robert J. Tavenor, Mike Vardy

39. Dominance and Terror: A Discussion with Noam Chomsky (2004 TV Movie)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.5
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An illuminating window into the mind of American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author and the most cited scholar of our time. Director Roberto S. Oregel composes a provocative ... See full summary »

Writer: Roberto S. Oregel | Director: Roberto S. Oregel | Star: Noam Chomsky

40. Battle History of the Air Force (2003– )

War

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The United States Air Force grew out of the Army Air Corps to become a crucial branch of the American military. This program chronicles the challenges and blunders overcome the made it the world's unchallenged preeminent air force.

41. Our World (1986–1987)
Episode: 13 Days in October: 1962 (1986)

History

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42. Any Human Heart (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2010)

71 min

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In 1955 Logan lives in New York,running an art gallery for Ben Leeping and married to American widow Alannah but the marriage is falling apart and he drinks heavily. On a visit to London ... See full summary »

Writer: William Boyd | Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin

43. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: Meditations in an Emergency (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.9
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Under the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don returns to New York just as Betty finds out that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, everybody at Sterling Cooper contemplates their futures as news of the merger slowly leaks out.

Creator: Matthew Weiner | Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

44. Lost Worlds (2006– )
Episode: Secret U.S. Bunkers (2007)

Documentary, History

7.8
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Durning the Cold War the United States built a number of underground shelters to protect essential government and emergency services personnel from a Soviet attack and to allow them to ... See full summary »

Star: Corey Lawson

45. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: The Man Who Saved the World (2012)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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During the Cuban Missile Crisis, submarine fleet commander Vasili Arkhipov, acting alone, blocked a nuclear torpedo launch at US aircraft carrier Randolph, which would have impelled a ... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Green | Director: Nick Green | Stars: Vasili Arkhipov, Olga Arkhipova, Andy Bradick, Vadim Orlov