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1. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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50 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Jon Gries

2. Rome (2005 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

3. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

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.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

5. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Writer: David Marconi | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

6. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Writers: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

7. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

8. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

9. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur, L. Michael Haller | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

10. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Writers: David Baldacci, William Goldman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

12. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

13. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

14. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

15. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

16. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

17. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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64 Metascore

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

18. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Writers: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

19. No Way Out (1987)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Writers: Kenneth Fearing, Robert Garland | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

20. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

21. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

22. The Event (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Creator: Nick Wauters | Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

23. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

24. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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94 Metascore

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

25. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

26. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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47 Metascore

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find all evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Wayne Beach, David Hodgin | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

27. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Writers: Brian De Palma, David Koepp | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

28. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.

Writers: Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert

29. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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65 Metascore

Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Writers: Andrew Fleming, Sheryl Longin | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

30. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

Writers: George Orwell, Alan Janes, Martyn Burke | Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

31. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

32. Swiri (1999)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

Writer: Je-kyu Kang | Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim, Kang-ho Song

33. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Thriller

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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

Writers: David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Loren Singer | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

34. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Writers: E. Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, Peter Tolan | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

35. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about... See full summary »

Writers: Adi Hasak, Ric Gibbs | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

36. Of Gods and Men (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Writers: Xavier Beauvois, Etienne Comar | Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

37. Z (1969)

M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Writers: Vasilis Vasilikos, Jorge Semprún | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

38. The Looking Glass War (1969)

M | 108 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

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From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.

Writers: John le Carré, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

39. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

73 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Writers: Vítezslav Nezval, Jaromil Jires, Ester Krumbachová, Jirí Musil | Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

40. Jane Doe (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Thriller

4.6
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Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre ... See full summary »

Writer: Kevin Elders | Director: Kevin Elders | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Trevor Blumas, Mark Caven, David Hemblen

41. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.1
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Writer: Shawn Slovo | Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

42. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)

134 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.

Writer: Jong-bin Yun | Director: Jong-bin Yun | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Jung-woo Ha, Peter Cavnoudias, Jin-woong Jo

43. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Writer: Marie-Monique Robin | Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

44. Shaitan (2011)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.

Writers: Abhijeet Deshpande, K.S. Krishnan, Bejoy Nambiar, Megha Ramaswamy, Colin Terrence | Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiah, Rajeev Khandelwal

45. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

46. The Great McGinty (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

7.5
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Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Allyn Joslyn

47. Anarchy TV (1998)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.0
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An outraged reverend buys a public access station that specializes in what he considers pornographic broadcasting (shows include "Conspiracy Of The Week" and "Eat Me" all on Channel 69) ran... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Blank, Philip Craft, Jonah Loeb | Director: Jonathan Blank | Stars: Jonathan Penner, Jessica Hecht, Matt Winston, Dweezil Zappa

48. To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers.

Writers: Sharon Buckingham, Keith Ross Leckie, Lorenzo Orzari | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

49. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Unrated | 72 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state.

Director: Gini Reticker | Stars: Janet Johnson Bryant, Etweda Cooper, Vaiba Flomo, Leymah Gbowee

50. Assassin (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, ... See full summary »

Writer: Sandor Stern | Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Robert Conrad, Karen Austin, Richard Young, Jonathan Banks