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1. 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: 59,623

2. 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: 17,809

3. 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: 46,876 | Gross: $27.80M

4. 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: 86,595 | Gross: $31.50M

5. The Last of Sheila (1973)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coburn, James Mason, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 3,952

6. 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: 6,528 | Gross: $9.48M

7. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,590

8. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,177

9. 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: 885 | Gross: $7.85M

10. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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55 Metascore

A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.

Director: Brigitte Berman | Stars: Larry Adler, Bobbie Arnstein, Joan Baez, Count Basie

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.02M

11. 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

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

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

13. The Real American: Joe McCarthy (2011)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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An unflinching look at the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in US history.

Director: Lutz Hachmeister | Stars: John Sessions, Justine Waddell, Trystan Gravelle, James Garnon

Votes: 76

14. 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: 412 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 483 | Gross: $0.21M

16. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty

Votes: 45

17. 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

18. 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: 93

19. Red (IV) (2009)

43 min | Short, Drama, History

8.4
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Set in the Cold War era of the 1950's, insurance investigator Floyd Woods is flown into the small town of Sherrill, NY to investigate a life insurance claim, only to find himself distracted by the locals' odd behavior.

Director: Kieran Thompson | Stars: Nick Warnock, Nick Jameson, Evelyn Edwards, Steve Quimby

Votes: 20

20. Paul Robeson (1979 TV Movie)

118 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Major events in the life of Robeson are recounted in this one-man performance.

Director: Lloyd Richards | Stars: James Earl Jones, Burt Wallace

Votes: 44

21. The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today (2010)

56 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Jay Rosenstein | Stars: Ed Dessen, Bruce Dierenfield, Walter Feinberg, Dan McCollum

Votes: 22

22. Committee on UnAmerican Activities (1962)

46 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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First film by a private citizen which criticizes a Government Committee: 1930s footage of Committee Chairman Martin Dies attacking "subversives" in labor unions; the Hollywood Witch Hunts; Cold War Blacklist; & 1960 San Francisco hearings.

Stars: Earl Browder, Phillip Burton, Matthew C. Carberry, Sebastián Cardero

Votes: 5

23. Facing the Past (2005 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Documentary about the movie 'A Face in the Crowd' (1957).

Stars: Leo Braudy, Anthony Franciosa, Andy Griffith, Louis B. Mayer

Votes: 25

24. History of the National Security State (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 261 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower

25. Profile: Lillian Hellman (1981– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Lillian Hellman, Marilyn Berger

26. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: America's Unofficial Religion - The War on an Idea (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jared Ball, Brian Becker, Abby Martin

27. Genius (2017– )
Episode: Einstein: Chapter Nine (2017)

TV-14 | 51 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

Director: Kenneth Biller | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Ralph Brown, Richard Topol, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 229

28. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 25 August 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Lesueur and James Keo, associate editor for Time magazine, interview Congressman Gordon H. Scherer, a Republican from Ohio. Topics include the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC), ... See full summary »

Stars: James Keo, Larry LeSueur, Gordon Scherer

29. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 27 April 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and Peterson interview U.S. Congressman Donald L. Jackson, a Republican representing California. Topics include the public's reaction to the activities of the House Un-American ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bradford Huie, Donald L. Jackson, William H. Peterson

30. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 30 January 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and Hess interview U.S. Congressman Harold H. Velde, a Republican from Illinois and chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Topics include the committee's agenda... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Hess, William Bradford Huie, Harold Velde

31. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 30 March 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and J.B. Matthews, former researcher for the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC), interview U.S. Congressman Bernard W. 'Pat' Kearney, a Republican from New York. topics ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bradford Huie, Bernard W. 'Pat' Kearney, J.B. Matthews

32. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 4 August 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Lesueur and Crawford interview Congressman Samuel W. Yorty, a Democrat from California. Topics include the use of air power during the Indochina War, campaign issues in the upcoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Crawford, Larry LeSueur, Sam Yorty

33. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Fellow Traveller (1991)

97 min | Drama

5.7
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In Hollywood during the 1950's, screenwriter Asa Kaufman reflects on his Communist associations and knows that he will soon be forced to testify before committees investigating "Un-American... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Ron Silver, Hart Bochner, Imogen Stubbs, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 121

34. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Travelers (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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In 1990 Mulder investigates the death of a man who disappeared in 1952 before he could be charged in a series of bizarre killings. The retired agent who worked the 1952 case recounts the facts to Mulder and the connection to his father.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Fredric Lehne, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 1,689

35. In Search of the Constitution (1987– )
Episode: We the People (1987)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, History

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Ordinary citizens reveal the rewards--and personal perils--of defending their rights to privacy, freedom of conscience, and church-state separation before the Supreme Court.

Director: Wayne Ewing | Stars: Michael Hardwick, Michael Hobbs, George Hochfield, Harry Keyishian