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1. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

2. The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

Writers: Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

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. Evita (1996)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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45 Metascore

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Writers: Tim Rice, Alan Parker, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

5. Princess Protection Program (2009 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

Writers: Annie DeYoung, David Morgasen | Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Nicholas Braun, Molly Hagan

6. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Allende, Bille August | Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

7. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Aristomenis Tsirbas | Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

8. Soar Into the Sun (2012)

113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit ... See full summary »

Writers: Sang-hoon Ahn, Dong-won Kim | Director: Dong-won Kim | Stars: Rain, Joon-sang Yoo, Seong-su Kim, Ha-na Lee

9. Missing (1982)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

Writers: Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart, Thomas Hauser | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

10. 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

11. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Gabeira, Leopoldo Serran | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

12. The Black Pimpernel (2007)

R | 95 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973. We travel with Edelstam during the terrible moments just after the coup and follows his never-ending fight for human rights, law and order. What drove him? And what price did he end up paying for his ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Foss | Directors: Åsa Faringer, Ulf Hultberg | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Lumi Cavazos, Kate del Castillo, Lisa Werlinder

13. The Official Story (1985)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Writers: Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo | Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

14. The Wonderful Country (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Tom Lea | Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill, Albert Dekker

15. Su excelencia (1967)

Unrated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden ... See full summary »

Writers: Marco A. Almazán, Cantinflas, Carlos León | Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Sonia Infante, Guillermo Zetina, Tito Junco

16. Machuca (2004)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.

Writers: Eliseo Altunaga, Roberto Brodsky, Mamoun Hassan, Andrés Wood | Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Küppenheim

17. Eve dönüs (2006)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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September 1980. Mustafa 'Mehmet Ali Alabora' and his wife, who're both laborers are married for 5 years. The couple has nothing to do with politics and spend their days happily with their 3... See full summary »

Writer: Ömer Ugur | Director: Ömer Ugur | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Memet Ali Alabora, Savas Dinçel, Altan Erkekli

18. Rain over Santiago (1975)

112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Conchon, Helvio Soto | Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: John Abbey, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bibi Andersson, Annie Girardot

19. Sweet Country (1987)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

4.9
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Anna and Ben are settled in rural Chile in the early 1970's. They are very isolated and their only real friends are two Chilean sisters, Eva and Monica. When Ben is stranded in Santiago on ... See full summary »

Writers: Mihalis Kakogiannis, Caroline Richards | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Jane Alexander, John Cullum, Carole Laure, Franco Nero

21. Morgan Pålsson - världsreporter (2008)

84 min | Comedy

5.5
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Bumbling TV journalist find himself reporting from a coup d'etat in Africa.

Writers: Wiktor Ericsson, Anders Jansson, Johan Wester | Director: Fredrik Boklund | Stars: Anders Jansson, Johan Wester, Karim Rasheed, Suzanne Reuter

22. Salvador Allende (2004)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Writer: Patricio Guzmán | Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou, Alejandro Gonzáles

23. Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)

98 min | Comedy

4.7
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Fat middle aged 24/7 drunkard Les Patterson represents Australia at the UN where his fart literally incinerates an Arab ambassador. Patterson is reassigned to the Middle East so he can be ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Humphries, Diane Millstead | Director: George Miller | Stars: Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson, Thaao Penghlis, Andrew Clarke

24. Loaf and Camouflage (1984)

99 min | Comedy

7.9
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The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Writer: Nicos Perakis | Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spiridakis, Stavros Xenidis

25. A Painting Lesson (2011)

85 min

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Writer: Pablo Perelman | Director: Pablo Perelman | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Verónica Sánchez, Juan José Susacassa, Matías Vera

27. Captive (2003)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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59 Metascore

Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists ... See full summary »

Writer: Gaston Biraben | Director: Gaston Biraben | Stars: Bárbara Lombardo, Susana Campos, Hugo Arana, Osvaldo Santoro

28. La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin armas - Tercera parte: El poder popular (1979)

80 min | Documentary

7.7
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Completed two years after _Batalla de Chile: La insurrección de la burguesía, La (1975)_ and _Batalla de Chile: El golpe de estado, La (1977)_, this film deals with the creation of ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Star: Abilio Fernández

29. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

30. Chile, the Obstinate Memory (1997)

59 min | Documentary

7.5
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After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzman returns to his country to screen his documentary, Battle of Chile, which until the time of the filming was banned by authorities. His... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Patricio Guzmán, Vincent Davy, Hortensia Allende, José Balmes

31. La ciudad de los fotógrafos (2006)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A film about the fearless photographers and photojournalists who documented strikes, demonstrations, protests etc during the Chilean military regime of Augusto Pinochet, sometimes risking their very lives.

Writers: Claudia Barril, Nona Fernández, Sebastián Moreno | Director: Sebastián Moreno | Stars: Verónica De Negri, José Durán, Paz Errázuriz, Julia Garrido

32. Acta General de Chile (1986)

240 min | Documentary

7.9
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Writer: Miguel Littin | Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Hortensia Allende, Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Joan Garcés

33. Les rebelles du foot (2012 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.6
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Directors: Gilles Perez, Gilles Rof | Stars: Eric Cantona, Carlos Caszely, Didier Drogba, Rachid Mekhloufi

34. A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (2007)

91 min | Documentary

7.9
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A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman is an exploration of exile, memory, longing and democracy through the words and memories of playwright/author/activist Ariel ... See full summary »

Writer: Ariel Dorfman | Director: Peter Raymont | Stars: Salvador Allende, Michelle Bachelet, Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa

35. Noch nad Chili (1977)

111 min

7.3
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Writers: Sebastián Alarcón, Sergei Mukhin | Directors: Sebastián Alarcón, Aleksandr Kosarev | Stars: Nartay Begalin, Olegar Fedoro, Grigore Grigoriu

36. Las autonosuyas (1983)

89 min | Comedy

4.9
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Writer: Fernando Vizcaíno Casas | Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Alfredo Landa, María Casanova, Manolo Codeso, Fernando Sancho

37. Pasos (2005)

104 min | Drama

5.9
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Writer: Susana Hornos | Director: Federico Luppi | Stars: Alberto Jiménez, Ana Fernández, Eva Cobo, Fabián Vena

38. The Lost Republic (1983)

146 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A history of Argentina's half century of coups and military governments.

Writer: Luis Gregorich | Director: Miguel Pérez

39. The Lost Republic II (1986)

140 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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A history of Argentina's last military dictatorship (1976-1983).

Writers: Miguel Pérez, María Elena Walsh | Director: Miguel Pérez | Stars: Aldo Barbero, Rita Cortese

40. El ángel de la guarda (1996)

78 min | Comedy

5.5
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Writer: Santiago Matallana | Director: Santiago Matallana | Stars: Manuel Alexandre, Zoe Berriatúa, Amparo Soler Leal, Marta Fernández Muro

41. Chile: Hasta Cuando? (1986)

57 min | Documentary

6.5
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42. Inside the CIA (1987)

Documentary, History

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A controversial three part critical documentary on the history of the CIA.

Writer: Allan Francovich | Director: Allan Francovich | Stars: Carl Acker, Philip Agee, Laura Allende, Daid Bufkin

43. Estadio Nacional (2003)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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After a military coup overthrew the democratically elected Socialist government of Chile on September 11, 1973, the capital's National Stadium was the scene of the indiscriminate mass detentions of more than 12,000 suspected dissidents.

Writer: Carmen Luz Parot | Director: Carmen Luz Parot

44. Nae Pasaran (2013)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

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A group of former factory workers are reunited to tell the story of how they played their part in standing up to the military coup in Chile in 1974 while carrying out their job in Scotland.

Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra | Stars: Felipe Bustos Sierra, Bob Fulton, John Keenan, Robert Somerville

45. Santiago Files (2011)

70 min | Documentary

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President Salvador Allende's topple from Chile's unstable government and the CIA's involvement in the September Coup that would turn the South American socialist country into a dictatorship.

Writer: Cetywa Powell | Director: Cetywa Powell | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Beatriz Allende, Isabel Allende, Salvador Allende

46. El derecho de vivir en paz (1999)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: Carmen Luz Parot | Stars: Joan Jara, Víctor Jara

47. Raising Flames (2014)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Drama, History

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Some extraordinary citizen unrest instigates General Boris to assume supreme power of the state. Brigadier General Andrei, will not be swayed to corruption, and remains true to the ideals established by The Father of the Nation.

Writer: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit | Director: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit | Stars: Carson Grant, Michael Gentile, Mark Coffin, Adrian Centoni

48. Lördags Chile (1974 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Peter Nestler, Zsêka Nestler | Director: Peter Nestler

49. World in Action (1963–1998)
Episode: Colonels' Democracy (1967)

Documentary

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Stars: Georgios Papadopoulos, Stylianos Pattakos

50. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In This White House (2000)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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After a Republican commentator trounces Sam on television, President Bartlett decides to hire her over the objections of the staff. Josh and Toby mediate a conference between U.S. drug ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Peter Parnell, Allison Abner | Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney