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1. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 155,538 | Gross: $53.30M

2. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 25,900

3. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 134,465 | Gross: $28.97M

4. Louder Than Bombs (2015)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid

Votes: 5,542 | Gross: $0.16M

5. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 101,410 | Gross: $28.75M

6. Fair Game (I) (2010)

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

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 38,803 | Gross: $9.53M

7. 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: 84,413 | Gross: $31.50M

8. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 42,356 | Gross: $34.60M

9. 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.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 35,774

10. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 30,538 | Gross: $0.41M

11. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 14,070 | Gross: $35.60M

12. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 29,953 | Gross: $4.22M

13. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 11,196

14. The Woman Who Wasn't There (2012)

65 min | Documentary

6.9
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The Woman Who Wasn't There is a psychological thriller that goes inside the mind of history's most infamous 9/11 survivor.

Director: Angelo Guglielmo | Stars: Tania Head, Elia Zedeno, Gerry Bogacz, Brendan Chellis

Votes: 1,163

15. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 4,304 | Gross: $4.61M

16. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $1.43M

17. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 9,285

18. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 8,155 | Gross: $4.55M

19. Color Me Kubrick (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Director: Brian W. Cook | Stars: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Tom Allen

Votes: 5,640 | Gross: $0.07M

20. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,611

21. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $1.07M

22. Be with Me (2005)

93 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong, Leong Kooi Eng

Votes: 1,468

23. Wordplay (2006)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Merl Reagle

Votes: 3,407 | Gross: $3.12M

24. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

Votes: 4,609 | Gross: $0.19M

25. The Pipeline (2016)

75 min | Drama | Post-production

A woman, whose father dies, is left a trust fund tied to a mysterious name, unraveling a history of family, affairs, and life in Alaska. Based on true stories surrounding the building of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Director: Caitlin Kazepis | Stars: Barry Corbin, Claudia Christian, Wes Studi, Brian Howe

26. First Comes Love (2013)

105 min | Documentary

6.6
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48 Metascore

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn't go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Davenport | Star: Nina Davenport

Votes: 264

27. Shadows of Liberty (2012)

93 min | Documentary

8.0
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Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

Director: Jean-Philippe Tremblay | Stars: Julian Assange, Robert Baer, Joe Biden, Kristina Borjesson

Votes: 270

28. Hoover (2000)

93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A solo performance by Ernest Borgnine in the character of J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial figure who founded and headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Director: Rick Pamplin | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Cartha D. 'Deke' Deloach

Votes: 41

29. The End of America (2008)

Documentary

7.5
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The End of America details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty"tot tome, rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning democracies from ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 743

30. Forever Into Space (2015)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Forever Into Space tells the story of Audrey Harrington (Kelly Sebastian), an over-educated and underemployed twenty-something film blogger attempting to make sense of the times while ... See full summary »

Director: Greg W. Locke | Stars: Kelly Sebastian, Oliver Fetter, Tyler Evan Rowe, Julianna Pitt

Votes: 5

31. Pictures from a Revolution (1991)

93 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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In 1981, Susan Meiselas published "Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979," 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution. Ten years later, Meiselas returns looking for the ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers | Star: Susan Meiselas

Votes: 46

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

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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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: 75

34. A Portrait of Michael Crichton (2001 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.2
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Michael Crichton discusses his early career as a writer, leading up to his writing of the best-selling novel "The Andromeda Strain" and his involvement with the making of the film.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Star: Michael Crichton

Votes: 28

35. Classified (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Jack Mulhall, Ward Crane, Carroll Nye

36. Shooting the Truth (2009)

4 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Pulitzer Prize nominated war photographer Michael Kamber reveals what compels him both personally and professionally to do a job that consistently puts him in harm's way in places like Baghdad and Somalia.

Director: Matthew T. Gannon | Star: Michael Kamber

37. Moon Beat (2009)

Documentary

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Moon Beat re-examines the epic 1969 flight of Apollo XI, on it's 40th anniversary, with a behind-the-scenes look from top NASA officials and many leading journalists who covered the first ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Stirling | Stars: George Alexander, Mark Bloom, Sue Butler, Bob Button

38. Waiting for the New York Times (2006 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Patricia Erens interviews patrons of the local drugstore in the tiny village of Three Oaks, Michigan, who all get up early Sunday morning to pay five dollars for one of the limited number of copies of The New York Times Sunday newspaper.

Director: Patricia Erens | Star: Patricia Erens

39. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Blowing Smoke (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.9
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Don makes a bold, desperate move to save Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but the other partners are furious with his actions. Meanwhile, Sally's psychiatrist suggests that she is improving, but Betty is skeptical.

Director: John Slattery | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 949

40. House of Cards (2013– )
Episode: Chapter 25 (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

9.0
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Francis feels shut out. Stamper tries to regain control.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 2,447

41. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Dark Shadows (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.2
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A depressed Betty tries to make things uncomfortable for Don and Megan, Roger tries to take out some secret weapons for a meeting with a prospective Jewish client, and Don makes a snap judgment that angers the creative department.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 857

42. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 31 December 1954 (1954)

History, News

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In this special year's end episode, Larry Lesueur interviews semi-regular panelists August Heckscher, chief editorial writer for the New York Herald-Tribune and John B. Oakes, a member of ... See full summary »

Stars: August Heckscher, Larry LeSueur, John B. Oakes

43. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
Episode: Meet the Propaniacs (2000)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Bobby forms a comedy group called The Propaniacs, who goes around to several Strickland Propane locations with their propane-centered skits.

Directors: Shaun Cashman, Klay Hall | Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 98

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 667