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1. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 321,750 | Gross: $37.55M

2. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 185,150

3. 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: 17,730

4. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 28,779

5. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,568

6. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 27,602 | Gross: $5.13M

7. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 120,151 | Gross: $4.06M

8. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 11,148 | Gross: $2.84M

9. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 17,314

10. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 127,931 | Gross: $21.24M

11. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 21,572 | Gross: $1.00M

12. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 13,142 | Gross: $0.22M

13. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $13.30M

14. Mary and Martha (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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Two mothers lose their sons to malaria.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin, Frank Grillo

Votes: 2,542

15. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Votes: 8,029

16. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 21,804

17. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

Votes: 17,405 | Gross: $0.25M

18. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 20,654 | Gross: $0.77M

19. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 28,714

20. Citizen Ruth (1996)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 6,108 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Lakshya (2004)

186 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri

Votes: 14,594 | Gross: $0.75M

22. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 18,769 | Gross: $1.88M

23. Something in the Air (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

6.4
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76 Metascore

In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Clément Métayer, André Marcon, Lola Créton, Felix Armand

Votes: 3,429 | Gross: $0.07M

24. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,298

25. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 2,922

26. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,859

27. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,162 | Gross: $0.12M

28. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 4,981

29. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $1.32M

30. Lindenstraße (1985– )

30 min | Drama

5.1
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Located in an average quarter of Munich, this weekly soap opera focuses on the lives of normal people. Beside the typical storylines like love, marriage and death, the show has treated a ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Andrea Spatzek, Joachim Hermann Luger, Moritz A. Sachs

Votes: 579

31. Prohibition (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

Votes: 1,540

32. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

115 min | Documentary

7.2
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley

Votes: 970 | Gross: $0.48M

33. Nous trois ou rien (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Director: Kheiron | Stars: Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 1,328

34. Hors la loi (2010)

Unrated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,116

35. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,082 | Gross: $0.08M

36. Lumumba (2000)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $0.68M

37. Mio fratello è figlio unico (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio

Votes: 5,366 | Gross: $0.25M

38. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,204 | Gross: $2.33M

39. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,638 | Gross: $0.17M

40. 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: 3,766

41. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,116 | Gross: $0.56M

42. O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (2006)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

Votes: 5,154

43. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,214 | Gross: $0.20M

44. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $1.21M

45. Rude Awakening (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy

4.4
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In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo | Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty, Robert Carradine

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $3.17M

46. Chronicle of an Escape (2006)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano | Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado

Votes: 2,958 | Gross: $0.00M

47. La faute à Fidel! (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,487 | Gross: $0.17M

48. Fleur bleue (1971)

81 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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In Montréal, Jean-Pierre is fired on the set of a TV commercial where he's an apprentice technician. He's penniless, behind on his rent, with a thin resume and no college units. He has a ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Kent | Stars: Steve Fiset, Susan Sarandon, Céline Bernier, Jean-Pierre Cartier

Votes: 100

49. This Revolution (2005)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

In this politically charged homage to Medium Cool, a photographer covers the urban guerrilla war on New York streets during the RNC.

Director: Stephen Marshall | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nathan Crooker, Amy Redford, Brett DelBuono

Votes: 462

50. Winter Soldier (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 821