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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.

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

2. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

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

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.

Writer: Arthur Laurents | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

4. 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.

Writers: Lem Dobbs, Neil Gordon | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

5. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Writers: Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker, Achim von Borries, Hendrik Handloegten, Christoph Silber | Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

6. 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.

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

7. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

8. 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.

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

9. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

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

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

10. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

11. Reds (1981)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

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

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.

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

13. 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.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

14. 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.

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

15. 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.

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

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.

Writers: Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

17. 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.

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

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

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

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.

Writers: Julia Álvarez, Judy Klass, David Klass | Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

19. 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

20. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 383 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.

Writers: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli | Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

21. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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73 Metascore

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

Creators: Mark Achbar, Joel Bakan, Thomas Shandel | Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

22. 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

23. My Brother Is an Only Child (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.

Writers: Antonio Pennacchi, Daniele Luchetti, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli | Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio

24. Lakshya (2004)

186 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.9
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When taken out of comfort zone, pampered young man Karan faces the reality of having goalless life.

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Karan Kashyap | Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sharad S. Kapoor

25. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)

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

26. Lindenstraße (1985– )

30 min | Drama | Active

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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 »

Creator: Hans W. Geissendörfer | Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Andrea Spatzek, Joachim Hermann Luger, Annemarie Wendl

27. Rude Awakening (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy

4.3
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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.

Writers: Neil Levy, Richard LaGravenese | Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo | Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty, Robert Carradine

28. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
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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.

Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk | Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

29. This Revolution (2005)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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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.

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

30. 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

31. 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 »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

32. 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 »

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Dan Edelstein, Raoul Peck | Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

33. Outside the Law (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.

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

34. 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.

Writers: Adrián Caetano, Esteban Student, Julian Loyola, Claudio Tamburrini | Director: Adrián Caetano | Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado

35. 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

36. Blame it on 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.

Writers: Domitilla Calamai, Arnaud Cathrine, Julie Gavras | Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

37. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

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

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

38. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.

Writers: Clifton L. Taulbert, Paul W. Cooper | Director: Tim Reid | Stars: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly

39. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Writers: Susan Griffin, Mark Kitchell, Stephen Most | Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

40. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 88 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 »

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

41. Drabet (2005)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

Writers: Per Fly, Kim Leona, Mogens Rukov, Dorthe Warnø Høgh | Director: Per Fly | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Beate Bille, Charlotte Fich

42. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo ... See full summary »

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

43. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Liam Redmond, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard

44. 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

45. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (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.

Writers: Adriana Falcão, Claudio Galperin, Cao Hamburger, Bráulio Mantovani, Anna Muylaert | Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

46. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Laborde, Francis Veber | Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

47. Read You Like a Book (2006)

101 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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A magical book transforms all who come into contact with it. Meet Dante, a bookstore manager with a crippling secret; Gina, a customer, who knows everything but love; Zoe, Dante's former ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Vaccaro, Robert N. Zagone | Director: Robert N. Zagone | Stars: Tony Amendola, Joe Bellan, Karen Black, Darren Bridgett

48. Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A recently blinded man becomes one of the first American users of a seeing eye dog and must fight to remove the legal barriers impeding its use.

Writers: Henry Denker, Jimmy Hawkins | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Susan Dey, Glynnis O'Connor, Richard Speight Jr.

49. Hu Tu Tu (1999)

172 min | Drama

6.9
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Panna is the only daughter of politician Maltidevi. Panna is very critical of her mother, when she decides to separate from her dad, and asked Chief Minister Sawantrao Gadre to move in with... See full summary »

Writers: Gulzar, Meghna Gulzar | Director: Gulzar | Stars: Nana Patekar, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Suhasini Mulay

50. Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)

74 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jennifer MacLennan, Will Pascoe, David Wesley | Director: Will Pascoe | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky