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1. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

2. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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45 Metascore

A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Writers: John Hughes, Kevin Wade | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

3. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

4. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

5. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

6. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

7. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Writer: Brian Tucker | Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

8. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.1
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60 Metascore

The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Writers: George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick | Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Michael Kelly, Anthony Mackie

9. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Writer: Adam Brooks | Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

10. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

11. The Campaign (2012)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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50 Metascore

An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Writers: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

12. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

13. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, Amanda Foreman | Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

14. Evan Almighty (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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37 Metascore

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Writers: Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe | Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons

15. Butter (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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40 Metascore

In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.

Writer: Jason A. Micallef | Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde

16. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

17. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

18. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

19. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

20. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.

Writers: Danny Strong, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

21. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Writers: Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

22. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

23. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

24. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Sexy secrets from a womans past come to light as she runs for Vice President.

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

25. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

TV-G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

Writers: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, Jules Verne | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

26. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.

Writer: Sally Potter | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

27. His Girl Friday (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

28. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Stephen King | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

29. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

30. Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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33 Metascore

A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.

Writers: Doug Richardson, Tom Schulman | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Marcia Gay Harden

31. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

32. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

33. Random Hearts (1999)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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38 Metascore

After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash 'Harrison Ford' and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others keys in each others loved ones posessions and realize that they were ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Adler, Darryl Ponicsan, Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt

34. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Writers: Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

35. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.3
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44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Writers: Chris Rock, Ali LeRoi | Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

36. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

37. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western

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When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place, especially Mary McCloud, daughter of the local banker. Politics is in the air however. ... See full summary »

Writers: Grover Jones, Lionel Houser, F. Hugh Herbert, W.R. Burnett, Jan Fortune | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

38. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

39. All the King's Men (1949)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Writers: Robert Penn Warren, Robert Rossen | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

40. Power (1986)

R | 111 min | Drama

5.7
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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit ... See full summary »

Writer: David Himmelstein | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw

41. HealtH (1980)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

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Writers: Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt, Paul Dooley | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall

42. 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.

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

43. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.1
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

44. Island in the Sun (1957)

119 min | Drama, Romance

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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself ... See full summary »

Writers: Alfred Hayes, Alec Waugh | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins

45. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, John Steppling | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover

46. Poster Boy (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.2
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36 Metascore

With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintence (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.

Writers: Lecia Rosenthal, Ryan Shiraki | Director: Zak Tucker | Stars: Matt Newton, Michael Lerner, Karen Allen, Jack Noseworthy

47. Body of My Enemy (1976)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Audiard, Félicien Marceau, Henri Verneuil | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, Charles Gérard

48. Blue State (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.

Writer: Marshall Lewy | Director: Marshall Lewy | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin, Joyce Krenz, Richard Blackburn

49. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

Writer: Stephen Mazur | Director: Jim Fall | Stars: John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville, Sean Maher

50. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Writers: Daniel G. Karslake, Helen R. Mendoza | Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel