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1. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

2. 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

3. 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

4. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

R | 96 min | Action

6.4
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A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Writers: Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford

8. 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

9. Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak

10. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.

Writers: Larry Beinhart, Hilary Henkin, David Mamet | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

11. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.4
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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

12. Man of the Year (2006)

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

6.2
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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

13. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

A woman's most intimate secrets come to light as she runs for Vice President.

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

14. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Writers: Uwe Boll, Bryan C. Knight | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola

15. 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

16. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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

17. 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

18. Used Cars (1980)

R | 113 min | Comedy

6.8
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When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

19. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris | Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro

20. 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

21. Raajneeti (2010)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Just about to acquire a PhD, a young man becomes embroiled in politics, deceit, lies and murder.

Writers: Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali, Sameer | Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor

22. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Writers: E. Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, Peter Tolan | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

23. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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45 Metascore

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Kaplan, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

24. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 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

25. 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

26. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »

Writers: Gabriel Byrne, David Keating, Ferdia MacAnna | Director: David Keating | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Jared Leto, Christina Ricci, Gabriel Byrne

27. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.

Writers: Mae West, Harvey F. Thew, John Bright | Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland

28. 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

29. Six Weeks (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama

5.5
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A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Mustard Stewart, David Seltzer | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Katherine Healy, Shannon Wilcox

30. I Married a Witch (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Writers: Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Thorne Smith, Norman Matson | Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

31. By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

116 min | Documentary

5.9
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I don't even know whats going on.

Directors: Amy Rice, Alicia Sams | Stars: Barack Obama, Ronnie Cho, Tommy Vietor, Robert Gibbs

32. 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

33. Switching Channels (1988)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty

34. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Alda | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

35. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

36. At Risk (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery

4.3
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A district attorney wants to further her political dreams by solving an old murder.

Writers: John Pielmeier, Patricia Cornwell | Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Daniel Sunjata, Annabeth Gish, Barclay Hope

37. Yuva (2004)

161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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63 Metascore

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Writers: Anurag Kashyap, Mani Ratnam | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi

38. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Edwin O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

39. The Best Laid Plans (2014 TV Mini-Series)

266 min | Comedy

6.3
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In order to get out of national politics, a disillusioned speechwriter runs a federal election campaign in a supposedly hopeless riding with an eccentric candidate.

Stars: Jonas Chernick, Kenneth Welsh, Jodi Balfour, Sarah Allen

40. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

7.9
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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

41. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Writer: Glauber Rocha | Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

42. Sweet Lorraine (2014)

Comedy, Drama, Sport

The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.

Director: Christopher C. Frieri | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Steven Bauer, Peter Greene, Julianne Michelle

43. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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69 Metascore

A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

Writer: Rachel Boynton | Director: Rachel Boynton | Stars: Mauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stanley Greenberg

44. Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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October 1980. Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche, is the French people's favorite comedian. He performs every night to a packed house at the Théâtre du Gymnase. One day, always ... See full summary »

Writers: Diastème, Antoine de Caunes, Philippe Boggio, Jean-Michel Vaguelsy | Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, Olivier Gourmet, Laurent Bateau

45. What Would Jesus Do? (2010)

PG | Drama

4.8
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A moving and thought provoking story about a group of Americans - a singer, a newspaper editor, a pastor & a real estate mogul who vow to walk "in the steps of Jesus." Every day and every ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Nasser, Kevan Otto | Director: Thomas Makowski | Stars: John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Adam Gregory, Mark Arnold

46. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Writer: Kirby Dick | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

47. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)

PG-13 | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever.

Writers: Mani Ratnam, Sujatha | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Suriya, Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine

48. Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Dennehy, Bill Phillips | Director: Brian Dennehy | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Charles S. Dutton, Susan Ruttan, Michael Talbott

49. The Mystic Masseur (2001)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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64 Metascore

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.

Writers: V.S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker

50. Sainikudu (2006)

169 min | Action

4.9
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Siddharth and his friends rescue a village in Warangal from severe floods. Sidhartha is convinced that Govt will give some relief package to the flood effected. Some time later he realizes ... See full summary »

Writers: Gunasekhar, Gopalakrishna Paruchuri, Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri | Director: Gunasekhar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Irrfan Khan, Prakash Raj