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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 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

Votes: 44,408

2. 24 (2001–2010)

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

8.4
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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

Votes: 147,361

3. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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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.

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

Votes: 509,908

4. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

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

7.1
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60 Metascore

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

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner

Votes: 200,749 | Gross: $62.45M

5. 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.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 299,315

6. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 189,172 | Gross: $40.96M

7. 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.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 107,077 | Gross: $86.90M

8. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 137,152 | Gross: $31.84M

9. 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.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 86,656 | Gross: $65.95M

10. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 74,364

11. 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.

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

Votes: 43,176 | Gross: $65.00M

12. 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.

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

Votes: 63,718 | Gross: $19.69M

13. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 73,833 | Gross: $14.88M

14. 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.

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

Votes: 41,025 | Gross: $63.27M

15. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 20,797 | Gross: $7.22M

16. 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.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

Votes: 12,313 | Gross: $22.29M

17. 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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 67,757 | Gross: $43.02M

18. 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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 66,841 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 29,902 | Gross: $32.38M

20. The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford

Votes: 6,615

21. 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.

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

Votes: 13,690 | Gross: $0.18M

22. 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.

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

Votes: 28,084 | Gross: $37.44M

23. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

Votes: 24,071 | Gross: $13.56M

24. 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.

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

Votes: 22,058 | Gross: $26.53M

25. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 17,645 | Gross: $2.34M

26. 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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 23,980 | Gross: $38.97M

27. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation.

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

Votes: 20,486 | Gross: $17.80M

28. 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.

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

Votes: 10,704

29. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 11,511 | Gross: $4.48M

30. 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: 7,337

31. Swing Vote (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll

Votes: 15,114 | Gross: $16.28M

32. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.5
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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.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola

Votes: 20,130

33. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,547

34. True Colors (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.3
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Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.42M

35. 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.

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

Votes: 15,090 | Gross: $37.79M

36. 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.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Maura Tierney, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 10,688 | Gross: $14.47M

37. 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 »

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

Votes: 12,288 | Gross: $46.67M

38. 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.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 6,175

39. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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.

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

Votes: 9,834

40. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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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

Votes: 2,952 | Gross: $0.90M

41. Raajneeti (2010)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path.

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor

Votes: 10,948 | Gross: $1.29M

42. 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.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 5,972 | Gross: $0.33M

43. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $3.80M

44. 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.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 4,604

45. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

R | 108 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 1,227

46. Speechless (1994)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Christopher Reeve, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 4,107 | Gross: $20.66M

47. 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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty

Votes: 2,669 | Gross: $9.13M

48. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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71 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 479 | Gross: $0.17M

49. Grassroots (2012)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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41 Metascore

After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.01M

50. The Growing Pains Movie (2000 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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This movie reunites the Seavers from the long running television series. When we last saw them, Jason, Maggie, Ben, and Chrissy moved to Washington, while Mike stayed to work on his ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 548