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1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 51,920

2. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Writers: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 74,438

3. 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

Votes: 15,806

4. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 60,040

5. Best of Enemies (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Writers: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 2,386

6. 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

Votes: 6,420

7. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 2,072

8. 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.

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

Votes: 2,471

9. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Writer: Margaret Nagle | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,133

10. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Writer: Brett Morgen | Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,088

11. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 982

12. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.4
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, William Maxwell, Paul Jesson, Andy Rashleigh

Votes: 257

13. 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

Votes: 450

14. Forbidden (1932)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Writers: Frank Capra, Jo Swerling | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Peterson

Votes: 874

15. The Last Party (1993)

R | 96 min | Documentary, History

5.8
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Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992.

Writers: Robert Downey Jr., Donovan Leitch Jr., Marc Levin, Josh Richman | Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Bill Clinton, Ann Palmer, Hilary Anderson

Votes: 415

16. H2O (2004 TV Movie)

177 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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When Canada's Prime Minister drowns in what appears to be a boating accident, his son takes office and is drawn into a deceptive world of power and corruption.

Writers: Paul Gross, John Krizanc | Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Paul Gross, Leslie Hope, Guy Nadon, Martha Henry

Votes: 239

17. Last Party 2000 (2001)

90 min | Documentary

6.3
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37 Metascore

Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends ... See full summary »

Directors: Rebecca Chaiklin, Donovan Leitch Jr. | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ben Harper, Noam Chomsky, Harold Ford Jr.

Votes: 590

18. Pursuit (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Robert Dozier | Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 169

19. The War at Home (1979)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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Interviews with people involved with and leading the Madison, Wisconsin area resistance to the Vietnam war.

Directors: Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown | Stars: Karleton Armstrong, Betty Boardman, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Haslach

Votes: 160

20. Conventioneers (2005)

95 min | Comedy

5.9
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60 Metascore

At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.

Writers: Mora Stephens, Joel Viertel | Director: Mora Stephens | Stars: Basil, Adrian Blue, Jennifer Brown, Alison Cimmet

Votes: 184

21. Gay Republicans (2004 TV Movie)

63 min | Documentary

6.8
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In 2004, Log Cabin -- the Gay Republican Club -- was put to the test. President Bush's unequivocal opposition to gay marriage presented them with a stark choice, whether to be good ... See full summary »

Writer: Wash Westmoreland | Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Maurice Bonamigo, Terry William Hamilton, Mark Harris, Steve May

Votes: 94

22. The Great Depression (1993– )

Documentary, History

7.6
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Stars: Joe Morton, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gore Vidal

Votes: 17

23. Convention (2009)

95 min | Documentary

4.3
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A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Katherine Archuleta, Chantal Unfug, Guillermo Vidal, John Hickenlooper

Votes: 52

24. Three Dark Horses (1952)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as ... See full summary »

Writer: Felix Adler | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 235

25. Martian Space Party (1972)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A concert film/mockumentary posing as live news coverage from the 1972 National Surrealist Party Convention, interupted by news flashes from Monster Island, where the president is denied ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, Phil Proctor | Director: Steve Gillmor | Stars: Annalee Austin, Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman

Votes: 17

26. The Delegate (2006)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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The story of a 21 year old (CA) female delegate to a national political convention.

Writer: Henrietta Matta | Director: John Robert | Stars: Spiro Agnew, Bob Dole, David Eisenhower, Ethel Merman

27. Growing Up in America (1988)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Documentary on 1960s radicals in the U.S.A.

Director: Morley Markson | Stars: Don Cox, Allen Ginsberg, Fred Hampton Jr., Fred Hampton

Votes: 33

28. America Is Hard to See (1970)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Emile de Antonio | Star: Eugene McCarthy

Votes: 20

29. Prologue (I) (1970)

87 min | Drama

5.0
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Presents the rival philosophies of young people, militant protest or communal retreat, set against the political upheaval of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Writers: Sherwood Forest, Robin Spry | Director: Robin Spry | Stars: John Robbe, Elaine Malus, Gary Rader, Christopher Cordeaux

Votes: 10

30. Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool' (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Production history of Haskell Wexler's ground-breaking 1969 feature Medium Cool.

Director: Paul Cronin | Stars: Bill Ayers, Warren Beatty, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 31

31. Democratic National Convention (2008 TV Movie)

News

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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Votes: 12

32. Preacher with an Unknown God (2005)

17 min | Short, Comedy

8.3
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Performance artist Reverend Billy and his choir travel as they exorcize California Big Boxes and New York City Republicans.

Director: Rob VanAlkemade | Stars: Reverend Billy, Savitri Durkee, Stop Big Boxes Gospel Choir

Votes: 25

33. The 40th Republican National Convention (2012 TV Movie)

News

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Stars: Clint Eastwood, Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio

Votes: 14

34. Listen, America! (1968)

40 min | Short

8.4
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Director: Edouard de Laurot | Stars: Edouard de Laurot, Rip Torn

Votes: 7

35. Reflections on a Leadership Convention (1978)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Peter Raymont | Director: Peter Raymont | Star: Peter Raymont

36. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 11 July 1952 (1952)

History, News

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Huie and Kenneth Cramer, executive editor of Business Week, interview U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr, a Democrat representing Oklahoma. Topics include analysis of the Republican presidential ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Cramer, William Bradford Huie, Robert S. Kerr

37. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Hold Me in Paradise (2010)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Nucky travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention, but at home brother Eli is shot as a rival mob senses weakness in Thompson's operation.

Creator: Terence Winter | Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,021

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Letter of Credit (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Henry Taylor visits the town of Kirkland where 3 years before a bank employee, Arnold Mathias, had been convicted of stealing $200,000 from the bank where he worked. None of the money has ... See full summary »

Writer: Helen Nielsen | Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Sweeney, Robert Bray, Ronald Nicholas

Votes: 77

39. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

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1964 sees the advent of Freedom Summer. Volunteers from across the country travel to the south to register Negro voters. Despite the disappearance of three volunteers in Mississippi who are... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Fayer | Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Ella Baker, Unita Blackwell, Julian Bond, Tom P. Brody

Votes: 14

40. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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59 Metascore

The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film

Director: Jerry Aronson | Stars: Joan Baez, William F. Buckley, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 211

41. The Great Depression (1993– )
Episode: The Road to Rock Bottom (1993)

Documentary, History

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As the Great Depression progressed economic collapse took its toll on rural America. Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, and robberies ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Fayer | Stars: Smedley Butler, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Joe Morton