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1. Patriot Games (1992)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

6.9
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When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin

Votes: 81,249 | Gross: $83.29M

2. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 113,183 | Gross: $70.41M

3. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 215,592

4. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 69,514 | Gross: $122.01M

5. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 187,629 | Gross: $111.54M

6. 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: 86,294 | Gross: $65.95M

7. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis

Votes: 69,875 | Gross: $24.36M

8. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 61,105

9. 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: 73,583

10. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 132,212 | Gross: $15.52M

11. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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40 Metascore

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

Votes: 127,344 | Gross: $72.27M

12. 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: 67,508 | Gross: $43.02M

13. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 59,413 | Gross: $100.77M

14. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 35,314

15. Hard to Kill (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.7
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Mason Storm, a 'do it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 21,713 | Gross: $47.41M

16. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 75,923 | Gross: $76.08M

17. 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: 40,865 | Gross: $63.27M

18. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

Votes: 64,032 | Gross: $55.59M

19. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,582 | Gross: $102.68M

20. Blow Out (1981)

R | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 27,514

21. No Way Out (1987)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

Votes: 26,255 | Gross: $35.51M

22. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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.

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

Votes: 73,840 | Gross: $102.31M

23. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 39,451 | Gross: $50.01M

24. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 88,583 | Gross: $18.59M

25. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 27,718 | Gross: $1.04M

26. 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: 23,955 | Gross: $13.56M

27. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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65 Metascore

Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

Votes: 16,040 | Gross: $6.24M

28. 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: 23,918 | Gross: $38.97M

29. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis

Votes: 424

30. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Thriller

7.2
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Votes: 11,017

31. 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: 13,615 | Gross: $0.18M

32. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

Votes: 23,598 | Gross: $25.83M

33. 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: 12,262 | Gross: $22.29M

34. Z (1969)

M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 17,779 | Gross: $0.08M

35. 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: 2,139 | Gross: $3.80M

36. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

Votes: 16,721 | Gross: $20.30M

37. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about... See full summary »

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

Votes: 3,796 | Gross: $2.15M

38. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

Votes: 1,689

39. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Tobin Bell, Joe Cortese

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $0.92M

40. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 570

41. The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Henry Ferrentino, Despo Diamantidou

Votes: 581

42. Der Fall Barschel (2015 TV Movie)

177 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Kilian Riedhof | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Fabian Hinrichs, Matthias Matschke, Antje Traue

Votes: 163

43. The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.6
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A detailed examination of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with emphasis on the discrepancies and inconsistencies in the government's official version of events.

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hilary Minster, Jack Ruby

Votes: 446

44. Killer Image (1992)

R | 94 min | Thriller

4.7
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When Max Oliver learns his photographer brother has been killed, he suspects it was no random murder. And when he finds his brothers' last photos of a powerful senator and a prostitute, Max... See full summary »

Director: David Winning | Stars: Michael Ironside, M. Emmet Walsh, John Pyper-Ferguson, Krista Errickson

Votes: 162

45. Executive Power (1997 Video)

R | 115 min | Thriller

4.7
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While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later,... See full summary »

Director: David L. Corley | Stars: Craig Sheffer, John Heard, Joanna Cassidy, William Atherton

Votes: 272

46. Our Nixon (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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72 Metascore

Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Rush to Judgment (1967)

98 min | Documentary

8.1
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Mark Lane interviews witnesses to the Kennedy assassination and exposes serious flaws in the conclusions made by the Warren Commission.

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Mark Lane, L.E. Bowers Jr., Charles Brehm, Acquilla Clemons

Votes: 96

48. Sa kabila ng lahat (1991)

122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A Newsreporter Is Involved In A Extra-Marital Affair With A City Mayor,However Things Starting To Get Worse When He Suffered A Heart Attack.The Scandal Shatters Her Career,And So Her Life ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Dina Bonnevie, Tonton Gutierrez, Nanette Medved, Celeste Legaspi

Votes: 5

49. Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.7
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A look back, from 30 years later, at the Watergate break-in and the fall of Richard Nixon's presidency.

Director: Foster Wiley | Stars: Will Lyman, Howard Baker, Carl Bernstein, Benjamin C. Bradlee

Votes: 36

50. Shades of Ash (2004)

104 min | Drama

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Situations of war have given rise to opportunities for everyone to play an additional role if they desire so. In the name of Peace, the destiny of war being decided by such people.

Director: Sudath Mahaadivulwewa | Stars: Dimuthu Chinthaka, Dilhani Ekanayake, Sanath Gunathilaka, Edward Gunawardene