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1. 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

2. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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.

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

3. 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.

Writers: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

4. The Ghost (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.

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

5. 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.

Writers: David Baldacci, William Goldman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

6. 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

7. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A college professor begins to suspect that his neighbour is a terrorist.

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

8. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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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.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

9. 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

10. 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.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

11. 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.

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

12. Patriot Games (1992)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Writers: Tom Clancy, W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin

13. 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.

Writers: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

14. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

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.

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

15. 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.

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

16. 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

17. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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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

18. 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.

Writers: Kenneth Fearing, Robert Garland | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

19. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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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 all evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Wayne Beach, David Hodgin | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

20. 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.

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

21. 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

22. 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.

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

23. 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.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

24. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Thriller

7.3
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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.

Writers: David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Loren Singer | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

25. 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 »

Writers: Adi Hasak, Ric Gibbs | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

26. 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

27. 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.

Writers: Vasilis Vasilikos, Jorge SemprĂșn | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

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. 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 »

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

30. 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.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

31. Killer Image (1992)

R | 94 min | Thriller

4.5
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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 »

Writers: Stan Edmonds, David Winning, Jaron Summers | Director: David Winning | Stars: Michael Ironside, M. Emmet Walsh, John Pyper-Ferguson, Krista Errickson

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

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

8.5
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A look back, from 30 years later, at the Watergate break-in and the fall of Richard Nixon's presidency.

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

33. 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.

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