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1. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film ... See full summary »

Writer: Claude Lanzmann | Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaidl, Hanna Zaidl

Votes: 4,981

2. House of Saddam (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 2,601

3. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005 TV Mini-Series)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Linda Ellerbee, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 2,320

4. 7 (2008)

Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.1
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Japanese WWII hostages, ritual killings for 20 years, one man's dreams and an innocent Malaysian reporter, are drawn together in a true life web of mystery that appears as a modern day conspiracy.

Director: Ingo Storm | Stars: Kylanie Lee, Lynn Lee, Lynzabel, Hiroki Onishi

Votes: 27

5. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and ... See full summary »

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Francesco Rosi, Franco Solinas | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

Votes: 1,668

6. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary

8.8
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Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and... See full synopsis »

Stars: Robert Kavesh, Friedrich von Hayek, Philip Mirowski, Alain Enthoven

Votes: 1,020

7. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,257

8. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Stars: Blagoje Adzic, Jasushi Akashi, Milan Aksentijevic, Madeleine Albright

Votes: 450

9. Lumumba (2000)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Dan Edelstein, Raoul Peck | Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,347

10. Nuremberg Trials (1947)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

6.5
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A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

Writer: Boris Gorbatov | Directors: Roman Karmen, Yelizaveta Svilova | Stars: Francis Biddle, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres, Karl Dönitz, Robert Falco

Votes: 88

11. Triumph Over Violence (1965)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Writers: Yuri Khanyutin, Mikhail Romm, Maya Turovskaya | Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring

Votes: 802

12. 40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy (2009)

86 min | Documentary

8.1
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In one of the largest unknown mass-killings of the 20th century, an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 people were secretly and systematically killed in 1965 when General Suharto began a bloody... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lemelson

Votes: 32

13. Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Documentary

6.7
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The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Writer: Stuart Schulberg | Director: Stuart Schulberg | Stars: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick

Votes: 41

14. Imelda (2003)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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69 Metascore

A "beyond the shoes" documentary on the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz | Stars: Imelda Marcos, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Imee Marcos, Stephen Bosworth

Votes: 209

15. Hitler: A Profile (1995 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Reinhard Appel, Winrich Behr, Ulrich de Maizière, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven

Votes: 75

16. Lumumba: La mort du prophète (1990)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Documentary about African political leader Patrice Lumumba, who was Prime Minister of Zaire (now Congo) when he was assassinated in 1961.

Writer: Raoul Peck | Director: Raoul Peck | Star: Patrice Lumumba

Votes: 67

17. Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1994)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Writer: John Pilger | Director: David Munro | Stars: John Pilger, Alan Clark, James Dunn, Gareth Evans

Votes: 131

18. The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe - 1933-1945 (1981)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.9
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With a great archive footage coming from 16 countries, this Oscar nominated documentary briefly presents some of the most important facts about the Nazist persecution against Jews in Europe, starting with Hitler's rise to the power.

Writers: Albert Hemsing, Esther Hemsing, Gerhard Schoenberner | Director: Dieter Hildebrandt | Stars: Alexander Scourby, Holger Hagen, Helga Mayer-Maynard, Simon Wiesenthal

Votes: 55

19. Geheimnisse des 'Dritten Reichs' (2011– )

45 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Stars: Christian Brückner, Adolf Hitler, Elke Fröhlich, Anna Sigmund

Votes: 10

20. Einsatzgruppen, les commandos de la mort (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.0
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Writer: Michaël Prazan | Director: Michaël Prazan | Stars: Michaël Prazan, Christopher Browning, Christian Ingrao

Votes: 44

21. Smashing the Rackets (1938)

69 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, ... See full summary »

Writers: Forrest Davis, Lionel Houser | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 50

22. Pinochet (2012)

119 min | Documentary

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Director: Ignacio Zegers | Stars: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet

Votes: 9

23. Santiago Files (2011)

70 min | Documentary

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President Salvador Allende's topple from Chile's unstable government and the CIA's involvement in the September Coup that would turn the South American socialist country into a dictatorship.

Writer: Cetywa Powell | Director: Cetywa Powell | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Beatriz Allende, Isabel Allende, Salvador Allende

24. Saddam Hussein: le procès que vous ne verrez pas (2004 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

6.6
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Saddam Hussein will face trial and his crimes are well-known. But what about western politicians and businessmen who supported him and helped him acquire WMD? What about France and the US who both used him to fight the Iranian mullahs?

Directors: Michel Despratx, Barry Lando | Stars: Gazwan Al-Mukhtar, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Madeleine Albright, James Baker III

Votes: 5

25. Time Together (2013)

72 min | Mystery

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The fragmented meetings of an embryonic cult or cell.

Writer: Mark Aerial Waller | Director: Mark Aerial Waller | Stars: Smilte Bagdziune, Monika Biciunaite, Gintaras Makarevicius, Darius Miksys