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1. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 50,210 | Gross: $1.21M

2. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 14,185

3. House of Saddam (2008– )

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

7.6
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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: 3,123

4. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005)

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: 3,256

5. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

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

Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

Votes: 2,156

7. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,379

8. Lumumba (2000)

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,536 | Gross: $0.68M

9. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

8.7
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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: 1,394

10. The Informant (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Anthony Brophy, Cary Elwes, Timothy Dalton, Maria Lennon

Votes: 537

11. Love & Rage (1999)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.3
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This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond

Votes: 359

12. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people during the collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.

Stars: Slobodan Milosevic, Franjo Tudjman, Borisav Jovic, Momir Bulatovic

Votes: 654

13. 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: 1,345 | Gross: $0.04M

14. 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.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring

Votes: 1,104

15. 7 (2008)

Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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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: 23

16. Nuremberg Trials (1947)

58 min | Documentary, War

6.6
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A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

Directors: Roman Karmen, Elizaveta Svilova | Stars: Francis Biddle, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres, Karl Dönitz, Robert Falco

Votes: 100

17. Imelda (2003)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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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: 218

18. Le bonheur (1934)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Paulette Dubost, Jean Toulout

Votes: 132

19. 40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.3
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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 | Stars: Budi, Nyoman Kereta, Lanny, Geoffrey Robinson

Votes: 35

20. Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Documentary

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 49

21. Hitler: A Profile (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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

Votes: 86

22. 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.

Director: Raoul Peck | Star: Patrice Lumumba

Votes: 85

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

45 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Stars: Christian Brückner, Elke Fröhlich, Anna Sigmund, Rainer Decker

Votes: 32

24. Der gelbe Stern (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.

Director: Dieter Hildebrandt | Stars: Alexander Scourby, Holger Hagen, Helga Mayer-Maynard, Simon Wiesenthal

Votes: 60

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

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Documentary of the events that occurred in the East Timor genocide during 1990-91.

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

Votes: 163

26. Smashing the Rackets (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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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 »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 51

27. Pinochet (2012)

119 min | Documentary

3.9
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Director: Ignacio Zegers | Stars: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet

Votes: 19

28. Menschliches Versagen (2008)

91 min | Documentary

7.1
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The so-called "Aryanization" in fascist Germany is without a doubt the biggest raids of the 20th century. Nonetheless, the issue is consistently hushed up. Because it was not the Gestapo, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Götz Aly, Senta Berger, August Zirner

Votes: 22

29. El hombre que atrapaba fantasmas (1987)

Drama, History

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A story about the political crimes committed during Rafael Trujillo's dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

Stars: Miguel Ángel Martínez, Giovanny Cruz, Soraya María, Reynaldo Disla

30. Time Together (2013)

72 min | Mystery

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The fragmented meetings of an embryonic cult or cell.

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

31. 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.

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

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

43 min | Documentary

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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

33. Infrarouge (2006– )
Episode: Einsatzgruppen, les commandos de la mort (2009)

Documentary

8.0
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In June 1941, the German army invades the USSR. Following behind are the Einsatzgruppen, 3000 men grouped into four "intervention groups" each given a designated geographical region, sent to exterminate Jews and enemies of the Reich.

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

Votes: 113