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1. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Writer: Brian Tucker | Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

2. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

3. 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.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

4. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Ardrey | Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

5. Passenger Side (2009)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.

Writer: Matt Bissonnette | Director: Matt Bissonnette | Stars: Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Richard Medina, Mickey Cottrell

6. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clotilde Courau

7. The Big Fix (1978)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

Writer: Roger L. Simon | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow

8. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Writer: Kirby Dick | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

9. Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed ... See full summary »

Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kenneth Johnson, Renee Longstreet, Harry Longstreet | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas

10. The President (1961)

110 min | Thriller

7.2
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At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Simenon, Michel Audiard, Henri Verneuil | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Renée Faure, Henri Crémieux

11. The New Watchdogs (2011)

104 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writers: Gilles Balbastre, Serge Halimi, Yannick Kergoat, Renaud Lambert, Patrick Rimbert | Directors: Gilles Balbastre, Yannick Kergoat

12. Frontrunners (2008)

83 min | Documentary

6.4
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69 Metascore

It's hard to run for office - even in high school. And the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Suh | Stars: George Zisiadis, Hannah Freiman, Michael Zaytsev, Matt Polazzo

13. Patriocracy (2011)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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An examination of the current state of political polarization in the United States of the America.

Writer: Brian Malone | Director: Brian Malone | Stars: Josh Goodman, Jason Altmire, Rob Andrews, Pat Buchanan

14. 1976 Presidential Debates (1976– )

News

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President Gerald Ford, the Republican nominee, and Governor Jimmy Carter, the Democratic nominee, participate in a series of presidential debates.

Stars: Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Elizabeth Drew, Max Frankel

15. Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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A televised debate between 1960 presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (Democrat and Richard M. Nixon (Republican). Most political observers agree that Nixon came across poorly--unprepared... See full summary »

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Howard K. Smith

16. Vote + fusil (1970)

70 min

7.3
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Writer: Helvio Soto | Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: Leonardo Perucci, Marcelo Romo, Patricia Guzmán, Jorge Guerra

17. 1988 Presidential Debates (1988– )

180 min | News

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Vice President George Bush, the Republican nominee, and Governor Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee, participate in debates as part of the 1988 United States presidential election campaign.

Stars: George Bush, Michael Dukakis, Ann Compton, Annie Groer

18. 1984 Vice Presidential Debate (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | News

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Vice President George Bush, the Republican nominee, and Representative Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 1984 U.S. presidential election.

Stars: Robert Boyd, George Bush, Geraldine A. Ferraro, John Mashek

19. 1992 Vice Presidential Debate (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | News

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Senator Al Gore, the Democratic candidate; Vice President Dan Quayle, the Republican candidate; and independent candidate Admiral James Stockdale participate in a vice presidential debate ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Bruno, Al Gore, Dan Quayle, Jim Stockdale

20. 1960 Presidential Debates (1960– )

240 min | News

8.3
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Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, participate in the first set of general election presidential debates in United States history.

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee, Douglass Cater

21. 2004 Vice Presidential Debate (2004 TV Movie)

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Vice President Dick Cheney, the Republican nominee, and Senator John Edwards, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2004 election.

Stars: Dick Cheney, John Edwards, Gwen Ifill

22. 2012 Vice Presidential Debate (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | News

6.8
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Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Stars: Joe Biden, Martha Raddatz, Paul Ryan

23. 2008 Vice Presidential Debate (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | News

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Senator Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2008 election.

Stars: Joe Biden, Gwen Ifill, Sarah Palin

24. Crosstalk (1993–1998)

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Peter Allen, Sally Arthy, Tony Banks, David Mellor

25. 1996 Vice Presidential Debate (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | News

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Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic candidate, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp, the Republican candidate, participate in a vice presidential debate as part of the 1996 U.S. presidential election campaign.

Stars: Al Gore, Jack Kemp, Jim Lehrer

26. 1992 Presidential Debates (1992– )

270 min | News

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President George Bush, the Republican candidate; Governor Bill Clinton, the Democratic candidate; and independent candidate Ross Perot participate in a series of debates as part of the 1992 United States presidential campaign.

Stars: George Bush, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Jim Lehrer

27. 1984 Presidential Debates (1984– )

180 min | News

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President Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate, and former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate, participate in two debates during the 1984 U.S. presidential election campaign.

Stars: Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Ridings, Frederic W. Barnes

28. 2000 Vice Presidential Debate (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | News

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Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, the Republican nominee, and Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2000 election.

Stars: Dick Cheney, Joe Lieberman, Bernard Shaw

29. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 3: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2003)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Jack and Ramon are captured by dangerous prison inmates after trying to escape. President Palmer begins his debate with Senator Keeler. At CTU, Chloe O'Brian discovers evidence of Jack's heroin addiction.

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Evan Katz | Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth

30. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: Dizzoner the Penguin (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The mayoral campaign seems to keep going the Penguin's way, but Batman is still confident despite the polls.

Writers: Bob Kane, Stanford Sherman | Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

31. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Faith Hilling (2012)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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A new memetic trend emerges called "Faith Hilling", a derivative of "Bradying", which involves having a picture of oneself taken while pulling the front of one's shirt forward in mock ... See full summary »

Writers: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Lord Kayson, Mona Marshall

32. Crash Canyon (2011– )
Episode: He's the Mayor (2013)

Animation, Comedy

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Creators: Phil Lafrance, Jamie LeClaire, Kyle MacDougall | Director: Greg Lawrence | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

33. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2014)
Episode: Heroes on Both Sides (2010)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Padmé visits her old mentor Mina Bonteri, who has chosen the side of the Separatists but is urging for peace talks. But the Banking Clan and several corrupt senators conspire against this initiative.

Creator: George Lucas | Director: Kyle Dunlevy | Stars: Catherine Taber, Ashley Eckstein, Kath Soucie, Phil LaMarr

34. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: In the Saddle (2014)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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When another senator dies unexpectedly, Gil John is asked to organize the funeral arrangements. Louis wins the Nevada primary but Robert has to face off in a Pennsylvania debate to cool the competition.

Creator: Garry Trudeau | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos

35. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Independence (2008)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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After the Battles of Lexington and Concord Adams becomes the voice for independence at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

36. Community (2009– )
Episode: Intro to Political Science (2011)

Comedy

8.3
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Anticipating a visit from the vice president, dean Pelton holds an election for student body president. An idealistic Annie decides to run, but Jeff decides to run against her to spite her and show how stupid politics can be.

Writers: Dan Harmon, Adam Countee, Dino Stamatopoulos | Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

37. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Little Bo Bleep (2012)

Comedy

8.5
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Claire's family tries to help her prepare for her political debate, Lily begins saying the "F word" right before her appearance as a flower girl at a wedding, and Jay begins to wonder if his dog Stella is suicidal.

Writers: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, Cindy Chupack | Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

38. Dan for Mayor (2010– )
Episode: Revenge Is Swifty (2010)

Comedy

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Creators: Mark Farrell, Paul Mather, Kevin White | Director: Brian K. Roberts | Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

39. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: The Banker and the Bum (1985)

45 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A big-hearted bum and a cold-hearted tycoon switch bodies and walk a mile in the other man's shoes.

Writer: Dan Gordon | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Eve Roberts, Joel Colodner

40. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Campaign Manager (2005)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A political consultant uses the Devil's power to turn her winning candidates into puppets.

Creator: Jon Cooksey | Director: Anthony Atkins | Stars: Chris Kramer, Sonya Salomaa, Ellen Dubin, Sherry Miller

41. Spin City (1996–2002)
Episode: The Great Debate (1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mike courts a wealthy NYC socialite to fund Randall's Senate campaign, which Caitlin bankrupted. Nikki and Janelle compete to mentor a hunky intern. Paul moves in with coworkers temporarily after a tiff with Claudia.

Writers: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence, Jill Cargerman | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman