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1. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 97,781 | Gross: $25.24M

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 364,998

3. 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: 138,028 | Gross: $15.52M

4. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 30,676

5. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 87,211 | Gross: $29.96M

6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 116,476 | Gross: $119.08M

7. By Dawn's Early Light (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, Action

7.1
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The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Martin Landau

Votes: 2,214

8. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 87,449 | Gross: $86.93M

9. Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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24 Metascore

A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Yeung, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee

Votes: 49,728 | Gross: $15.28M

10. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 15,832

11. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough, Jack Shepherd

Votes: 3,528

12. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 11,408

13. 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: 3,048

14. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 4,830

15. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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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: 877

16. Jian guo da ye (2009)

138 min | Drama, History, War

5.0
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu

Votes: 2,504

17. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 5,664

18. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is set in the 2nd World War torn Calcutta during the 1940s. Enter a magical world of nostalgia and 'Expect the Unexpected'.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Neeraj Kabi, Divya Menon

Votes: 11,672 | Gross: $0.58M

19. Chez nous (2017)

117 min | Drama

6.6
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An engaged but a-polical nurse gets involved in a far right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France it actually is about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the french.

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 255

20. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,862

21. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,109

22. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 193

23. The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Family

3.4
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Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Chad Doreck, Autumn Reeser

Votes: 786

24. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 2,881

25. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Jonathan Booth, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 336

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $0.68M

27. Cold War (1998– )

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 604

28. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 764

29. Haasil (2003)

PG-13 | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Aniruddh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime and must fight it out for himself when his friend becomes his foe.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan, Ashutosh Rana

Votes: 2,139

30. Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

8.4
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

Votes: 7,342

31. Jallaad (1995)

144 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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An unscruplous politician enlists the help of a supposedly illiterate and simple-minded man to win an election.

Director: T.L.V. Prasad | Stars: Vikas Anand, Sulabha Arya, Mithun Chakraborty, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 87

32. Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001 TV Movie)

163 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel Hugh Kelly

Votes: 335

33. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people dudurinthe collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.

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

Votes: 626

34. Corporate (2006)

142 min | Drama

6.5
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Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Raj Babbar, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 1,583

35. Reagan (2011)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Bud Abbott, Walter Abel, Spiro Agnew, Martin Anderson

Votes: 706

36. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 206

37. Zakhm (1998)

125 min | Drama

8.0
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Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu

Votes: 2,274

38. Charlie (2014– )

Biography, Drama

7.8
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The political and personal life of Irish politician Charlie Haughey during his tenure as Taoiseach of Ireland (1979-1981, 1982, 1987-1992).

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Lucy Cohu, Risteard Cooper

Votes: 136

39. Ek: The Power of One (2009)

140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Rana Jung Bahadur, Jaspal Bhatti, Preeti Bhutani, Bobby Deol

Votes: 210

40. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

Votes: 768 | Gross: $0.11M

41. Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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68 Metascore

Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Trank | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Bryan McArdle, Doron Avraham, Richard Ben Asher

Votes: 171

42. Stalin (2006)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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The story is about how an ex-army officer brings change in society by making people to help each other.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sharada

Votes: 876

43. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )

750 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 146

44. A Man Betrayed (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward Ellis, Wallace Ford

Votes: 318

45. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 408

46. Leader (1964)

176 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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Meet Vijay Khanna, educated law graduate; publisher of "Leader"; mischief monger; trouble-maker; maker of revolutionary and hilarious speeches; contemptuous of politicians; attracted to the... See full summary »

Director: Ram Mukherjee | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Jayant, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 151

47. 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: 1,039

48. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 924

49. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Karol - The Pope, the Man (2006 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography

6.6
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Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Dariusz Kwasnik, Michele Placido, Alberto Cracco

Votes: 680