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1. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 23,844

2. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 45,899 | Gross: $9.49M

3. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 60,386 | Gross: $7.86M

4. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 187,042 | Gross: $52.77M

5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 64,003

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: 117,399 | Gross: $119.19M

7. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 86,838 | Gross: $31.50M

8. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 47,039 | Gross: $27.81M

9. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,691 | Gross: $5.10M

10. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.9
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 3,850

11. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig

Votes: 6,575 | Gross: $9.48M

12. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,873

13. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 6,853

14. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,788 | Gross: $1.32M

15. 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: 1,913

16. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley

Votes: 1,052 | Gross: $0.48M

17. Rude Awakening (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy

4.4
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In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo | Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty, Robert Carradine

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $3.17M

18. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Drama

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As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,182

19. Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

GP | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello

Votes: 2,073

20. China Cry: A True Story (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Votes: 429 | Gross: $4.21M

21. Il maestro e Margherita (1972)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Mimsy Farmer, Alain Cuny, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 416

22. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,373

23. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 344

24. The Harmonists (1997)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Heinrich Schafmeister

Votes: 2,882 | Gross: $0.48M

25. 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

26. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $1.10M

27. 1971 (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.

Director: Johanna Hamilton | Stars: Bonnie Raines, John Raines, Bob Williamson, Keith Forsyth

Votes: 706

28. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.4
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The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Johanna Klante, Robert Joy, R.H. Thomson

Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.30M

29. Career (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 433

30. Aparecidos (2007)

TV-MA | 120 min | Horror

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One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago. That same night, the past and present ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Ruth Díaz, Javier Pereira, Pablo Cedrón, Leonora Balcarce

Votes: 1,403

31. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Adelheid Arndt

Votes: 887

32. Miel de naranjas (2012)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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Henry grows tired of witnessing injustices, and he engages in risky actions.

Director: Imanol Uribe | Stars: Iban Garate, Blanca Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 251

33. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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86 Metascore

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Skip Andrew, Edward Carmody, James Davis, Rennie Davis

Votes: 170

34. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 179

35. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.58M

36. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

Votes: 94

37. Gumapang ka sa lusak (1990)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A teenage boy befriends a starlet who is having an affair with an ambitious mayor. As the elections are coming up, the mayor's wife wants him to get rid of his mistress. The starlet agrees ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Dina Bonnevie, Christopher De Leon, Eddie Garcia, Charo Santos-Concio

Votes: 19

38. O anthropos me to garyfallo (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Kostas Kazakos, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 354

39. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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69 Metascore

The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Lewis Berg, Sara Chase, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Votes: 197 | Gross: $1.13M

40. E cominciò il viaggio nella vertigine (1974)

120 min | Drama, War

4.0
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Director: Toni de Gregorio | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gastone Moschin, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Nuti

Votes: 5

41. Ce qu'il reste de nous (2004)

77 min | Documentary

7.9
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A Tibetan-Canadian returns to her homeland to smuggle a secret message from the Dalai Lama and to document the occupation and cultural genocide of Tibet by China.

Directors: Hugo Latulippe, François Prévost | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kalsang Dolma

Votes: 194

42. Invasion (1980 TV Movie)

111 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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Drama documentary surrounding the events leading to the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Paul Chapman, Julian Glover, Paul Hardwick, John Woodnutt

Votes: 6

43. Ayotzinapa: crónica de un crimen de Estado (2014)

Documentary

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This documentary exposes the events of Ayotzinapa, Mexico; in which fourty-three students were disapeared by the government.

Director: Xavier Robles

Votes: 17

44. The Genocide Factor (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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This documentary consists of four programs. (1) "Genocide from Biblical Times through the Ages" covers the Biblical period, the Greeks and Romans, the Mongols, the Crusades, witchcraft ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Martha Barnett, Yehuda Bauer, Iris Chang, Eddie Faye Gates

Votes: 19

45. Condor (2007)

103 min | Documentary

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Operation Condor was a secret agreement between the military dictatorships of the Southern Cone in the 1970s, with the knowledge of the CIA. These governments to shared information and violently repressed suspected left-wing subversives.

Director: Roberto Mader

Votes: 15

46. Roots of My Heart (2001 Video)

Drama, Fantasy

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Through dreams and reality, a Cuban woman learns of the ties her great-grandparents had with the Independents of Color, a political party formed in 1908.

Stars: Simone Balmaseda, Sonia Boggiano, Elvira Cervera, Ileana Chávez

47. Stalag Guatemala (1983)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Mikael Wahlforss | Stars: Efraín Ríos Montt, Maria Antoniela Somoza

48. Newen Mapuche, la fuerza de la gente de la tierra (2011)

125 min | Documentary

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Director: Elena Varela López

49. Rejas en la memoria (2004)

80 min | Documentary

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Interviews and archival footage are used to reveal the truth about the concentration camps set up by Francisco Franco to house Republican prisoners during and after the Spanish Civil War.

Director: Manuel Palacios | Stars: Francisco Franco, Rosa María Mateo

Votes: 12

50. Polemic in 3 Voices (2011)

7 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Garth McCarthy | Stars: Conrad Alexander, Elisabeth Bosman, Sean Brebnor, Etienne Marais