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1. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

2. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Writers: Jason Reitman, Christopher Buckley | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden

3. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

4. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

5. Made in Dagenham (2010)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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65 Metascore

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Writer: William Ivory | Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone

6. Inherit the Wind (1960)

TV-PG | 128 min | Drama, History

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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

7. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

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A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Writers: James Bridges, John Jay Osborn Jr. | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

8. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Writers: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno | Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

9. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

10. The End of America (2008)

Documentary

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The End of America details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty"tot tome, rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning democracies from ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelle Ngo, Patricia Sunshine, Naomi Wolf | Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

11. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: John Lewis Marches On (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America?

Stars: Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Bill Moyers, Bayard Rustin

12. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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In his book Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots, threading together ideas and experiences to prove his theory that... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Fessenden, Henry Giroux, Mark Harris, Gale Anne Hurd