Most Popular "Rise To Power" Titles
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 200 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
3. Limitless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.
6. Citizen Kane (1941)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
7. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
8. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
9. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
10. The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)
Unrated | 366 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one lead by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
11. The Candidate (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
12. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
14. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
15. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 TV Mini-Series)
130 min | Biography, Drama, History
A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
16. Macbeth (1971)
R | 140 min | Drama, War
A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
20. All the King's Men (1949)
Approved | 110 min | Drama
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.
21. Richard III (1995)
R | 104 min | Drama, War
The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
22. The Take (2009 TV Mini-Series)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.
23. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.
24. Gangster No. 1 (2000)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.
25. The Oscar (1966)
Approved | 119 min | Drama
Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.
26. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 142 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »
27. Macbeth (1948)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »
28. Cleopatra (1934)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.
29. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at ... See full summary »
30. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »
31. Young Winston (1972)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War
This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ... See full summary »
32. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
121 min | Biography, Drama
Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
33. Guru (2007)
166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
34. Sinatra (1992 TV Movie)
250 min | Biography, Drama
An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
35. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.
36. Nayakan (1987)
145 min | Crime, Drama
A small boy (Ratnavelu) from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the ... See full summary »
37. The Pallisers (1974 TV Mini-Series)
50 min | Drama
Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »
38. Malice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (... See full summary »
39. The Battle of Mary Kay (2002 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see.
40. Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006 TV Movie)
88 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.
42. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »
43. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.
44. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »
45. The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)
95 min | Biography, Drama
Straightforward biography of the Russian empress, up to her assumption of the throne.
46. Frisco Kid (1935)
Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance
After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.
48. The Hitler Gang (1944)
101 min | Biography, Drama, History
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ... See full summary »
49. The Great Seer (2012–2013)
Action, History, Romance
The story set in the late Goryeo Dynasty in which a group of Feng Shui advisers to the government authorities help the hero Lee Sung Gye become the first king of the Joseon Dynasty.
50. One Step to Eternity (1954)
95 min | Thriller, Drama
Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming ... See full summary »