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1. House of Cards (2013– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

9.1
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

2. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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64 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Writers: Mike Judge, Etan Cohen | Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

3. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

4. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Writers: Len Brown, Woody Gelman, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Norman Saunders, Jonathan Gems | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

5. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy | Active

7.9
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale

6. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, Paul Abbott | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

7. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

8. 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

9. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

10. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

11. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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56 Metascore

A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Writer: Stanley Weiser | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

12. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

Sexy secrets from a womans past come to light as she runs for Vice President.

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

13. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

14. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

15. Quiz Show (1994)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, History

7.5
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88 Metascore

Dick Goodwin discovers game shows are fixed: Charles Van Doren is fed answers so he beats Herbie Stempel.

Writers: Paul Attanasio, Richard N. Goodwin | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield

16. Random Hearts (1999)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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38 Metascore

After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash 'Harrison Ford' and Kristin Scott Thomas find each others keys in each others loved ones posessions and realize that they were ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Adler, Darryl Ponicsan, Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt

17. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.5
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47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Writers: Amanda Brown, Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Kate Kondell | Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

18. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

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.

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

19. Envy (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.7
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31 Metascore

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Writer: Steve Adams | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler

20. The Thing from Another World (1951)

TV-PG | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Writers: Charles Lederer, John W. Campbell Jr. | Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

21. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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45 Metascore

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Kaplan, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

22. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

23. Human Nature (2001)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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56 Metascore

A woman is in love with a man in love with another woman, and all three have designs on a young man raised as an ape.

Writer: Charlie Kaufman | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Ken Magee

24. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Writers: Jennifer Friedes, Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer | Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

25. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL!

Writers: Costa Dillon, John De Bello, J. Stephen Peace, Rick Rockwell | Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

26. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

27. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Writers: Daniel G. Karslake, Helen R. Mendoza | Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

28. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Drama

7.5
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Writer: Daniel Giat | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

29. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Writers: Gabriel Range, Simon Finch | Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

30. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Writer: Robert Thom | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

31. K Street (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A semi-improvised lobbyist satire.

Stars: Mary McCormack, John Slattery, Roger Guenveur Smith, James Carville

32. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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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, Richard Nixon, Anatoli Dobrynin, John F. Kennedy

33. Geronimo (1962)

101 min | Action, Biography, History

5.9
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An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Fielder, Arnold Laven | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

34. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Writer: Eugene Jarecki | Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

35. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

7.1
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Writers: John Farrow, Jesse Lasky Jr., Clements Ripley | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

36. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

37. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

38. War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Writers: Bert I. Gordon, George Worthing Yates | Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin, Russ Bender

39. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.4
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Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. ... See full summary »

Writer: George Waggner | Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

40. Mister Sterling (2003– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The scandal-free son of a former Governor of California is appointed to be Senator, whereupon it's discovered he's an independent. Modern day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Creator: Lawrence O'Donnell | Stars: Josh Brolin, David Norona, Audra McDonald, William Russ

41. 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

42. 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

43. Chosen Survivors (1974)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, nearly two miles below the surface of the Earth. ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Spalding, Joe Reb Moffly | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman

44. Women of the House (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Following the death of her husband, Ray, Suzanne Sugarbaker moved to Washington to fill her husband's seat in congress, dragging along her developmentally disabled brother, Jim, and adopted... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Delta Burke, Teri Garr, Patricia Heaton, Jonathan Banks

45. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Writers: Carey Wilson, Bertram Bloch, Anonymous | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

46. Dondi (1961)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

3.4
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Writers: Gus Edson, Irwin Hasen | Director: Albert Zugsmith | Stars: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

47. Tail Gunner Joe (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give ... See full summary »

Writer: Lane Slate | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Peter Boyle, John Forsythe, Heather Menzies-Urich, Burgess Meredith

48. A Perfect Candidate (1996)

105 min | Documentary

7.3
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The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »

Directors: R.J. Cutler, David Van Taylor | Stars: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Bill Clinton

49. Taking on the Kennedys (1996 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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What would it be like to run against one of the most powerful political families in America? Enter the backrooms of American politics as a doctor named Kevin Vigilante takes on the Kennedys... See full summary »

Writer: Joshua Seftel | Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Tom Kemp, John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy

50. Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends But the Mountains (2000)

72 min | Documentary, War

5.9
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A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? Filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the outset of this stirring, provocative film ... See full summary »

Writer: Kevin McKiernan | Director: Kevin McKiernan