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1. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Writer: Taylor Sheridan | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 138,744

2. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Landesman, Gary Webb, Nick Schou | Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 29,555

3. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Writers: Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding, Josh Singer | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 27,576

4. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 75,793

5. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Writer: Larry Kramer | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 23,914

6. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.

Writers: Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert

Votes: 52,860

7. 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

Votes: 188,697

8. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.

Writers: Heath Corson, Bob Kane | Directors: Jay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 14,432

9. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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64 Metascore

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Writer: Rod Lurie | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett

Votes: 29,823

10. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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55 Metascore

A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Writers: Mark Polish, Michael Polish | Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Max Thieriot

Votes: 19,375

11. Parts Per Billion (2014)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.3
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In the midst of a manmade biological disaster and a terrible fate, three couples try to find meaning in their lives.

Writer: Brian Horiuchi | Director: Brian Horiuchi | Stars: Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 1,413

12. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 14,644

13. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 51,069

14. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western

7.2
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A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown.

Writers: Daniel Giat, Dee Brown | Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin

Votes: 4,420

15. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Writer: Norman Snider | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 14,494

16. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Trumbo | Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 762

17. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 2,548

18. The Wind and the Lion (1975)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

Writer: John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston

Votes: 6,120

19. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama

3.8
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Writers: Lawrence Meade, Arthur Hoerl, Paul Franklin | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 6,063

20. 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

Votes: 5,898

21. Music Within (2007)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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53 Metascore

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Writers: Bret McKinney, Mark Andrew Olsen, Kelly Kennemer | Director: Steven Sawalich | Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Clint Jung

Votes: 4,937

22. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

Votes: 1,571

23. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Writer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 1,984

24. Intruders (1992 TV Movie)

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Oringer, Tracy Tormé, Budd Hopkins | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook

Votes: 936

25. Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Gay teen angst...

Writer: Gregg Araki | Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill

Votes: 1,838

26. Country (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama

6.8
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Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Writer: William D. Wittliff | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark

Votes: 1,365

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

115 min | Documentary

7.0
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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 | Star: Stu Richel

Votes: 220

28. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,017

29. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Gabeira, Leopoldo Serran | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 3,592

30. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 2,965

31. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Writer: Solomon Vesta | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,262

32. Born in Flames (1983)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Writers: Lizzie Borden, Ed Bowes | Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 420

33. 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.

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

Votes: 4,690

34. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,401

35. Walk the Proud Land (1956)

89 min | Biography, Western

6.7
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Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for automomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given ... See full summary »

Writers: Gil Doud, Jack Sher, Woodworth Clum | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, Charles Drake

Votes: 411

36. Far from Vietnam (1967)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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In seven different segments, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy and support for the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam war.

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Jacques Sternberg | Directors: Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Anne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon, Bernard Fresson, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 383

37. American Outrage (2008)

56 min | Documentary

9.1
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The Dann sisters, two Native American women of the Western Shoshone tribe living in Nevada, challenge the US government for land rights, taking their case to the US Supreme Court.

Writer: Beth Gage | Directors: Beth Gage, George Gage | Stars: Mary Dann, Carrie Dann, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 22

38. The End of America (2008)

Documentary

7.5
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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

Votes: 739

39. Echelon 8 (2009)

118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.5
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A new government agency with the right to domestic charter is reformed to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States.

Creator: Kevin Wenzel | Director: Joe Valenti | Stars: David Wenzel, Rick Lohman, Russell Friedenberg, Allan Walker

Votes: 104

40. The Iraq War (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Alex Jennings, Massoud Barzani, Dick Cheney, Stephen Hadley

Votes: 46

41. Old Overland Trail (1953)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.9
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Indian agent Rex Allen must protect local citizens and a tribe of volatile Native Americans from unscrupulous railroad contractors--including his own brother.

Writer: Milton Raison | Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 53

42. Brave Warrior (1952)

Approved | 73 min | Western

4.7
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In Indiana of the early 1800s, conflict once again arises between the United States and Great Britain over territory and boundaries. Each side endeavors to gain the support of the Shawnee ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Jon Hall, Christine Larsen, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara

Votes: 96

43. Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.4
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The inside story of the hunt for Bin Laden.

Writers: Phil Craig, Bruce Goodison | Director: Bruce Goodison | Stars: Jamie Lee, Marc Ambinder, Osama bin Laden, John O. Brennan

Votes: 55

44. Face of a Nation (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

A 1st generation Chinese-American architect asks why we no longer care about World's Fairs when once they captured our hopes for the American dream?

Writers: Mina Chow, Michael L. Rose | Director: Mina Chow | Stars: Frank O. Gehry, Jack Masey, Mina Chow, Barton Myers

45. Pacific Rendezvous (1942)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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Anxious to see some naval action in the Pacific during WWII, Lt. Bill Gordon makes the mistake of telling his new girlfriend, ditzy Elaine Carter, that he was an expert in deciphering codes... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, P.J. Wolfson, George Oppenheimer | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lee Bowman, Jean Rogers, Mona Maris, Carl Esmond

Votes: 87

46. JFK: The Case for Conspiracy (1993 Video)

103 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writer: Robert J. Groden | Director: Robert J. Groden | Stars: Mark Crouch, Audrey Bell, Sylvia Chase, John Connally

Votes: 77

47. Beyond the Sierras (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Western

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The U.S. Government sends an undercover-agent to California in the days when American land-thieves were preying upon Sanish families holding rich land-grants from the Spanish Crown. Don ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lord, John T. Neville | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Tim McCoy, Sylvia Beecher, Roy D'Arcy, Polly Moran

48. In Search of the Constitution (1987– )

Not Rated | Documentary, History

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Stars: Bill Moyers, Michael Hardwick, Ed Meese, Ronald Reagan

49. A Ship Is Born (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.6
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This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning, during World War Two, of the USA supply line to Victory ... See full summary »

Writer: Owen Crump | Director: Jean Negulesco | Star: Knox Manning

Votes: 11

50. You Can't Get Away with It (1936)

Approved | 30 min | Crime, Short, Documentary

5.8
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A documentary-style short showing the inner-workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Presented with The Permission of the Hon. Homer S. Cummings, Attorney General of the U. S., and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles E. Ford, Henry Clay Bate | Director: Charles E. Ford | Stars: Lowell Thomas, J. Edgar Hoover

Votes: 5