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1. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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66 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 6,224

2. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 8,289 | Gross: $0.40M

3. Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 94,151 | Gross: $47.84M

4. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 26,864 | Gross: $8.55M

5. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 411,556 | Gross: $350.13M

6. The Night Manager (2016)

TV-14 | 358 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman

Votes: 62,424

7. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 164,426 | Gross: $62.66M

8. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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95 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 400,238 | Gross: $17.02M

9. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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57 Metascore

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 161,167 | Gross: $43.02M

10. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 321,058 | Gross: $25.38M

11. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 20,669

12. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 64,811 | Gross: $2.19M

13. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

Votes: 124,274 | Gross: $35.05M

14. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 150,512 | Gross: $15.54M

15. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.2
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53 Metascore

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee

Votes: 19,759 | Gross: $1.72M

16. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 44,365

17. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 113,720 | Gross: $47.54M

18. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 127,198 | Gross: $33.58M

19. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 66,694 | Gross: $6.78M

20. Last Flag Flying (2017)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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65 Metascore

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson

Votes: 20,084 | Gross: $0.97M

21. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.2
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54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 123,084 | Gross: $32.42M

22. 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.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 44,526 | Gross: $9.53M

23. The Lucky Ones (2008)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Three different soldiers - a woman and two men - return from war and facing the peaceful life's problems of each other.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan

Votes: 13,033 | Gross: $0.18M

24. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Votes: 32,861 | Gross: $0.07M

25. W. (I) (2008)

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

6.3
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56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

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

Votes: 44,895 | Gross: $25.53M

26. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 45,872 | Gross: $15.00M

27. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.4
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

Votes: 19,236 | Gross: $10.91M

28. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.7
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45 Metascore

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

Votes: 31,249 | Gross: $18.84M

29. SGT. Will Gardner (2019)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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30 Metascore

A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

Director: Max Martini | Stars: Max Martini, Omari Hardwick, Lily Rabe, Robert Patrick

Votes: 774

30. 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: 123,447 | Gross: $119.19M

31. Taking Chance (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.

Director: Ross Katz | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art, Blanche Baker

Votes: 12,571

32. A Grunt's Life (2019)

116 min | Comedy

9.1
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On a remote patrol base in Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2008, Marine Lieutenant Vinny Murphy fights to protect his Marines from the local insurgents and his self-serving Commander, Captain Berry.

Directors: Donny O'Malley, Braden Smith | Stars: Donny O'Malley, Bruce Clifford, Michael Drake Krueger, Ian Stanley

Votes: 11

33. Franklyn (2008)

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

6.2
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A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city.

Director: Gerald McMorrow | Stars: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill

Votes: 16,371

34. Home of the Brave (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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42 Metascore

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

Votes: 10,208 | Gross: $0.05M

35. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,839 | Gross: $7.19M

36. Redacted (2007)

R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller, War

6.1
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52 Metascore

The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Ty Jones

Votes: 9,842 | Gross: $0.07M

37. Delta Farce (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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17 Metascore

Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Michael Rose

Votes: 10,369 | Gross: $8.07M

38. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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51 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5,073 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 16,759 | Gross: $0.26M

40. Over There (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, War

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A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith Robinson

Votes: 4,163

41. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.5
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 14,110 | Gross: $0.27M

42. The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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22 Metascore

A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits

Votes: 12,977 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Red White & Blue (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

Votes: 5,351

44. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

8.3
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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 4,282

45. Route Irish (2010)

109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop, Geoff Bell

Votes: 4,081

46. American Son (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

Director: Neil Abramson | Stars: Nick Cannon, Matt Sigloch, Dotan Baer, Justin Diedolf

Votes: 749

47. A Marine Story (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from ... See full summary »

Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Paris P. Pickard, Anthony Michael Jones, Christine Mourad

Votes: 2,086

48. The Contractor (2007 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Ex-C.I.A. Agent James Dial (Wesley Snipes) is asked to take out terrorist Ali Mahmud Jahar (Nikolai Sotirov), only to realize he's been set up by his former employer, Jeremy Collins (Ralph Brown).

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Lena Headey, Ralph Brown

Votes: 7,471

49. Grace Is Gone (2007)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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65 Metascore

Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: John Cusack, Emily Churchill, Rebecca Spence, Jennifer Tyler

Votes: 8,867 | Gross: $0.05M

50. Only the Dead (2015)

TV-MA | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware | Stars: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Michael Ware

Votes: 3,003



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