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1. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

Votes: 289,586 | Gross: $173.01M

2. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.5
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9 Metascore

It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 73,632 | Gross: $21.47M

3. Free State of Jones (2016)

R | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell

Votes: 46,693 | Gross: $20.76M

4. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 67,165 | Gross: $44.18M

5. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 157,951 | Gross: $31.84M

6. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,774 | Gross: $1.30M

7. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,688 | Gross: $3.90M

8. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 20,201 | Gross: $1.66M

9. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,266 | Gross: $6.10M

10. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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67 Metascore

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 10,310 | Gross: $25.10M

11. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 27,237 | Gross: $3.43M

12. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,707 | Gross: $6.38M

13. Beyond the Mask (2015)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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A British East India Trading Company assassin seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom.

Director: Chad Burns | Stars: Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Alan Madlane

Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $1.23M

14. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,258

15. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.8
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,498

16. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham

Votes: 420

17. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,707

18. Zenobia (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy

6.1
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A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady

Votes: 510

19. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

6.5
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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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 926

20. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

Votes: 709

21. Trick or Treaters (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Countryside thieves are won over by a young orphan girl.

Director: Hayo Freitag | Stars: Joachim Król, Bela B., Charly Hübner, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 610

22. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 580

23. The Adams Chronicles (1976)

50 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 159

24. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Paul Roebling

Votes: 504

25. Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.4
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Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 477

26. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 332

27. 1. April 2000 (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas, Judith Holzmeister

Votes: 174

28. Old Glory (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.3
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Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John Deering, John Litel, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 522

29. Judge Hardy's Children (1938)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Judge Hardy takes a business trip to Washington, DC, where Andy promptly falls for the French ambassador's daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 311

30. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

R | 80 min | Documentary

7.0
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55 Metascore

A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.

Directors: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Spencer Jones, Tyler Barrick, Dustin Lance Black, Linda Williams Stay

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love

Votes: 273

32. The Declaration of Independence (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Drama, History

5.8
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This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: John Litel, Ted Osborne, Rosella Towne, Richard Bond

Votes: 208

33. Yankee Doodle Cricket (1975 TV Short)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.5
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Chester C. Cricket and his friends help out Thomas Jefferson and Paul Revere.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Les Tremayne, Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 129

34. The Monroe Doctrine (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Drama, History

6.2
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The story of President Monroe's response to attempts by Spain to interfere in South America.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Grant Mitchell, Charles Waldron, James Stephenson, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 95

35. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)

TV-G | 79 min | Drama

6.7
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Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Lee Tracy, Constance Cummings, Walter Connolly, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 115

36. In God We Teach (2011)

62 min | Documentary

6.8
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The story of a Kearny (NJ) high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing. When the story hit The New York Times all hell broke loose.

Director: Vic Losick | Stars: Matthew LaClair, David Paszkiewicz

Votes: 31

37. The Road to Independence: The Movie (2011 Video)

Drama, History

8.8
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When Thomas Jefferson, rode on his white horse to Independence Hall on 4 July 1776. Declaration of Independence in hand, people lined the streets of Philadelphia and cheered. Then, once ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Church | Stars: Madison Church, Steve Cook, Jean Hetherington, Bo Hudson

Votes: 12

38. Hands Across the Sea in '76 (1911)

Short, Drama, Thriller

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Features a chronological parade of major events and battles of the American Revolution, with a side-plot emphasis on the emotional stress of a patriotic American girl, played by Dorothy ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence B. McGill | Stars: Dorothy Gibson, William S. Rising, Helen Marten, Thomas Irwin

39. School, Inc.: A Personal Journey with Andrew Coulson - Episode 3: Forces and Choices (2017)

Documentary

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School Inc. is a global exploration of discovery by the late Andrew Coulson, senior fellow of education policy at Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom. He takes viewers on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Muhammad Anwar, Barbara Bergstrom, Pernilla Brorsson, Andrew Coulson

40. History's Lost & Found (1999–2005)

150 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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The Shroud of Turin. The Wright Brothers' plane. The treasures of King Tut. This is a captivating examination of some of the most famous objects and artifacts in human history. Some are ... See full summary »

Star: Edward Herrmann

Votes: 49

41. Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration (2014)

80 min | Documentary

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From the producers of For Our Day, comes a fascinating documentary exploring temple symbolism. Discover the reason behind Joseph Smith's involvement with Masonry, the purpose of inverted ... See full summary »

Directors: James F. Stoddard III, L. Hannah Stoddard | Stars: Vicki Jo Anderson, Tim Ballard, Scott N. Bradley, Val W. Brinkerhoff

42. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

Votes: 5

43. American History: Our Declaration of Independence (1941)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: George Arthur Durlam

44. American History: Our Constitution (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Made and released in 1940 (and not 1941) this was the first of eight-proposed patriotic shorts made by Max and Arthur Alexander. It deals with how the American constitution came into being ... See full summary »

Director: George Arthur Durlam | Stars: Daniel Curtis, John Elliott, Marc Loebell, Allen Connor

45. Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of Washington, D. C. (1956)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short, History

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George Jessel takes a talking-tour of the United States capital city, while Bill Hayes, Rosemary June and the Bill Peterson Singers sing about it.

Director: Harry Foster | Stars: George Jessel, Bill Hayes, Rosemary June, Jim Peterson Singers

46. The Ben Shapiro Show (2015– )
Episode: Abortion Wars (2019)

News, Talk-Show

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Star: Ben Shapiro

47. Blue Drop: Tenshi tachi no gikyoku (2007– )
Episode: Campanula (2007)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

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Mari and Yuko are attacked in the woods by Azaneal.

Stars: Akiko Yajima, Miyuki Sawashiro, Satsuki Yukino, Akeno Watanabe

48. CollegeHumor Originals (2006– )
Episode: Declaration of Email Signatures (2012)

TV-MA | 2 min | Comedy

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If the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence the way you sign your e-mails.

Director: Matthew Pollock | Stars: Mark Deklin, Jim O'Heir, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Billy Merritt

49. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)
Episode: Episode #8.226 (2012)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Director: Ian Kornbluth | Stars: Mila Kunis, Rashida Jones, Alex Salmond, David Sedaris

Votes: 7

50. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)
Episode: Fireworks (1976)

TV-Y | 4 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.2
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A musical celebration of the Fourth of July.

Stars: Charlotte Stone, Ian Stone, Tom Yohe Jr., Suzanne Yohe

Votes: 17



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