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1. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 275,223 | Gross: $59.65M

2. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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83 Metascore

A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 133,385 | Gross: $81.90M

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 282,499 | Gross: $45.51M

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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91 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 496,635 | Gross: $1.23M

5. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 135,939 | Gross: $32.02M

6. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 211,833 | Gross: $39.39M

7. Miss Sloane (2016)

R | 132 min | Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 63,099 | Gross: $3.44M

8. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 101,849

9. Judge Dredd (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 109,517 | Gross: $34.69M

10. Superman: Red Son (2020 Video)

PG-13 | 84 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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What if baby Kal-El's rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? That is the premise of this Elseworld's tale from DC Comics.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amy Acker, Diedrich Bader, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 9,826

11. 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: 163,524 | Gross: $31.84M

12. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 67,158 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Imperium (2016)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

Director: Daniel Ragussis | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell

Votes: 41,735

14. 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: 46,512 | Gross: $9.53M

15. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

In 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 52,110 | Gross: $27.81M

16. A United Kingdom (2016)

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

6.9
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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: 14,102 | Gross: $3.90M

17. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 46,076 | Gross: $1.83M

18. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 87,862 | Gross: $4.45M

19. The Tribe (1999–2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

Stars: Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie, Antonia Prebble

Votes: 2,799

20. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

Votes: 22,409 | Gross: $2.10M

21. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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71 Metascore

In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 15,490 | Gross: $0.55M

22. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 22,247 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Accidental Love (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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20 Metascore

A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jessica Biel, Raymond L. Brown Jr., Jenny Gulley, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 7,723

24. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 5,039 | Gross: $1.37M

25. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,797 | Gross: $1.11M

26. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 35,367 | Gross: $0.48M

27. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 27,236 | Gross: $0.14M

28. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Drama, History | Pre-production

The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Isaac Eshete

29. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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84 Metascore

An old British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 27,075 | Gross: $12.99M

30. December (1991)

PG | 92 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Set in a New England prep school on the day after Pearl Harbor, five close friends must choose whether to stay in school or go to war. Their decisions shock themselves and each other as they must grow up faster than they ever imagined.

Director: Gabe Torres | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Jason London, Brian Krause, Wil Wheaton

Votes: 298

31. 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: 7,637 | Gross: $6.10M

32. Indignation (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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78 Metascore

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus | Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tijuana Ricks, Sue Dahlman

Votes: 11,419 | Gross: $3.40M

33. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.5
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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,173

34. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An advertising executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 22,981 | Gross: $2.34M

35. The King's Choice (2016)

133 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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64 Metascore

April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 7,451 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Aligarh (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi, Balaji Gauri

Votes: 5,890

37. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Told in a quasi-documentary style, this companion piece to I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) deals with topics such as class society, non-violent resistance, sex, relationships, and tourism to Francoist Spain.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,510 | Gross: $20.24M

38. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 10,459

39. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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43 Metascore

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 10,120 | Gross: $0.36M

40. Shukranu (2020)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Set in Delhi/UP/Haryana, SHUKRANU is a comic take on the darkest phases of Indian democracy through the encounters of a would-be groom who is forcefully sterilized just days before his much-awaited marriage.

Director: Bishnu Dev Halder | Stars: Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Basu Prasad, Sheetal Thakur, Aakash Dabhade

Votes: 575

41. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

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

Votes: 3,147

42. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Peasant life in a feudal farm in rural Italy at the end of the 19th century.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 5,281

43. Guernica (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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The fates of Henry - a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, cross in Gernika.

Director: Koldo Serra | Stars: James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Jack Davenport, Ingrid García Jonsson

Votes: 2,087

44. Smart People (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page

Votes: 22,291 | Gross: $9.50M

45. The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (2020)

105 min | Documentary

7.7
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Exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible - and how that threatens democratic freedoms.

Directors: Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan | Stars: Anjali Appadurai, Chris Barrett, Heidi Boghosian, Wendy Brown

Votes: 41

46. The Gettysburg Address

Documentary, Biography, History | Post-production

The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Director: Sean Conant | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Edward Asner

47. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,329

48. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

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

Votes: 996

49. Barcelona (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino

Votes: 5,641 | Gross: $7.27M

50. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 3,970



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