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1. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

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

Votes: 122,023 | Gross: $81.90M

2. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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62 Metascore

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 223,360 | Gross: $141.34M

3. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 986,657 | Gross: $70.51M

4. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 127,323 | Gross: $21.59M

5. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 172,986 | Gross: $172.96M

6. Paycheck (2003)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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43 Metascore

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Michael C. Hall

Votes: 100,069 | Gross: $53.79M

7. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

Votes: 64,737 | Gross: $70.01M

8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 92,045 | Gross: $31.50M

9. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 37,253 | Gross: $41.54M

10. Until the End of the World (1991)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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63 Metascore

In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin

Votes: 8,475 | Gross: $0.75M

11. xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.4
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37 Metascore

Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman

Votes: 65,540 | Gross: $26.87M

12. The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil

Votes: 20,393 | Gross: $21.47M

13. Paradox (2009–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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During a period of high activity on the sun a physicist receives images in his lab that show an event that has yet to happen.

Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Emun Elliott, Mark Bonnar, Chiké Okonkwo

Votes: 1,596

14. XIII: The Series (2011– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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An amnesiac secret operative is being used by unknown groups to cover up dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA.

Stars: Stuart Townsend, Greg Bryk, Stephen McHattie, Aisha Tyler

Votes: 2,459

15. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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During the Cold War, at a California atomic research plant, an FBI agent and a Scotland Yard inspector join forces to eliminate a foreign nuclear spy ring operating in the USA and the UK.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Louis Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, Louise Allbritton, Carl Esmond

Votes: 381

16. Tornado Warning (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Stacey Asaro, Marcus Lyle Brown, Claire Conti, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 933

17. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 7,284 | Gross: $0.16M

18. Waterborne (2005)

R | 80 min | Drama

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Three sets of area residents band together after a terrorist attack against L.A.'s water supply.

Director: Ben Rekhi | Stars: Christopher Masterson, Jake Muxworthy, Jon Gries, Christopher Berry

Votes: 732

19. A Better Way to Die (2000)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Scott Wiper, Jack Conley, Carmen Argenziano, Richard Haje

Votes: 1,477

20. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 289 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

Votes: 1,104

22. Crash Dive (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne, Jay Acovone

Votes: 766

23. City Hunter: .357 Magnum (1989)

87 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.1
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If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Jonas Allen, Yôko Asagami, Martin Blacker, Jana Brockman

Votes: 314

24. Ajin Part 1: Shoudou (2015)

106 min | Animation, Adventure, Horror

7.7
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For high schooler Kei - and for at least forty-six others - immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever. Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn't make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Andô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Mikako Komatsu, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 807

25. DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003 TV Movie)

R | 128 min | Drama, History

4.5
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This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, John Cunningham, David Fonteno, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 847

26. The Lost Missile (1958)

Approved | 70 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine, Larry Kerr

Votes: 498

27. Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Mystery

5.9
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Frank Darnell, director of the Central Security Agency (CSA), is at a loss when Miles Crandall, the genius who writes top-secret satellite communication software for his Pentagon-contracted... See full summary »

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Lea Thompson, Joe Penny, William R. Moses, Jessy Schram

Votes: 300

28. Three Brave Men (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

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During the Cold War, a Maryland civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is deemed a security risk and he fights the official charges of being a Communist sympathizer.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Ray Milland, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Lovejoy, Nina Foch

Votes: 124

29. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Wirehead (1995 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Wirehead is a first-person perspective "interactive movie" video game where a seemingly, average, family man learns that he has a hi-tech device inside his brain, which lots of different people are willing to kill to obtain.

Director: James W. Riley | Stars: Steve Witting, Leah Lail, Natasha Pavlovich, John Fujioka

Votes: 23

31. H2O (2004– )

177 min | Drama

6.3
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When Canada's Prime Minister drowns in what appears to be a boating accident, his son takes office and is drawn into a deceptive world of power and corruption.

Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Murphy, Barry Flatman, Louise Portal

Votes: 251

32. The Feeling of Being Watched (2018)

86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

Director: Assia Boundaoui | Stars: Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, Christina Abraham, Assia Boundaoui, Iman Boundaoui

Votes: 72

33. Viper (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

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After Laura's husband James is murdered, she decides to find out who did it and why. She finds herself in a fight against an anti-terrorist organization in her desire for revenge.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Linda Purl, James Tolkan, Jeff Kober, Chris Robinson

Votes: 81

34. Aegis (2005)

126 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Akira Terao, Kôichi Satô, Kiichi Nakai

Votes: 227

35. Crime Patrol (1993 Video Game)

Action, Crime

6.1
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Move up the ranks from rookie to Delta Force by proving you can keep your cool as well as use your gun on the mean streets. You and your police partners must take down robbers, drug lords and even terrorists in this FMV light gun shooter.

Director: Barry Kirk | Stars: Jack Adams, Arthur Albert, Michael Allen, Stanley Allen

Votes: 15

36. Three on a Ticket (1947)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A private detective, who has been shot, stumbles into the office of Michael Shayne (Hugh Beaumont), and dies before Shayne can question him. Shayne finds a baggage ticket in his hand. He ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Hugh Beaumont, Cheryl Walker, Paul Bryar, Ralph Dunn

Votes: 35

37. The President's Book of Secrets (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Journey inside White House history to unveil fascinating truths behind secrets known only to the President.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Jonathan Alter, Michael Bohn, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 93

38. Lucky Miles (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Three mismatched blokes are stranded in the Australian desert.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdpraseuth, Don Hany

Votes: 709

39. 2/11 Het spel van de wolf (2014)

90 min | Drama

5.2
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The conspiracy: the killing of Theo van Gogh. What was the role of the Dutch politics, the secret service (AIVD) and the press?

Director: Thomas Korthals Altes | Stars: Susan Visser, Johan Leysen, Pierre Bokma, William Hope

Votes: 109

40. Sigma (2005)

85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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Without a moment to think, and no time to question, Dr. Adam Lemay is suddenly forced into a conspiracy of unknown proportions and is left with no options but to comply to the will of an ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Heffring | Stars: Colin Walsh, Alexander Cajuste, Patricia McKenzie, Allan Michael Brunet

Votes: 27

41. I, Spry (2010 TV Movie)

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With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Butt | Stars: Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Hugo Weaving, Kim Knuckey, Bob Baines

Votes: 11

42. The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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This special report by Bill Moyers illustrates and evidences about the contradictions revolving U.S. government when it comes to actually follow and obey the Constitution and its rulings. ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Armstrong, Richard Bissell, Jackson Browne, Carl Channel

Votes: 32

43. The Program (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: William Binney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jameel Jaffer, James Bamford

Votes: 30

44. Stunden der Entscheidung - Angela Merkel und die Flüchtlinge (2019 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, History

5.8
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September 2015 - Germany is considered the "Promised Land" for many who seek refuge. The influx of refugees is hard to stop. There was a loss of control, the culture of welcome experienced ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Twente | Stars: Heike Reichenwallner, Stefan Mehren, Aram Arami, Emre Aksizoglu

Votes: 39

45. America at Risk (2010 Video)

Documentary

4.6
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Explores the dangers facing America, one decade after the attacks on 9/11.

Director: Kevin Knoblock | Stars: Tony Blankley, John Bolton, Christopher Bond, Debra Burlingame

Votes: 18

46. Iran-Contra Investigation (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, History, War

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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States. SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SECRET ... See full summary »

Stars: George Bush, Oliver North, Ronald Reagan, Brendan Sullivan

47. My Friend Sasha: A Very Russian Murder (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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Director: Andrey Nekrasov | Stars: Andrey Nekrasov, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Litvinenko, Marina Litvinenko

Votes: 36

48. Fürchte dich nicht (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Director: Christiane Balthasar | Stars: Maria Simon, Justus von Dohnányi, Herbert Knaup, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 69

49. Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.6
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A look back, from 30 years later, at the Watergate break-in and the fall of Richard Nixon's presidency.

Director: Foster Wiley | Stars: Will Lyman, Howard Baker, Carl Bernstein, Benjamin C. Bradlee

Votes: 43

50. Full Disclosure Network (1993– )

News, History, Crime

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Full Disclosure Network® is the news behind the news produced by Emmy Award Winning Host/Producer Leslie Dutton and Producer T.J. Johnston. The twice nominated Full Disclosure public ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Alexi Alexiev, Gloria Allred, Michael Antonovich, Joe Arpaio



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