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1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,693,011 | Gross: $330.25M

2. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

Votes: 51,935 | Gross: $7.84M

3. Secret Honor (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.

Director: Robert Altman | Star: Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 2,519

4. 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.

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

Votes: 5,210 | Gross: $1.10M

5. Born Again (1978)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

5.1
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Charles Colson was involved in the infamous Watergate scandal that brought down the administration of former President Richard Nixon. Colson was sentenced to prison for the crimes he ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Dean Jones, Anne Francis, Jay Robinson, Dana Andrews

Votes: 107

6. Untitled Martha Mitchell Project

Drama | Announced

Martha Mitchell, the wife of the U.S. Attorney General serving under President Nixon, takes an outspoken and controversial role during the Watergate scandal.

Director: Diane Ladd | Stars: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd

7. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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One-man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 424 | Gross: $11.00M

8. The Final Days (1989 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Drama

7.2
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Chronicle of Nixon's last months in the White House. A paranoid power-abuser, but also all too human--a confused, pathetic individual who cannot fully comprehend how, in less than one year, he can lose everything he has worked for in life.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Lane Smith, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Flanders

Votes: 207

9. JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (2014 Video)

208 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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This is one of the only documentaries that actually speaks on the real Secret Societies which for most are still a secret.

Stars: Francis Richard Conolly, Gordon Arnold, Charles Brehm, Howard Brennan

Votes: 350

10. Nixon in the Den (2015 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 49 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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A fresh look at the controversial career and presidency of Richard Nixon. Reynolds argues that Nixon was genuinely successful as an international statesman. Yet behind the scenes, Nixon's diplomacy was a story of intrigue and rivalry.

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Richard Nixon, David Reynolds

Votes: 10

11. 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

12. Billy Graham: God's Ambassador (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.2
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The life and times of the evangelist Billy Graham are the subject of this documentary.

Director: Michael Merriman | Stars: John Akers, Cliff Barrows, Ralph Bell, Richard Bewes

Votes: 60

13. Nixon's Address on Watergate, 1973 (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Two of President Nixon's broadcast: Pres. Nixon Defends His Office On Watergate Charges & Pres. Nixon Speaks From White House On Watergate.

Star: Richard Nixon

14. The Front Runner: The Unmaking of a Candidate (2019 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Mamoudou Athie, Matt Bai, Michael Beugg, Chris Coy

15. Secret Honor: Philip Baker Hall (2004 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Philip Baker Hall, Robert Altman, Stephen Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson

16. Le doux parfum de la corruption (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Robert Kuperberg

17. Secret Honor: President Richard M. Nixon (2004 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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A compilation of archive footage that chronicles Richard Nixon's life and career in politics from the 1950's to the 1970's. Said footage includes Nixon's 1952 Checkers speech, excerpts from... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Nixon, Edward Cox, David Eisenhower, Henry Kissinger

18. Tricky Dick (2019)
Episode: And Then You Destroy Yourself (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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Following a landslide re-election in 1972, President Richard Nixon works to cover up his personal involvement in the Watergate Affair and stymie the congressional investigation that could threaten his very presidency.

Director: Mary Robertson | Stars: Richard Nixon, Alexander Butterfield, J. Fred Buzhardt, Dick Cavett

Votes: 8

19. Hard Quiz (2016– )
Episode: Episode #4.6 (2019)

Comedy, Game-Show

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The show's scathing host, Tom Gleeson, quizzes Edem (roller coasters expert), Paul (Manchester United FC expert), Eliza (The Shining (1980) expert) and Carly (the Watergate scandal expert). Who will win Tom's coveted Big Brass Mug?

Star: Tom Gleeson

20. I Love the 1880s (2012– )
Episode: One Nation, Under Arrest (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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Get ready for a half hour of history's most infamous gangsters, kidnappers, and witchcraft practitioners.

Star: Pat Twist

21. Uutishuone (2009)
Episode: Rokkibeibi (2009)

49 min | Drama, History

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Director: Lauri Nurkse | Stars: Krista Kosonen, Svante Martin, Juho Milonoff, Samuel Vauramo

22. Tricky Dick (2019)
Episode: Storm Clouds (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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Tensions boil over in a deeply divided nation, as President Richard Nixon commits to victory in Vietnam and grows increasingly paranoid about political enemies during his first term in office.

Director: Mary Robertson | Stars: Richard Nixon, Alexander Butterfield, Dwight Chapin, Charles Colson

Votes: 8

23. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: The Watergate Tape (2016)

Not Rated | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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As the team goes after Flynn in 1972, tensions rise among the team as secrets are revealed.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 1,346

24. Colorado Inside Out (1981– )
Episode: Time Machine - Circa 1973 (2013)

27 min | Talk-Show

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CIO is taking a ride in the time machine again. This time, host KHOW radio host Charlie Martin (played by Dominic Dezzutti) and the panelists travel back to 1973. Issues discussed include ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Zinn, Susanne Aikman | Stars: Patricia Calhoun, Dominic Dezzutti, Kevin Flynn, David Kopel

25. The Presidents (2005– )
Episode: Truman to Ford (1945-1977) (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History

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About US Presidents 33) Harry S. Truman (1945-1953), 34) Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961), 35) John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), 36) Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969), 37) Richard Nixon (1969-1974) and 38) Gerald Ford (1974-1977).

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Larry Berman, H.W. Brands, Leonid Brezhnev

26. Drunk History (2013– )
Episode: Whistleblowers (2019)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, History

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Martha Mitchell is the original Watergate leaker. The Citizen's Commission stage an epic break-in to FBI headquarters.

Director: Jeremy Konner | Stars: Derek Waters, John Early, Duncan Trussell, Tony Hale

Votes: 37



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