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1. 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: 90,030 | Gross: $47.84M

2. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 102,242 | Gross: $66.66M

3. 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: 126,800 | Gross: $33.58M

4. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Using the interrogation of a US counterinsurgency agent as a backdrop, the film explores the consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 3,894

5. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 4,147

6. Edward the King (1975– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 386

7. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

7.5
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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 617

8. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,587 | Gross: $1.44M

9. Intent to Destroy (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 421

10. The Empire Files (2015– )

30 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: Abby Martin, Atossa Abrahamian, Ali Al Ahmed, Jared Ball

Votes: 44

11. Spyashchie (2017)

Thriller

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The film's plot unfolds in 2013 during a period of aggravation of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the complication of the foreign policy situation in Europe and covers ... See full summary »

Stars: Igor Petrenko, Natalya Rogozhkina, Konstantin Strelnikov, Semyon Shkalikov

Votes: 128

12. Disraeli (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 920

13. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 1,876 | Gross: $0.52M

14. Brazil (1944)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston

Votes: 147

15. Free to Rock (2017)

61 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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FREE TO ROCK is a 60 minute documentary film directed by 4 time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Ten years in the making, the film explores the soft power... See full summary »

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Tsvety, Jimmy Carter, Yuri Valov

Votes: 66

16. Our Man in Tehran (2013)

85 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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58 Metascore

The events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canada's involvement, especially concerning Ambassador Ken Taylor, are explored.

Directors: Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein | Stars: Assadollah Alam, Bob Anders, Jimmy Carter, Joe Clark

Votes: 215 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Kissinger (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Over the past two years, Chimerica Media have been given exclusive and unparalleled access to conduct a series of interviews with Henry Kissinger and to film him on a series of foreign ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Pennick | Star: Henry Kissinger

Votes: 89

18. 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

19. Qatar: A Dangerous Alliance (2017)

39 min | Documentary, Short

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Qatar: A Dangerous Alliance is a chaptered educational documentary featuring some of the world's leading experts on Middle East policy, international terrorism, and finance. Presented in a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nixon

20. The Lobby - USA (2018)

Documentary

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Stars: Ali Abunimah, Jacob Baime, Sagi Balasha, Omar Barghouti

21. Thank You, Mr. President: The Press Conferences of JFK (1983 Video)

32 min | Documentary

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Director: Arthur J. Bressan Jr. | Stars: John F. Kennedy, E.G. Marshall, Pierre Salinger

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

Documentary

6.0
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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

23. Valentino's Ghost (2012)

93 min | Documentary, History, News

7.8
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84 Metascore

The documentary exposes the ways in which America's foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives the U.S. media's portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. The film lays bare the truths behind ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Singh | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Hillary Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Mike Farrell

Votes: 57

24. South Carolina Republican Debate (2011 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination debate foreign policy and national security.

Stars: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Jim DeMint, Major Garrett

25. Valentino's Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs (2015)

100 min | Documentary

8.3
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VALENTINO'S GHOST: WHY WE HATE ARABS (2015) exposes how U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is the driving force behind the mainstream media's portrayals of that region and its people, resulting in injustice, bigotry, hatred and wars.

Director: Michael Singh

Votes: 13

26. On the Line (2007)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

6.6
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 22

27. President Trump: The First 100 Days (2017 TV Special)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: John Barron, Kim Beazley, Damien Cave, Kellyanne Conway

28. Obama: All Access (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.2
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Stars: Barack Obama, Steven Croft, David Axelrod, Jill Biden

Votes: 5

29. Disarm (2005)

67 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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Disarm filmmakers Mary Wareham (Next Step Productions) and Brian Liu (Toolbox DC) present a contemporary and provocative view of the forces challenging the achievement of a mine-free world.... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Liu, Mary Wareham

Votes: 31

30. President George H.W. Bush: Speeches of the 41st President of the United States 1989-1993 (2005 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The 41st President's greatest speeches from 1989-1993, including the national address on Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, his address to the nation on Panama's police action, and his speech at the end of the Gulf War.

Star: George Bush

31. Playing the Game (2001– )

57 min | Documentary

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Playing the Game is a three part history series that takes a fresh look at some of the key developments in American foreign policy from the 1930s to the 1980s.

32. Richard Nixon's Visit to China, 1972 (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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This historical film in color from the CIA Film Library covers President Richard Nixon's visit to Beijing and the Great Wall in China.

Star: Richard Nixon

33. 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

34. Trump Wins Enormously on Travel Ban as Supreme Court Allows President to Defend Sovereignty (2017 Video)

13 min | Short, News

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Trump's travel ban is a good idea, says Styx, especially after our foreign policy disasters under Obama.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

35. CIA: America's Secret Warriors (1997)

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Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Richard Di Sabatino, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 18

36. Expanding World Relationships (1947)

11 min | Animation, Short

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Director: David Hilberman

37. The Defence of Canada (1985– )

History

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A documentary about the history and contemporary state of Canadian military and foreign policy.

Stars: Gwynne Dyer, Robert Borden, John Buchan, Arthur Currie

38. Iran America: The Love/Hate Relationship (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon

39. Hostage, 1979 (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Emphasizes that all nations have a deep interest in the rule of law in diplomacy, particularly smaller nations that depend heavily on respect for the rules by powerful neighbors. The Iran ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Carter, Donald Franchot McHenry, Louis Shields

40. Failed New York City Terrorist Attack: True News (2017 Video)

25 min | Short, News

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The latest attempt at terror in New York City leads Stefan Molyneux to a discussion of the welfare state.

Star: Stefan Molyneux

41. Fulbright: The Man, the Mission, and the Message (2011)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

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America, in the middle of the 20th Century, was a country searching for a domestic and international identity. The end of World War II, followed by the Cold War, Korean, and Vietnam Wars; ... See full summary »

Director: W. Drew Perkins | Stars: Dale Bumpers, James Mcgrefor Burns, Salome Castellanos, Bill Clinton

42. Investigation Into the Iran-Contra Affair, 1987 (2007 Video)

64 min | Documentary, History, War

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

43. Home on the Range (1982)

53 min | Documentary

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Australian independent political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Covers the the Loans Affair and the sacking of... See full summary »

44. CNN Desperately Begs Black Voters to Consider Trump a Racist and Ignore Economics (2018 Video)

15 min | Short, News

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Styx responds to a CNN article by Isaac Bailey called "Voters of Color Won't Be Fooled by Trump's Claims on Black Jobless Rate".

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

45. Considering Democracy: 8 Things to Ask Your Representative (2008)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Keya Lea Horiuchi

46. The Afghanistan Situation, 1980 (2010 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

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A documentary film from the CIA Film Library that covers protests of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and U.S. President Jimmy Carter's imposed peacetime reprisals.

Star: Jimmy Carter

47. Harder Than It Looks (1986)

Documentary, History

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A contemporary examination of various Scandinavian nations' attempts at neutrality during the cold war and how Canada might emulate them.

Star: Gwynne Dyer

48. Trump Touts Money as Pre-Midterm Strategy at Year's End (2017 Video)

10 min | Short, News

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Styx approves of the direction Donald Trump seems to take leading into the new year.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

49. Beyond Borders: Arab Feminists Talk About Their Lives... East and West (1999)

50 min | Documentary

6.0
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In the Arab world, women are fighting a two-front war against repressive internal constraints and intrusive Western interference. In this program, a feminist delegation composed of author ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Kawaja | Star: Nawal El Saadawi

Votes: 7

50. Pakistan One on One (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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The media in Pakistan have changed dramatically. This film explores public opinions about the news. It's trying to facilitate rapprochement by showing something that does not jibe with mainstream stereotypes.

Director: Mara Ahmed

Votes: 6



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