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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 history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

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

Votes: 1,642,571 | Gross: $330.25M

2. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 460,194 | Gross: $107.51M

3. 11.22.63 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 62,082

4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Votes: 369,427 | Gross: $352.39M

5. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 132,248 | Gross: $70.41M

6. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 51,217 | Gross: $34.59M

7. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 98,274 | Gross: $65.96M

8. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 103,357 | Gross: $116.63M

9. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 69,733 | Gross: $7.86M

10. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 67,127 | Gross: $13.96M

11. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 76,790 | Gross: $48.17M

12. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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54 Metascore

Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 4,657 | Gross: $2.47M

13. Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R | 119 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.8
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian

Votes: 18,199

14. Parkland (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Mystery

6.3
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51 Metascore

A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 14,159 | Gross: $0.65M

15. The Express (2008)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.3
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58 Metascore

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 18,843 | Gross: $9.59M

16. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock | Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard

Votes: 16,806

17. Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

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When a woman enrout to JFK's funeral befriends a black man's daughter, they experience numerous revelations and hardships.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 3,400 | Gross: $1.95M

18. Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Tim Matheson, Tom Skerritt, Frances Fisher

Votes: 164

19. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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Biography focusing on the former first lady's years in D.C., from working as a newspaper's "Inquiring Camera Girl" to meeting and being courted by Rep. Jack Kennedy to life on the campaign trail and into the White House.

Director: Steve Gethers | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, James Franciscus, Rod Taylor, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 173

20. King (1978)

271 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 314

21. RFK (2002 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Linus Roache, James Cromwell, David Paymer, Martin Donovan

Votes: 377

22. Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987– )

200 min | Drama

6.4
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This is the story of feud between FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the Kennedys. It shows how much Hoover hated them and how they tried to stand up to him. From the day John Kennedy was ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Alden, Richard Anderson, Marcia Bennett, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 25

23. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: Atomic City (2016)

Not Rated | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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The team tracks Flynn to 1962 Las Vegas where they end up on the run with the era's most infamous mistress.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 1,463

24. Drunk History (2013– )
Episode: Drugs (2019)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, History

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John F. Kennedy's doctor administers him meth for his back pain, and Dr. John C. Lilly takes LSD while studying the intelligence of dolphins.

Director: Jeremy Konner | Stars: Derek Waters, Drew Pinsky, Duncan Trussell, Jon Lovett

Votes: 48

25. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: The Kennedy Curse (2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Wyatt and Rufus bring a 17 year-old John F. Kennedy to the present when a mission goes awry.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 1,012



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