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1. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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: 156,401 | Gross: $31.84M

2. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 71,936 | Gross: $19.70M

3. Roosevelt

Biography, Drama, History | Announced

A biographical drama about President Theodore Roosevelt.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

4. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 8,812

5. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 26,133 | Gross: $38.97M

6. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by a British General defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 6,095

7. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,562 | Gross: $0.89M

8. The Big Fix (1978)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow

Votes: 1,249

9. Buying Sex (2013)

75 min | Documentary

5.3
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Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."

Directors: Teresa MacInnes, Kent Nason | Stars: Trisha Baptie, Janine Benedet, Valerie Scott, Alan Young

Votes: 150

10. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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50 Metascore

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clotilde Courau

Votes: 2,463 | Gross: $0.14M

11. Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving Newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas

Votes: 632

12. Pleasure Party (1975)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.7
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Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Danièle Gégauff, Paul Gégauff, Paula Moore, Clémence Gégauff

Votes: 520

13. Passenger Side (2009)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.

Director: Matt Bissonnette | Stars: Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Richard Medina, Mickey Cottrell

Votes: 812

14. Wildflower (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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It follows the story of Ivy Aguas, a beautiful and smart heiress who is seeking justice for her parent's death against the family of Ardiente.

Stars: Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Maja Salvador, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Votes: 26

15. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Let Guitry take you down cause he's going to...Elysées Fields .

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Lucien Baroux, Jean Périer, Roger Bourdin

Votes: 127

16. Night Across the Street (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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76 Metascore

A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Santiago Figueroa, Valentina Vargas

Votes: 409

17. The President (1961)

110 min | Thriller

7.3
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At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Renée Faure, Henri Crémieux

Votes: 638

18. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

Votes: 1,548 | Gross: $0.04M

19. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

8.2
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 836

20. Frontrunners (2008)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

6.4
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69 Metascore

It's hard to run for office - even in high school. And the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Suh | Stars: George Zisiadis, Hannah Freiman, Michael Zaytsev, Matt Polazzo

Votes: 244

21. Patriocracy (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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An examination of the current state of political polarization in the United States of the America.

Director: Brian Malone | Stars: Josh Goodman, Jason Altmire, Rob Andrews, Pat Buchanan

Votes: 192

22. Reflections (1984)

100 min | Romance, Drama

6.2
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A stoic historian rents a lodge for the summer in the idyllic Irish countryside to finish his biography of Sir Isaac Newton, but his attention refocuses on his landlords, the dysfunctional lower-upper class Lawless family.

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Donal McCann, Fionnula Flanagan, Harriet Walter

Votes: 28

23. Voto + fusil (1971)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: Leonardo Perucci, Marcelo Romo, Patricia Guzmán, Jorge Guerra

Votes: 17

24. The New Watchdogs (2011)

104 min | Documentary

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This documentary takes an in depth look at France's mass medias and shines a light on corporate and political interests that shape the news.

Directors: Gilles Balbastre, Yannick Kergoat | Star: Frédéric Lordon

Votes: 358

25. The ITV Leaders' Debate (2017 TV Special)

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Director: David Coleman | Stars: Julie Etchingham, Tim Farron, Caroline Lucas, Paul Nuttall

26. The Vote (2014– )

22 min | Talk-Show

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Political Debate Show, inviting politicians and community members to debate current issues and other topics such as religion.

Stars: Frank le Duc, Mike Mendoza

27. 1992 Presidential Debates (1992– )

270 min | News

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President George Bush, the Republican candidate; Governor Bill Clinton, the Democratic candidate; and independent candidate Ross Perot participate in a series of debates as part of the 1992 United States presidential campaign.

Stars: George Bush, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Jim Lehrer

Votes: 6

28. Crosstalk (1993–1998)

30 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Peter Allen, Sally Arthy, Tony Banks, David Mellor

29. 1992 Vice Presidential Debate (1992 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Senator Al Gore, the Democratic candidate; Vice President Dan Quayle, the Republican candidate; and independent candidate Admiral James Stockdale participate in a vice presidential debate ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Bruno, Al Gore, Dan Quayle, Jim Stockdale

30. Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A televised debate between 1960 presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (Democrat and Richard M. Nixon (Republican). Most political observers agree that Nixon came across poorly--unprepared... See full summary »

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Howard K. Smith

Votes: 15

31. La sociologue et l'ourson (2016)

78 min | Documentary

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Directors: Etienne Chaillou, Mathias Théry | Stars: Irène Théry, Mathias Théry, Frigide Barjot, Claude Bartolone

Votes: 65

32. Debating Our Destiny: Presidential Debate Moments That Shaped History (2012 Video)

123 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Jim Lehrer's never-before-released extended interviews with nearly every vice presidential candidate between 1976 and 2004.

Stars: John Anderson, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter

33. 1960 Presidential Debates (1960– )

240 min | News

8.6
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Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, participate in the first set of general election presidential debates in United States history.

Stars: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee, Douglass Cater

Votes: 9

34. 2018 State of Black America (2018 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | News

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A town hall hosted by Roland S. Martin who's joined with a group of panelists to examines the National Urban League's "Annual State of Black America Report". The town hall was held on July ... See full summary »

Stars: Roland Martin, Linda Blount, Brittney Cooper, Benjamin Crump

35. 1988 Presidential Debates (1988– )

180 min | News

5.4
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Vice President George Bush, the Republican nominee, and Governor Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee, participate in debates as part of the 1988 United States presidential election campaign.

Stars: George Bush, Michael Dukakis, Ann Compton, Annie Groer

Votes: 5

36. 2012 Vice Presidential Debate (2012 TV Special)

90 min | News

6.8
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Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Stars: Joe Biden, Martha Raddatz, Paul Ryan

Votes: 6

37. 1984 Vice Presidential Debate (1984 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Vice President George Bush, the Republican nominee, and Representative Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 1984 U.S. presidential election.

Stars: Robert Boyd, George Bush, Geraldine A. Ferraro, John Mashek

38. 2015 Debate (2015 TV Special)

94 min | News

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Stars: Yonit Levi, Amit Segal, Naftali Bennett, Arie Deri

39. 1996 Vice Presidential Debate (1996 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic candidate, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp, the Republican candidate, participate in a vice presidential debate as part of the 1996 U.S. presidential election campaign.

Stars: Al Gore, Jack Kemp, Jim Lehrer

40. 2008 Vice Presidential Debate (2008 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Senator Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2008 election.

Stars: Joe Biden, Gwen Ifill, Sarah Palin

41. 2016 Vice Presidential Debate (2016 TV Special)

News

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Senator Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate, and Governor Mike Pence, the Republican candidate, participate in a vice presidential debate during the 2016 election campaign.

Director: Eric Siegel | Stars: Elaine Quijano, Tim Kaine, Mike Pence

Votes: 5

42. 1984 Presidential Debates (1984– )

180 min | News

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President Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate, and former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate, participate in two debates during the 1984 U.S. presidential election campaign.

Stars: Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Ridings, Frederic W. Barnes

43. EU Referendum: ITV (2016– )

News

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ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham hosts two live broadcasts of public debates ahead of the UK referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Stars: Julie Etchingham, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, Kezia Dugdale

44. 2004 Vice Presidential Debate (2004 TV Special)

News

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Vice President Dick Cheney, the Republican nominee, and Senator John Edwards, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2004 election.

Stars: Dick Cheney, John Edwards, Gwen Ifill

45. Britain's Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate (2019 TV Special)

60 min

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The final two contenders of the Tory leadership race take part in their only head-to-head TV debate, moderated by Julie Etchingham.

Stars: Julie Etchingham, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson

46. 1976 Presidential Debates (1976– )

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President Gerald Ford, the Republican nominee, and Governor Jimmy Carter, the Democratic nominee, participate in a series of presidential debates.

Stars: Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Elizabeth Drew, Max Frankel

47. 2000 Vice Presidential Debate (2000 TV Special)

90 min | News

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Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, the Republican nominee, and Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic nominee, participate in a vice presidential debate for the 2000 election.

Stars: Dick Cheney, Joe Lieberman, Bernard Shaw

48. Mass Shooting in Las Vegas as Stephen Paddock Kills 50+ at Harvest Festival (2017 Video)

9 min | Short, News, Talk-Show

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Stephen Paddock commits a mass shooting in Las Vegas, and people are praying he adheres to one ideology or another. Styx recommends we focus on the dead.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

49. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 6 June 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017)

25 min | News

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Stars: Lucy Meacock, Elaine Willcox, Richard Leese, Lucy Powell

50. NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )
Episode: A New Dawn (2018)

TV-14 | 40 min | Crime, Drama

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The team investigates the murder of a petty officer who was helping a refugee family being recruited by terrorists.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Vanessa Ferlito, Rob Kerkovich

Votes: 149



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