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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: 75,692 | Gross: $47.84M

2. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 263,607 | Gross: $72.31M

3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 118,682 | Gross: $106.26M

4. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 66,185 | Gross: $44.18M

5. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,164 | Gross: $100.77M

6. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 117,286 | Gross: $28.75M

7. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 45,920 | Gross: $63.27M

8. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 82,496 | Gross: $20.19M

9. Loving (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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79 Metascore

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford

Votes: 28,159 | Gross: $7.70M

10. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 22,141

11. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 24,931

12. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

Votes: 6,011 | Gross: $1.48M

13. Confirmation (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 4,384

14. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 6,565

15. Recount (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Denis Leary, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 11,330

16. Listen to Me (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

Director: Douglas Day Stewart | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 954 | Gross: $4.30M

17. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

6.0
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25 Metascore

Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 1,334 | Gross: $0.04M

18. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

Votes: 1,448

19. The Gracefield Incident (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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21 Metascore

In Gracefield, three couples are spending a long weekend in a luxurious cabin when suddenly an uninvited guest in the form of a meteorite, comes crashing the party...

Director: Mathieu Ratthe | Stars: Mathieu Ratthe, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Kimberly Laferriere, Juliette Gosselin

Votes: 1,849

20. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

Votes: 2,172

21. George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 178 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,189

22. Don't Tell (2017)

110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett | Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 174

23. Reversing Roe (2018)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 701

24. Lemon Tree (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.4
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74 Metascore

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Votes: 5,981 | Gross: $0.57M

25. The Case Against 8 (2014)

TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.3
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A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Stars: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo, Paul T. Katami

Votes: 986

26. Separate But Equal (1991)

PG | 190 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

Votes: 598

27. Roe vs. Wade (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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Ellen Russell is a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, James Gammon, Terry O'Quinn

Votes: 268

28. Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn

Votes: 525

29. Savage (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Will Geer, Paul Richards

Votes: 163

30. Gideon's Trumpet (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray

Votes: 915

31. First Monday (2002– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Each Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. Currently, the Court's evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Moderate Justice Joseph Novelli has just joined them. The show follows their cases and lives.

Stars: Joe Mantegna, James Garner, Charles Durning, Camille Saviola

Votes: 127

32. First Monday in October (1981)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

Votes: 1,262

33. All the President's Men Revisited (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed the Presidency? What effect has the scandal had on our political leaders? And has hope and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schnall | Stars: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jon Stewart

Votes: 209

34. After Stonewall (1999)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Craig Rodwell, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Carney, Barney Frank

Votes: 358

35. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.5
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,528

36. You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016– )

Unrated | Comedy

9.4
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This insane comedy series examines President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

Stars: John Di Domenico, Ron Sparks, Aron Tager, Lisa Gilroy

Votes: 169

37. A Stranger in Town (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall

Votes: 435

38. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

89 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober

Votes: 526

39. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

Votes: 249

40. Woman Against Woman (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Cynthia is married to Steve and is a selfish hard woman. She decides where they will live, who they will see and even gets rid of Dora, the nanny who raised Steve and is now raising their ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce, Mary Astor, Janet Beecher

Votes: 185

41. Anita (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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68 Metascore

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Votes: 388

42. The Color of Courage (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Lynn Whitfield, Bruce Greenwood, Roger Guenveur Smith

Votes: 291

43. Old Louisiana (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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The setting is 1803 and the Louisiana Purchase is imminent. Gilmore is smuggling guns into St. Louis so his men can make him Governor of the new Louisiana Territory. But when John Colfax, ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Tom Keene, Rita Hayworth, Will Morgan, Robert Fiske

Votes: 33

44. First Lady (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly

Votes: 325

45. For the Love of Mary (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Don Taylor, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 163

46. Of All the Things (2012)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Bernadette "Berns" Pamintuan (Regine Velasquez) earns a living as a fixer, having mastered the art of sidling up to people in power.

Meanwhile, Emil Arellano (Aga Muhlach) is a notary ... See full synopsis »

Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Aga Muhlach, Regine Velasquez, Gina Pareño, John Lapus

Votes: 22

47. Same Sex America (2006 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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A look at same sex marriage through the eyes of several couples facing dilemmas raised by the uncertain state of American laws in this regard.

Director: Henry Corra | Stars: Matthew Cummings, Eliza Skinner

Votes: 101

48. Secrecy (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.1
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Amidst the American hunger for instantaneous news and up-to-date "facts," this unflinching film uncovers the vast, invisible world of government secrecy.

Directors: Peter Galison, Robb Moss | Stars: Steven Aftergood, Thomas Blanton, James Bruce, Steven Garfinkel

Votes: 283

49. Kill the Messenger (2006 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

8.0
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A true spy story about the only American citizen who dared stand up to the FBI in an attempt to expose the truth on some specific yet hidden aspects of today's War on Terror and give the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathieu Verboud, Jean-Robert Viallet | Stars: David Albright, Ann Beeson, George W. Bush, John M. Cole

Votes: 59

50. Verdict 19 (2019)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.8
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A motivational drama about the first candidate for the newly formed Anti-Corruption Court who returns to Ukraine, known as the most corrupt continental state in Europe, to probe himself and the system by participating in the contest.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Oleksandr Merezhko, Oleksandr Batanov, Vyacheslav Bihun, Volodymyr Butenko

Votes: 28



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