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1. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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60 Metascore

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 79,065 | Gross: $17.84M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 319,792 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 47,693 | Gross: $2.80M

4. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,214 | Gross: $23.00M

5. Scorpio (1973)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos

Votes: 3,407

6. A Good American (2015)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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63 Metascore

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ... See full summary »

Director: Friedrich Moser | Stars: William Binney, Jesselyn Radack, Kirk Wiebe, Diane Roark

Votes: 754

7. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 718

8. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley

Votes: 1,457 | Gross: $0.48M

9. Crime Zone (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.0
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Helen and Bone live in a repressive futuristic dystopian society they badly want to escape from. Mysterious Jason hires them to steal a disc for him. It's practically a suicide mission, but he claims he can smuggle them out, in return.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: David Carradine, Peter Nelson, Sherilyn Fenn, Michael Shaner

Votes: 401

10. John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Mark McGann, Kim Miyori, Kenneth Price, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 173

11. Operation Corned Beef (1991)

G | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Isabelle Renauld, Valérie Lemercier

Votes: 2,168

12. In ascolto (2006)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.

Director: Giacomo Martelli | Stars: Michael Parks, Maya Sansa, Andrea Tidona, James Parks

Votes: 1,019

13. The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate

Votes: 430

14. 1971 (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

7.2
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73 Metascore

The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.

Director: Johanna Hamilton | Stars: Bonnie Raines, John Raines, Bob Williamson, Keith Forsyth

Votes: 807

15. The Conspiracy of Fear (1995 Video)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A young man is targeted by the CIA, rogue agents and thieves who all seem to be after something that his late father supposedly had in his possession.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Leslie Hope, Andrew Lowery, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 136

16. The Lobby - USA (2018)

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

17. A Patriot Act (2007)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.5
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Veiled in a back lit silhouette, his voice altered, a young man nervously tells his story: Tony is fond of his girlfriend, getting high, and playing on the internet.

Director: Tom Laskowski | Stars: Tony Demil, Jessica Badeaux, Wael Georgey, Owen Miller

Votes: 10

18. Decoded

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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Director: Arkadiy Gazaryan

19. War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary

7.5
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War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Franz Gayl, Seymour Hersh, David Carr

Votes: 182

20. Electric Eye (2014)

5 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Luna Liu | Stars: Jay Danziger, Vivian Davidson, Cesar de Alba, Kyle MacDonald

21. The Legacy of I.F. Stone (2015 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Jeff Cohen, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Jennings, Lyndon Johnson

22. All-Seeing Eye Surveillance: Satan's Omniscience (2011 Video)

84 min | Documentary

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Stars: Michael Hoggard, Bruce Bellocchi

23. Pastor Mike Online (2011– )
Episode: America and the King James Bible (2013)

130 min | News, Talk-Show

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Star: Michael Hoggard

24. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: America's Unofficial Religion - The War on an Idea (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jared Ball, Brian Becker, Abby Martin

25. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Big Brother's Prying Eyes (2013)

TV-G | 57 min | News, Talk-Show

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How do we protect our privacy when Big Government and Big Business morph into Big Brother?

Stars: Lawrence Lessig, Bill Moyers, Edward Snowden

26. Pastor Mike Online (2011– )
Episode: Bilderberg, Big Brother and Occult Music Themes (2013)

89 min | News, Talk-Show

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Star: Michael Hoggard

27. Dimension 404 (2017– )
Episode: Bob (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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As a holiday threat looms large, an Army psychologist races against the clock to treat the strangest patient of her career - and the only one who can save Christmas - BOB, a depressed NSA supercomputer.

Directors: Matthew Arnold, Freddie Wong | Stars: Constance Wu, Malcolm Barrett, Tom Noonan, Megan Mullally

Votes: 239

28. Pastor Mike Online (2011– )
Episode: Deer Season, ObamaCare and the New World Order (2013)

119 min | News, Talk-Show

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Star: Michael Hoggard

29. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: Enter the Biggest Prison System in History (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eddie Conway, Abby Martin, Eugene Puryear

30. Borgen (2010–2013)
Episode: Ikke se, ikke høre, ikke tale (2010)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama

7.9
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The discovery of illegal surveillance of a left-wing party brings into question the prime minister's friendship with the party's spokeswoman as well as her faith in her own minister of justice.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Pilou Asbæk, Mikael Birkkjær

Votes: 191

31. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Inside the Dark Web (2014)

Documentary

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Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence - surveillance. With many concerned that governments and corporations ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Radford | Stars: Amanda Drew, Reem Al Assil, Julia Angwin, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 117

32. On Contact (2016– )
Episode: Israel's Secret Weapons (2016)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Rania Khalek, Anya Parampil

33. Foreign Correspondent (1996– )
Episode: Leave No Dark Corner (2018)

Documentary, News

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China's plan to become the first digital dictatorship by introducing the so-called Social Credit, a personal digital scorecard for 1.4 billion citizens that determines who gets to have which rights depending on their behavior is explored.

Star: Matthew Carney

34. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)
Episode: Melissa & Joey's Frozen (2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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After being frozen in an avalanche on a ski trip, Mel and Joe thaw out 100 years in the future.

Director: Joey Lawrence | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 80

35. Days of Revolt (2015–2016)
Episode: State Violence and Counter Violence (2015)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eddie Conway, Chris Hedges, Ojore Lutalo

36. The Lone Gunmen (2001)
Episode: Tango de los Pistoleros (2001)

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Yves becomes a smuggler's partner in a tango competition in Miami while the Lone Gunmen are afoot to uncover what Yves is after.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Stephen Snedden

Votes: 205

37. Watchman Video Broadcast (2009– )
Episode: The All-Seeing Eye, the Surveillance Society, and the New World Order (2011)

84 min | News

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Star: Michael Hoggard

38. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.0
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To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,072

39. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)
Episode: The Undercover Man (1999)

Comedy, Family, Horror

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Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

40. Pastor Mike Online (2011– )
Episode: To Rightly Divide... Or Not (2013)

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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Star: Michael Hoggard

41. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: United States of Secrets (Part One): The Program (2014)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary

8.8
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From PBS and Frontline: Last year Edward Snowden downloaded tens of thousands of top-secret documents from a highly secure government computer network. The revelations that followed touched... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Will Lyman, Thomas Drake, Barton Gellman, Peter Baker

Votes: 229

42. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: United States of Secrets (Part Two): Privacy Lost (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

8.5
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From PBS and Frontline: In Part Two of United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's dragnet. As big technology companies ... See full summary »

Stars: Will Lyman, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Ron Wyden

Votes: 169

43. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Abby Martin



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