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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 765,194 | Gross: $28.26M

2. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 423,895 | Gross: $1.59M

3. The Campaign (2012)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.1
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50 Metascore

An incumbent Representative embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 127,895 | Gross: $86.91M

4. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher meets his match in an over-achieving student politician.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 94,181 | Gross: $14.88M

5. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 219,359 | Gross: $40.96M

6. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 24,291 | Gross: $7.22M

7. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination and spends his first year in office fighting to pass the Civil Rights Act.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Frank Langella

Votes: 13,844

8. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

Votes: 25,665 | Gross: $26.53M

9. 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 U.S.

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

Votes: 28,427 | Gross: $38.97M

10. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 21,771

11. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Votes: 23,644 | Gross: $17.87M

12. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

Votes: 19,991 | Gross: $37.79M

13. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11 and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 128,295 | Gross: $119.19M

14. Geek Charming (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols

Votes: 12,034

15. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

Votes: 32,907 | Gross: $37.44M

16. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 7,085 | Gross: $0.33M

17. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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45 Metascore

A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 15,785 | Gross: $46.67M

18. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Urszula Antoniak | Stars: Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea, Tom Charlfa, Ann Marie Horan

Votes: 4,948

19. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 14,917 | Gross: $4.48M

20. Indiscretion (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.9
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A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.

Director: John Stewart Muller | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 1,016

21. Power (1986)

R | 111 min | Drama

5.7
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50 Metascore

After a close friend drops out of politics, a political consultant helping to find a replacement finds a web of corruption and deceit as well.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 2,922 | Gross: $3.80M

22. The Ugly American (1963)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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An ambitious scholar becomes the ambassador of Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war is brewing.

Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 2,082

23. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

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The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 3,345

24. Grassroots (2012)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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41 Metascore

After losing his job, a journalist reluctantly agrees to help his oddball friend with his bid to earn a seat on the Seattle City Council.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders

Votes: 1,115 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 3,481

26. Favorite Son (1988)

R | 255 min | Action, Thriller

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A Vice-Presidential candidate's been shot. Now an investigation ensues, and the investigator discovers that there's a conspiracy going on. And not only that, people in the President's staff... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Hamlin, Richard Allen, Gregory Avellone, Conrad Bachmann

Votes: 200

27. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.4
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 307 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,248

29. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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78 Metascore

A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 4,121 | Gross: $0.90M

30. Running Mates (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Governor James Reynolds Pryce is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 650

31. Primary (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Cinéma vérité feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Buck Humphrey, Joseph Julian

Votes: 1,290

32. I Go Pogo (1980)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Pogo the Possum attempts to run for President with help of his fellow animal friends.

Director: Marc Paul Chinoy | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Vincent Price, Ruth Buzzi, Stan Freberg

Votes: 136

33. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 303

34. The Dark Horse (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy

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Jailbird is hired to lead a dimwitted candidate's campaign for governor.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Warren William, Bette Davis, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 1,224

35. The 8th (2020)

94 min | Documentary

7.8
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82 Metascore

The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side have to radically ... See full summary »

Directors: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle | Stars: Wendy Grace, Andrea Horan, Ailbhe Smyth, Maria Steen

Votes: 58

36. Journeys with George (2002)

TV-PG | 79 min | Documentary

6.8
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48 Metascore

A documentary about George W. Bush's 2000 campaign for the White House.

Directors: Alexandra Pelosi, Aaron Lubarsky | Stars: George W. Bush, R.G. Ratcliffe, Wayne Slater, Richard Wolffe

Votes: 671

37. Running Mates (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Diane Keaton, Ed Harris, Ed Begley Jr., Ben Masters

Votes: 321

38. By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

116 min | Documentary

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Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency, two filmmakers began to roll cameras on the young senator. Over the next 19 months, across the USA, the daily events of the presidential campaign are chronicled.

Directors: Amy Rice, Alicia Sams | Stars: Barack Obama, Neil Abercrombie, Dick Armey, David Axelrod

Votes: 1,098

39. Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Documents the rise of Mary Whitehouse (Dame Julie Walters) during the 1960s, and the relationship between her and Sir Hugh Carleton Greene (Hugh Bonneville), the Director General of the BBC.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville, Georgie Glen

Votes: 283

40. Lone Star Kid (1986 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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The Lone Star Kid is about a compassionate eleven year old boy who becomes mayor of a small town when he witnesses an accident and a death due to lack of ambulance services. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Chad Sheets, Rodger Boyce, Tom Capps, Michael Costello

Votes: 59

41. John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary

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In-depth look at the life of John McCain, from his time as a POW in Vietnam to his three decades of service in the US Senate.

Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt | Stars: Joe Biden, David Brooks, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 695

42. Business as Usual (1987)

PG | 89 min | Drama

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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Glenda Jackson, John Thaw, Cathy Tyson, Mark McGann

Votes: 109

43. Spin (1995)

57 min | Documentary

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Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »

Director: Brian Springer | Stars: Larry Agran, Jim Bakker, Bill Beutel, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 507

44. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 186

45. What's Cookin' Doc? (1944)

9 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.0
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When James Cagney wins the Oscar, Bugs shows a clip from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" (1941) and demands a recount of the voting.

Directors: Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 462

46. A Perfect Candidate (1996)

105 min | Documentary

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The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »

Directors: R.J. Cutler, David Van Taylor | Stars: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Peter Baker

Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.05M

47. Politics (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

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Middle-aged widow Hattie Burns becomes fed up when local small-town politicians ignore corruption and decides to run for mayor herself.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley

Votes: 271

48. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

Votes: 137

49. 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: 263

50. His Family Tree (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

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When his son doesn't respond to his many letters, Patrick Murphy decides to leave Ireland and visit his son in America. But upon arriving in Center City Patrick discovers that his son, who ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: James Barton, Margaret Callahan, Jack Randall, Maureen Delaney

Votes: 80



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