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1. Gaslit (2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

Stars: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin

Votes: 3,560

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British dystopian society, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow the tyrannical government - with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 1,103,898 | Gross: $70.51M

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.5
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71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 568,295 | Gross: $292.00M

4. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 351,731 | Gross: $5.51M

5. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 70,074 | Gross: $0.15M

6. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 352,526 | Gross: $23.53M

7. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Approved | 179 min | Drama, War

8.3
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60 Metascore

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 76,745

8. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

7.8
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93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 42,694 | Gross: $0.20M

9. 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: 129,394 | Gross: $119.19M

10. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 4,597

11. Wildflower (2017–2018)

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

8.8
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It follows the story of Ivy Aguas, a beautiful and smart heiress who is seeking justice for her parents' death against the family of Ardiente.

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

Votes: 79

12. The Fog of War (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 24,248 | Gross: $4.20M

13. Nuremberg (2000)

180 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Christopher Plummer, Jill Hennessy

Votes: 6,423

14. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 16,536 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)

Unrated | 410 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

Stars: George C. Scott, Virginia Madsen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Lee Grant

Votes: 525

16. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Iosif Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,548

17. The Power of Nightmares (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Richard Perle, William Kristol, Michael Ledeen

Votes: 4,314

18. Illustrious Corpses (1976)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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An investigation of the judges' assassinations reveals a political background.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 2,489

19. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 449

20. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,896

21. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people during the collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Slobodan Milosevic, Franjo Tudjman, Borisav Jovic

Votes: 1,135

22. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Janine Huard, Ewen Cameron, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman

Votes: 2,981

23. The Last 4 Days (1974)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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In 1945, the dictator of fascist Italy and Hitler's close ally Benito Mussolini faces defeat. In a desperate attempt to avoid capture, he tries to flee the country with his lover Claretta Petacci, but Italian partisans are on their tail.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Rod Steiger, Franco Nero, Lisa Gastoni, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 754

24. Echoes From a Somber Empire (1990)

91 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witnesses and visits to key sites.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Michael Goldsmith, Werner Herzog, Augustine Assemat, David Dacko

Votes: 646

25. Triumph Over Violence (1965)

R | 82 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring

Votes: 1,788

26. Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial (2006)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.5
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Profiles on the major defendants of the Nuremberg war crimes trials.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Richard Overy, John Dolibois, Whitney Harris

Votes: 328

27. Orapronobis (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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In 1985, in the obscure town of Santa Filomena, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel,... See full synopsis »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Dina Bonnevie, Gina Alajar, Bembol Roco

Votes: 151

28. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,512 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Uncle Saddam (2000)

Unrated | 63 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

6.5
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Director: Joel Soler | Stars: Qusay Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Uday Hussein, Wallace Langham

Votes: 246

30. Nuremberg (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Documentary

6.6
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The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Director: Stuart Schulberg | Stars: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick

Votes: 112

31. Russian Lessons (2010)

110 min | Documentary

7.8
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The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian wars in August 2008. A film on such a hot ... See full summary »

Directors: Olga Konskaya, Andrey Nekrasov | Stars: Vissarion Apliaa, Valery Gergiev, Olga Konskaya, Marat Kulakhmetov

Votes: 191

32. The Third Reich, in Color (1998 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, War

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Most of what we know about World War II comes from monochromatic images and pictures. But this documentary brings something different: it's a fascinating collage of colored images from that... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kloft | Stars: Ion Antonescu, Martin Bormann, Eva Braun, Winston Churchill

Votes: 276

33. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Speer und er (2005– )

270 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing ... See full summary »

Stars: Sebastian Koch, Tobias Moretti, Dagmar Manzel, Susanne Schäfer

Votes: 768

35. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $0.52M

36. Hitler in Colour (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Documentary using only original colour footage charts the 12 years from Adolf Hitler's rise to power to the fall of Berlin in 1945. Complemented by eyewitness material, tracks the dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: David Batty | Stars: Brian Cox, Adolf Hitler, Lutz Liebelt, Peter Vollebregt

Votes: 194

37. Mobutu, roi du Zaïre (1999)

135 min | Documentary

7.7
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Thiery Michel takes an in-depth look at the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko. A man of "modest roots" who had a Catholic upbringing, Mobutu was sent to the army by his father for insubordination. ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Michel | Stars: Raymond Barre, Jacques Chirac, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Mobutu Sese Seko

Votes: 212

38. Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy (1998)

104 min | Documentary

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How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi's also used occult mind control techniques to brainwash Germans to perceive themselves as the master-race.

Directors: Tracy Atkinson, Joan Baran | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Michael Kater, Peter Padfield, J.H. Brennan

Votes: 251

39. Nuremberg Trials (1946)

58 min | Documentary, War

6.3
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A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

Directors: Roman Karmen, Elizaveta Svilova | Stars: Francis Biddle, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres, Karl Dönitz, Robert Falco

Votes: 134

40. Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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Disturbing documentary, shot on site less than a year after the Khmer Rouge downfall, depicting the shocking situation and recent history of Cambodia.

Director: David Munro | Stars: John Pilger, Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Pol Pot

Votes: 290

41. Story of Judas (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

5.7
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The last days of Jesus into Jerusalem, from the perspective of an unexpected Judas, presented as the closest of his disciples.

Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche | Stars: Nabil Djedouani, Mohamed Aroussi, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Marie Loustalot

Votes: 214

42. Sandcastle (II) (2010)

91 min | Drama

6.3
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En is a Singaporean student that will soon be enlisted in the army. While his mother is away, he has to stay with his grandparents. Thus, he starts learning new things about his missing father.

Director: Junfeng Boo | Stars: Joshua Wei-En Tan, Elena Chia, Bobbi Chen, Jing Jing Ng

Votes: 136

43. The International Criminal Court (2013)

86 min | Documentary

6.8
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Shot in the style of a legal thriller, the documentary "The International Criminal Court" relates how the first internationally legitimated criminal court was founded in 2002, and how it ... See full summary »

Directors: Michele Gentile, Marcus Vetter | Stars: Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Fatou Bensouda, Adrian Fulford, Benjamin Ferencz

Votes: 49

44. The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler (1958 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.4
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1950's television documentary special that includes interviews with Hitler's sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi's and Eva Braun's rare home movies.

Director: Walter D. Engels | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Paula Wolf, Julius Schaub, Wilma Schaub

Votes: 131

45. Milosevic on Trial (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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An exclusive look into the trial against Slobodan Milosevic documenting the court proceedings and their background.

Director: Michael Christoffersen | Stars: Milan Babic, Wesley Clark, Carla Del Ponte, Vladimir Dzuro

Votes: 75

46. Hitler & Stalin - Portrait of Hostility (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

6.6
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Ullrich Kasten draws parallels between the trajectories of the two 20th century dictators, who never met each other but had in common their anti-Semitism and a form of paranoia. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ullrich Kasten | Stars: Frank Arnold, Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

Votes: 53

47. Monster: A Portrait of Stalin in Blood (1992)

270 min | Documentary

8.3
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Stalin was born Joseph Dzhugashvili in the Georgian town of Gori in 1879. He was an early activist in the Bolshevik movement, where he first assumed the pseudonym Stalin (which means "man of steel").

Stars: Carl Hixon, Anna Larina, Theodore Gladkov, Volya Lebedinsky

Votes: 11

48. Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi's Female Bodyguards (2004)

57 min | Documentary

8.5
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The documentary investigates the phenomenon of Qaddafi's elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody: tensions between Islam, modernisation in a nomadic society, a militarist feminism and an urban dictatorship.

Director: Rania Ajami | Stars: Rania Ajami, Muammar Gaddafi, Fatima Elalem, Muammer Ben Saed

Votes: 112

49. Yesterday's Promise (1994)

137 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Three sisters who are the daughters of a powerful landlord fight for ambition, power, love, success, and money.

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Alice Dixson, Agot Isidro, Donna Cruz, Ben Agravante

Votes: 17

50. The Maltese Double Cross (1994)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary

8.0
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An investigation into the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Director: Allan Francovich | Stars: Martin Cadman, William Barr, Innes Graham, Jim Swire

Votes: 24



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