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1. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 98,063 | Gross: $30.02M

2. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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67 Metascore

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern

Votes: 10,317 | Gross: $17.40M

3. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 45,874 | Gross: $15.00M

4. 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: 6,543 | Gross: $0.33M

5. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A family of ragtag vagabonds sets up a makeshift home on a Florida beach after becoming marooned there, prompting an uptight local bureaucrat to attempt to evict them.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

Votes: 2,110

6. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,507

7. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,126 | Gross: $0.19M

8. The Ernest Film Festival (1986 Video)

55 min | Comedy

7.6
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A variety of commericals hosted by Ernest.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 197

9. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 69

10. La Maison de la radio (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

6.5
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56 Metascore

Twenty-four hours in the life of Radio France, from one dawn to another. Along its corridors, inside its recording studios, with its producers, presenters, journalists and various guests. ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Jean-François Achilli, Evelyne Adam, Jean-Claude Ameisen, Arno

Votes: 237 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Stamp Day for Superman (1954)

18 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Superman's commitment to promote US Savings Stamps is temporarily delayed when Lois is kidnapped.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 268

12. Wish ko lang (2015– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime, Drama

4.2
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Wish ko lang is the first wish-granting program on Philippine television, featuring inspiring stories of ordinary Filipinos as they struggle to overcome extraordinary situations.

Stars: Benjamin Alves, Andrew Zobel, Juancho Trivino, Ryza Cenon

Votes: 32

13. 1984 (2013– )

Documentary, Comedy, Crime

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Star: Wendell Charles NeSmith

14. Hagedorn (1996)

Action, Drama

6.4
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Director: Fernando Poe Jr. | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Sharmaine Arnaiz, Jing Abalos, Boy Alano

Votes: 5

15. Amerikan Violence (2014)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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A rebellious youth blaming society for wrongful incarceration reunites with friends to terrorize the good citizens of Detroit by abducting random victims then forcing them to perform in their twisted online show, Amerikan Violence.

Director: Michael Horgan | Stars: Kristopher Arnold, Steven Kasapis, Adam Raits, Kevin Moore

Votes: 33

16. A Change of Heart (2014 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Jean-Pierre is a brilliant surgeon. The problems of his nearest and dearest don't interest him. But when he discovers that he too has a serious heart disease which needs operating on, Jean-Pierre finds out what it is to be a patient.

Director: Dominique Ladoge | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Firmine Richard, Marie Bunel, Henri Guybet

Votes: 24

17. The House (2017– )

30 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary series that reveals the late-night drama behind some well-known pieces of Australian legislation and accompanies crucial decision-makers behind the scenes for the often messy process of making Federal laws.

Stars: Tony Smith, Tony Abbott, Michaelia Cash, Pauline Hanson

Votes: 10

18. The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.3
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Inspirational documentary short film featuring Hollywood stars promoting the sales of War Bonds through songs and skits.

Director: Michael Audley | Stars: Bob Hope, Vivian Blaine, Jeanne Crain, Bing Crosby

Votes: 49

19. The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (2003)

76 min | Documentary

8.1
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On May 26, 2002, we watched the Colombian presidential elections from Bogotà's regal Plaza de Bolivar. We had come to Colombia to document the campaign of controversial presidential ... See full summary »

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes

Votes: 56

20. When You Grow Up (1973)

11 min | Short

4.7
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Educational short that introduces children to the concept of working in a career for income to acquire the necessities and pleasures of life. Briefly looks at many different jobs to get kids to consider what they will do when they grow up.

Director: Jerry Kurtz | Star: Les Shaw

Votes: 96

21. At Home with Joan Crawford (1953)

4 min | Documentary, Short

3.2
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Actress Joan Crawford appears in this public service announcement asking the theatre audience to give generously to The Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer care and research for children.

Star: Joan Crawford

Votes: 151

22. Report from the Front (1944)

6 min | Short, Documentary, War

6.4
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Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mayo Methot

Votes: 21

23. Medal of Honor (1955)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Audie Murphy, an actor soon to appear in a film based on his World War II heroics, meets several other actors in a bank where they discuss the merits of purchasing U.S. savings bonds using payroll deductions.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barbara Rush, John McIntire, Terry Murphy

Votes: 11

24. The Present with a Future (1943)

3 min | Short

7.2
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It's Christmas morning, and pre-teens Billy and Ginny have expectations of what they will receive as gifts, Ginny a bicycle and Billy a railroad set. Instead, they receive war bonds as a ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Patti Hale

Votes: 233

25. Nadia et les hippopotames (1999)

102 min | Drama

5.6
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November/December 1995, and France is paralysed by the transportation strikes. The huge traffic jams oblige Parisians to walk or cycle their way through the winter months. Nadia is a young ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Cabrera | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Marilyne Canto, Thierry Frémont, Philippe Fretun

Votes: 68

26. My Life with Rosie (2017)

64 min | Documentary

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The documentary examines the relationship between Rosa Parks & Carolyn Green. Interviews will discuss Green's quest to continue her cousin's legacy.

Director: Angela Sadler Williamson | Stars: Carolyn Williamson Green, Jeanne Theoharis

27. At Your Service (2004–2005)

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Stars: Rhea Santos, Vince Hizon, Noli Locsin, Ato Agustin

Votes: 7

28. The Making of an American (1920)

14 min | Short

4.6
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A public service short encouraging emigrants to the US to learn English.

Director: Guy Hedlund | Star: Emil De Varney

Votes: 102

29. Evasion fiscale: Le hold-up du siècle (2013 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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Directors: Xavier Harel, Rémy Burkel | Stars: Xavier Harel, Mathilde Dupré, Lionel Verrière, Michel Bouvignies

Votes: 21

30. A Visit with Debbie Reynolds (1959)

3 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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The New England Variety Club and the Boston Red Sox present this in-theater appeal for contributions to Boston's Jimmy Fund, for child cancer treatment and research. Debbie Reynolds ... See full summary »

Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher

Votes: 22

31. Delet Haksamim (1974– )

10 min | Family

7.8
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Young Yoavie and his sister Hagarie keep getting on old pharmacist Guttman's nerves, he chases them out of his store, and they, while fleeing, disregard pedestrian safety regulations. As ... See full summary »

Stars: Gideon Singer, David Beit-On, Shlomit Lehavi, Mordechai Ben-Ze'ev

Votes: 8

32. Black & Gold (2001)

75 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.9
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"Black and Gold offers a potent portrait of bootstraps idealism in an embattled community ... this energetically packaged documentary deserves to be seen." -Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

Directors: Rick Rowley, Jacqueline Soohen

Votes: 14

33. Reunions (2005– )

45 min | Drama, Reality-TV

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Stars: Frencheska Farr, Jessica Soho

34. We Live Next Door (1983– )

Family

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The citizens of a town, both human and puppet, teach about various elements of civic urban structure.

Star: Paul Brown

35. Lifetime (2007 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama

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On the night of his engagement, a young man makes a mistake he'll spend an eternity regretting.

Director: Tanta Ginting | Stars: Adriany Poluan, Evan Setyawan, Marcya Simanjuntak, Reyhan Siregar

36. For Defense for Freedom for Humanity (1951)

2 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.8
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In this public service spot for the Red Cross, Spencer Tracy urges movie-goers to support the March 1951 Red Cross fund drive.

Star: Spencer Tracy

Votes: 11

37. America, Preferred (1941)

7 min | Short, Documentary

5.6
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Short documentary pitching sales of U.S. Defense Bonds and Savings Stamps.

Stars: Earl Robinson, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 51

38. Emergency (1995– )

Documentary, News

7.9
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Star: Arnold Clavio

Votes: 9

39. John Glenn: A Life of Service (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Biography of American space pioneer and public servant John Glenn.

Stars: Dave Shropshire, Jay Barbree, Gen. John Dailey, John Glenn

40. Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968)

11 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short

5.3
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This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Herb Alpert, Dan Blocker

Votes: 127

41. Teaching: Imagine It (1990)

Documentary

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Director: Alan Bloom | Star: Darren Bloom

42. Sistas in the Sector: A Film About Aboriginal Women in the South Australian Public Sector (2006 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Shalom Almond

43. People of The Commonwealth Centre (1966)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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A short showing people working at the the Commonwealth Centre in the Australian capital city of Canberra.

Director: Oliver Howes

44. A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (1940)

3 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Cary Grant narrates, and appears at the end of, this public service announcement. The Will Rogers Memorial Hospital treats patients with tuberculosis and conducts research to find a cure.

Star: Cary Grant

Votes: 61

45. A Special Message from Eva Marie Saint (1959)

1 min | Short

7.0
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In a short public service announcement, Eva Marie Saint urges those in the audience to buy US savings bonds.

Star: Eva Marie Saint

Votes: 5

46. The Carters: A Conversation (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn discuss significant events in their lives in this televised interview, with emphasis on their public service after leaving office.

Director: Jody Danneman | Stars: Gwen Ifill, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter

47. Google Just Defended Against Anti-Free Speech Canadian Legalism (2017 Video)

11 min | Short, News

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Styx praises Google for defending free speech for once, and recommends that the main tech firms get together and resist foreign attempts at censorship.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

48. Exposição de Trabalhos Manuais das Escolas Primárias Municipais Brasileiras (1939)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Humberto Mauro

49. Kapwa ko, mahal ko (1975– )

Talk-Show

6.6
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Stars: Orly Mercado, Connie Angeles, Boots Anson-Roa, Rose Clores

Votes: 7

50. The Legislative Council (2009 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Stars: Judith Barr, Don Dunstan, Haydon Manning, Jan McMahon



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