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1. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

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

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: 20,020

2. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 542,549 | Gross: $136.03M

3. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 86,531 | Gross: $43.98M

4. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 48,164 | Gross: $50.80M

5. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 602,917 | Gross: $138.80M

6. S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews, David Battley

Votes: 1,001

7. D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, History, Thriller

It's about the Washington Sniper

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Jay O. Sanders, Bobby Hosea, Trent Cameron

Votes: 1,341

8. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 589,628 | Gross: $56.67M

9. Luther (2003)

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

47 Metascore

During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 14,243 | Gross: $5.79M

10. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

58 Metascore

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 17,040 | Gross: $31.91M

11. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 274,210 | Gross: $50.87M

12. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,378

13. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 73,368 | Gross: $77.09M

14. Adolf Eichmann (2007)

TV-MA | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

35 Metascore

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli police officer, of his past as the architect of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Avner W. Less, Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, Franka Potente

Votes: 2,861

15. Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

A docudrama about the efforts of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 to derail the 9/11 terrorists' plan for the hijacked airliner.

Director: Bruce Goodison | Stars: Greg Benson, Toni M. Youngblood, Jason LeGrande, Bryce Wagoner

Votes: 566

16. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 208,654 | Gross: $12.10M

17. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 250,737 | Gross: $173.84M

18. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After being cast in the hit teen sitcom Saved by the Bell (1989), six unknown young actors must deal with the Hollywood spotlight and the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.

Director: Jason Lapeyre | Stars: Sam Kindseth, Dylan Everett, Tiera Skovbye, Julian Works

Votes: 1,365

19. Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R | 119 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian

Votes: 18,249

20. The Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

72 Metascore

During the Cold War, Germany was divided into two states - East and West. This epic story tells about their dramatic connections.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,803 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 232,028 | Gross: $182.21M

22. The Pentagon Wars (1998 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Comedy, War

Story of a cover up in the military.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, Viola Davis, John C. McGinley

Votes: 3,340

23. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

47 Metascore

In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

Votes: 28,981 | Gross: $44.14M

24. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History

71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 41,617 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 62,438 | Gross: $0.62M

26. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,484

27. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,256 | Gross: $6.10M

28. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 122,726 | Gross: $32.42M

29. The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

The heads of Wall Street's biggest investment banks were summoned to an evening meeting by the US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, to discuss the plight of another - Lehman Brothers. After... See full summary »

Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Corey Johnson, James Cromwell, David Annen, James Bolam

Votes: 441

30. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 333,563 | Gross: $75.61M

31. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 661,911 | Gross: $32.57M

32. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 118,205 | Gross: $123.92M

33. The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

The 30th of March, 1981, the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs on a thin thread at the hospital, while the Soviet Union is ready to invade a... See full summary »

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Crenna, Yannick Bisson, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,055

34. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

59 Metascore

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan

Votes: 4,261 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Viking: The Berserkers (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure

In Dark Ages Britain, a group of young Saxons are captured by a clan of fearsome Viking warriors and used as prey in a ritualistic manhunt.

Director: Antony Smith | Stars: Sol Heras, Douglas Russell, Amber Jean Rowan, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 220

36. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,064,867 | Gross: $116.90M

37. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

75 Metascore

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 741,510 | Gross: $164.62M

38. Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of Navy SEALs come to learn the identity of their target: Osama bin Laden.

Directors: John Stockwell, Paulette Victor-Lifton | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Jenny Gabrielle, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 9,459

39. Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara

Votes: 49,114 | Gross: $14.73M

40. Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Biography, Horror, Thriller

A warlord must fight a bloody battle in order to regain his kingdom.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Rudolf Martin, Jane March, Christopher Brand, Peter Weller

Votes: 2,225

41. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,912

42. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,092

43. Breach (2007)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Haysbert, Laura Linney

Votes: 56,099 | Gross: $33.23M

44. The Gridiron (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Based on a true story in 1985. Derek is a dreamer and a loser. No matter how hard he tries he fails at everything he attempts. Determined to show the world he can succeed at something he ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Delaney | Stars: Michael Dixon, Rebecca Summers, Andrew Harwood Mills, Stephen Marcus

Votes: 103

45. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

Votes: 6,056

46. The Arrow (1997)

180 min | Drama, History

The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Aidan Devine

Votes: 780

47. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

Votes: 30,127 | Gross: $31.20M