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1. The Punisher (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Votes: 163,061

2. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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57 Metascore

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 163,130 | Gross: $43.02M

3. Fauda (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The human stories on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Stars: Lior Raz, Itzik Cohen, Neta Garty, Rona-Lee Shim'on

Votes: 10,981

4. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 339,510 | Gross: $128.51M

5. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

Votes: 154,163 | Gross: $32.77M

6. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

Votes: 69,450 | Gross: $17.24M

7. Unthinkable (2010)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen, Stephen Root

Votes: 81,526

8. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.2
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53 Metascore

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee

Votes: 19,958 | Gross: $1.72M

9. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 151,183 | Gross: $15.54M

10. Reign Over Me (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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61 Metascore

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler

Votes: 90,984 | Gross: $19.66M

11. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 114,145 | Gross: $47.54M

12. Max Payne (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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31 Metascore

Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective and an assassin, who will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris

Votes: 119,253 | Gross: $40.69M

13. God Bless the Broken Road (2018)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.3
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31 Metascore

While grieving the loss of her husband, a financially struggling widow meets a race car driver.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Matthew Derek Davis, Arthur Cartwright, Adam Agee, Liam Matthews

Votes: 733 | Gross: $2.85M

14. 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: 20,225

15. Delta Farce (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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17 Metascore

Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Michael Rose

Votes: 10,386 | Gross: $8.07M

16. Brothers (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

7.5
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76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,505 | Gross: $0.38M

17. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,272 | Gross: $1.25M

18. Decker (2014– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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CIA agent Jack Decker has to save the United States from terrorists due to an incompetent president.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Joe Estevez, Gregg Turkington, James Mane Jr.

Votes: 1,059

19. Dead Sea (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.5
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A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Britt Griffith, Alexis Iacono, JW Wiseman, Devanny Pinn

Votes: 1,336

20. The Line (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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The unstable new kingpin of a Tijuana drug cartel is targeted by an assassin for elimination.

Director: James Cotten | Stars: Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Esai Morales, Armand Assante

Votes: 3,472

21. Special Forces (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.1
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In a former Soviet Republic, the President is oppressing the people and with help from a former Bosnian General who's a sadist, he is extremely hated. An American reporter goes there to ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Marshall R. Teague, Tim Abell, Danny Lee Clark, Troy Mittleider

Votes: 596

22. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.4
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,973 | Gross: $0.32M

23. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,684 | Gross: $0.28M

24. Out of the Ashes (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young, Afghan men, as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding new light on a... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Albone, Lucy Martens, Leslie Knott | Stars: Hasti Gul Abid, Taj Malik Aleem, Harsha Bhogle, Geoffrey Boycott

Votes: 153

25. No God, No Master (2013)

PG-13 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.9
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48 Metascore

When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario

Votes: 796 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Imminent Threat (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, War

6.2
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James Cromwell presents a feature documentary on the War on terror's impact on civil liberties and the strange coalition it may create between the progressive left and libertarian right on these issues.

Director: Janek Ambros | Stars: Anwar Al-Awlaki, Julian Assange, Joe Biden, David Boaz

Votes: 111

27. Ghost Machine (2009)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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Two technicians battle a vengeful spirit that has infected their stolen military software.

Director: Chris Hartwill | Stars: Sean Faris, Rachael Taylor, Luke Ford, Richard Dormer

Votes: 1,748

28. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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73 Metascore

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »

Directors: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | Stars: Khalifah Ali Al-Akili, Mike Healey, Ali Kareem, Saeed 'Shariff' Torres

Votes: 737

29. The Clearstream Affair (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

6.5
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Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto, Florence Loiret Caille

Votes: 793

30. Carrier (2008– )

Documentary

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CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

Votes: 567

31. Drone (II) (2014)

78 min | Documentary, History, War

6.7
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65 Metascore

The documentary is about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, the film reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei | Stars: Brandon Bryant, Zubair Rehman, John Bellinger III, Mark Mazzetti

Votes: 656

32. Canaan (2009– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.8
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Three women, Canaan, a Middle Eastern assassin, Alphard, a leader of a terrorist group and Canaan's nemesis, and Maria, a victim of a horrific terrorist attack, cross paths at an anti-terrorism summit in Shanghai.

Stars: Shelley Calene-Black, Hilary Haag, Miyuki Sawashiro, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 519

33. The Hunt for Bin Laden (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Witness the 20-year, billion-dollar hunt for the Al-Qaeda leader, as told by the main players who finally brought him down.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Allen Farmer, Richard Clarke, J. Cofer Black, Pat D'Amuro

Votes: 145

34. The Way We Get By (2009)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their ... See full summary »

Director: Aron Gaudet | Stars: Joan Gaudet, William Knight, Gerald Mundy

Votes: 283 | Gross: $0.11M

35. Misja Afganistan (2012– )

Action, War

6.6
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Story about soldiers of the II platoon of the first company of the mechanized infantry from Wedrzyn, under the command of a junior officer - lieutenant Pawel Konaszewicz.

Stars: Pawel Malaszynski, Eryk Lubos, Dawid Zawadzki, Piotr Rogucki

Votes: 105

36. The End of America (2008)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 761

37. The 10 Conditions of Love (2009)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.7
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A love story - of a woman, a man, a family, a people and a homeland. It is the story of Rebiya Kadeer, China's nightmare. To her people she is a leader; to China she is a terrorist.

Director: Jeff Daniels | Star: Rebiya Kadeer

Votes: 123

38. The Beach (2006)

13 min | Short, Drama

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This is a re-imagining of the World Press Photo of 2003 taken by Jean-Marc Bouju during the Iraq War of 2004, an allegorical tale of the 'war on terror', a metaphor of how innocence is vanquished in war.

Director: Ridwan Hassim | Stars: Gassan AbdulWahab, Causiem Ahmed, Imam Amien Ahmed, Nuraan Ahmed

39. War on Terror (2011)

48 min | Documentary, History, News

8.7
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This one hour special includes a profile piece on Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda Mastermind; details of the bold military operation that found, hunted and killed bin Laden in Pakistan, just ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian J.F. | Stars: Mustafa Ait Idir, Bob Bateman, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

Votes: 23

40. Hearts & Minds (2009)

87 min | Drama

7.6
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Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Tyler | Stars: Nicholas Prasad, Milly Thomas, Ladi Emeruwa, Zoe Willox Dunant

Votes: 11

41. 10Terrorists (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

5.2
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Questioning the world we live in. An outrageous Los Angeles producer sets out to make the most extreme and controversial Reality Television show ever, but gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: Kendal Rae, Jasper Bagg, Aljin Abella, Richard Cawthorne

Votes: 66

42. Close Combat: First to Fight (2005 Video Game)

T | Action

6.8
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Take the role of a U.S. Marine Corps.

Director: Peter Anthony Chiodo | Stars: Freeman Beasley, John Borgfelt, Jeffrey Cloninger, Terry Daniel

Votes: 33

43. The Confession (VI) (2016)

96 min | Documentary

6.8
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A man returns from Bagram in Afghanistan and Guantanamo to tell the story.

Director: Ashish Ghadiali | Star: Moazzam Begg

Votes: 52

44. Rooted in Peace (2016)

88 min | Documentary

6.3
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ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

Votes: 28

45. Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr (2015)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? After spending nearly half his life behind bars, including a decade at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre, Khadr is suddenly released. Finally, his story, in his own words.

Directors: Patrick Reed, Michelle Shephard | Stars: Omar Khadr, Dennis Edney, Patricia Edney, Stephen Harper

Votes: 60

46. Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A documentary on Mou Tun-fei or T.F. Mou, the Chinese filmmaker best known for the harrowing, shockingly horrific World War II drama Men Behind the Sun.

Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: J.L. Carrozza, Tun Fei Mou, Deirdre Yee

Votes: 16

47. The Last War Crime (2012)

Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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Epic political fantasy drama, envisioning what would have happened if Dick Cheney had been indicted for ordering torture, which was used to get the false confessions to make a fraudulent ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Garrett | Stars: Deanna Hurst, Richard Tanner, Grey Wolf, Troy Conrad

Votes: 11

48. Remembering a Cool September (2014)

Not Rated | 26 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Following the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, U.S. evangelist Jerry Falwell famously said of feminists and 'the gays': 'I point a finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'' In ... See full summary »

Directors: David Dietz, Lisa Tillmann

49. How to Beat ISIS (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Add a Plot

Directors: Avi Zilberberg, Yoav Limor | Stars: Adi Carmi, Amos Gilad, Amos Harel, Anat Hochberg-Marom

50. The Afghan Solution (2011 Video)

53 min | Documentary, War

6.0
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THE AFGHAN SOLUTION: A gripping narrative filled with interviews from insiders that illustrates the value of revisiting the original US strategies to rout the Taliban in the days ... See full summary »

Director: Josie Maynard | Stars: Jason Amerine, George W. Bush, James Dobbins, Abdul Rashid Dostum

Votes: 7



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