Politics & Thrillersby AlexandraDrakewood | created - 11 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
2. Fail-Safe (1964)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
4. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Votes: 44,057 | Gross: $41.51M
5. The Interpreter (2005)
PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
Votes: 94,219 | Gross: $72.71M
6. Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Approved | 114 min | Drama
A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.
7. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 46,657 | Gross: $63.27M
9. Executive Action (1973)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History
Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
10. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War
In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.
11. Valkyrie (2008)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
Votes: 217,840 | Gross: $83.08M
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 425,332 | Gross: $0.28M
15. Eye in the Sky (2015)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Votes: 74,187 | Gross: $18.70M
16. 36 Hours (1964)
Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War
Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
17. Gardens of Stone (1987)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.
Votes: 4,805 | Gross: $5.26M
19. Wag the Dog (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Votes: 75,696 | Gross: $43.02M
20. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 178,914 | Gross: $169.61M
23. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History
24. Darkest Hour (2017)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Votes: 147,342 | Gross: $56.47M
26. Restless (2012 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
28. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 70,580 | Gross: $7.86M
29. Not Without My Daughter (1991)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Votes: 11,652 | Gross: $14.79M
30. The Sentinel (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
Votes: 46,405 | Gross: $36.28M
31. Topaz (1969)
PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller
A French Intelligence Agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Votes: 15,560 | Gross: $8.37M
32. Torn Curtain (1966)
PG | 128 min | Thriller
An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.
33. Hannah Arendt (2012)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Votes: 9,686 | Gross: $0.71M
35. Secret City (2016–2019)
TV-MA | 49 min | Mystery, Thriller
Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
36. Pine Gap (2018)
TV-MA | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility in central Australia, the spy-thriller Pine Gap delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries.