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1. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 415,470 | Gross: $63.54M

2. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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66 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Votes: 136,892 | Gross: $0.44M

3. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 337,702 | Gross: $166.11M

4. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepare for the worst.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 155,256 | Gross: $140.46M

5. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 144,173 | Gross: $37.49M

6. The Event (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 25,151

7. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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

7.1
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60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 25,605 | Gross: $8.32M

8. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

Votes: 17,529 | Gross: $37.79M

9. Battledogs (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.5
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A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army.

Director: Alexander Yellen | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Dennis Haysbert, Kate Vernon, Ariana Richards

Votes: 1,437

10. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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An African-American senator becomes the designated survivor of a tragic accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end the bigotry and divide standing in his way.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

Votes: 294

11. The Obama Effect (2012)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

1.8
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A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Katt Williams, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Toneey Acevedo

Votes: 383 | Gross: $0.11M

12. The Butler: An American Story (2013 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.3
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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of The Butler (2013).

Stars: Charles Allen, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Yaya DaCosta

Votes: 12

13. Dreams from My Real Father (2012)

95 min | Documentary

4.8
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At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Gilbert | Stars: Ed Law, Frank Marshall Davis, David Axelrod, Bill Ayers

Votes: 394

14. Closer to the Dream (2010)

101 min | Documentary

3.0
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Winter 2008: An unrelenting roar has been mounting for several months in America, resonating all the way to Paris, where African-American expatriate filmmaker, Guetty Felin has been living ... See full summary »

Directors: Herve Cohen, Guetty Felin | Stars: Barack Obama, Joakim Felin-Cohen, Yeelen Felin-Cohen, James Forman Jr.

Votes: 8

15. The Making of Head of State (2003 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Stafford U. Bailey | Stars: George Bush, Bill Clinton, Nate Dogg, Michael Dukakis

16. Barack Obama: A Change Has Come (2012 Video)

Short, Music

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The plot encompasses the civil rights movement from the 1960s when the doors of public bathrooms in the South often read "Whites Only" through the March on Washington and Robert Kennedy's ... See full summary »

Directors: David Daniel, David Rapka | Stars: Blythe Daniel, David Daniel, Jake Daniel, Rachel Daniel

17. The Border (2008–2010)
Episode: Credible Threat (2010)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The American President's upcoming visit to Canada has the ICS Squad on full alert. Working with DHS Agent Liz Carver and the Secret Service Advance Team, ICS sifts through hundreds of ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: James McGowan, Grace Park, Graham Abbey, Jonas Chernick

Votes: 17

18. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (2002)

TV-14 | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Retired federal agent Jack Bauer is pulled back into field work after CTU learns of an impending nuclear attack in Los Angeles, while Kim's new job as a nanny takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,263

19. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 3: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack and Chase try to track down the location of vials containing the virus. Wayne breaks into Sherry's house to get incriminating evidence as a paranoid Julia Milliken confronts Sherry.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth

Votes: 907

20. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Jack baits Fayed with Gredenko, while the President faces a challenge to his office.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

Votes: 821

21. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Dreams of Obama (2009)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.5
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Frontline examines the remarkable story of the rise of Barack Obama from state senator to the United States presidency.

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Will Lyman, Peter Haydu, David Axelrod, Matt Bai

Votes: 33

22. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Inside Obama's Presidency (2013)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

7.1
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Examine President Obama's key decisions and the experiences that will inform his second term.

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Sarah Childress, Jim Gilmore, Will Lyman, Arun Rath

Votes: 24

23. Now (2002– )
Episode: Obama's Challenge (2008)

24 min | Documentary, News

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Robert Kuttner, author of the new book "Obama's Challenge," talks to NOW on PBS about the enormous obstacles to -- and potential solutions for -- getting America's economy back on track. As... See full summary »

Stars: David Brancaccio, Robert Kuttner, Bill Moyers, Barack Obama

24. Vlogbrothers (2007– )
Episode: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Inaugurated: Some Historical Background (2009)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

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Star: John Green



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