Political Dramas - Blu-ray Movie Genres

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Citizen Kane (1941)

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Citizen Kane 2011-09-13 2001-09-25 -

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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The Battle of Algiers 2012-02-28 2004-10-12 -

Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, this film vividly re-creates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in 1957. The violence soon escalates on both sides in this war drama that remains relevant.

a.k.a. La battaglia di Algeri
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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The Manchurian Candidate 2011-05-10 1998-03-24 -

Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first. Some thrillers remain as suspenseful -- and timely -- as when they were first released, and this classic from director John Frankenheimer is one of the best.

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Gandhi (1982)

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Gandhi 2009-02-17 2001-08-28 2014-07-01

The Killing Fields (1984)

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The Killing Fields - 2001-05-08 -

Sam Waterston portrays Sydney Schanberg, the New York Times journalist who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the civil war in Cambodia. Aided by his translator, Dith Pran, Schanberg shines a light on the tragedy and madness of the bloody conflict.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

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The Passion of Joan of Arc - 1999-12-07 -

Considered director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest movies of all time, this stunning emotional drama recounts the events surrounding Joan of Arc's 1431 heresy trial, burning at the stake and subsequent martyrdom. The film's original version, thought to have been lost to fire, was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981. Maria Falconetti turns in a haunting performance as the young French saint.

a.k.a. La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
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The Queen (2006)

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The Queen 2007-04-24 2007-04-24 -

After Princess Diana's shocking death, Queen Elizabeth II and the newly elected Tony Blair try to manage Diana's loss on a personal level while reacting to public demand that the princess be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.

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Patton (1970)

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Patton 2008-06-03 1999-11-02 2014-07-01

Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname "Blood and Guts" for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.

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The Lives of Others (2006)

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The Lives of Others 2007-08-21 2007-08-21 -

In 1984, secret police agent Wiesler is assigned to eavesdrop on a successful but possibly disloyal playwright in East Germany. As the lonely Wiesler learns more about the man and his lover, a prominent actress, he becomes fascinated by their lives.

a.k.a. Das Leben der Anderen
De andras liv
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All the President's Men (1976)

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All the President's Men - 1997-10-30 -

The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon "dirty tricks" team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.

a.k.a. Die Unbestechlichen
Les Hommes du Président
Tutti gli uomini del presidente
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Persepolis (2007)

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Persepolis 2008-06-24 2008-06-24 -

Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film follows a young woman's childhood in repressive Iran, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult.

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Thirteen Days (2000)

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Thirteen Days - 2001-07-10 -

When a nuclear missile presence escalates in Cuba, the world's fate hangs by a thread as President John F. Kennedy tries to curb the threat with help from his aides, military brass and his brother Bobby, the U.S. attorney general.

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Of Gods and Men (2010)

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Of Gods and Men 2011-07-05 2011-07-05 -

A group of French Trappist monks making their home in the Algerian mountains have ample reason to believe they're in danger. But their assumption that there can be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery.

a.k.a. Des hommes et des dieux
Von Menschen und Göttern
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Traffic (2000)

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Traffic 2012-04-03 2001-05-29 2012-08-27

Interlacing three disturbing snapshots of America's drug war, this Oscar-winning saga follows a U.S. drug czar who learns his daughter's an addict, a Mexican cop caught in a corrupt system and a housewife forced to take over the family drug business.

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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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Nashville (1975)

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Nashville 2013-12-03 2000-08-15 -

Countless characters -- from a bored housewife to a pompously patriotic country singer -- get caught up in a political rally that takes over Nashville in director Robert Altman's sprawling satirical masterpiece about politics and country music.

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Hunger (2008)

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Hunger 2010-02-16 2010-02-16 2010-06-08

Acclaimed visual artist Steve McQueen makes his feature film debut with this gripping drama (and Independent Spirit Award Best Foreign Film contender) that depicts the events surrounding a hunger strike staged by a group of IRA prisoners during their 1981 incarceration in Britain's Prison Maze. Led by IRA volunteer-poet Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), the strikers waged their six-week-long protest in an attempt to be acknowledged as political prisoners and to improve the prison's conditions.

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Love and Anarchy (1973)

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Love & Anarchy - - 2013-05-01

In pre-World War II Italy, the employees of a popular Roman bordello learn that a new arrival is planning to assassinate Mussolini. When one of the girls falls in love with the man, she's torn between saving him and saving her country.

a.k.a. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza...
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2013-05-02 2012-02-14 2013-02-14

Tenente-Coronel Nascimento, a hardened vet of Rio de Janeiro's drug wars, is now head of a special police unit. With his new title comes new responsibilities and dangers, which the captain navigates with brashness and resolve.

a.k.a. Elite Squad - Im Sumpf der Korruption
Tropa de Elite 2 - O inimigo agora é outro
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The Tin Drum (1979)

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The Tin Drum - 2004-05-18 -

Young Oskar Matzerath, who grows up witnessing the rise of Nazism at the eve of World War II, decides at age 3 to stop growing -- effectively shutting out the world and communicating only by banging on his tin drum. Volker Schlondorff's epic unfolds with cinematic artistry, psychological insight, political vision and symbolic richness, as Germany falls prey to Nazism while Oskar's protests go unnoticed. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

a.k.a. Die Blechtrommel
Le Tambour
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Glory (1989)

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Glory 2009-06-02 1998-01-20 -

Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.

a.k.a. Glory: Uomini si gloria
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The Insider (1999)

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The Insider - 2000-04-11 -

When a TV producer coaxes a researcher to speak about his former employer's knowledge of tobacco's dangers, the corporations try to silence them in this Oscar-nominated drama based on a true story.

a.k.a. L'Initié
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Malcolm X (1992)

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Malcolm X - 2000-01-25 2007-02-02
2012-01-01

Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated drama illuminates the life of black nationalist Malcolm X (Denzel Washington), following him from his early days in prison to his conversion to Islam, marriage to Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett) and discovery of Elijah Mohammad's (Al Freeman Jr.) Nation of Islam writings. When Malcolm turns his back on the Nation of Islam (following a pilgrimage to Mecca), he becomes a murder target.

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