This Friday, "Broken City," the new Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe political thriller, opens nationwide. The tale of a low rent private detective (Wahlberg), hired by an unscrupulous mayor (Crowe) on the eve of his reelection, is awash in the kind of conspiratorial treachery and deep-seeded mysteries that always go along with movies whose central theme is political corruption.

It got us to thinking about other great movies that investigate the ins and outs of political corruption, so we compiled a list. Do you agree? What do you think we left off? What were you glad we included? And no, we will not mind our own business! We have to investigate all leads!

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Broken City
Based on 38 critics

Former cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) sees a chance at redemption for past sins when New York City's... Read More

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