Most Popular "Activist" Titles
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1. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 328,233 | Gross: $27.30M
2. The Green Inferno (2013)
R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Votes: 21,869 | Gross: $7.19M
3. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 260,546 | Gross: $11.28M
4. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 464,479 | Gross: $56.88M
5. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 137,101 | Gross: $31.84M
6. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Votes: 61,501 | Gross: $52.07M
11. Chi-Raq (2015)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Votes: 5,669 | Gross: $2.65M
12. Edge of Darkness (2010)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Votes: 75,403 | Gross: $43.29M
13. The Wave (2008)
107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
14. Treme (2010–2013)
TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music
Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.
15. The East (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Votes: 41,998 | Gross: $2.27M
16. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
Votes: 41,054 | Gross: $3.17M
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
19. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 114,727 | Gross: $4.06M
21. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Votes: 46,210 | Gross: $0.05M
22. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 113,395 | Gross: $119.08M
23. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
Votes: 15,282 | Gross: $24.20M
24. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 8,559 | Gross: $13.05M
25. Black Sheep (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
Votes: 34,751 | Gross: $0.08M
26. Planet 51 (2009)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.
Votes: 41,381 | Gross: $42.19M
27. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 40,604 | Gross: $0.87M
28. Hoot (2006)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Votes: 6,585 | Gross: $8.08M
29. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Votes: 6,057 | Gross: $0.54M
31. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 29,705 | Gross: $0.48M
32. Abandon (2002)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two year... See full summary »
Votes: 7,924 | Gross: $10.72M
33. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 9,601 | Gross: $4.95M
34. Cry Freedom (1987)
PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.
Votes: 9,939 | Gross: $5.90M
35. He Named Me Malala (2015)
PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Votes: 2,838 | Gross: $2.64M
37. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 12,795 | Gross: $0.22M
39. Thunderheart (1992)
R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.
Votes: 11,408 | Gross: $22.66M
41. Raajneeti (2010)
163 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path.
Votes: 10,941 | Gross: $1.29M
44. Potiche (2010)
R | 103 min | Comedy
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,332 | Gross: $1.62M
45. Citizen Ruth (1996)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $0.15M
46. Call Me Lucky (2015)
106 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once ... See full summary »
47. Levity (2003)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,770 | Gross: $0.21M
48. Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A French foreign-exchange student comes to a small Texas high school, befriends a classmate, and practically takes over her life.
49. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.