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 himself diagnosed with the disease.
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Treme (2010– )
59 min | Drama | Active
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.
9. I'm Not There. (2007)
R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
10. 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.
13. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, 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.
14. 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.
15. Planet 51 (2009)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck!
Writers: Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco, Marcos Martínez, Ignacio Pérez Dolset, Joe Stillman | Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, John Cleese
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
21. 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 »
22. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
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.
23. 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.
24. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary
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.
25. Thumbsucker (2005)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
28. Waking the Dead (2000)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
29. 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.
30. 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.
34. 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.
35. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime
The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.
Writers: Moisés Kaufman, Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh | Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney
37. 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 »
38. 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.
39. Role/Play (2010)
85 min | Drama
A recently outed soap opera actor crosses paths with a recently divorced gay marriage activist, forcing them to confront the price of fame and the fickle nature of celebrity within the gay community.
41. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
42. Shahid (2012)
129 min | Biography, Drama
An account of slain Human Rights lawyer Shahid Basheer, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.
43. 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 »
45. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »
47. Chinese Box (1997)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
49. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.
50. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.