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1. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama

8.0
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Writer: Larry Kramer | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 20,546

2. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 149,471

3. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 44,516

4. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Writer: Paul Greengrass | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 18,479

5. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Space Invader, Mr. Brainwash, Debora Guetta

Votes: 45,069

6. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

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.

Writer: Stuart Townsend | Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 12,239

7. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

5.9
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25 Metascore

SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Carter, Annette Haywood-Carter, John Eugene Cay Jr. | Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 884

8. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 2,637

9. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

93 min | Documentary

7.4
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66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Writer: Brian Knappenberger | Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 6,015

10. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 1,979

11. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.

Writer: Paris Qualles | Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter

Votes: 503

12. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Writer: Haskell Wexler | Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 2,297

13. Furia (1999)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Théo, a rebellious youth fights a repressive regime by drawing and posting anti-government slogans, and finds dangerous love with a mysterious woman.

Writers: Alexandre Aja, Julio Cortázar, Grégory Levasseur | Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Marion Cotillard, Wadeck Stanczak, Pierre Vaneck

Votes: 367

14. Urbanized (2011)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda M. Burden

Votes: 1,390

15. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,344

16. Regular Lovers (2005)

183 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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76 Metascore

1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »

Writers: Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko | Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat

Votes: 2,016

17. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Writer: Brett Morgen | Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,077

18. Bold Native (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.

Writer: Denis Hennelly | Director: Denis Hennelly | Stars: Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth, Sheila Vand, Matt Shea

Votes: 410

19. Freedom Riders (2010)

117 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign.

Writer: Stanley Nelson | Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Raymond Arsenault, Genevieve Houghton, Gordon Carey, Derek Catsam

Votes: 166

20. This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000)

72 min | Documentary

7.7
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A filmed account of the street protests against the World Trade Organization Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1999.

Directors: Jill Friedberg, Rick Rowley | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michael Franti, Susan Sarandon, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 317

21. Behind the Mask (2006)

72 min | Documentary

7.2
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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Writer: Shannon Keith | Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 148

22. A.L.F. (2012)

96 min | Drama

6.6
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What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an ... See full summary »

Writers: Jordi Avalos, Jérôme Lescure, Goran Paskaljevic | Director: Jérôme Lescure | Stars: Alexandre Laigner, Alice Pehlivanyan, Jean-Pierre Loustau, Stéphane Rouabah

Votes: 101

23. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

Votes: 325

24. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor, Unita Blackwell, James Eastland

Votes: 372

25. The Year That Trembled (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.3
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34 Metascore

The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

Writers: Jay Craven, Hathalee Higgs, Scott Lax | Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Charlie Finn, Jay R. Ferguson, Meredith Monroe

Votes: 157

26. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

78 min | Documentary

7.4
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65 Metascore

The life and times of Howard Zinn: the historian, activist, and author of several classics including "A Peoples History of the United States". Archival footage, and commentary by friend, colleagues and Zinn himself.

Directors: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller | Stars: Matt Damon, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker

Votes: 655

27. The Hand That Feeds (2014)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, News

8.2
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63 Metascore

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma and his undocumented immigrant coworkers set out to end abusive conditions at a New York restaurant chain. This epic power struggle turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars.

Writers: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears | Directors: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears | Stars: Virgilio Arán, Benjamin Dictor, Diego Ibañez, Gonzalo Jiménez

Votes: 24

28. The Singing Revolution (2006)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of ... See full summary »

Writers: Mike Majoros, James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty | Directors: James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty | Stars: Heiki Ahonen, Gustav Ernesaks, Linda Hunt, Mari-Ann Kelam

Votes: 500

29. Last Party 2000 (2001)

90 min | Documentary

6.2
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37 Metascore

Filmed over the last six months of the 2000 Presidential election, Phillip Seymour Hoffman starts documenting the campaign at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, but spends ... See full summary »

Directors: Rebecca Chaiklin, Donovan Leitch Jr. | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ben Harper, Noam Chomsky, Harold Ford Jr.

Votes: 589

30. Occupy Unmasked (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

5.8
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An alternate look at Occupy Wall Street camps around the country.

Writer: Stephen K. Bannon | Director: Stephen K. Bannon | Stars: Saul Alinsky, Anthony Averest, Bill Ayers, Michelle Balin

Votes: 420

31. What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

PG | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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60 Metascore

An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from... See full summary »

Director: Rob VanAlkemade | Stars: Adetola Abiade, Paul Allen, Paul Norman Allen, Paul Norman Allen

Votes: 1,081

32. The Land (1969)

130 min | Drama

8.2
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A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Writers: Abderrahman Charkawi, Hassan Fuad | Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Yehia Chahine, Ezzat El Alaili, Tewfik El Dekn

Votes: 520

33. The Battle of Amfar (2013)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond - but they did. Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Sharon Wood | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Richard Berkowitz, Timothy Ray Brown, Michael Callen, Kenneth Cole

Votes: 45

34. Bidder 70 (2012)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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61 Metascore

Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience.

Writer: Beth Gage | Directors: Beth Gage, George Gage | Star: Tim DeChristopher

Votes: 101

35. The Draft (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

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Historians, veterans, politicians, and anti-war leaders discuss the history of the military draft in the United States through the Vietnam War, and examine the consequences of its ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Campbell, Aaron Matthews | Director: Aaron Matthews | Stars: Campbell Scott, Muhammad Ali, Andrew Bacevich, Charles A. Beckwith

36. Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.7
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The life story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler and his fight for the legalization of abortion on demand in Canada.

Writers: Suzette Couture, Carol Hay | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: David Eisner, Stewart Bick, Julie Khaner, Rémy Girard

Votes: 31

37. A Force More Powerful (1999)

110 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writer: Steve York | Director: Steve York | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Salvador Allende, Janet Cherry, Mkhuseli Jack

Votes: 35

38. Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (2012)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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A documentary chronicling liberty activist Derrick J Freeman's exciting first year of activism in The Shire.

Writer: Derrick J. Freeman | Director: Derrick J. Freeman | Stars: Kate Ager, Rich Angell, Ed Burke, Jed Butterfield

Votes: 51

39. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.2
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 24

40. Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss (2014)

49 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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For forty years, both from an international platform as well as from his local pulpit in The Bronx, Rabbi Avi Weiss has been an important voice speaking up against injustice for both Jews ... See full summary »

Writer: Phil Schneider | Director: Phil Schneider | Star: Rabbi Avi Weiss

41. You Have Struck a Rock! (1981)

28 min | Short

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The documentary, You Have Struck a Rock describes the history of non-violent resistance by black South African women to the use of reference books or passes issued by the South African ... See full synopsis »

42. Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair (1984)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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The story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler's fight to provide safe abortions in Canada and the right to challenge a law's validity in Canada.

Writer: Jefferson Lewis | Director: Paul Cowan | Stars: Lois Dellar, Gabriel Gascon, William Hunt, Michael Rudder

Votes: 5

43. Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions (2008 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Will Pascoe | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 20

44. Investigation of a Flame (2003)

43 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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On May 17, 1968, three Catholic priests, a nurse, an artist and four others walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Sachs | Stars: Daniel Berrigan, David Darst, John Hogan, Tom Lewis

Votes: 18

45. Breaking Free 2 (2001)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Josh Harper, Joshua Kielas, Kristen Taylor, Gary Yourofsky

46. New Walden (1991)

Not Rated | 51 min | Fantasy

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Enjoy transcendentalism. New Walden is a transcendental motion picture. An exploitation of transcendental cinema by poet, singer MERWIN. "We present the only 35mm film ever to embrace the ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Merwin, Henry David Thoreau | Director: Arthur Gross | Stars: Kevin Ahlstrom, Liz Arnet, Jamie Bojanowski, Joella Bowden

47. Aurora: Il sogno della liberazione (2011)

72 min | Drama

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Writer: Kai Ortolani | Director: Piercarlo Paderno | Stars: Sara Alfieri, Giulia Cailotto, Gianni Fiorito, Alfredo Gabanetti

48. One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale (2008)

54 min | Documentary

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President Bush's call for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to enshrine a heterosexual definition of marriage ignited a wave of civil disobedience same-sex marriages ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Nicol

49. Call to Direct Action (1997)

59 min | Documentary

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Stars: Frank Arnold, Roslyn Cassells, Rod Coronado, Alison Frost

50. Animal People: The Humane Movement in America (2006)

84 min | Documentary

4.3
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The media has well documented the great social justice issues of the past and present-19th century struggles over the abolition of slavery, providing women with the vote, protecting ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kaskel | Stars: Nanci Alexander, Cleveland Amory, Neal Barnard, Gene Bauston

Votes: 6