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1. 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: 40,600 | Gross: $0.87M
2. Direct Action (2004)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
3. Born in Flames (1983)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »
4. Bold Native (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
5. The Take (2004)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary
The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.
6. Pirate for the Sea (2008)
99 min | Documentary
A documentary on Paul Watson, who takes the law into his own hands on the open seas, confronting, by any nonviolent means necessary, the hunters who indiscriminately slaughter whales, seals... See full summary »
7. No Logo (2003 Video)
42 min | Documentary, Short
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves at the end of spray paint cans and the targets of anti-corporate campaigns? ... See full summary »
8. Behind the Mask (2006)
72 min | Documentary
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.
9. Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)
110 min | Documentary
"Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, ... See full summary »
10. Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2010)
90 min | Documentary
Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped ... See full summary »
11. Wrenched (2014)
Documentary, Biography, Western
Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey's anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the seventies and eighties. Through interviews, ... See full summary »
12. Greenpeace: The Story (2011)
52 min | Documentary
Although powerful now, at the start Greenpeace was just a small group of hippies, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world. Through unpublished archive footage and interviews... See full summary »
13. A.L.F. (2012)
96 min | Drama
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 »
14. What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)
PG | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy
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 »
Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.20M
15. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)
R | 105 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.
16. In the King of Prussia (1983)
92 min | Drama
Dramatization of the trial of Christian anti-war activists, known collectively as the "Plowshares Eight". In September 1980, they broke into a General Electric weapons plant in King of ... See full summary »
20. Fade to Black: The Trigger Effect (2013)
104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Four young men confront destructive life choices. Gage, Pepe, and JJ lives change when a crime boss, Mr. M, gives Pepe a gun, which leads to the death of Jamal's family. Jamal seeks revenge... See full summary »
22. Testify! Eco-Defense and the Politics of Violence (2005 Video)
52 min | Documentary
A 50-minute video that discusses the tactics and philosophy of revolutionary environmentalism and animal liberation. Includes footage of ALF and ELF actions plus interviews with many direct-action environmentalists.
84 min | Documentary
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 »
34. Saints & Angels (2007 Video)
119 min | Drama
"Saints and Angels" is a compelling fictional account of an Animal Liberation cell that has been organized for one evening in order to free animals from the daily tortures of ... See full summary »
35. All My Heroes Still Wear Masks (2002)
16 min | Documentary, Short
An introduction to the Animal Liberation Front with underground footage from the 1980s to the present, using the campaign against Huntington Life Sciences as a case study of the need for ... See full summary »
P.O.V. (1988– )
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
83 min | Documentary
Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003– )
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Documentary
Penn and Teller look at animal liberation and expose PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as hypocrites.
Moyers & Company (2012– )
Standing Up for Democracy
TV-G | 57 min | News, Talk-Show
American history is rich with stories of social change inspired by the actions of motivated individuals and organized groups. Today's activists are no different -- facing long odds against powerful and systemic special interests.