Most Popular "Human Rights" Titles
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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 677,039 | Gross: $112.00M
2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 436,278 | Gross: $56.67M
3. Suffragette (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Votes: 20,048 | Gross: $4.69M
4. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood.
Votes: 109,464 | Gross: $2.41M
5. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 167,708 | Gross: $5.79M
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: 60,676 | Gross: $52.07M
7. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 63,703 | Gross: $48.17M
8. 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: 136,286 | Gross: $31.84M
9. 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: 5,501 | Gross: $2.65M
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson
Votes: 47,754 | Gross: $80.00M
11. The Fifth Estate (2013)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
Votes: 29,109 | Gross: $3.25M
12. The Siege (1998)
R | 116 min | Action, Thriller
The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Votes: 57,888 | Gross: $40.93M
13. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.
Votes: 56,350 | Gross: $44.18M
14. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 70,719 | Gross: $2.69M
15. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 20,698 | Gross: $21.21M
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.
17. The 6th Day (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Votes: 99,748 | Gross: $34.54M
18. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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: 112,890 | Gross: $119.08M
19. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
R | 114 min | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Votes: 22,013 | Gross: $4.89M
20. Beyond Paradise (2016)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student, flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.
21. Che: Part Two (2008)
Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.
22. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)
181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »
23. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 66,460 | Gross: $24.53M
24. Real Humans (2012– )
60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a parallel present the artificial human has come into its own. Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it ... See full summary »
25. 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.
26. Missing (1982)
PG | 122 min | Drama, History, Mystery
When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.
27. 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: 9,885 | Gross: $5.90M
28. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War
Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.
Votes: 10,486 | Gross: $0.27M
29. 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: 8,510 | Gross: $13.05M
30. The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
31. Red Corner (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Votes: 12,971 | Gross: $22.42M
32. A Dry White Season (1989)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,580 | Gross: $3.77M
33. In My Country (2004)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.16M
34. Shahid (2012)
129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.
35. What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)
96 min | Documentary
A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII - Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself.
Votes: 484 | Gross: $0.04M
36. 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.
Votes: 5,950 | Gross: $0.33M
37. 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
38. 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.
Votes: 2,721 | Gross: $2.20M
39. Amos & Andrew (1993)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,275 | Gross: $9.75M
41. American Courtesans (2013)
90 min | Documentary
American Courtesans is a feature documentary that takes you into the lives of American sex workers.
42. Hidden Agenda (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,525 | Gross: $1.03M
43. Closet Land (1991)
R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,136 | Gross: $0.26M
45. The Overnighters (2014)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Drama
Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Votes: 1,690 | Gross: $0.11M
46. The Circle (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $0.67M
47. The Clonus Horror (1979)
R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.
48. I Witness (2003)
95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
49. Romero (1989)
PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.
Votes: 1,690 | Gross: $1.32M
50. The Shock Doctrine (2009)
79 min | Documentary
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.