Most Popular "Idealist" Titles
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1. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
2. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
3. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
4. Paths of Glory (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.
5. Touch of Evil (1958)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
6. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
TV-MA | 131 min | Drama, Romance
A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
7. Gallipoli (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
8. Three Comrades (1938)
Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
9. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
10. Antitrust (2001)
PG-13 | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
11. Head in the Clouds (2004)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »
12. Khartoum (1966)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British ... See full summary »
13. Two Women (1960)
100 min | Drama, War
Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in ... See full summary »
14. Agneepath (2012)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge.
15. Texas Rangers (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.
16. The Candidate (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
17. Of Gods and Men (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
PG | 129 min | Drama
Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.
19. Guru (2007)
166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
20. Ridicule (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
21. Wild Reeds (1994)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »
22. 24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »
23. Regular Lovers (2005)
183 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
24. Yuva (2004)
161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.
25. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Approved | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
Writers: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vasco Pratolini, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Giovanni Testori | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
28. The Chaos Class (1975)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Lazy, uneducated students share a very close bond. They live together in the dormitory, where they plan their latest pranks. When a new headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.
29. Agneepath (1990)
174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?
30. The Roots of Heaven (1958)
121 min | Adventure, Drama
In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." ... See full summary »
31. The Black Tulip (1964)
115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »
Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Paul Andréota, Christian-Jaque, Henri Jeanson, Marcello Ciorciolini, José Luis Dibildos, Rafael García Serrano | Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Dawn Addams, Adolfo Marsillach
32. Shool (1999)
138 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ... See full summary »
33. Choose Connor (2007)
Unrated | 109 min | Drama
Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »
34. Che Guevara (2005)
R | 102 min | Biography, Drama, History
Rebel. Hero. Lover. Legend. Che Guevara has inspired generation after generation as the young idealist and revolutionary who fought for the poor and oppressed. Eduardo Noriega (Vantage ... See full summary »
35. The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »
37. Tears of April (2008)
115 min | Drama, War
There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
38. Entranced Earth (1967)
111 min | Drama
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »
39. Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
115 min | Biography, Drama, War
Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »
40. The Chaos Class Is Waking Up (1977)
94 min | Comedy
A kind and hardworking student joins to Hababam Sinifi (The Chaos Class) but they don't accept him as one of them and he becomes the target of all class' pranks.
41. Man of Marble (1977)
160 min | Drama
In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »
42. Edison, the Man (1940)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama
82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
44. Lucía, Lucía (2003)
R | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes ... See full summary »
45. Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)
97 min | Drama
Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »
46. Gunaah (2002)
Tough cop Prabha (Bipasha Basu) is haunted by the demons of her past. Being an illegitimate daughter of a prostitute, she has had a very bad childhood and there once occurred an incident in... See full summary »
47. Red Like the Sky (2006)
96 min | Drama
A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
49. Street Scene (1931)
80 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave.
50. Straight-Jacket (2004)
96 min | Comedy
In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.