Most Popular "Political Activism" Titles
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1. In Time (2011)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
2. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
4. The Company You Keep (2012)
R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller
A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.
5. 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.
6. The Way We Were (1973)
PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
7. Hair (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.
8. Maude (1972–1978)
30 min | Comedy
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »
9. 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.
10. Fast Food Nation (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.
11. Reds (1981)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
13. 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.
This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
16. Bloody Sunday (2002)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
17. The Best of Youth (2003)
R | 383 min | Drama, Romance
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
18. Death of a President (2006)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.
19. 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.
20. 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.
22. The Corporation (2003)
Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
23. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
24. How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
25. Medium Cool (1969)
R | 111 min | Drama
A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
27. Punishment Park (1971)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »
28. My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.
29. Steal This Movie (2000)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »
30. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.
31. Shut Up & Sing (2006)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
32. A World Apart (1988)
PG | 113 min | Drama
A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »
33. Rude Awakening (1989)
R | 100 min | Comedy
In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.
34. Lindenstraße (1985– )
30 min | Drama
Located in an average quarter of Munich, this weekly soap opera focuses on the lives of normal people. Beside the typical storylines like love, marriage and death, the show has treated a ... See full summary »
35. Salt of the Earth (1954)
94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
36. This Revolution (2005)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
In this politically charged homage to Medium Cool, a photographer covers the urban guerrilla war on New York streets during the RNC.
37. Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.
38. Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History
A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
39. Drabet (2005)
100 min | Drama
A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.
40. The Yes Men (2003)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy
Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.
41. Hu Tu Tu (1999)
172 min | Drama
Panna is the only daughter of politician Maltidevi. Panna is very critical of her mother, when she decides to separate from her dad, and asked Chief Minister Sawantrao Gadre to move in with... See full summary »
43. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.
45. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.
46. Winter Soldier (1972)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War
For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »
47. The Weather Underground (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
167 min | Documentary, Biography, War
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
49. Espion, lève-toi (1982)
98 min | Drama, Thriller
Sébastien Grenier,a secret agent eliminates all his rivals in order to decipher who has killed some of his associates.
50. FTA (1972)
R | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows ... See full summary »
Writers: Michael Alaimo, Len Chandler, Pamela Donegan, Nancy Dowd, Rita Martinson, Robin Menken, Holly Near, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Francine Parker | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler