Most Popular "Political Oppression" Titles
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1. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
3. Before Night Falls (2000)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama
Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, ... See full summary »
Writers: Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Reynaldo Arenas, Jana Bokova | Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido
4. Three Kings (1999)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
R | 171 min | Drama, Romance
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
6. Z (1969)
M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
7. Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, War
Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. ... See full summary »
9. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
150 min | Drama, History, War
In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »
10. Yol (1982)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance
A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »
11. According to Pereira (1995)
104 min | Drama
Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the Lisboa, an unaffiliated evening paper. There is civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he ... See full summary »
12. The Herd (1979)
129 min | Drama
Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be ... See full summary »
13. Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005 TV Movie)
186 min | Biography, Drama
The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
15. Backdoor (2000)
105 min | Drama
In 1966, after the death of his developer father, an Athens teenager enjoys hanging out with his friends and visiting a local prostitute, unaware his life is about to take a turn for the ... See full summary »
17. The Sign of Zorro (1958)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary »
Writers: Norman Foster, Lowell S. Hawley, Bob Wehling, John Meredyth Lucas, Johnston McCulley | Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Romney Brent
18. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
20. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)
Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History
A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.
21. Journey to the Sun (1999)
104 min | Drama
Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »
22. The Yogis of Tibet (2002 Video)
For the first time, the reclusive and secretive Tibetan monks agree to discuss aspects of their philosophy and allow themselves to be filmed while performing their ancient practices.
23. 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.
24. The Man with the Carnation (1980)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »
25. Maple Palm (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an ... See full summary »
31. Jiyan (2002)
102 min | Drama, Romance
Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »
33. In Nowhere Land (2002)
90 min | Drama
Sükran who works at pay box of Haydarpasa is around 40 ages. She has a son whose name is Veysel. He works in a factory. She suffered from her husband's political actions, so she wants to ... See full summary »
34. The Sterilization of Leilani Muir (1996)
This film deals with one woman's attempt to sue the government of the Canadian province of Alberta for sterilizing her against her will because she was considered a "mental defective". In ... See full summary »
37. Stars in Broad Daylight (1988)
105 min | Drama
In his debut feature film, director Muhammad explores the inexorable dissolution of a family, ironically during the planning of a wedding, the kind of ritual that ought to bond family ... See full summary »
39. 80 Hussars (1978)
124 min | Drama, History
Mail author for translation. 1848. Európa forrong. A Lengyelországban állomásozó, osztrák kötelékhez tartozó magyar huszárok egy csoportja a szabadság- harc kitörésének hírére hazaindul. A ... See full summary »
42. Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (1986 Video)
51 min | Documentary, Music
A protest organization of rock musicians musically declare their boycott of a major South African resort and the making of that video is discussed.
46. Madero of Mexico (1942)
Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, Drama
This film chronicles the short political life of Francisco Madero (1873-1913), who tried to bring democracy and land reform to Mexico.
48. Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe (1988)
580 min | Drama, History, Romance
Epic film about life of three generations in central Russia on the Volga river.
51 min | Documentary
Leyla Zana, the first woman Kurdish MP to be elected to the Turkish Parliament in 1992, was impisoned in 1994 for 15 years for speaking in Kurdish in the Parliament. Kudret Gunes' personal ... See full summary »
Director: Kudret Gunes