Most Popular "Political Persecution" Titles
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3. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 60,386 | Gross: $7.86M
4. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 187,042 | Gross: $52.77M
6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
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: 117,399 | Gross: $119.19M
8. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Votes: 47,039 | Gross: $27.81M
11. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »
Votes: 6,575 | Gross: $9.48M
12. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
13. The Front (1976)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 1,052 | Gross: $0.48M
17. 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.
Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $3.17M
18. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)
R | 111 min | Drama
As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
19. Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
GP | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
20. China Cry: A True Story (1990)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »
Votes: 429 | Gross: $4.21M
21. Il maestro e Margherita (1972)
95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »
24. The Harmonists (1997)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,882 | Gross: $0.48M
25. Lumumba (2000)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,536 | Gross: $0.68M
26. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $1.10M
27. 1971 (2014)
Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller
The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.
28. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.
Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.30M
29. Career (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?
30. Aparecidos (2007)
TV-MA | 120 min | Horror
One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago. That same night, the past and present ... See full summary »
31. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.
33. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also ... See full summary »
34. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
55 min | Documentary
Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »
36. Seeing Red (1983)
100 min | Documentary, History
A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.
37. Gumapang ka sa lusak (1990)
120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A teenage boy befriends a starlet who is having an affair with an ambitious mayor. As the elections are coming up, the mayor's wife wants him to get rid of his mistress. The starlet agrees ... See full summary »
38. O anthropos me to garyfallo (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 »
41. Ce qu'il reste de nous (2004)
77 min | Documentary
A Tibetan-Canadian returns to her homeland to smuggle a secret message from the Dalai Lama and to document the occupation and cultural genocide of Tibet by China.
44. The Genocide Factor (2000 TV Movie)
This documentary consists of four programs. (1) "Genocide from Biblical Times through the Ages" covers the Biblical period, the Greeks and Romans, the Mongols, the Crusades, witchcraft ... See full summary »
45. Condor (2007)
103 min | Documentary
Operation Condor was a secret agreement between the military dictatorships of the Southern Cone in the 1970s, with the knowledge of the CIA. These governments to shared information and violently repressed suspected left-wing subversives.
Director: Roberto Mader
49. Rejas en la memoria (2004)
80 min | Documentary
Interviews and archival footage are used to reveal the truth about the concentration camps set up by Francisco Franco to house Republican prisoners during and after the Spanish Civil War.