Most Popular "Political Prisoner" Titles
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1. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
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.
3. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
4. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
5. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
6. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.
8. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
9. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
11. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery
A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
12. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
13. Knight Without Armor (1937)
107 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.
14. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
15. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
16. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
17. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)
G | 162 min | Drama
Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. ... See full summary »
18. Catch a Fire (2006)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.
19. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
20. The Lady (2011)
R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.
21. The Army of Shadows (1969)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.
22. Indochine (1992)
PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance
This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was... See full summary »
23. Coming Home (2014)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
24. Europa Europa (1990)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
25. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, War
Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
26. The Color of Freedom (2007)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
27. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
173 min | Drama, History, War
The true story of the departure of the German occupiers from Paris in 1944.
Writers: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre, Gore Vidal, Francis Ford Coppola, Marcel Moussy, Beate von Molo, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Claude Brulé | Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Jean-Pierre Cassel
28. Besieged (1998)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »
29. Shame (1968)
R | 103 min | Drama
Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive.
30. The Perez Family (1995)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
In an attempt to secure a sponsor, an unlikely group of Cuban refugees become a "family" as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives families priority over others. In the ... See full summary »
31. 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.
33. The Official Story (1985)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
34. The Big Doll House (1971)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.
35. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
36. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world ... See full summary »
37. The Mortal Storm (1940)
Passed | 100 min | Drama
The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930's. When the Nazi's come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.
38. Interrogation (1989)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.
39. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »
40. The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Action, Crime
An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son.
41. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.
42. When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
R | 136 min | Drama
Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper ... See full summary »
43. Giordano Bruno (1973)
115 min | Biography, Drama
Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »
44. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
150 min | Drama, History, Romance
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 »
45. Army of Crime (2009)
139 min | Drama, History, War
The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »
46. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »
47. Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
91 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, ... See full summary »
48. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.
49. In the Year of the Pig (1968)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War
Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »
50. Incident at Oglala (1992)
PG | 89 min | Documentary, History
On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were... See full summary »