Most Popular "Social Activism" Titles
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2. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Votes: 111,687 | Gross: $0.44M
3. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 141,030 | Gross: $31.84M
4. The Constant Gardener (2005)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Votes: 114,586 | Gross: $33.57M
5. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 79,662 | Gross: $70.00M
6. The Hurricane (1999)
R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Votes: 78,615 | Gross: $50.67M
7. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 41,890 | Gross: $63.27M
8. La belle saison (2015)
105 min | Drama, Romance
There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,712 | Gross: $0.04M
11. The Long Walk Home (1990)
PG | 97 min | Drama, History
Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Votes: 2,680 | Gross: $4.80M
12. 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.
Votes: 3,057 | Gross: $0.12M
13. Hi, Mom! (1970)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.
15. Amos & Andrew (1993)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,419 | Gross: $9.75M
16. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy
Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.22M
18. Higashi no Eden (2009– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »
19. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $0.49M
20. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 1,250 | Gross: $0.62M
22. Czlowiek z marmuru (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 »
23. Waste Land (2010)
99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 7,476 | Gross: $0.19M
25. Welcome (I) (2009)
110 min | Drama
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,186 | Gross: $0.01M
28. Life Support (2007 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 87 min | Drama
The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
29. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
345 min | Drama, History, War
In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.
30. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
31. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 380 | Gross: $0.05M
32. The Harvest/La Cosecha (2011)
80 min | Documentary
The story of the children who work 12-14 hour days in the fields without the protection of child labor laws. These children are not toiling in the fields in some far away land. They are working in America.
Director: U. Roberto Romano
Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.00M
33. Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives... See full summary »
Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Drop Squad (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama
Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an ... See full summary »
Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.73M
37. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.03M
39. To Be Takei (2014)
94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.
Votes: 1,319 | Gross: $0.05M
40. Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
Fact-based story about Mitch Snyder (Martin Sheen), a Washington crusader for the homeless, who took their case to Congress. Working for the Community for Creative Non-violence, Snyder ... See full summary »
42. Mythic Journeys (2009)
93 min | Documentary
An inventive fusion of documentary, story, artwork and animation. Despite the fact that myth has always existed, surprisingly few people today are aware of even the classic myths or the ... See full summary »
45. Underground (1976)
87 min | Documentary
It's the mid 1970s and the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), a radical (and violent) offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, explains to leftist filmmakers the difficulties... See full summary »
48. Nimeh-ye penhan (2001)
103 min | Drama
An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes ... See full summary »