Men's Rights

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List of films that either directly or indirectly address Men's Rights issues, globally. From Custody to Prison Rape and beyond.

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1. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 8,575

2. American Circumcision (2017)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary

American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.

Director: Brendon Marotta | Stars: Georgeanne Chapin, Jonathon Conte, Dean Edell, Andrew Freedman

Votes: 426

Male Genital Mutilation

3. Martyrs of Marriage (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Misuse of IPC 498A or the anti dowry law has been decried in India for decades now. False cases under this section has caused extreme harassment and injustice to millions of people leading ... See full summary »

Director: Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj

Votes: 113

False Accusations, Legal Bias

4. Divorce Corp (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, History

39 Metascore

More money flows through the family courts, than in all other court systems in America combined, over $50 billion a year. Through extensive research and interviews this documentary uncovers how children are torn from their homes.

Director: Joseph Sorge | Stars: Gloria Allred, Wendy Archer, Alexandra Borg, Dennis Braun

Votes: 380

Custody, Divorce, Legal Bias

5. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 31,006 | Gross: $18.31M

6. Men Don't Tell (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Peter Strauss, Judith Light, James Gammon, Noble Willingham

Votes: 288

Domestic violence

7. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 240,700 | Gross: $0.69M

Social Ostracisation, False Accusations

8. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 461,862 | Gross: $57.37M

Boy Soldiers, Male Disposability

9. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 118,161 | Gross: $106.26M

Custody, Divorce, Single fathers

10. The Weather Man (2005)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Caine

Votes: 74,667 | Gross: $12.48M

Custody, Divorce

11. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,092,421 | Gross: $28.34M

Prison Rape

12. The Four Feathers (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A timid British Army officer has quit and burns his last day summons to a war in Egypt. Calling him a coward, his girl friend and 3 officer friends give him a white feather. In redemption, he shadows his friends in war to save their lives.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

Votes: 5,073

Male Disposability, Shaming

13. The Four Feathers (1921)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

A 'coward' resigns his commission and poses as an Arab to save his former comrades.

Director: René Plaissetty | Stars: Harry Ham, Mary Massart, Cyril Percival, Henry Vibart

Votes: 15

Male Disposability, Shaming

14. The Four Feathers (1929)

81 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

When British officer Harry resigns from his regiment, he is labeled a coward by his family and friends. Harry receives four white feathers as a mark of a coward. In order to redeem himself ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 245

Male Disposability, Shaming

15. The Four Feathers (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When British Lieutenant Faversham resigns his commission rather than fight in the 1882 Sudan war, his army pals present him with the four white feathers of cowardice.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour

Votes: 462

Male Disposability, Shaming

16. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 31,006 | Gross: $18.31M

Male Disposability, Shaming

17. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 74,356 | Gross: $15.80M

Rape

18. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 948,625 | Gross: $6.72M

Prison rape

19. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 65,421 | Gross: $35.00M

Prison rape, Male disposability

20. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 104,742 | Gross: $43.00M

Prison rape

21. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 7,104 | Gross: $13.09M

Prison rape, Male disposability

22. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

Votes: 8,974

Prison rape

23. Scum (1991 TV Movie)

78 min | Crime, Drama

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight

Votes: 1,767

Prison rape and slavery

24. Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

The young, naive Smitty is sent to prison for six months; Cathy, his girlfriend, watches as he disappears behind the bars and barbed wire. He's assigned a cell with Queenie, a balls-out ... See full summary »

Directors: Harvey Hart, Jules Schwerin | Stars: Wendell Burton, Michael Greer, Zooey Hall, Danny Freedman

Votes: 426

Prison rape

25. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 219,897 | Gross: $219.20M

Custody, Divorce

26. Big Stan (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Director: Rob Schneider | Stars: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 39,058

Prison rape and slavery

27. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,635,686 | Gross: $107.93M

Rape

28. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 133,193 | Gross: $120.06M

Prison rape

29. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,130 | Gross: $18.97M

Rape

30. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 270,986

False accusations, Single fathers

31. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,709

Rape

32. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)

93 min | Crime, Drama

Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: David Field, Mike Bishop, Chris DeRose, Kevin Mackey

Votes: 1,631

Prison rape, Male disposability

33. Mysterious Skin (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Votes: 62,719 | Gross: $0.70M

Child Sexual Exploitation, Rape

34. Mars Needs Moms (2011)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

49 Metascore

A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 19,795 | Gross: $21.38M

Male Positive

35. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 6,634 | Gross: $31.34M

Custody, Divorce, Male Positive, Legal bias

36. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 404,516 | Gross: $163.57M

Custody, Male positive

37. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 29,302

Legal bias, Male disposability, Male positive

38. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Wim Snape

Votes: 92,618 | Gross: $45.95M

Custody, Child support, Male disposability, Mental health, Body image

39. Disclosure (1994)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 42,420 | Gross: $83.02M

False accusation, Legal bias

40. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 259,377 | Gross: $181.41M

Custody

41. A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson, Kelli Williams

Votes: 744

42. Wife, Mother, Murderer (1991 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

The life of Audrey Marie Hilley, who, in order to start a new life, took drastic action.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Judith Light, David Ogden Stiers, Kellie Overbey, David Dukes

Votes: 302

43. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 759,069 | Gross: $167.77M

44. Kes (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Family

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Votes: 16,431

45. The Misandrists (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

The Misandrists begins with Volker, a young man with an injured leg, stumbling through the forest, pursued by the police and their tracking dogs. When he emerges from the woods, he sees two... See full summary »

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Susanne Sachße, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford

Votes: 351 | Gross: $0.03M

46. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 2,425

47. Love Is All: Boy, Girl, Love (2014)

74 min | Documentary

A celebration of love in a film made of extracts from movies from the film history.

Director: Kim Longinotto

Votes: 135

History of Chivalry in the 20th Century

48. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

41 Metascore

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush

Votes: 75,409 | Gross: $41.01M

49. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller