Radical movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant radical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, political, thought provoking, tense and bleak films and TV shows about / with radical, society, nude, male nudity, rebellion, terrorism, catastrophe, politics, suspense and anarchist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
radical movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as radical: Dirty War (2004), Brotherhood (2009), Blame it on Fidel (2006), United Red Army (2007), The East (2013), Byron (2003), What to Do in Case of Fire? (2001), Running on Empty (1988), Night Moves (2013), A.L.F. (2012).

List of radical movies

Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, terrorism, firefighter, save the day, secret agents, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, government agency, race against time, undercover, counter terrorism ...
Place: london, europe, england
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, racism, gays and lesbians, love affair, homosexuality, love and romance, couples, friendship, forbidden love, unlikely couple, self discovery, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, scandinavia, denmark
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: politics, coming of age, radical, family problems, family life, political unrest, journalism, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, cuba, paris france, europe, chile ...
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United Red Army (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak, anime ...
Plot: revolution, radical, idealism, rebellion, life is a bitch, confined, society, isolation, military, communism, hostage, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970, year 1966 ...
Place: japan, asia
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The East (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, tricky, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, suspense, spy, anarchist, environmentalism, espionage, fbi, revenge, radical, undercover, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, obsession, womanizer, radical, writer's life, romanticism, lifestyle, writers, social misfits, society, politics, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 1810s, georgian era
Place: ottoman empire, yorkshire, london, turkey, india ...
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What to Do in Case of Fire? (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At ...
Style: political, compassionate, melancholic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, friendship, bomb, fighting the system, terrorism, investigation, suspense, unlikely friendships, destiny, radical, anarchist, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 2000s
Place: germany, berlin germany, rio de janeiro, brazil, europe
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, intense, art film ...
Plot: suicide, art, rebellion, friendship, nationalism, writers, radical, emperor, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, mount fuji, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, political ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, music, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, love, parents and children, eccentric family, haunted by the past, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, yale university, oakland california ...
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Night Moves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Style: suspenseful, intense, meditative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: suspense, terrorism, dam, crime gone awry, character study, environmental issue, rebellion, radical, environmentalism, bomb, gang, society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: oregon, california, usa
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A.L.F. (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an insignificant drama-teacher by day, but also belongs to a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: animal rights, police investigation, fighting the system, idealism, moral dilemma, hopes, betrayal, law enforcement, rebellion, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, radical ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, social ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, terrorist attack, muslim, radical, society, family relations, brother brother relationship, murder, islam, bomb, drug dealing ...
Time: 2000s, september 11 2001, 90s, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: philosophical, exciting, absurd, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, cheerleading, twists and turns, rebellion, ambition, visionary, radical, workplace, rebelliousness, idealism, politics ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, scenic
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: surfing, snowboard, disney, skiing, friends, radical, sport, contests and competitions, friendship, teenage life, youth, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: vermont, hawaii, oceania
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Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twisted ...
Plot: ira, spy, moral dilemma, undercover, state affairs, betrayal, family relations, radical, snitch, political unrest, siblings relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, london, belfast ...
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Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, controversial, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, violence, mass murder, teacher, teenager, school, murder, high school, bullying, youth, serial killer, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
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Carlos the Jackal (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, gunfight, politics, character study, leader, wanted, radical, mission, cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, lebanon, middle east, south america, syria ...
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A Violent Life (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Despite the life threat hanging over his head, Stéphane decides to go back to Corsica for the funeral of Christophe, a childhood friend and companion in arms, murdered the day before. On this occasion, the chain of events which made him, the ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: funeral, violence, murder, prison, death, nationalist, radical, radicalism, life is a bitch, criminal, confronting the past, suspense ...
Place: corsica
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Sons of Norway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It’s not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, hippie and free spirit, a glaring exception in a community ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, nudist camp, coming of age, father and son, single parent, parents and children, society, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, rebelliousness, social misfits, uncontrollable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway
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The Wonders (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gelsomina’s family works according to some special rules. First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, is head of the family and her three younger sisters must obey her: sleep when she tells them to and work under her watchful eye. But the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: beekeeper, teenage girl, countryside, family life, life turned upside down, parents and children, siblings relations, father daughter relationship, radical, disorder, nature, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: italy, tuscany
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Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, road movie, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, on the road, drugs, friendship, character study, suspense, multiple storylines, life philosophy, police investigation, brutality, unlikely friendships, disorder ...
Time: year 2012, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, revolution, politics, murder, rebelliousness, captivity, political unrest, radical, state affairs, society, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: talky, intellectual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sex, depression, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, human nature, radical, relationships, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, quebec, california, montreal
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The Attack (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium, Egypt
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, terrorism, investigation, israeli palestinian conflict, occupation, radical, society, husband wife relationship, suicide bomber, loss of wife, suspense, hospital ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: feminist film, political, experimental, indie film, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminist, lesbian, feminism, revolution, anarchism, gender, racism, police brutality, sexual harassment, socialist, radical, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Azad (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this futuristic thriller based around resistance against a tyrant government that's propagating religious, political, and racial polarization and xenophobia, a Muslim immigrant flees The West in hopes of leaving his secretive past behind to ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, rough
Plot: terrorism, new world order, resistance, islamophobia, discrimination, anti semitism, government, radical, judaism, religion, world war three, freedom ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, america, mexico, iran, russia ...
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The Raspberry Reich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the Baader-Meinhof gang, a film about modern left Germans adopting the culture of extreme left-wing movements of the 1970s. East German dominatrix Gudrun leads a revolutionary gang of her own in Berlin. She has her men kidnap the son of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, parody ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, male nudity, father son relationship, gay love, erection, explicit sex, rebellion, sex, rebelliousness, state affairs, gang ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, usa, middle east ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: clever, disturbing, sexy, surreal, art film ...
Plot: art, artist, lesbian, women, feminist, writers, lgbt, true crime, feminism, gay, painter, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, school, boy, childhood, working class, neglected child, child protagonist, bird, friendship, teacher, sibling rivalry, bullying ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london, scotland, britain ...
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