Political activism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political activism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, thought provoking and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with political activism, politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, politician, corruption, dishonesty, assassination and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political activism: Years and Years (2019), Nayak: The Real Hero (2001), Summer Crisis (2013), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Bananas (1971), Snake Eyes (1998), Read You Like a Book (2006), Escape From Pretoria (2020).

List of political activism movies

Years and Years (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, members of the Lyons family converge on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of their everyday lives are explored as we find out if ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining
Plot: family relations, political activism, political satire, society, politics, rebel, female politician, lgbt, lifestyle, distopia, dark humor, family drama ...
Time: near future, year 2019, 2020s
Place: manchester, london, manchester england
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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, biting ...
Plot: politics, election, attempted murder, fall in love, ambition, intrigue, rise to the top, love and romance, family disapproval, political conspiracy, political corruption, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, hopes, rebellion, society, political activism, small town, state affairs, crisis, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: factual, political, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, hippie, riot, protest, court, protest march, trial, political persecution, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1994, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, ohio, mississippi, mississippi river, connecticut ...
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: working class, ambition, social differences, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, urban ghetto, parents and children, single parent, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa, new york, california, ussr, pentagon ...
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Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, revolution, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
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Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, assassination, crime, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, boxer, mission of murder, law enforcement, political activism, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey
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Read You Like a Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A magical book transforms all who come into contact with it. Meet Dante, a bookstore manager with a crippling secret; Gina, a customer, who knows everything but love; Zoe, Dante's former lover whose life is falling apart; Norman, the clerk who ...
Style: humorous, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, assassination attempt, dishonesty, true love, collision, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, political activism, whistleblower, conspiracy, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: tense, political, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, human spirit, maximum security prison, racism, political persecution, prison, escape, jail, freedom, prisoner, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: australia, south africa, africa, cape town south africa, adelaide south australia ...
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, police brutality, musician, politics, protest, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, oxford university ...
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The K2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A patriotic bodyguard who was abandoned by his country and colleagues, a hidden daughter of leading Presidential candidate who regards love as a tool for revenge, and the First Lady contender who hides her ambition and charisma behind a kind and ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: bodyguard, politician, corruption, protector, political intrigue, first lady, investigation, rivalry, crimes, danger, government corruption, political candidate ...
Place: korea
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Oslo (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace ...
Style: captivating, political, thought provoking
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political intrigue, political conflict, world politics, political unrest, conflict, politics, historical event, historical figure, conflict of interest, political activism, culture clash
Time: 1990s, 90s
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Baron noir (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In a tale of epic scale, French politician Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. Philippe’s political career is in shambles after he is sacrificed by the presidential candidate from the Left, Francis Laugier, in ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, city, allies, political unrest, society, political activism, leader, culture clash, plan gone awry, shrewd, rules and policies, political intrigue ...
Place: france
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Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, psychological
Plot: politics, world politics, society, escapades, ambition, danger, rivalry, life philosophy, political unrest, political activism, political intrigue, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: united kingdom, england
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: interracial relations, labor union, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, society, social decay, discrimination, racism, price of justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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Code Name K.O.Z. (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Political and social processes in recent and current Turkish political history.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: corruption, government corruption, corrupted ruler, political scandal, political corruption, politics, politician, criminal, corrupt, scandal, political activism, multiple perspectives ...
Place: turkey
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Sweet Lorraine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: political scandal, political candidate, boxing, double life, political activism, town mayor, political campaign, politician, confronting the past, mayor
Place: new jersey
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Exposed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a world of ambition and powerful politicians, Andy Hernandez (Shashi Balooja), an ambitious NYC Assistant District Attorney with political aspirations is recently engaged to Ann Kim, the latest partner in a profitable risk management firm. As a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, political thriller ...
Plot: political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, power relations, boss and employee, unfulfillment, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition, rise and fall, legal, dishonesty, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Conversation Piece (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Retired professor of American origin lives solitary life in luxurious palazzo in Rome He is confronted by vulgar Italian marchesa and her companions: her lover, her daughter and daughter's boyfriend and forced to rent to them an apartment on ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), aging, art collector, loneliness, class differences, retirement, painting, chaos and mayhem, murder, indoor, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Poster Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintance (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, college, politics, love and romance, republican, campaign, parents and children, sexual relations, election, political campaign, father son relationship, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, uplifting
Plot: humble, righting the wronged, injustice, religions or cults, discrimination, human spirit, social decay, idealism, self discovery, rich and poor, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, america
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August Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Norway, Czech Republic
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An comedy set in 1960s Helsinki. The story revolves around Elsa, a resolute hatmaker who is in complete control of her life. Besides running her shop, she sometimes doubles as a fortune teller. When Jan, a Czechoslovakian jazz musician and ...
Style: melancholic, sentimental, exciting, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, missing person, dancing, love, musician, aunt niece relationship, falling in love, demonstration, propaganda, fall in love, capitalism, socialism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962
Place: helsinki finland, czechoslovakia, finland, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia ...
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Kangaroo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: writers, idealism, workplace situations, injustice, labor union, conspiracy, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, world war one, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: rough, emotional, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, terrorism, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, hiding, manhunt, beauty queen, cheating wife, political activism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: usa
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Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: anarchist, legal investigation, against humanity, rebellion, politics, legal, missing person, fighting the system, journalism, state affairs, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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Modelar (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Droneman is about Chemist and Fly Navigator Pavel and his friend Bussinessman and free time Rapper Plech. Pavel has strong sense of justice and wishes to fix wrongs with the World while Plech dreams about Big money and secure life. Their common ...
Style: suspense, intense, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: professor, university, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terrorism, election, fired from the job, death of protagonist, protest, bomb, breakup, lecture, extramarital affair ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2019
Place: tel aviv israel, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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The Great Game (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pierre Blum, 40, is a writer who had his time of glory in the early 2000s. One evening, on a casino terrace, he meets Joseph Paskin. This mysterious man, charismatic and manipulative, is influential in the world of politics and persuades Pierre to ...
Plot: ghost writer, political manipulation, assassination, divorced man, ex husband ex wife relationship, hiding place, political activism, democracy, escape, police raid, french politics, art gallery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: avant garde, entertaining, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, female homosexuality, illegal immigrant, lesbianism, unconditional love, u.s. canadian border, secret, border patrol, hidden identity, dark secret, sexuality ...
Place: los angeles, tibet, venice beach california, venice california, vancouver ...
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A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, family relations, political unrest, interracial relations, pursuit, mother daughter relationship, apartheid, journalism, rebellion, dishonesty, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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