Political persecution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political persecution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, disturbing, serious, political, tense and cult film films and TV shows about / with political persecution, police officer, police, chase, politics, murder, death, suspense, husband wife relationship and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political persecution: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Escape From Pretoria (2020), Army of Thieves (2021), Corrections Class (2014), Orange Honey (2012), Good People (2014), Woman at War (2018), The Violin Teacher (2015), The Young Karl Marx (2017), Gandhi (1982).

List of political persecution movies

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: political, factual, thought provoking, serious, funny ...
Plot: riot, activist, courtroom drama, court, injustice, suspense, hippie, political protest, political persecution, political activism, legal, protest ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, ohio, oakland california, connecticut, mississippi ...
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Mystery, 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: political, tense, atmospheric, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, prison, political prisoner, suspense, escape, political activism, human spirit, maximum security prison, freedom, political activist, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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Army of Thieves (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A prequel to Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead that is said to be 'international'.
Style: romantic, disturbing, captivating, funny, surprise ending ...
Plot: zombie, thief, heist, safecracking, zombie outbreak, bank teller, safecracker, organized crime, suspense, interpol, red herring, weapons ...
Time: 2020s
Place: europe, munich germany, berlin germany, prague, california ...
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Corrections Class (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order ...
Style: emotional, lyrical, compassionate, sad, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, teenager, school, handicapped, disabled person, love, disability, political persecution, female protagonist, ambition, lie, friendship ...
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, against the rules, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, life turned upside down, military, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, andalusia
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Good People (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bag of money, thief, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, drug overdose, childless couple, sadistic violence, dishonesty, rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england
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Woman at War (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland, France, Ukraine
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A middle aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her town. She resorts to sabotage and is willing to risk everything for nature and these virgin highlands… until a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Style: feel good, scenic, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: environmental activist, adoption, dog, twins, sister sister relationship, tourist, climate change, environmentalism, strong female character, sabotage, women, ecology ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iceland, ukraine, reykjavik iceland
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The Violin Teacher (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching, political
Plot: music teacher, teacher, chase, police chase, teenager, police, death, political persecution, suspense, classical music, drugs, audition ...
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The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides ...
Style: political, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: capitalism, socialism, factory, communism, poverty, writers, factory owner, capital, industry, money, working class, leadership ...
Time: 19th century
Place: manchester, london, brussels, prussia, paris france ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, inspirational, political, spiritual, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, british empire, life philosophy, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, indian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 19th century, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, los angeles, vatican ...
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Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, factual, light, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rising to stardom, hollywood, childhood, actor's life, mccarthyism, filmmaking, depression, honest, genius, unlikely friendships, exile, filmmaker ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, los angeles, england, california, switzerland
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Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, feminist film
Plot: jailed, male female relationship, gulag, political repression, political persecution, political prisoner, suspense, couple relations, love story, love affair, political unrest, wartime ...
Time: year 1934
Place: siberia, ussr
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Before, Now & Then (2022)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set against Indonesia’s turbulent post-independence years in the 1960s, the story revolves around the domestic life of a woman whose personal life has been completely overturned by the political turmoil.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, family relations, tragic past, male female relationship, confronting the past, troubled past, life is a bitch, family problems, political persecution, female protagonist, despot, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Wolf House (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror
Country: Chile, Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: stop motion, military dictatorship, wolf, suspense, colony, runaway, political prisoner, fleeing, political unrest, political persecution, running for your life, nightmare ...
Place: chile, germany
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Five Moons Plaza (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just the night before his retirement District Attorney Saracini is given a film showing the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. As the District Attorney takes on the case he along with his team finds more compelling and secretive evidences. Too many secrets ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, controversial
Plot: judge, deception, terrorism, politician, kidnapping, assassination, political unrest, unsolved crime, political conspiracy, political intrigue, murder, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Preso No. 1 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: The story of a humble farmer who becomes President of Mexico. When he is falsely accused of fraud and incarcerated, he must fight back against the corrupt system behind the scheme and clear his name for the sake of his country and family.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: president, politician, jailed, political prisoner, jail, criminal, politics, prisoner, political repression, confined, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Place: mexico
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De Gaulle (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Le Grand Charles was a 2006 French TV-drama on the life of Charles de Gaulle from 1939 to 1959, written and directed by Bernard Stora. De Gaulle was played by Bernard Farcy, Winston Churchill by David Ryall, and Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: french politics, political leader, national hero, historical event, politician, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, nazism, fighting the system, political unrest, fight for supremacy ...
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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: political, captivating, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, lawyer, courtroom, electric chair, death sentence, italian immigrant, immigrants, courtroom drama, police, court, intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: psychological, political, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, manipulation, korean war, senator, assassin, political intrigue, spy, suspense, politics ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: new york, north korea, korea, usa, ussr ...
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Bootleggers (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bunch of bootleggers run booze in the South.
Plot: hillbilly, hicksploitation, gangsters, chase, revenge, murder, drunkenness, police officer, skinny dipping, child in peril, dancing, ambush ...
Time: year 1933
Place: tennessee, arkansas
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Zombie High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, high school, zombie, teacher, conspiracy, student, monster, supernatural being, school, teacher student relationship, suspicious man, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia, usa
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Terminal Exposure (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in the sun turns dangerous when they end up shooting bullets ...
Style: neo noir, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, murder, money, lapd, jet ski, skateboard, mirror, tattoo, blonde, female nudity, van, witness ...
Place: los angeles, venice california, venice beach california, california, las vegas
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Remote Control (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes can be distributed world-wide.
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending, parody, ambiguous ending, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, brainwashing, alien, open ending, stealing a car, family relations, science gone wrong, woman fights a man, burned alive, wanted, violent outburst, false accusation of murder ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 50s
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Weird Science (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, sexy, campy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: dream girl, high school, nerd, teenager, coming of age, friendship, geek, childhood, wish come true, cheerleading, bullying, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
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Hubert the Smart Boy (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Titulní hrdina komediálního filmu je typický žižkovský frajer. S chytrostí a šarmem si vyřizuje otevřené účty s policejním inspektorem Mourkem, který ho chce stůj co stůj dostat do kriminálu. Jenže Fešák Hubert unikne z každé ...
Plot: dog, confession, restaurant, male nudity, funeral, false identity, party, escape, peeping tom, voyeur, prostitute, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe, prague
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Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A popular, but very disturbed rock star soon becomes ...
Style: slasher, surreal, campy, parody, cult film
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, killing spree, telepathy, strangulation, rock concert, opera, police investigation, anonymous letter, abusive mother, serial killer as protagonist, dominant woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: balkan, eastern europe, europe, belgrade, serbia ...
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Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: parody, slasher, humorous, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, teenager, cheerleading, cheerleader, dark humor, farce, psychopath, investigation, halloween, youth ...
Time: 80s
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, assassination, intrigue, imperialism, greed, betrayal, scapegoat, political corruption, dehumanization, self discovery, defamation, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, israel, latin america ...
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, sexy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: church, murder, catholic, religion, christian, politics, bishop, military, political corruption, poverty, propaganda, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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The Master and Margaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. Maestro Nikolai Masoudov (Tognazzi), a talented writer, and his ...
Style: dark, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, psychological manipulation, drugs, mental disorder, disorder, politics, satire, devil, deal with the devil, writer's life, rebellion, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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