Anti conformity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anti conformity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, cult film and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with anti conformity, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, brutality, society, friendship, rebellion and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti conformity: They Live (1988), Private Parts (1997), Whip It (2009), Fight Club (1999), Genshiken (2004), Mommy (2014), Worried About the Boy (2010), Sitting Ducks (2001), We Shall Overcome (2006), Seraphine (2008).

List of anti conformity movies

They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: cult film, serious, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, alien invasion, conspiracy, anti conformity, mind control, alien, advertising, evil alien, interspecies sex, drifter, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, media, radio dj ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979 ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, detroit
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Whip It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, small town, adolescence, roller skates, female friendship, skating, sport, teenage life, rebel, ambition, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, california
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, nihilism, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, loneliness, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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Genshiken (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming. As he participates in club activities such as visiting dojin shops and anime festivals he opens his mind and resolves ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, student life, loser, social misfits, lifestyle, college life, youth, anti conformity, friendship, everyday life, fall in love, fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, mother son relationship, teenage life, troubled teen, anti conformity, family problems, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Sitting Ducks (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Sitting Ducks is a children's animated television series based on lithograph and the 1998 children's book, Sitting Ducks, created by Michael Bedard. Sitting Ducks first appeared in 2001 in Europe, later debuting in North America on ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: duck, friendship, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, disorder, anti conformity, misfit, odd couple, alligator, dark humor, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, rebellion, young heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family relations, anti conformity, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, artist, painting, mental illness, lifestyle, anti conformity, art dealer, maid, fame, art exhibition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, pre world war one ...
Place: france, europe
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, semi serious, stylized, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: exam, teacher, education, high school, teachers and students, anti conformity, friends, lifestyle, youth, coming of age, friendship, gay teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, renaissance, 1960s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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Doc Martin (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional ...
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: village life, doctors and patients, doctor, social relations, antisocial behavior, loner, alienation, teacher, estrangement, treatment, unhappy, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, cornwall
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Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, aids, friendship, bohemian life, musician, gay, eviction, drug abuse, protest, roommate, poverty, coping ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new mexico ...
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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: cynical, satirical, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, hostage, heroin, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, nothing goes right, hostages, dark humor, misfit, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, youth, lifestyle, society, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, suburbs, satire, hitchhiker, family life, siblings relations, youth, strong female presence, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ ...
Style: realistic, witty, gloomy, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, radio dj, suburbs, high school, suicide, misfit, anti conformity, repression, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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Further Tales of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: This sequel to More Tales of the City finds Mary Ann (Laura Linney) struggling to advance in her new career on television, while Michael (Paul Hopkins) is playing the field after his break-up with Jon (Billy Campbell). After her divorce, Prue (Mary ...
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, opposites attract, gay friend, romance, celebrity culture, couple relations, aids, gender, gay, lgbt, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Heathers (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, suicide, teenage life, teenage love, insanity, sociopath, deadly, suicide attempt, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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Antz (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, light, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fighting the system, heroes, ant, princess, rebellion, misfit, soldier, worker, adventure, friends, queen, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: cult film, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, odd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, suicide attempt, suicide, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, death, depression, misfit, elderly, youth, anti conformity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, death, cruelty, contests and competitions, desperation, survival, island, future dystopia, captivity, survivor, massacre, teacher ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, teachers and students, literature, poetry, teacher, coming of age, dedicated educator, poet, suicide, philosophy, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like ...
Style: inspirational, entertaining, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, student life, bollywood, student, college, talented, teachers and students, buddies, motivation, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Girl's Blood (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four girls take part in illegal underground fighting event "Girl's Blood" held at an abandoned school building in Roppongi every night. The girls have their own stories and quirks from their private lives. Satsuki (Yuria Haga) suffers ...
Style: not serious, atmospheric, ecchi, satirical
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian sex, fight, cage fighting, lesbian interest, underground fighting, society, fight scenes, life philosophy, anti conformity, fistfight, fighting movie ...
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: realistic, serious, compassionate, heartbreaking
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, homosexuality, lifestyle, social problems, moral dilemma ...
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Human Traffic (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man I'm gonna blow steam out of my head like a screaming kettle. I'm gonna talk cods hit to strangers all night. I'm gonna lose the plot ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escape from reality, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, nightlife, society, buddies, music, party, friendship, paranoia, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: amsterdam, wales, london, england
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The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, cockfight, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, hallucination, adaptation, vomiting, fire breathing, rum, protest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
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Taking Woodstock (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music ...
Style: feel good, stylized, light, factual, intense ...
Plot: hippie, music festival, family business, lifestyle, free spirited, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, sexuality, generation gap, americana, small town, musician ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: woodstock, new york, bangkok thailand, new york state, brooklyn new york city ...
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