Freedom of speech movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant freedom of speech movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, talky, interesting, dramatic and harsh films and TV shows about / with freedom of speech, death, society, politics, censorship, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, idealism and freedom plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as freedom of speech: Straight Outta Compton (2015), The Silent Revolution (2018), The Lives of Others (2006), The Post (2017), On the Way (2005), The Way We Were (1973), The Square (2017), Uncommon (2015), Ey Iran (1990), Wife of an Important Man (1987).

List of freedom of speech movies

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, record company, freedom of speech, protest, aids, wrongful arrest, feud, police raid, death of brother, police harassment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Plot: classroom, freedom of speech, high school, train, escape, border crossing, border, high school student, learning the truth, playing piano, cold war era, newspaper ...
Time: 1950s
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.2
 104K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events
Plot: journalism, publisher, vietnam war, newspaper, politics, controversy, liar, newspaper office, businesswoman, truth, lie, u.s. government ...
Time: year 1949, year 1966, year 1965, year 1971
Place: vietnam, washington d.c.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, surgeon, communism, fondling, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, womanizer, mistress, invasion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, prague, soviet union, usa ...
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 7.7
 89
On the Way (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on true events, Yolda is the story of Yilmaz Guney, at the time the most celebrated filmmaker in Turkey, and the final years of his life in prison.
Plot: prison, artist, hotel, escort, injustice, martial law, filmmaking, trailer, political oppression, freedom of speech, celebrity, road trip ...
Place: kurdistan
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The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, communist, mccarthyism, opposites attract, romance, radical, unlikely couple, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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 7.2
 43K
The Square (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Style: surreal, light
Plot: shame, father daughter relationship, theft, art museum, modern art, condom, social satire, performance art, sex scene, art, shopping mall, tourette's syndrome ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, carnival, german, tragic hero, injustice, communist, cologne, terrorist, glory, social issues, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
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 6.4
 80
Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: bible, freedom of speech, grief, courtroom, janitor, atheist, christianity, religion, high school student, christian, lawyer, classroom ...
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 6.8
 201
Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his ...
Plot: curfew, revolution, persian, torture, communist, freedom of speech, censorship, national anthem, patriotism, freedom, military dictatorship
Place: iran
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Wife of an Important Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
Plot: repression, schoolgirl, terror, miscarriage, freedom of speech, domestic violence, arrest, gambling, politics, suicide, cinema, university ...
Place: egypt
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We Are the Bus People (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Directed by Hussein Kamal.
Plot: mutiny, cruelty, torture, anger, humiliation, death, bus, prison, innocent, freedom of speech, political prisoner, officer ...
Time: 1960s
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In Search of Liberty (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A captivating statesman from America's past takes a modern-day family on a series of wild adventures. With a spicy mix of humor, magic and logic, he opens their eyes to the origins and importance of the U.S. Constitution, the degree to which it ...
Plot: freedom, tyranny, freedom of speech
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 5.7
 11K
Cyberbully (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman tries to help her teenage daughter when she becomes the victim of online bullying.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: betrayal, computers and web, teenage life, high school, suicide attempt, rumor, bully, torment, betrayal by friend, bullying, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, on the run, environmentalism, politics, injustice, rebellion, vietnam war, society, state affairs, fugitives, hidden identity, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
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 6.2
 5K
Billy Jack (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: school, violence, martial arts, rape, vigilantism, interracial relations, vengeance, society, small town, fugitives, desert, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, arizona
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 6.7
 733
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: serious, talky, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: museum, courtroom, politics, s&m, lawsuit, jury, fighting the system, against the rules, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, family in danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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 6.7
 428
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious
Plot: politics, radio dj, idealism, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, americana, hopes, media, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 11K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: talky, clever, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, radio, anonymity, radio dj, radio show, dangerous, success, media, society, media satire, murder, liberal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, german, guillotine, nazi germany, gestapo, courtroom ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
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 5.9
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, pornography, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, serious, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: radio, rebellion, teenager, high school, suicide, rock, freedom, dj, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, radio dj, repression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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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: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, writer's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, government agency, betrayal, human spirit, dishonesty, rebellion, society, deal with the devil ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 8K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
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The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever
Plot: estate, writer's life, against the rules, sex, artist, french, philosopher, religions or cults, fighting the system, rebellion, society, clergy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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 7.0
 161K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, anti war, war, death, infidelity, basic training, marines, boot camp, military, corpse, sniper, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1990, year 1983 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, dedicated lawyer, school, hotshot lawyer, journalism, legal action, idealism, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
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 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, internet, uncover truth, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, activist, fighting the system, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, afghanistan, iceland, netherlands, cairo egypt ...
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