Pacifism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pacifism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, political, weird, talky and clever films and TV shows about / with pacifism, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, death, politics, brutality, dialogue, violence and mentor plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
pacifism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pacifism: Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Dreamers (2003), Wander Over Yonder (2013), Straw Dogs (1971), Peace One Day (2004), Thou Shalt Not Kill (1961), Airborne (1993), The Turncoat (2020), Z (1969), Vincere (2009).

List of pacifism movies

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: manly, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, conscientious objector, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, military, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: incest, sexuality, youth, french, rebellion, sex, love triangle, protest, couples, brother sister incest, friends, lust ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Wander Over Yonder (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of Wander, an eternally-optimistic intergalactic traveler and constant do-gooder, and his quick-tempered but loyal steed and best friend, Sylvia. The friendliest face in outer space, Wander journeys across the galaxies to spread ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, anime ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: optimism, best friends, adventurer, friends, space travel, space and aliens, hopes, intergalactic, alien, best friend, pacifism, villain ...
Time: 2010s
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Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, controversial, tense ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sexual abuse, home invasion, rape, small town, violent, rape and revenge, revenge, murder, female nudity, sexual desire, brutality, sexual assault ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
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Peace One Day (2004)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of Jeremy Gilley's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to sanction officially a day without conflict; a ceasefire day; a global day of Peace.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting, political
Plot: politics, against the odds, lobbyist, follow your dream, society, state affairs, hopes, obsessive quest, anti war, battles, peace, determination ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century
Place: africa
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Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: anime, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, pacifism, battles, righting the wronged, rivalry, lone wolves, society, good versus evil, escapades, vigilantism, redemption, hopes ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
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Thou Shalt Not Kill (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 148 min.
Story: At the end of World War II, a French pacifist is arrested for refusing to fight. In prison, he befriends a German priest arrested for murder of a French Resistance fighter. They discuss morality, obedience, and religion.
Plot: world war two, pacifism, catholic church, obedience, religion, french resistance, anti war, discussion, morality, pacifist, prison, murder ...
Place: france
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: futuristic, apocalyptic, bleak, depressing, clever ...
Plot: post apocalypse, time travel, distopia, gorilla, apocalypse, astronaut, chimpanzee, spacecraft, sent to the past, escape, monkey, space ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, usa, pacific ocean
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Airborne (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, vintage
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, sport, surfing, rivalry, love story, slacker, disney, skating, school, cousin cousin relationship, high school, surfer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, usa, ohio, australia
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, german soldier, nazi germany, pow, eastern front, defector, border crossing, escape, jail, abuse, loyalty ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1956, post world war two, year 1944
Place: berlin germany, germany, east berlin, hamburg germany
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, investigation, corruption, murder investigation, political corruption, justice, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, africa, europe
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: dictatorship, fascism, world war one, politics, male star appears nude, world war two, rebellion, ambition, destructive relationship, resistance, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy, europe
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We (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Tiger works for the local Don Bhaktawar but never hesitates to revolt against him if he harms his friends or family. When his girlfriend Jumma's brother Gonsalves is killed by Bhakhtawar for revolting against him, Tiger promises revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police, family relations, heroes, gangsters, farmhouse, loyalty, murder of father, revolt, dark past, mercenary, money falling through the air, police inspector ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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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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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, satirical, dark, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cold war, military, satire, end of the world, nuclear war, anti war, disaster, nuclear threat, u.s. president, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1942
Place: canada, washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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Barbarella (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: futuristic, sexy, surreal, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: space opera, alien, mad scientist, sexuality, angel, cult, space, alien planet, laser gun, astronaut, apocalypse, sexual fantasy ...
Time: future, 1930s, 60s, distant future
Place: yukon
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Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: coming of age, revolution, idealism, politics, couple relations, hopes, twins, political corruption, love triangle, love affair, chaos and mayhem, injustice ...
Time: year 1968, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: france, paris france, europe, morocco
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Four Lions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) ...
Style: unusual plot structure, humorous, funny, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide, bomb, stupidity, farce, recruit, comedy of errors, sarcasm, religion, twists and turns, goofy hero, training ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, yorkshire, pakistan, northern england ...
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: world war one, war, wartime, aspiring writer, women, life is a bitch, wartime life, love and romance, love affair, death, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: england, oxford university, london, flanders, europe ...
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Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hippie, commune, love, lesbian, friendship, utopia, idealism, gay, ideology, lgbt, lifestyle, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, political, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, culture clash, understanding, wartime life, wilderness, lapland, russian, wartime, brutality, catastrophe, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, ussr, germany, siberia
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Dinotopia (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island ...
Style: serious, exciting, feel good, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, utopia, expedition, island, giant creature, sibling rivalry, family relations, imaginary kingdom, dangerous animal, friends, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: fictional island
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A Miami Tail (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "A Miami Tail" is a contemporary version of Lysistrata, a classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes. "A Miami Tail" has Alicia (Trina) leading the women of Liberty City in a protest against gang violence and disrespect of women in ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sex comedy ...
Plot: gang, couples, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, battle of the sexes, city life, urban ghetto life, sexual relations, poverty, protest, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: talky, sexy, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: artist, art, writers, polyamory, world war one, painter, lgbt, gay, friendship, bittersweet, obsession, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, venice, wales
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, disability, military, fighting the system, war, wartime, handicapped, desert, vietnam veteran, u.s. military ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: vietnam, the philippines, texas, iraq, new york ...
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Blastfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former cop Jake 'Tiger' Sharp returns to his old hometown after having been in prison for the murder of his wife's killer. Illegal hunting seems to be widespread and inbred rednecks control the city with an iron fist. Jake manages to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, rape, murder, small town, poacher, rape and revenge, nightmare, hunting, police, redneck, gunfight, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, georgia, usa, asia, southern usa
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The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: chase, team, prison escape, cia, ex military, conspiracy, mercenary, twists and turns, frame up, vengeance, fight scenes, military ...
Time: year 2002, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, florida, los angeles, baghdad iraq ...
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: vietnam war, insanity, jungle, anti war, mission, military, violence, army, soldier, violent, war, secret mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, the philippines, southeast asia
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Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, clever, witty ...
Plot: adultery, love, writers, infidelity, estate, world war one, writer's life, family relations, ambition, rise to the top, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1914
Place: england, europe, london
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: inspirational, emotional, political, talky, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, culture clash, justice, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 50s, georgian era ...
Place: england, london, africa, paris france, france ...
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