Anarchist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anarchist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, political, serious, weird, humorous and semi serious films and TV shows about / with anarchist, anarchism, society, politics, fighting the system, anarchy, revolution, rebellion, female nudity and police plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in France, Italy, Germany and other countries.
anarchist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as anarchist: The Anarchist Cookbook (2002), Salvador (2006), Something in the Air (2012), Slacker (1990), The Anarchists (2015), November (2003), The East (2013), Freedomfighters (1996), Eros + Massacre (1969), Wild (2016).

List of anarchist movies

The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A movie about a young honors student-turned-anarchist, Puck, and his group of anarchist friends living peacefully in a Dallas commune until a nihilist, Johnny Black, appears with The Anarchist Cookbook and completely destroys their way of life.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, fighting the system, teenage life, society, youth, dark humor, friendship, fall in love, sexual content, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austin texas, texas, 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, dictatorship, rebellion, legal investigation, against humanity, politics, legal, missing person, demonstration, state affairs, journalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, coming of age, teenage life, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, youth, society, working class, counterculture, riot, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1971, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence
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Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, art house, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, slacker, coming of age, philosophy, writers, loser, twenty something, teenager, satire, obsession, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas, dallas texas ...
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The Anarchists (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1899 Paris, a young police sergeant is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists, an opportunity he sees to rise through the ranks. However, he soon finds himself becoming attached to the group.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological, sexy
Plot: anarchist, underground movement, betrayal by friend, undercover cop, secret police, mole, doubts and hesitations, working undercover, undercover agent, criminal, police officer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france
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November (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives to Madrid with the intention to create "a performance that is free, straight from the heart, capable of making people feel alive". His concept of what acting ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, art house
Plot: anarchist, ambition, idealism, theatre group, artist, actor, revolution, education, filmmaking, youth, courage, settler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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The East (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, political, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, spy, anarchist, environmentalism, espionage, fbi, revenge, radical, undercover, twists and turns, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, anarchism, civil war, feminism, world war one, utopia, working class, sex, world war two, gender, female warrior ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, spain
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Eros + Massacre (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 216 min.
Story: Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s students researching Osugi's theories.
Style: political, weird
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, asian, society, sex scene, politics, game, revolution, obsession, fire, earthquake, philosophy ...
Place: japan
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Wild (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.
Plot: wolf, zoophilia, erotic dream, anarchist, sexuality, bait, desire, traveler, love, dream, sex scene, animal sex ...
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The Tiger Brigades (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: anarchist, revolution, heist, politics, gang, terrorism, gangsters, international relations, police officer killed, russian, empire, robbery ...
Time: 1910s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, england, russia
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: political, sexy, gloomy, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: spanish civil war, revolution, politics, working class, communist, anarchist, trench warfare, anti war, civil war, world war two, worker, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, catalonia, barcelona, europe, england
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The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, emotional, political, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: fascism, experiment, bullying, suicide, nazism, teacher, teachers and students, dictatorship, high school, education, fanaticism, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, california, europe
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, political ...
Plot: terrorism, anarchist, police investigation, bomb, police detective, crimes, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
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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, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, lawyer, courtroom, electric chair, death sentence, italian immigrant, immigrants, courtroom drama, police, political persecution, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts
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Love & Anarchy (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, the story centers on Giannini's character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini. Giannini's character, while preparing to assassinate ...
Style: political, uplifting, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, anarchism, anarchist, brothel, assassination, protest, sex, reform, interwar period, anarchy, torture, interrogation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Hop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: anarchist, father son relationship, moral dilemma, introspection, society, fighting the system, parents and children, teenage life, jail, soccer match, terrorism, black boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, congo, europe, germany, africa ...
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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: futuristic, stylized, philosophical, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, revolution, revenge, fighting the system, freedom, vengeance, society, superhero, rebellion, vigilantism, mysterious character, masked vigilante ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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Sound and Fury (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This drama depicts the misery of neglected children in big cities. 13 years old Bruno is of a good family, but since the death of his grandmother he spends most of his time alone, in a phantasy world, while his mother is away at work. But then he ...
Style: neo noir
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, coming of age, mafia, boy, rage, brother brother relationship, violence, basement, rape, journalist, theft, son murders father ...
Time: 80s
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Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, brutality, anarchist, psychopath, stalking, investigation, criminal's revenge, race against time, government agency, haunted by the past, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts, belfast
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, friendship, civil war, teacher, fascism, children, depression, latin, anarchist, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, usa, madrid ...
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Monkey Warfare (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two ex-revolutionaries living underground have their lives turned upside down by a sexy young radical who goes from smashing SUVs to fighting gentrification with firebombs.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, witty, captivating ...
Plot: vandalism, anarchist, against the rules, unlikely partners, rebellion, mysterious character, love triangle, society, lifestyle, social misfits, love and romance, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Ares (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 10 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, police, fight, human experiment, anarchist, capitalism, murder, death, death of mother, corruption, teenager ...
Time: near future, future
Place: paris france, france
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The Snail's Strategy (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia, Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of tenants living in an old house are confronted with having to move out due to a renovation project the city has undertaken. The tenants decide to unite and come up with a strategy, but in the process—while the landlord and his aggressive ...
Style: political, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: anarchist, lawyer, anarchism, justice, miraculous event, pastor, house, roommate, settler, revolutionary, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america
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What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At ...
Style: political, compassionate, suspense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: politics, friendship, bomb, fighting the system, investigation, unlikely friendships, destiny, radical, anarchist, political unrest, anti fascist, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 2000s
Place: germany, berlin germany, rio de janeiro, brazil, europe
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Viva Maria! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Traveling players invent the strip tease while mixed up in a Central American revolution.
Style: sexy, funny, political, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: revolution, anarchist, circus, woman with a gun, striptease, artist, strong female presence, silly humor, righting the wronged, friends, injustice, partners ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
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The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: thought provoking, political, psychological, philosophical, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rebelliousness, rebellion, debt, rebel, politics, friends, boyfriend, kidnapping, revolution, vandalism, fighting the system, twists and turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s, year 1968
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, barcelona
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This Revolution (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-wing conspiracy theory of a corporate-controlled ...
Style: disturbing, clever, serious, realistic, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, idealism, anarchist, revolution, injustice, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city
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Things to Come (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very ...
Style: psychological, sincere, unusual plot structure, captivating, art house ...
Plot: infidelity, divorce, husband wife relationship, strong female lead, strong female character, mother daughter relationship, human animal relationship, midlife crisis, female teacher, black cat, ex husband ex wife relationship, female writer ...
Place: france
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Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920, workmen of Patagonia (Argentina), grouped into anarchist and socialist societies, decide to strike demanding better working conditions. Among the workers there are numerous European immigrants acting as ideological ferment of their peers. ...
Style: political
Plot: anarchism, anarchist, labor union, labor strike, political repression, union, train, massacre, anarchy, strike, oppression, military
Place: patagonia, argentina
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