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, serious, thought provoking, suspense, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with anarchist, society, murder, politics, brutality, death, police, violence, fighting the system and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
anarchist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as anarchist: Psycho-Pass (2012), November (2003), Something in the Air (2012), Salvador (2006), The Wave (2008), Wild (2016), The Tiger Brigades (2006), Blown Away (1994), Hop (2002), The Anarchist Cookbook (2002).

List of anarchist movies

Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, graphic violence, police investigation, future dystopia, master criminal, human nature, mastermind, partners against crime, chase, society, crimes, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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November (2003)
Genre: 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: anarchist, ambition, idealism, artist, theatre group, actor, performer's life, artists and showbiz, settler, street artist, theater, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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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, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, working class, counterculture, youth, society, vandalism, coming of age, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, italy, florence italy, paris france ...
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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, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: anarchist, politics, legal investigation, rebellion, against humanity, legal, missing person, robbery, crimes, fighting the system, crime, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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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: psychological, disturbing, based on true events, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, high school, dictatorship, teacher, bullying, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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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: zoophilia, erotic dream, wolf, anarchist, bait, desire, dream, love, sex scene, sexuality, telephone call, sexual promiscuity ...
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: anarchist, revolution, heist, opera, gang, politics, terrorism, russian, police officer killed, international relations, police, immigrants ...
Time: 1910s, 70s
Place: france, russia, england, paris france
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland, belfast
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: introspection, moral dilemma, fighting the system, society, reunion, parents and children, teenage life, jail, anarchist, father son relationship, terrorism, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, congo, belgium, europe, germany ...
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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: humorous, cynical, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anarchism, teenage life, fighting the system, society, youth, fall in love, friendship, anarchist, college dropout, drugs/alcohol, friends, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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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, suspense, serious, captivating
Plot: cyberpunk, male prostitute, human experiment, capitalism, murder, police, fight, anarchist, corruption, death, death of mother, distopia ...
Time: near future
Place: france, paris france
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The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, organized crime, double life, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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Eros + Massacre (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 202 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
Plot: anarchist, society, fire, obsession, earthquake, feminist, philosophy, politics, game, relationships, sex scene, japanese new wave ...
Place: japan
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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: talky, humorous, witty, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, tent, cafe, twenty something, telescope, anarchist, atomic bomb, dream, moon, ufo ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, london, barcelona ...
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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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, politics, electric chair, death sentence, anarchist, legal, dishonesty, legal action, deadly, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrender, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), hostage, scapegoat, kidnapping, terrorism, countryside, anarchist, track down, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, belgium
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, epic
Plot: military, nun, anarchist, war, politics, rebellion, state affairs, society, strong female presence, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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Cosmopolis (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: surreal, tense, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: billionaire, wall street, murder, social decay, downfall, losing-it hero, lifestyle, city life, on the road, taxi, limousine driver, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, communist, media manipulation, widow, suicide, working class, class differences, death of father, state affairs, journalism, media, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
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Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quartet of disaffected Korean youths have robbed a Seoul gas station. After taking the gas station over, their wacky antics ensue; forcing the manager to sing, kidnapping customers that complain about the service, and staging fist-fights between ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, absurd ...
Plot: gas station, robbery, hostage, heist, gang, gangsters, crimes, hostages, partners, buddies, resentment, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seoul, tokyo, japan
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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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
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The Snail's Strategy (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Colombia, 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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, lawyer, social differences, vengeance, against the odds, farm, estate, eviction, injustice, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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Patti Cake$ (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
Plot: aspiring musician, friendship, loneliness, black american, mother daughter relationship, rap, employer employee relationship, kiss, surveillance camera, mirror, mother's boyfriend, cookie ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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Midnight's Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Canadian-Brith film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a pair of children born within moments of India gaining independence from England grow up in the country that is nothing like their ...
Style: stylized, captivating, psychological, serious, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, political unrest, hopes, society, coming of age, youth, love and romance, rich and poor, siblings relations, colonialism, coup, liberation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: india, asia, bangladesh, bombay india, pakistan ...
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Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, crime, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, danger, slasher, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, psychopath, violence, social misfits, sadism, violent, distopia ...
Time: future, 70s, 90s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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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: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political corruption, crimes, law enforcement, danger, politics, dishonesty, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, on the road, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, memphis, arkansas
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America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: greek, immigrants, american dream, bribery, hopes, poverty, armenian, down on your luck, discrimination, human nature, urban, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america ...
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American Outlaws (2001)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. They will become the object of the biggest ...
Style: exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: old west, gang, heroes, rebelliousness, rivalry, rebellion, dishonesty, cowboys and outlaws, battle, battles, family relations, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: florida, missouri
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