Resistance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant resistance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with resistance, death, danger, gun, survival, betrayal, explosion, fight, mentor and weapons plots mostly in Drama, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
resistance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as resistance: Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Mortal Engines (2018), Falling Skies (2011), Oblivion (2013), Snowpiercer (2013), Equilibrium (2002), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Colony (2016), The Host (2013), Battle Los Angeles (2011).

List of resistance movies

Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, factual, brutal, melancholic, light ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, war, nazi, nazism, military, adventure, escape, gestapo, romance, courage, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, egypt, japan, russia ...
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: exciting, captivating, futuristic, dark fantasy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, female warrior, resistance, survival, tough girl, save the world, female assassin, female fighter, chase, good versus evil, power ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
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Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, resistance, space and aliens, ufo, alien, apocalypse, military, survival, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, train, distopia, revolution, future dystopia, rebellion, winter, social differences, snow, resistance, class struggle ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century, year 2014 ...
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Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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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: touching, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, stylized, suspense, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, excalibur, wizards, medieval, chosen one, throne, arthurian legend, camelot, resistance, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
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Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, spiritual ...
Plot: rebellion, occupation, alien invasion, space and aliens, resistance, colony, family in danger, survival, evil alien, parents and children, distopia, family relations ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspenseful, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, alien invasion, evil alien, love and romance, youth, teenage love, apocalypse, interspecies romance, power of love, true love, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, battlefield, save the world, alien encounter, survival, invasion, battles, heroic mission, military, chaos and mayhem, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, america, mojave desert ...
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, mind control, young heroes, civil rights, rebelliousness, youth, resistance, peril, leader, emperor, battles, military ...
Time: future
Place: japan, kyoto japan, asia
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, love, teenage boy, teenage hero, virtuality, quest, teamwork, adventure, geek, friendship ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, revolution, tough girl, rebellion, chosen one, chase, survival, resistance, fight, good versus evil, brutality ...
Time: future
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Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, heroic mission, adventure, fight, military, survival, gunfight, patriotism, battles, occupation, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, latin america, russia, washington d.c. ...
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The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: time travel, alien invasion, future war, alien, military, evil alien, soldier, fictional war, resistance, father daughter relationship, final battle, alien monster ...
Time: future
Place: miami, dominican republic, russia, north america, usa ...
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, distopia, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, post apocalypse, man versus machine, warrior, freedom, technology gone awry, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 23rd century, 2000s, near future ...
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Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, resistance, nazi, war, romance, wartime life, jewish, secret agents, spy, escape, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, england, germany, paris france ...
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The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, future dystopia, rivalry, tough heroes, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
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Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, life is a bitch, war, heroes, crimes, hopes, youth, occupation, poet, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, factual, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, gestapo, war, resistance, betrayal, nazi, nazism, dishonesty, double agent, wartime, ethnic conflict, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, poland, germany, europe ...
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, philosophical, talky, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, resistance, mystery, friendship, self discovery, revolution, suicide attempt, poet, obsessive quest, investigation, train travel, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, switzerland, england, europe ...
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, wartime life, french resistance, female agent, rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, d day, hospital, military, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, london, europe, england ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, political, sexy, factual, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain ...
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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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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Isle of Dogs (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved ...
Style: suspense, captivating, sincere, adult animation, epic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, politician, rescue, morality, island, conspiracy, cartoon dog, robot, friendship, freedom, resistance, protest ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: resistance, nazi germany, wartime life, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, UK, USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt ...
Style: bloody, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: world war two, paratrooper, assassination, nazism, nazi, naval officer, european history, resistance, genocide, suicide, crypt, czech history ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1939, year 1929
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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