Anti establishment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anti establishment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, cult film, serious, clever, interesting and semi serious films and TV shows about / with anti establishment, society, female nudity, rebellion, violence, police, corruption, gun, satire and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti establishment: Taking Off (1971), Dirty Duck (1974), Sorry to Bother You (2018), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974), Petulia (1968), Little Big Man (1970), Cambridge Spies (2003), Alice's Restaurant (1969), Ice (1970), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974).

List of anti establishment movies

Taking Off (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, anti establishment, marijuana, pot smoking, missing daughter, drugs/alcohol, family problems, estrangement, family relations, couples, self discovery, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Dirty Duck (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Willard, a mild mannered insurance adjuster, teams up with a foul-mouthed fowl who takes Willard on a surreal quest to become less uptight - and possibly get laid in the process.
Style: sexy, adult animation, humorous, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, adult virgin, anti establishment, eye, nudity (full frontal - brief), flowers, car salesman, anthropomorphic animal, talking animals ...
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Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, semi serious, absurd
Plot: black american, poverty, social satire, absurd humor, success, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coworker relationship, friendship, fame, employer employee relationship, tv commercial, corporation ...
Place: oakland california
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The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: school, martial arts, politics, heroes, rebellion, anti hero, strong violent content, injustice, rebelliousness, racism, idealism, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1968
Place: arizona, usa, vietnam
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Petulia (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, witty, cult film ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, divorce, socialite, mistreatment, family problems, thirtysomething life, charity, couples, young lovers, romance, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, california, usa, mexico, america ...
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, captivating, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: native american, old west, chief, orphan, native americans, escapades, americana, imperialism, injustice, salesman, thief, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, victorian era, 1850s ...
Place: usa
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, gunfight, on the run, cowboy, friendship, chase, last stand, robbery, adventure, escape, explosion, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america, coney island brooklyn new york city, wyoming ...
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Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, kgb, university, betrayal, hidden identity, wartime life, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
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Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 movie adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Arlo Guthrie's most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, drug abuse, hospital, thanksgiving, small town, college, commune, church, hippie, wedding, military service, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, beverly hills, usa ...
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Ice (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: "An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout the narrative are rhetorical sequences that explain the ...
Plot: change, oppression, anti establishment, police brutality, radical, hiding, politics, revolution, discussion, machine gun, political activist, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: new york
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Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern ...
Style: bleak, exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, fugitives, crime, folk hero, racism, vigilantism, fighting the system, interracial relations, violence spree, crimes, society ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
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Student Guerilla (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Three high school girls about to take their final exam, secretly plan to ruin the diploma ceremony in order to avenge themselves of that school which treated them as delinquents. Two classmates who discovered their plan decide to join the rebellion. ...
Plot: gender, suicide threat, insanity, communism, free love, graduation, topless, theft, doubt, blood, class struggle, soldier ...
Place: mount fuji
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End of the Road (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm"...
Style: cult film, psychedelic, dark humor, grotesque
Plot: chicken, catatonia, mad doctor, love triangle, english teacher, absurd humor, counterculture, weirdo, unfaithful, marijuana, boy scout, jazz ...
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Future Schlock (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a future time when middle-class, Stepford-type suburbanites have triumphed over individualists and non-conformists and made them prisoner, two vanquished but not defeated non-conformists carry on the fight as best they can.
Style: avant garde, psychotronic
Plot: toilet bowl, segregation, new wave, car chase, anti establishment, pub, bar, government, graffiti, strangulation, police brutality, middle class ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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Elena (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Story: new film from Jing-Jie Lin
Style: heartbreaking
Plot: squirrel, single father, strike, convenience store, blind date, subway, painting, schoolgirl, factory worker, pregnant, violinist, father daughter relationship ...
Place: turkey
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Goodbye, Mr. President (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.
Plot: assassination of president, sadistic psychopath, nightclub, assassin, murder, sniper, bald man, police car, male nudity, psychopath, gun, shooting range ...
Time: year 1979, 70s
Place: finland
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Gie (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: idealism, teen rebel, power struggle, love triangle, demonstration, riot, library, chinese, flashback, teacher, holocaust, mountain climbing ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia
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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, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, pentagon ...
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Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: bleak, offbeat, sincere, futuristic, dark humor ...
Plot: feminism, militant, revolution, working class, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, discrimination, strong female presence, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, sniper, gas station, on the road, convicted felon, texas ranger, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, subculture, self destructing, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, individualism, college graduate, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, florida, los angeles, woodstock ...
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Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, police brutality, siege, militant, punishment, murder, anti war, distopia, violence, military ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: indochina, california, washington d.c.
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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, captivating, offbeat, gloomy, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, suburbs, high school, suicide, misfit, radio dj, anti conformity, confession, repression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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Greetings (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, film within a film, looking for sex, voyeurism, media, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, partners, innocence lost, anti war, looking for love ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending, thought provoking, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, fighting the system, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fist fighting, insanity, social misfits, nihilism, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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, sentimental, psychological, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: love triangle, rebel, debt, rebelliousness, boyfriend, friends, rebellion, vandalism, jealousy, businessman, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, year 2004, 2000s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, barcelona, barcelona spain
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Drive, He Said (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel, who may have dropped out from school and become a ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere
Plot: college, college life, pregnancy, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellion, ambition, society, sport, athlete's life, couples, sport team, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, uplifting, intellectual, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, poetry, literature, boarding school life, teacher, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
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