Defiant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant defiant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, touching, atmospheric and emotional films and TV shows about / with defiant, society, family relations, violence, chase, rivalry, redemption, runaway, murder and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
defiant movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as defiant: Walking with the Enemy (2013), Exit Marrakech (2013), Cairo 6,7,8 (2010), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Black Mama White Mama (1973), The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Brave (2012), Liar's Dice (2013), Punjab 1984 (2014).

List of defiant movies

Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, defiant, family relations, war, life is a bitch, confined, spy, nazi, betrayal, diplomacy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1944, year 1962 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest, switzerland, new york ...
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: impossible love, defiant, interracial relations, teenage boy, father son relationship, parents and children, self discovery, prostitute, conflict, estrangement, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
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Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Simon and Kamina live in an underground city monitored by the village chief. When Simon stumbles upon an artifact and beastmen invade from the surface, Simon and Kamina rebel against them.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, mecha
Plot: rebellion, save the world, adventure, rebelliousness, leadership, defiant, future dystopia, uncover truth, hopes, escapades, heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
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Cairo 6,7,8 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, violence against women, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, society, life is a bitch, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Malawi
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
Style: motivational, rough, disturbing, inspirational, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: farming, hunger, school, childhood, destiny, teenage boy, rain, teacher, bicycle, school expulsion, chief, black history ...
Place: africa
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Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women in prison, prison, prostitute, female prisoner, racial tension, jungle, sexual desire, injustice, opposites attract, false accusation, defiant, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
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The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Style: surreal, experimental, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, good versus evil, island, techno music, crimes, rivalry, beach, dishonesty, defiant, sheriff, sea, motorcycle ...
Place: europe
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, political ...
Plot: prison, bird, redemption, life sentence, warden, alcatraz, prison escape, rebel, self discovery, human spirit, isolation, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: san francisco, kansas, usa
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Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: disney, princess, rebellious daughter, coming of age, adventure, family, mother daughter relationship, witch, happy ending, medieval, bear, bravery ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, human spirit, insanity, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, dehumanization, crazy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Liar's Dice (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows Kamala, a young woman from Chitkul village and her girl child Manya, who embarks on a journey leaving their native land in search for her missing husband. Along this journey she encounters Nawazudin, a free spirited army deserter ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: missing person, journey, on the road, obsession, family relations, parents and children, mother and daughter, love, search for father, friendship, couples, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: loss of son, missing person, parents and children, rivalry, disorder, state affairs, loss of child, atrocity, family relations, village, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Electricity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy during her trip.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, psychedelic ...
Plot: hallucination, epilepsy, family relations, missing person, coastal town, female protagonist, brother, coming of age, self discovery, strong female presence, defiant, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
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King of the Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Zharko, leader of the Romanis in NYC, passes his position of leadership on to his unwilling grandson, Dave, leading to infighting between Dave and his father.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: gypsy, inheritance, family relations, destiny, winter, defiant, estrangement, social misfits, downfall, intrigue, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Western based on the novel by Marilyn Durham. A defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: train, female nudity, train robbery, on the run, kidnapping, romance, single parent, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, wilderness, survival, animals, wolf, nature, puppy love, gold rush, animal life, defiant, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: yukon, canada
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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on true events that happened in Banning,California, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self defense, and the two go ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, on the run, manhunt, serial killer, squad, civil war, native american reservation, desert, murder, racism, deputy sheriff, self defense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, pirate, navy, british navy, sea, mutiny, sailing, french revolution, royal navy, son, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, small town, lumberjack, death of brother, society, rivalry, workplace, defiant, labor union, resentment, favoritism among siblings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: oregon, usa
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Pharaoh's Army (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Union soldiers in search of food descend on the farm of a Confederate family and decide to stay until one in their ranks' wounds have healed. While the war weary Union captain (Chris Cooper) falls for the mother of the family (Patricia ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, rough
Plot: american civil war, civil war, intrigue, farm, defiant, battles, army investigation, military, rivalry, society, war, survival ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, kentucky
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How About You... (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, retirement home life, sister, elderly, aging, disagreement, family relations, retirement home, wisdom of life, countryside, self discovery, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Convoy (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
Style: road movie, humorous, feel good, absurd, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, car chase, car, police, chase, convoy, rebellion, road trip, fight, vengeance, on the road, police corruption ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: austin texas, texas, las vegas, new mexico, arizona ...
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The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: suspense, sexy, unusual plot structure, talky, reflective ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, manhunt, infidelity, small town, adultery, revenge, vengeance, chase, lynch mob, on the run, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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Himalaya (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK, Nepal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to ...
Style: road movie, atmospheric, breathtaking, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nature, coming of age, mountain, buddhism, adventure, buddhist, survival, existentialism, immortality, artist, life, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
Place: tibet, himalaya, nepal, tokyo, asia
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Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael Lynch is a notorious criminal with two wives and a flair for showmanship. He's also a huge embarrassment to the local police, who are determined to bring him down once and for all.
Style: harsh, captivating, humorous, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang of thieves, crimes, family, robbery, depression, justice, adaptation, redemption, happy ending, organized crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: ireland, boston, europe, dublin ireland
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Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: slavery, half sister, plantation, slave auction, imperialism, first love, marriage, rebelliousness, rebellion, family problems, family relations, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
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The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: cynical, atmospheric, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, crimes, crime boss, mafia, organized crime, car bomb, revenge, rivalry, twists and turns, gang, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, racism, survival, civil rights, torture, freedom, interracial relations, african american, life is a bitch, separation from family, master and servant, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, epic, fairy tale, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, time travel, adventure, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, fall in love, princess, heir, partners, medieval, heroes ...
Time: 50s
Place: persia, middle east, egypt, asia
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: sexual, captivating, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: medieval, nun, fall in love, love and romance, religion, sensuality, ancient, celibacy, pregnancy, convent, passionate sex, defloration ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
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