Fighting the system movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fighting the system movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out intense, serious, interesting, suspense, twists and turns and clever films and TV shows about / with fighting the system, storytelling, mentor, society, rebellion, dialogue, death, corruption, catastrophe and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fighting the system: V for Vendetta (2005), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Divergent (2014), The Fool (2014), Gattaca (1997), In Time (2011), The Life of David Gale (2003), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Equilibrium (2002), Mr. Robot (2015).

List of fighting the system movies

 8.2
 1.0M
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: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, murder, prison, crime, death, twists & turns, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.7
 419K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, youth, society, rebellion, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.0
 11K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, suspense, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, society, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.8
 276K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, neo noir, future dystopia, discrimination, paraplegic, genetics, eugenics, society, philosophy, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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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, tragicomedy, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, freedom, insanity, anti hero, nurse, anti heroes, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, dehumanization, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 6.7
 364K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, race against time, society, fighting the system, time, class differences, social differences, distopia, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, professor, false accusation, death sentence, reporter, death row, who done it, suicide, murder, activist, journalist, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, spain, austin texas ...
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, amsterdam, tokyo, united states ...
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 7.4
 308K
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, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, society, lone hero, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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 8.5
 321K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological thriller, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, secret society, computers and web, split personality, fighting the system, rebellion, childhood trauma, crimes, drug addict, hacking, friendship, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.3
 132K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, journalism, fighting the system, whistleblower, political thriller, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, idealism, uncover truth, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2006, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, latin america, washington d.c. ...
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, uncover truth, political conspiracy, espionage, who to trust, off the grid, life turned upside down, conspiracy, on the run, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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 7.7
 234K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, insanity, fist fighting, social misfits, fighting the system, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, spy, secret agents, conspiracy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, new york ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, on the run, spy, tough heroes, fighting the system, secret agents, one against many, uncover truth, manhunt, chases and races, graphic violence, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, russia, berlin germany, italy, germany ...
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, uncover truth, conspiracy, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa
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 5.9
 72K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, strong female lead, military, navy, army, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 6.5
 49K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, fighting the system, corruption, justice, murder, drug cartel, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, female martial artist, revenge, corrupt official ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 37K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, women, feminism, rebellion, rebelliousness, gender, politics, feminist, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, rebellion, survival, society, distopia, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
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 7.9
 185K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, futuristic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, satire, mistaken identity, chase, hallucination, alternate reality, paranoia, giant, escape, fall in love ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 7.4
 12K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, un, feminism, human spirit, introspection, injustice, deportation, sexual abuse, fashion, supermodel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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 6.5
 145K
Antz (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, light, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fighting the system, heroes, princess, queen, misfit, rebellion, soldier, worker, ant, adventure, friends, computer animation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, satirical, dark humor ...
Plot: fighting the system, suicide, corruption, industry, journalism, secretary, psychiatrist, success, newspaper, satire, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, gang, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, domestic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 6.2
 213K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, female fighter, heroes, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, tough girl, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.5
 16K
Robin Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in the United States. Based on the traditional stories of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: knight, robin hood, swords and armor, archery, fighting the system, adventure, in the woods, criminal heroes, castle, escapades, romance, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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