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, interesting, serious, suspense, thought provoking and clever films and TV shows about / with fighting the system, storytelling, mentor, society, dialogue, rebellion, death, life is a bitch, chase and catastrophe 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), Divergent (2014), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Fool (2014), Fight Club (1999), Gattaca (1997), Snowden (2016), Mr. Robot (2015), The Life of David Gale (2003), In Time (2011).

List of fighting the system movies

 8.1
 1.1M
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, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, society, vigilantism, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 6.6
 437K
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, distopia, chosen one, society, heroes, survival, training, heroine, youth, rebelliousness, future dystopia, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: twist ending, surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, mind game, prison, injustice, perfect crime, death, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.0
 13K
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: serious, suspense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, dishonesty, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, moral dilemma, courage, apartment building, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.8
 1.9M
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, nihilism, self destructing, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, dark humor, life philosophy, insanity, loneliness, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, anti hero, nurse, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 7.8
 289K
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, neo noir, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, paraplegic, genetics, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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 7.3
 144K
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: political thriller, realistic, serious, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, hacking, conspiracy, cia, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland ...
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 8.5
 348K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, secret society, split personality, fighting the system, schizophrenia, hacking, rebellion, childhood trauma, drug addict, psychotherapy, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, death row, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death penalty, investigation, suicide, murder, activist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, spain, new york ...
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 6.7
 382K
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, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, time, race against time, class differences, distopia, society, fighting the system, love, social differences, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, terminal illness, life is a bitch, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, casual sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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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, political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, conspiracy, espionage, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, langley virginia, vermont ...
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 7.4
 318K
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, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, dystopic future, utopia, gunfight, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: china, beijing china
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, europe, london, united kingdom ...
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, secret agents, tough guy, on the run, uncover truth, tough heroes, fighting the system, one against many, agent as target, conspiracy, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, italy, new york ...
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 7.7
 246K
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, child abduction, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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 6.0
 77K
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, strong female lead, fighting the system, military, basic training, army, navy, sexism, reconnaissance, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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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, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
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 6.9
 40K
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, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, feminist, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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 7.9
 193K
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: futuristic, surreal, cult film, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 6.2
 225K
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, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, fighting the system, post apocalypse, distopia, female fighter, good versus evil, heroes, rebellion, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.8
 1.2M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, scientist, space travel, alien planet, adventure, space and aliens, warrior, creature, benign alien, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, against the odds, youth, fighting the system, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 116K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, whistleblower, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, bribery, ethics, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 13K
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, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, injustice, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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 6.5
 61K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, female martial artist, drug cartel, justice, corruption, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
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 6.5
 150K
Antz (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK, France
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, ant, princess, rebellion, misfit, soldier, worker, adventure, friends, queen, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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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, surreal ...
Plot: fighting the system, suicide, corruption, industry, newspaper, secretary, psychiatrist, success, journalism, rivalry, ambition, change of luck ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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