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 serious, intense, interesting, suspense, thought provoking and complex films and TV shows about / with fighting the system, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, society, murder, death, catastrophe, violence and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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fighting the system movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as fighting the system: V for Vendetta (2006), The Fool (2014), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Divergent (2014), Fight Club (1999), Snowden (2016), Gattaca (1997), In Time (2011), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Equilibrium (2002).

List of fighting the system movies

 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2006)
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: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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 8.0
 14K
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: realistic, suspense, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: fighting the system, russian, injustice, apartment building, violence, rebellion, courage, society, corruption, small town, tragedy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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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, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.6
 456K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.8
 2.1M
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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 7.3
 151K
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: realistic, thought provoking, clever, factual, political ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, internet, hacking, whistleblower, journalism, surveillance, moral dilemma, cia, spy, idealism, cryptography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2015, year 2012 ...
Place: hong kong, geneva switzerland, japan, usa, russia ...
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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, dramatic, thought provoking, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, mental illness, freedom, human spirit, insanity, crazy, unlikely friendships, nurse, psychiatrist, escaped mental patient, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 7.8
 302K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, future dystopia, utopia, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, outer space, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
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 6.7
 407K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, fighting the system, human spirit, gay slur, drugs, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, treatment, hiv, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, mexico, austin texas ...
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 7.4
 328K
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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 8.6
 380K
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, realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, computers and web, fighting the system, split personality, secret society, computer hacker, hacking, psychotherapy, rebellion, introvert, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, cia, conspiracy, fighting the system, political conspiracy, manhunt, christmas, uncover truth, who to trust, life turned upside down, spy, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, suicide, death row, murder, investigation, professor, death, activist, false accusation, rape, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, houston texas, usa, spain ...
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 7.7
 122K
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, neo noir, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police, fighting the system, corruption, undercover cop, police investigation, whistleblower, idealism, crimes, social decay, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 254K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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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, intense, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, conspiracy, cia, spy, secret agents, fighting the system, manhunt, secret service, escapades, corruption, memory, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, london, moscow russia, paris france, europe ...
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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: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, amnesia, espionage, assassin, secret agents, tough heroes, on the run, one against many, tough guy, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 268K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, robin hood, knight, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, fighting the system, escapades, king, heroes, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, london, france, europe
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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, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, political conspiracy, fighting the system, uncover truth, espionage, satellite, cia, manhunt, intelligence, lawyer, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., maryland, baltimore, usa, north america
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 7.9
 200K
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: surreal, disturbing, psychological, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, cyberpunk, surrealism, christmas, dark humor, dystopic future, mistaken identity, bureaucracy, steampunk, dream ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, london, britain, europe
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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, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, female protagonist, survival, strong female character, rebellion, future dystopia, society, youth, game, teenager, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: future
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 6.9
 42K
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, political ...
Plot: feminism, women, feminist, fighting the system, sexual harassment, rebellion, working class, adoption, rebelliousness, politics, prejudice, girl power ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: london, england, ireland, israel, europe ...
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 7.8
 1.2M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien, culture clash, adventure, space and aliens, fantasy world, creature, alien planet, space travel, mysterious planet, human nature, beautiful scenery, expedition ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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, surreal, light, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, corruption, secretary, industry, dark humor, journalism, newspaper, psychiatrist, success, christmas, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 87K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: realistic, factual, thought provoking, serious, suspense ...
Plot: contamination, lawyer, legal investigation, lawsuit, fighting the system, corporate crime, environmental, price of justice, investigation, legal action, corruption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 90s, year 1999, year 1998 ...
Place: cincinnati ohio, west virginia, ohio
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vengeance, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, fighting the system, conspiracy, uncover truth, investigation, corruption, revenge, murder, political corruption, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.0
 82K
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: suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, female soldier, military, army, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, sexism, feminism, female warrior, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, libya, usa
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 7.4
 79K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, prison gang, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, organized crime, prison riot, court, survival, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: intense, tense, exciting, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: prison, military, fighting the system, general, prison life, murder, prison riot, sacrifice, manipulation, convict, sadism, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, iraq
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