Propaganda movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant propaganda movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic, intense and talky films and TV shows about / with propaganda, dialogue, culture clash, mentor, politics, brutality, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
propaganda movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as propaganda: Panfilov's Twenty Eight (2016), Lions for Lambs (2007), Operation Red Sea (2018), Look Who's Back (2015), Traitor (2008), I Am Cuba (1964), The Circle (2017), Valkyrie (2008), Lincoln (2012), Mr. Sunshine (2018).

List of propaganda movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, danger, female protagonist, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
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Panfilov's Twenty Eight (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, touching
Plot: soviet army, bravery, red army, nazi soldier, propaganda, eastern front, infantry, nazi, tank, hand grenade, russian soldier, great patriotic war ...
Time: year 1941
Place: germany, russia
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: war, politics, propaganda, conservative, idealism, state affairs, republican, teachers and students, past, terrorist, war on terror, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, washington d.c., iran ...
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Operation Red Sea (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China, Morocco, Hong Kong
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A squad of the Jiaolong Commando Unit - Sea Dragon, a spec ops team of the Chinese Navy, carries out a hostage rescue operation in the nation of Yewaire, on the Arabian Peninsula, and fiercely fights against local rebel groups and Zaka, a terrorist ...
Style: propaganda film, exciting, breathtaking, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: propaganda, law enforcement, nuclear weapon, terrorism, ex special forces, ship, arms dealer, save the day, group of criminals, stereotypes, explosions, weapons ...
Place: somalia
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Look Who's Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a ...
Style: satirical, twist ending, realistic, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: hitler, time traveler, politics, adaptation, fascism, morality, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash, idealism, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, poland
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Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, faith, traitor, fbi, prison, undercover, terrorism, working undercover, delinquent, bomb, religion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nova scotia, marseille ...
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, peace, peasant, land, police, surrealism, wealth, student, university, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
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The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, company, social media, internet, media manipulation, moral dilemma, privacy, surveillance, camera, female protagonist, peer pressure, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, assassination attempt, treason, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism, wife husband relationship ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, tunisia ...
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. ...
Style: social realism, sentimental, captivating, factual
Plot: love triangle, culture clash, patriotism, tragic event, childhood friend, historical event, destiny, wartime, stereotypes, flashback, sacrifice, propaganda ...
Place: korea
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Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: suspenseful, tense, factual, suspense, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, reporter, investigative journalism, expose, newspaper, heroic mission, iraq war, propaganda, politics, violent, political, american soldier ...
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Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, female protagonist, american abroad, friendship, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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The Monitors (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, alien, mad scientist, space and aliens, evil alien, rescue, alien encounter, filmmaking, politics, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After many adventures, young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her colleague's passes. When the boyfriend returns, he gets into ...
Style: dark humor, serious, surreal, realistic, psychological
Plot: brain, female corpse, propaganda, pantyhose, exterminator, rat, pubic hair, morgue, couple relations, strong sexual content, infidelity, corpse ...
Time: 60s
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, vietnam war, violence, battles, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This intricate historical drama tells the story of actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti), who is ordered by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to star in the 1940 anti-Semitic film Jew Suss. Despite his cooperation, Ferdinand's actions have ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: nazi germany, propaganda, anti semitism, actor's life, rise and fall, movie business, moral dilemma, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, society, politics, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: austria, europe, berlin germany
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, mentor, danger, female protagonist, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
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New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, pratfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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Starship Troopers (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Mysterious monstrous alien creatures attack Earth's colonies. This OVA focuses on Juan "Johnnie" Rico who joins the army because of Carmen, a girl he likes, his days in boot camps, his losses and Earth's first counterattack.
Plot: propaganda, love interest, trap, bar fight, letter, explosion, laser, space war, sergeant, loss, flamethrower, moon ...
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Heaven Will Wait (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mélanie, 16 years old, lives with her mother. She likes going to school, her friends, playing the cello, and she wants to change the world. But when she meets a boy on the Internet and falls in love with him, her world changes as she is gradually ...
Plot: propaganda, indoctrination, religion, text messaging, islam, jihad, cello, praying, brainwashing, little sister, laptop, telephone conversation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, punishment, child abuse, physical appearance, children, small village, pastor, village, nanny, school teacher, village life, death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, volunteer, social misfits, estrangement, propaganda, misfit, society, life is a bitch, hostages, homecoming, confined, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, asia, middle east, japan
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Protector (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station what broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more collaboration, his relationship with his wife spirals downward.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: jewish, radio, wartime life, crumbling marriage, propaganda, couple relations, anti semitism, against humanity, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, czech republic
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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Felix and Meira (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, propaganda, innocence lost, forbidden love, infidelity, religions or cults, fall in love, society, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, gondola ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, propaganda film, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, soldier, green beret, military life, orphan, kidnapping, survival, adventure, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, political satire, political campaign, election campaign, senate, filmmaking, conservative, journalism, senator, head of state, folk music ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: small town, invasion, war, survival, gas station, adventure, young heroes, cult, red army, heroic mission, battles, against the odds ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, latin america, russia
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, congress, refugee camp, helicopter, womanizer, muslim, russian, politician, deception, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, middle east, israel ...
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