Corrupt system movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant corrupt system movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, interesting, serious, dramatic, complex and realistic films and TV shows about / with corrupt system, storytelling, runaway, corruption, mentor, death, greed, idealism, society and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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corrupt system movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as corrupt system: The Forever Purge (2021), Hidden Reserves (2016), Leviathan (2014), In Time (2011), Chinatown (1974), All the President's Men (1976), Reds (1981), Gandhi (1982), Missing (1982), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984).

List of corrupt system movies

The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: killing spree, human monster, cowboy, murder, distopia, survival, survival horror, mayhem, interracial relations, police officer killed, violence, vigilante ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: el paso texas, mexico, texas, usa
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Hidden Reserves (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The insurance salesman Vincent Baumann, a cold-blooded careerist and minion of a merciless system, becomes a victim of the very corporations he is representing. Degraded to a henchman he grimly struggles to get back on the job market. He fights to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, corporation, powerful corporation, corporate greed, life insurance, fighting the system, cynicism, corporate corruption, evil corporation, corrupt system, dark future ...
Time: future
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 7.6
 54K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, justice, courtroom, drunk, unhappy wife, corrupt mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 6.7
 413K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time, distopia, immortality, fighting the system, love, wealth, dystopic future, future dystopia, social differences, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 327K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, corruption, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, police, crimes, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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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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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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 7.3
 23K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, political, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, russian revolution, love triangle, communism, romance, adaptation, idealism, revolutionary, world war one, american abroad, political unrest ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, california, new york, st. petersburg russia, usa ...
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 8.1
 232K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, courage, hindu, british empire ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, vatican, new delhi ...
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 7.7
 22K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, conspiracy, military, corruption, missing person, character study, journalist, political intrigue, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina ...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, surveillance, totalitarianism, politics, future dystopia, torture, technology, female nudity, fascism, political corruption, society ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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 8.0
 157K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, legal, gay slur, assassination, politics, cia, corruption, assassination of president, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, cuba ...
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 7.7
 266K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, justice, court, marines, army investigation, court martial, hotshot lawyer, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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 8.1
 174K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, art house, rough, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, drugs, skinhead, rebel, youth, ghetto, police brutality, police, friendship, rebellion, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, factual, semi serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, free love, legal, lawyer, courtroom, drug addiction, rebellion, fighting the system, court, love, eroticism, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c., ohio ...
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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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: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police detective, police corruption, corruption, murder mystery, justice, dangerous attraction, police brutality, organized crime, twists and turns, call girl ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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 8.2
 1.1M
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, psychological, touching, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, video surveillance, small town, fictional reality show, paranoia, hidden camera, alternate reality, utopia, loneliness, morality, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: florida, usa
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 7.5
 130K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, surreal, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, small town, coming of age, parallel world, utopia, symbolism, satire, distopia, small town life, parallel universe, teenager ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, surreal, depressing, sad ...
Plot: death sentence, factory worker, life is a bitch, blindness, dancing, destiny, tragedy, secret, hanging, tragic hero, death, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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 7.6
 552K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, suspense, neo noir, tense, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, future dystopia, foreknowledge, precognition, time loop, frame up, law enforcer, police investigation, time travel, distopia, psychic ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa
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It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, bleak ...
Plot: teacher, education, professor, dedicated educator, kindergarten, corrupt system, human rights, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, small town life, small town, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
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 7.9
 47K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, harsh, political, talky ...
Plot: anti war, politics, bosnian war, survival, intrigue, war, un, soldier, bomb, dishonesty, military, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia ...
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 7.7
 147K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: humorous, political, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, berlin wall, politics, idealism, culture clash, communism, capitalism, society, deception, german reunification, cold war, protecting from truth ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, germany, east berlin ...
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 7.3
 9K
Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, dishonesty, taliban, survival, child abuse, oppression, injustice, life is a bitch, brutality, justice, religion, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, poland, iran, afghanistan, pakistan
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: gloomy, tense, reflective, political, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cold war, surveillance, spy, berlin wall, stasi, iron curtain, espionage, communism, redemption, voyeurism, interrogation, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, germany, europe, east berlin ...
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 8.2
 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: futuristic, stylized, philosophical, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, revolution, revenge, fighting the system, freedom, vengeance, society, superhero, rebellion, vigilantism, mysterious character, masked vigilante ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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 7.1
 154K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspense, political, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: journalism, political conspiracy, politics, conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, reporter, spy, assassination, crimes, twists and turns, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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