Repression movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant repression movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, bleak, contemplative and stylized films and TV shows about / with repression, death, murder, society, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, love and romance, storytelling and violence plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
repression movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as repression: The Blind Sunflowers (2008), Now & Later (2009), Footloose (2011), Anthropoid (2016), Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013), The Prize (2011), Free Man (2011), The Turn of the Screw (2009), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Splendor in the Grass (1961).

List of repression movies

The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, life is a bitch, family relations, society, fugitives, love and romance, clergy, soldier, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
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Now & Later (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explicit sex, repression, socialism, poverty, hell on earth, love affair, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, friends, society, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, usa, los angeles
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Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, small town, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, love and romance, music, fish out of water, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: nazi, third reich, ss, assassination, nazi occupation, world war two, brutality, german, betrayal, torture, friendship between men, suspicion ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: germany, prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper (e.g. "Office at Night", "Western Motel", "Usherette", "A Woman in the ...
Style: serious, contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, experimental ...
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, couple relations, idealism, workplace, americana, actor's life, society, repression, couples, hopes, supportive spouse ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa
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The Prize (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, political unrest, parents and children, family in danger, repression, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Free Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The story is real story that tells about a man's life who has a very influential philosopher that had lived in between 1877-1960. His name is 'Said Nursi' and he is originally Kurdish. But, he speaks perfectly Turkish, Kurdish, ...
Style: emotional, serious, controversial, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: disagreement, redemption, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, society, repression, injustice, religions or cults, humble, hopes, muslim ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: turkey
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The Turn of the Screw (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, mystery, nanny, mentally unstable, repression, estate, governess, children, master and servant, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: england, london
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, infidelity, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, tense, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, small town life, basketball, romance, teenage love, americana, small town, young lovers, repression, adulthood ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york, connecticut, yale university ...
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense, complex ...
Plot: repression, concentration camp, german soldier, assassination, world war two, hostage, french resistance, suppression, nazi uniform, retribution, execution, nazi soldier ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name ...
Style: avant garde, absurd, rough, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: arrested, writer's block, jail, repression, world war two, publisher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, gulag, poet, jail cell, writers ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
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The Trip (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Plot: gay relationship, aids, coming out, road trip, self discovery, love affair, human nature, couples, gay, repression, gay slur, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 70s, contemporary, year 1973, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, repression, symbolism, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, socialism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, society, young lovers, youth, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, repression, infidelity, hijab, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, repression, mate swapping, royal family, couples, society, estate, unfulfillment, tragic hero, destructive relationship, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, austria, central europe
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Haunts (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman haunted by psychosexual nightmares begins to believe her father is responsible for a series of scissor-murders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, zombie, mental illness, village, small town, repression, farm, supernatural, danger, ghost ...
Time: 70s
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Separate Lives (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, murder, obsession, repression, split personality, schizophrenia, professor, psychology, ex-cop, police, power relations, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
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1-Ichi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: We follow Ichi during his high school years. Mr. Dai is the best fighter in school... whenever he fights Ichi is there and has a huge smile on his face. Mr. Dai thinks that Ichi is laughing at him but in fact he enjoys watching the violence that ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, dark humor, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, danger, high school, kids in trouble, mysterious character, mind game, misfit, rivalry, youth, save the day, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, mental illness, manipulation, repression, serial killer, danger, violence, rape, doctor, extramarital affair, crime ...
Place: italy, europe
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Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: student film
Plot: revolution, repression, politics, human spirit, idealism, culture clash, political unrest, anti war, rebelliousness, introspection, chaos and mayhem, young heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, cuba, vietnam ...
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East Palace West Palace (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, police corruption, repression, lgbt, gays and lesbians, city life, track down, computers and web, lovers reunited, police station, love affair, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia
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Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: military, obsession, infidelity, marriage, soldier, couples, solace, perversion, sexual dysfunction, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia
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The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, chase, suburbs, repression, family relations, aids, stock broker, teacher, death, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, las vegas, los angeles, palm springs california, canada ...
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Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, swimming, diary, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
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Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, repression, delusion, rent, loneliness, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, indoor, graphic violence, virginity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
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Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, dark humor, banned film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, masochist, hitman, gang, danger, rage, psychopath, sadism, gory, gangsters, violence, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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