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, contemplative, stylized and psychological films and TV shows about / with repression, death, family relations, runaway, society, love and romance, male nudity, storytelling, friendship and kiss 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), The Death of Stalin (2017), Now & Later (2011), 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).

List of repression movies

The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
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, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: repression, confession, life is a bitch, survival, family relations, clergy, soldier, society, love and romance, fugitives, republican, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
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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: satirical, parody, banned film, political comedy
Plot: political satire, socialism, josef stalin, repression, military, death, dictator, chaos, power struggle, funeral, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, year 1949, year 1956, year 1953
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Now & Later (2011)
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: realistic, serious, sexy, talky, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explicit sex, repression, poverty, hell on earth, love affair, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, immigrants, love and romance, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, teenage love, dancer's life, love and romance, small town, youth, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, fish out of water, teenage life, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, nazi occupation, assassination, betrayal, world war two, brutality, german, murderer, fascist, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, munich germany ...
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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, realistic, atmospheric, experimental, stylized ...
Plot: relationship vs career, idealism, couple relations, ambition, workplace, hopes, americana, society, couples, repression, actor's life, postmodernism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, dishonesty, rebellion, family relations, repression, parents and children, political unrest, family in danger, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: disagreement, redemption, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, politics, religions or cults, repression, injustice, hopes, humble, muslim ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
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, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, mystery, nanny, mentally unstable, estate, repression, children, governess, master and servant, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 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, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
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, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, basketball, small town life, romance, unrequited love, americana, teenage love, small town, repression, childhood sweetheart, young lovers ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, yale university, connecticut ...
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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: tense, rough, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, world war two, hostage, execution, nazi officer, nazi soldier, suppression, communist, french resistance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania
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, psychological, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: writer's block, arrested, jail, repression, gulag, publisher, poet, world war two, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, writers, arrest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: ussr, 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, aids, coming out, road trip, self discovery, couples, human nature, love affair, gay slur, repression, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 70s, contemporary, year 1977, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, symbolism, repression, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, male nudity, leadership, war, society, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
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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, touching, sincere, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, love and romance, youth, young lovers, society, bittersweet, muslim, repression, infidelity, islam, hijab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: assassination, repression, bittersweet, tragic hero, politics, estate, couple relations, royal family, unfulfillment, love and romance, destructive relationship, state affairs ...
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: slasher, scary, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, farm, repression, village, mental illness, small town, zombie, serial killer, supernatural, social relations, religions or cults, psychopath ...
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: schizophrenia, split personality, obsession, mental illness, murder, repression, psychology, professor, ex-cop, police, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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1-Ichi (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, high school, forced sexual contact, kids in trouble, mysterious character, save the day, rivalry, mind game, youth, misfit, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The House That Screamed (1969)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. Palmer also has an adolescent son (Moulder Brown) she tries to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, bullying, youth, society, obsession, woman in danger, secret, humiliation, dark secret, missing person, repression, attic ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: school, midlife crisis, repression, family relations, tragic love, pregnancy, small town, self discovery, betrayal, elementary school, teacher, breakup ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, oregon, connecticut
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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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: military, obsession, infidelity, marriage, soldier, couples, mentally unstable, gender, unfulfillment, sexual dysfunction, solace, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia
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Desperate Living (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: repression, mental illness, gender bending, transsexual, lesbian, nudism, castration, suburbs, satire, ruler, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, texas
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Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: dancing, high school, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, parents and children, fish out of water, high school life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
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The Opposite of Sex (1998)
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: sexy, witty, sexual, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, stock broker, repression, family relations, aids, suburbs, chase, teacher, death, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, las vegas, canada, indiana, palm springs california ...
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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, sexy ...
Plot: murder, swimming, midlife crisis, writer's life, diary, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, sexuality, country house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, cote d'azur, london, south of france ...
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, death in the family, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
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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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, politician, ambition, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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