Fascism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fascism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking and disturbing films and TV shows about / with fascism, society, politics, storytelling, life is a bitch, male nudity, idealism, death, brutality and against humanity plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Italy, France, USA and other countries.
fascism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as fascism: The Wave (2008), 1900 (1976), A Special Day (1977), The Tin Drum (1979), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Conformist (1970), Mussolini and I (1985), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Key (1983).

List of fascism movies

The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, bullying, high school, dictatorship, teacher, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, libertine, torture, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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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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A Special Day (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her ...
Style: sexy, talky, emotional, sexual, touching ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, friendship, neighbor, housewife, against humanity, opposites attract, romance, politics, love and romance, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, grownups, against humanity, dishonesty, coming of age, wartime life, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, racism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: creature, monster, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, resistance, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, life is a bitch, wartime life, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexy, sexual, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, train travel, honeymoon, exile, childhood trauma, moral dilemma, parents and children, introspection, political unrest, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
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Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: fascism, political unrest, world war two, family in crisis, anti semitism, war, rise and fall, against humanity, state affairs, downfall, rebellion, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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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: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, life philosophy, world war two, jewish, nazi, self sacrifice, survival, pretense, optimism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Key (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: exhibitionism, cuckold, sexploitation, voyeurism, infidelity, fascism, obsessive love, jealousy, desire, family problems, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, society, against humanity, politics, surveillance, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
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The Childhood of a Leader (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK, France, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The chilling story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mold his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: boy, fascism, leader, childhood, father son relationship, tantrum, evil child, brutality, mother son relationship, government agency, misanthropy, pessimism ...
Time: year 1919, 1910s
Place: france
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, art house, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: fascism, coming of age, small town, family life, social relations, human nature, memory, surrealism, teenage boy, sheik, postmodernism, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Heart of a Lion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, fascism, fall in love, graphic violence, family relations, love and romance, gang, single parent, crimes, psychopath, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland
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Baaria (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, family relations, small town, politics, family life, election, communism, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, epic, suspense ...
Plot: fascism, evacuation, military, politics, human spirit, idealism, revolution, injustice, rebellion, media, hopes, medical profession ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, fascism, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, america, galicia, australia ...
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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: captivating, futuristic, stylized, philosophical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, distopia, vengeance, freedom, rebellion, vigilantism, society, future dystopia, mysterious character, revenge, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, performer's life, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, military, fighting the system, against humanity, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, india, africa, rome italy ...
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Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: fascism, anti semitism, ghetto, social decay, family business, political unrest, human nature, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, against humanity, racial slur, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, monster, space and aliens, evil alien, spacecraft, soldier, space battle, military, creature, heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, fascism, domestic violence, unemployment, catholicism, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, family problems, society, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, liverpool, ireland ...
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, berlin wall, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, escape, homosexual rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: macabre, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Rampo Noir (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Mars Canal - Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover. Mirror Hell - When a series of women are discovered with their faces ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychedelic, avant garde, sexy ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, split personality, supernatural, mysterious character, crimes, mental illness, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, ghost, disability, starlet ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, fascism, betrayal, resistance, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, working undercover, political intrigue, disorder, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1962
Place: usa, japan, san francisco, new york, berlin germany ...
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The Call of the Toad (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Polish woman and a German man fall in love against the odds and decide to set up a cemetery for exiles. But can their daring venture survive the call of the toad? Adapted from Gunter Grass’ novel.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous ...
Plot: fascism, family relations, society, romance, love and romance, stereotypes, nazi germany, grandfather grandson relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, poland
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