Films dealing with Anarchism

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Films dealing with Anarchism

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1. The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

Director: Jordan Susman | Stars: Devon Gummersall, Dylan Bruno, Gina Philips, Johnny Whitworth

Votes: 1,319

2. The Anarchist's Wife (2008)

112 min | Drama, History

"The Anarchist's Wife" is the story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, María Valverde, Alba Barragan, Ainoa Ruiz

Votes: 485

3. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

54 Metascore

Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 13,858 | Gross: $0.22M

4. Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, War

Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,642

5. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 756

6. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 7,607 | Gross: $2.09M

7. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 47,266 | Gross: $2.27M

8. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 29,755 | Gross: $0.18M

9. Eros + Massacre (1969)

Not Rated | 202 min | Biography, Drama

Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yûko Kusunoki, Kazuko Inano

Votes: 1,771

10. La estrategia del caracol (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 2,050

11. Gus and the Anarchists (1915)

Short, Comedy

Gus falls in love with Rosy, the cashier at the cafe. Rosy plans to play a trick on him, and tells him he must prove himself to her by joining her band of anarchists, who are really her ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Murphy | Stars: Oliver Hardy, C.W. Ritchie, Frances Ne Moyer

Votes: 7

12. Homotopia (2007)

27 min | Short, Drama

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer's dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas | Stars: Ralowe T. Ampu, Kentaro Kaneko, Mattilda, Jason Fritz Michael

Votes: 16

13. Weekend (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Karl Marx

Votes: 12,219

14. Tout Va Bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

Votes: 2,874

15. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 18,453 | Gross: $1.23M

16. Human Resources (1999)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelaère

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $0.12M

17. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 9,583 | Gross: $0.23M

18. Blockade (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday

Votes: 407

19. The Last Train from Madrid (1937)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley

Votes: 179

20. Libertarias (1996)

125 min | Drama, History, War

At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Ana Belén, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil, Blanca Apilánez

Votes: 1,721

21. What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Schnitzler | Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Til Schweiger, Martin Feifel, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 3,428

22. This Revolution (2005)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

36 Metascore

In this politically charged homage to Medium Cool, a photographer covers the urban guerrilla war on New York streets during the RNC.

Director: Stephen Marshall | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nathan Crooker, Amy Redford, Brett DelBuono

Votes: 478

23. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 7,126

24. Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

GP | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello

Votes: 2,446

25. Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich, whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.

Director: Manuel Huerga | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Tristán Ulloa, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Joel Joan

Votes: 3,004

26. Suburbia (1983)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Votes: 3,932

27. Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

In the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984, Miss Canada wins, and prize is the marriage with the milk industry tycoon with his fifty billion dollars fortune. In their honeymoon, ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey

Votes: 5,005

28. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Franklin Caicedo

Votes: 902

29. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 19,403 | Gross: $40.38M

30. Acratas (2000)

73 min | Documentary

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Director: Virginia Martínez

Votes: 29

31. Anarchism in America (1983)

75 min | Documentary

A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America, the film attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and trace the historical development of the movement. The film explores the ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher | Stars: Paul Avrich, Jello Biafra, Murray Bookchin, Emma Goldman

Votes: 153

33. El sopar (1974)

60 min | Documentary

Five former political prisoners gather to discuss about the political situation in Spain under Franco ruling.

Director: Pere Portabella | Stars: Ángel Abad, Jordi Cunill, Lola Ferreira, Narcís Julián

Votes: 76

34. The Take (2004)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Matilde Adorno, Michel Camadessus, Bill Clinton, Gustavo Cordera

Votes: 1,126

35. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,650 | Gross: $1.68M

36. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,489

37. Naked (1993)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

Votes: 31,148 | Gross: $1.77M

38. Anakiseuteu Anarchists (2000)

104 min | Action, Thriller

A groups of Korean anarchists in 1920s China are determined to overthrow the military and government.

Director: Yong-sik Yu | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Sang-Jung Kim, Jun-ho Jeong, Beom-su Lee

Votes: 249

39. Lady L (1965)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy

Lady L is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 958

40. Viva Zapata! (1952)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 9,533

41. Alexander the Great (1980)

210 min | Drama, History

Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Mihalis Giannatos, Grigoris Evangelatos

Votes: 732

42. Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)

98 min | Crime, Drama

Over the course of a night, a sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man, and a gun-crazy wannabe gangster are taken prisoner of a gang awaiting a shootout between a rival gang at dawn.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Keiko Sakurai, Rokkô Toura, Shunsuke Mizoguchi

Votes: 596

43. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 5,711

44. Salt of the Earth (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,738

45. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

345 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau, Maylis Bouffartigue

Votes: 931

46. Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

127 min | Drama

A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

Director: Daniele Vicari | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano, Davide Iacopini

Votes: 3,146



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