Most Popular Totalitarian State Movies and TV Shows
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2. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Votes: 7,839 | Gross: $4.96M
3. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 327,228 | Gross: $11.29M
6. The Interview (II) (2014)
R | 112 min | Comedy
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.
Votes: 288,603 | Gross: $6.11M
10. Alice (2009)
Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Cast includes Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry.
11. Burnt by the Sun (1994)
R | 135 min | Drama, History, War
In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.
Votes: 13,287 | Gross: $2.62M
12. The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the not so distant future, society is controlled by the powerful State and a dictator known as the Director. Condor works as a hitman for the State, but a reunion with someone he thought... See full summary »
14. The Adventurers (1970)
PG | 171 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »
16. Mephisto (1981)
Unrated | 144 min | Drama
A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »
18. North Korea: Michael Palin's Journey (2018– )
45 min | Documentary
As diplomatic relations between DPRK and South Korea begin to slightly thaw after decades of hostility, comedian and world traveler Michael Palin is allowed to visit North Korea for two weeks and, to a limited extent, explore the country.
Star: Michael Palin
21. Kamikaze 89 (1982)
Not Rated | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.
Votes: 571 | Gross: $0.02M
24. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
100 min | Drama
Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.
26. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)
Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.
Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $0.03M
27. The Spy (2012)
108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.
28. Papers, Please (2013 Video Game)
M | Drama, History
In the fictional socialist state of Arstotzka in 1982, a border checkpoint inspector must cope with complex entry regulations, superiors' corruption, terrorists, a mysterious group and the personal drama of the applicants for entry.
29. Vulpe - vânator (1993)
102 min | Drama, History
Inspired by the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime in Romania, this novelistic feature examines the questions of a society after a revolution has happened, such as guilt and atonement and ... See full summary »
31. Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy (1998)
104 min | Documentary
How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi's also used occult mind control techniques to brainwash Germans to perceive themselves as the master-race.
34. Trading Germans (2014)
90 min | Documentary
A first hand account of one of the biggest cases of human trafficking during the Cold War. A story of greed, courage, hope and remorse.
35. Requiem for Dominic (1990)
R | 85 min | Drama
A drama between revolution and order, captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they unfolds in Eastern Europe as the "Iron Curtain" collapsed.
36. Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
Today Iranian cinema is one of the most highly regarded national cinemas in the world, regularly winning festival awards and critical acclaim for films which combine remarkable artistry and... See full summary »
37. The Sexterminators (1970)
78 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a future where procreation is policed by the government, one man throws caution to the wind and lives the way he wants to live. That man is Danny Stewart and he'll screw anyone who will let him. This is the story of that man.
45. Konets epokhi (2014)
38 min | Short, Drama
Young doctor Irina Mikhaylovna works in Soviet province and has to hire ex-con Lyuba as baby tender for her daughter. When anti-Semitic company starts in Soviet Union and danger is threatening Irina, Lyuba stays her only devoted friend.