Anarchist filmography

by Giz_Medium | created - 27 Dec 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Work in progress for the update of the filmography of Anarchists on film. Both fiction & documentaries.

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1. The Secret Agent (1996)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

41 Metascore

London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian government, an agent ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 2,344 | Gross: $0.11M

2. The Secret Agent (2016)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.

Stars: Toby Jones, Vicky McClure, Charlie Hamblett, Marie Critchley

Votes: 932

3. The Secret Agent (1992)

TV-PG | 150 min | Drama, Thriller

A triple agent attempts to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894, a time of unrest and anarchist violence throughout Europe.

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Peter Capaldi, Janet Suzman, Richard Stirling

Votes: 69

4. The Secret Agent (1967 TV Movie)

45 min | Mystery, Thriller

A London shopkeeper is also a secret agent in the pay of an Eastern European power, and is ordered by them to arrange an "atrocity".

Director: Gerald Blake | Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Webster, Dennis Waterman, David Collings

5. The Secret Agent (1975 TV Movie)

95 min | Thriller

A bomb-throwing incident in 1905 sets off a train of events which ends in a murder and a suicide.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Paul Rogers, Robert Hardy, Anton Rodgers, Peter Sallis

6. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 15,377 | Gross: $0.25M

7. Spiral (2005–2020)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of those involved.

Stars: Caroline Proust, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Philippe Duclos

Votes: 5,752

Saison 4

8. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 432,160 | Gross: $93.05M

9. La Bataille de L'Eau Noire (2015)

Documentary

During the year 1978, Couvin inhabitants, in Belgium, oppose a dam project.

Director: Benjamin Hennot

Votes: 6

10. Plus belle la vie (2004– )

26 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Plus belle la vie narrates the everyday life of the people who are living in a fictitious neighborhood called Le Mistral.

Stars: Laurent Kérusoré, Michel Cordes, Sylvie Flepp, Anne Décis

Votes: 521

Saison 6

11. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 12,062

The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold ; War on Terror

12. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 640,267 | Gross: $37.63M

13. Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-day Outlaws (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

This punchy, adrenaline-fuelled documentary lifts the lid on climate activism and the troublemakers who dare to cross the line.

Director: Emily James | Star: James Leadbitter

Votes: 108

14. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

After a journalist discovers his identity, a former Weather Underground activist goes on the run.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 32,774 | Gross: $5.13M

15. Capitalism Is the Crisis (2011)

100 min | Documentary

Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity examines the ideological roots of the "austerity" agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis. The film features original ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Truscello | Stars: Richard J.F. Day, Peter Gelderloos, Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen

Votes: 34

17. 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: 31,308 | Gross: $0.18M

18. Les anarchistes (2015)

101 min | Drama

Brigadier Jean Albertini is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists.

Director: Elie Wajeman | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Swann Arlaud, Guillaume Gouix

Votes: 896

19. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History

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 3000, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 14,580 | Gross: $0.22M

20. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 37,127 | Gross: $0.48M

21. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 105,998

22. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 160,570 | Gross: $0.50M

23. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 27,776

24. Lulu the Tool (1971)

125 min | Drama

A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The physical handicap is not serious, but the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mariangela Melato, Gino Pernice, Luigi Diberti

Votes: 3,209

25. Love & Anarchy (1973)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Eros Pagni, Pina Cei

Votes: 2,845

26. Le grand soir (2012)

92 min | Comedy

The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem

Votes: 1,941

27. 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: 1,376

28. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 3,183 | Gross: $0.06M

29. 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: 528

30. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 112,174

Saison 3

31. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 480,517 | Gross: $35.55M

32. Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 67,526 | Gross: $7.56M

33. The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Votes: 181,237

34. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, 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, Elliot Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 49,579 | Gross: $2.27M

35. Portlandia (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Sam Adams

Votes: 19,552

36. Bonnot's Gang (1968)

110 min | Crime, Drama, History

The story of a notorious French criminal gang of the 1910s.

Director: Philippe Fourastié | Stars: Jacques Brel, Bruno Cremer, Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Votes: 195

37. Bastards of Utopia (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Drama

Amid the aftershocks of socialism's failure, a skeptical American watches three Croatian anarchists fight to create a new leftism.

Directors: Maple Razsa, Pacho Velez

Votes: 51

38. Between Resistance and Community: The Long Island Do It Yourself Punk Scene (2002)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short

A strong time capsule about Long Island as a cornerstone and building block of DIY punk.

Directors: Joe Carroll, Ben Holtzman

Votes: 19

39. Museum Hours (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

84 Metascore

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

Director: Jem Cohen | Stars: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits, Marcus O'Hara

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $0.08M

40. November (2003)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives in Madrid intent on creating "a performance which is freer, straight from the heart, capable of making ... See full summary »

Director: Achero Mañas | Stars: Óscar Jaenada, Ingrid Rubio, Javier Ríos, Juan Díaz

Votes: 4,319

41. No God, No Master (2013)

PG-13 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, History

48 Metascore

When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario

Votes: 881 | Gross: $0.01M

42. 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: 6,741

43. 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: 1,162

44. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

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