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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 709,843

2. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 178,607 | Gross: $9.93M

3. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 291,363 | Gross: $35.82M

4. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 69,433 | Gross: $8.04M

5. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 61,691 | Gross: $8.40M

6. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 110,174 | Gross: $29.14M

7. Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.4
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18 Metascore

A beautiful hæmophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hæmophages.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu

Votes: 77,377 | Gross: $18.50M

8. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert

Votes: 7,620

9. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith (Edmond O'Brien), whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,871

10. Code 46 (2003)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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57 Metascore

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

Votes: 19,473 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Population 436 (2006 Video)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: David Ames, Leigh Enns, Susan Kelso, Rick Skene

Votes: 10,482

12. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Anthony J. Robinow, Michael McGill

Votes: 4,724 | Gross: $0.39M

13. Radio Free Albemuth (2010)

R | 111 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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35 Metascore

Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Simon | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Michael Rothhaar, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Genesis II (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Ted Cassidy, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 755

15. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,502 | Gross: $0.26M

16. Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller, Jackie Welch

Votes: 466

17. The Clonus Horror (1979)

R | 90 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.

Director: Robert S. Fiveson | Stars: Peter Graves, Rick DiAngelo, Eugene Robert Glazer, Eileen Dietz

Votes: 2,133

18. Centrespread (1981)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.5
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The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.

Director: Tony Paterson | Stars: Kylie Foster, Paul Trahair, Mark Watson, Ivor Louis

Votes: 113

19. Apple Mac: 1984 (1984 Video)

1 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Apple and Ridley Scott presented the most awaited event of 1984: the introduction of Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. With a concept directly influenced by George Orwell's ... See full summary »

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: David Graham, Anya Major

Votes: 804

20. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,951

21. Mussolini and I (1985)

120 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.3
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A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce (Bob Hoskins), from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Annie Girardot

Votes: 338

22. The Red Chapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,701 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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34 Metascore

The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Maria Chen, Richard Chen, Jason Chu

Votes: 2,227

24. King Size (1988)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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This comedy follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Jacek Chmielnik, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Grzegorz Herominski

Votes: 2,400

25. The Old Men at the Zoo (1983– )

275 min | Comedy

8.2
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Satirical piece set in a zoo, which is plunged into a crisis when a giraffe escapes.

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Marius Goring, Andrew Cruickshank, Barry Stanton

Votes: 16

26. The Ideal (2011)

96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

2.3
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It's a high school summer job for Julia and Alexander - the chance to earn money and work with eccentric, charismatic social studies teacher, Mr. Zenidro. But something else awaits them in ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Tomasz Ciesla | Stars: Dennis Brito, Kristen Brancaccio, Ivan Perez, John Dean

Votes: 116

27. The Children's Story (1982 TV Short)

30 min | Drama, Short

8.3
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A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away. The new teacher challenges the students' view of their ... See full summary »

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Max Barabas, Michael Bellaran, Vanessa Biery, Michaela Clavell

Votes: 53

28. Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Peter Breck, Germain Houde, Jello Biafra, Mark Bennett

Votes: 140

29. Opposite Borders (IV) (2016)

73 min | Drama

6.0
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Filmed in North Korea and Northern Ireland, "The Wall" juxtaposes the story of Yung Hee, a young North Korean female poet, with images of David Kinsella's native Belfast.

Director: David Kinsella | Stars: Corey McKinley, Jin Han Pak, Thomas Purdy, Yuna Shin

Votes: 15

30. Tiempos de Dictadura Tiempos de Marcos Pérez Jiménez (2012)

Documentary

8.1
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A documentary that explores the regime of Venezuelan dictator, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and how he continuously violated Human Rights through his political police, all while developing in great measure the infrastructure of Caracas.

Director: Carlos Oteyza

Votes: 92

31. The Last Protester (2017)

Short, Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

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A father must come to terms with the oppressive government he works for upon finding out his daughter is rebelling against it.

Director: Nicole Castillo | Stars: Elizabeth Lambert, Ivy Beech, Joe Duffy, Cary Brayboy

32. Lotus (2012)

89 min | Drama

6.2
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Xiao He is a free-spirited teacher working in a village in Northern China. To her, learning is possible only if one experiences the pleasure of discovering something new, and it does not mean abiding by the same old rules. (from MUBI)

Director: Shu Liu | Stars: Zhongyou Guo, Kang Luo, Zhuo Tan, Hongfei Wu

Votes: 24

33. The Right Wing Scapegoat (2017 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, disputes the David Pakman videos, "Debunked: Socialism Has Never Worked" and "The Myth of the 'Violent Left'".

Stars: Carl Benjamin, Bernie Sanders, David Pakman

34. What You in For?

Short, Comedy, Drama | Post-production

In a preposterous fascist future, in a pitch black cell, a group of people explain how they got there.

Director: Josh Nolan | Stars: Paul Dewdney, Julian Shaw, Chris Leaney, Paul Dixon Barker

35. Slave (2010)

5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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The year is 2089, a corporate one world government uses implanted RFID chips to control a human race - one man attempts to escape.

Director: Tom Sokalski | Star: Jordan Richards

36. Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.2
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When an underground resistance movement seeks to uncover the truth behind the Second Branch and the Great Conduit, they send in their top man, Guy Lance, to infiltrate the corporate behemoth Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli.

Directors: Owen Williams, Adam Wright | Stars: Michael Dixon, Kiki Kendrick, Richard Hollingworth, Rob Jones

Votes: 6

37. 451

Sci-Fi | Announced

Sandra Parker joins a militia to overthrow a government that burns books.

Stars: Michael Mcallister Jr., Shiree Nicholas Christopher

38. Rutenbündel (2009)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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An agent is assigned to investigate the vanishing of people under a totalitarian state.

Director: Michael Steinhauser | Star: Frauke Ludwig

39. Insufficient Grief

Short, Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A couple plot to escape their totalitarian society after the public grief they exhibit over the death of the state's dictator has been deemed "insufficient" by the state's bureaucrats.

Director: Angel Connell | Star: Angel Connell

40. Egna led (2009)

3 min | Short, Action, Drama

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In a totalitarian Sweden, a police officer has decided enough is enough, and is trying to escape. He is then hunted by his old comrades.

Director: Daniel Johansson | Stars: Daniel Johansson, Erik Järnberg Rååd

41. Google Just Defended Against Anti-Free Speech Canadian Legalism (2017 Video)

11 min | Short, News

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Styx praises Google for defending free speech for once, and recommends that the main tech firms get together and resist foreign attempts at censorship.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

42. Vegan Gains Talks About Sterilizing Babies at Birth... WTF (2017 Video)

24 min | Short, News

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Vee responds to a live broadcast in which Vegan Gains argues for forced sterilization of babies.

Star: Vee

43. Beholder (2016 Video Game)

12 | Adventure

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Carl is a government-installed landlord in a totalitarian State who has been appointed to spy on his tenants. Will he follow the commands of the Government or side with the people who suffer from the oppressive directives?

Stars: Oleg Belov, Daniel Caron, Mike Devall, Michail Hrustalev

Votes: 36

45. The Joe Rogan Experience (2009– )
Episode: Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein (2017)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, Bret Weinstein, Jamie Vernon

Votes: 15

46. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

3.9
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The career and personal life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. He quickly became one of Italy's most intelligent and menacing young Socialists. He broke with Italian Socialist Party ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Thompson | Stars: Peter Graves, Edda Mussolini, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 66

47. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 478

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Paradise Towers: Part One (1987)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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The Doctor and Mel visit Paradise Towers, a apartment complex in the 21st century, only to find it rat-infested and ruined. Paradise Towers is inhabited by Rezzies (elderly women, at least ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Mallett | Stars: Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Richard Briers, Clive Merrison

Votes: 258

49. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josip Elic, Harry Fleer

Votes: 2,405



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