TV ShowsTV
Popular
Trending TV ShowsNew TV ShowsTV Show RouletteOn Your ServicesOn NetflixOn Prime VideoOn HuluOn HBO
FoodFamilyFantasyIMDB Top RatedLGBTQMysteryRealityScience Fiction
Explore All Categories and Services
Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
hulu_plus
amazon_prime
showtime
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Political
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodHistoryHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBoxingCarChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedicalMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPetPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestlingZombie
arrowarrow
Movies
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMovies
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
Fandor
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
HBO
HBO
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
Mubi
Mubi
Cinemax
Cinemax
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
Shudder
Shudder
Epix
Epix
BritBox
BritBox
Kanopy
Kanopy
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
FX
FX
Hallmark
Hallmark
Sundance
Sundance
Syfy
Syfy
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
IFC
IFC
TCM
TCM
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Political Movies on Fandor

Finding a good Political movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Political movies of all time streaming on Fandor.

VIEW: best
backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 4

1. Meet John Doe

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 1941
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Gaia & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

backdrop
fandor

2. Punishment Park

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor
kanopy

3. Any Day Now

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

backdrop
fandor
kanopy

4. The Names of Love

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
Reelgood Logo
66/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving..

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

5. In the Mirror of Maya Deren

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Reelgood Logo
65/100
Released: 2002
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor).

backdrop
fandor
epix

6. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
Reelgood Logo
62/100
Released: 2003
Documentary, History

What it's about: Documentary of the S-21 genocide prison in Phnom Penh with interviews of prisoners and guards. On the search for reasons why this could have happened.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

backdrop
fandor
real

7. Disco and Atomic War

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo91%
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 2009
Documentary

What it's about: A different history of the Cold War: how Estonians under Soviet tyranny began to feel the breeze of freedom when a group of anonymous dreamers successfully used improbable methods to capture the Finnish television signal, a window into Western popular culture, brave but harmless warriors who helped change the fate of an entire nation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Realeyz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 1

8. Lumumba

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 2000
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and director Raoul Peck renders an emotional and tautly woven account of the mail clerk and beer salesman with a flair for oratory and an uncompromising belief in the capacity of his homeland to build a prosperous nation independent of its former Belgian overlords. Lumumba emerges here as the heroic sacrificial lamb dubiously portrayed by the international media and led to slaughter by commercial and political interests in Belgium, the United States, the international community, and Lumumba's own administration; a true story of political intrigue and murder where political entities, captains of commerce, and the military dovetail in their quest for economic and political hegemony.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
free
fandor

9. The Baby

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 1973Rated: PG
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. The problem is, the baby is twenty-one years old.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

backdrop
fandor
kanopy

10. Hipsters

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 2008
Drama, Musical

What it's about: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

backdrop
fandor

11. Berkeley in the Sixties

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 1990
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary about militant student political activity at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
fandor
kanopy

12. Trophy Wife

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
Reelgood Logo
59/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

backdrop
free
fandor

13. Zulu Dawn

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo57%
Reelgood Logo
59/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of Isandhlwana, which remains the worst defeat of the British army by natives, with the British contingent outnumbered 16-to-1 by the Zulu tribesmen. The film's opinion of events is made immediately clear in its title sequence: ebullient African village life presided over by King Cetshwayo is contrasted with aristocratic artifice under the arrogant eye of General Lord Chelmsford (Peter O'Toole). Chelmsford is at the heart of all that goes wrong, initiating the catastrophic battle with an ultimatum made seemingly for the sake of giving his troops something to do. His detached  manner leads to one mistake after another.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

poster
fandor
kanopy

14. Born in Flames

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
Reelgood Logo
57/100
Released: 1983
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

backdrop
fandor

15. Žižek!

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 2005
Documentary

What it's about: ŽIŽEK! trails the thinker as he crisscrosses the globe, racing from New York City lecture halls, through the streets of Buenos Aires, and even stopping at home in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All the while Žižek obsessively reveals the invisible workings of ideology through his unique blend of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Marxism, and critique of pop culture.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
fandor

16. Better This World

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 2011
Documentary

What it's about: Set amid arrests and subsequent trials surrounding the 2008 Republican National Convention, this portrait of two young activists caught in the web of an opportunistic mentor and a desperate justice system poignantly describes both the problems of power and the power of forgiveness and love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

17. The Promised Land

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
55/100
Released: 1975
Drama

What it's about: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional portrait of rapid industrial expansion shown through the eyes of one Polish town.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

18. The White Meadows

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
52/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: Rahmat travels to a host of islands in a vast salt pan in order to collect the inhabitant's tears for an unknown purpose. He is joined on his mysterious journey by a young boy searching for his father. As their travel nears its end, a potent critique of the Iran's political leadership emerges.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 2

19. Casino Jack

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo40%
Reelgood Logo
52/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

backdrop
fandor
kanopy

20. Go for Zucker

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo54%
Reelgood Logo
51/100
Released: 2004
Comedy

What it's about: Germany director Dani Levy filmed this comedy about Jewish life in today’s Germany along side the familiar east-west conflict. With it great success this film is a joyful comedy of humor and knowledge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

backdrop
fandor

21. Uprising

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
Reelgood Logo
50/100
Released: 2012
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The leaders of Egypt's 2011 revolution discuss the fire, courage and resiliency behind their movement to remove President Hosni Mubarak from office.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

poster
amazon_prime
fandor

22. Unraveled

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
Reelgood Logo
48/100
Released: 2012
Documentary

What it's about: Just days before Bernard Madoff captured headlines as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars from hedge funds. Brazen forgeries and impersonations branded the white collar crime spree remarkable. "Unraveled" is set in the purgatory of house arrest -- an Upper East Side penthouse -- where the Court has ordered Dreier confined until his sentencing day. The film weaves Dreier's struggle to prepare for the possibility of life imprisonment with first-person flashbacks, which reveal his audacious path of destruction. Destroyed by his own hubris, Dreier attempts to grasp his tragic unraveling. With unprecedented access, "Unraveled" exposes a mastermind of criminal deception.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

23. !Women Art Revolution

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
Reelgood Logo
48/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

poster
fandor

24. Frontrunners

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
Reelgood Logo
48/100
Released: 2008
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary on the competition for student body president at New York's Stuyvesant High School. As the notoriously competitive school's election draws near, the campaign becomes a microcosm for the nation at large, with race, gender and appearance vying for attention with real issues.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

25. 111 Girls

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: About 111 Girls is a satirical road movie about a pompous but empathetic government bureaucrat sent by the president himself to investigate the case of 111 young women threatening to jump off a cliff together in the tiny far-off corner of Iranian Kurdistan. Due to wars, bad economy and politics, there seem to be no perspective husbands around, and these young women are protesting the conditions that have left them spinsters. The bureaucrat, accompanied by an assistant and a little boy who seems to be both guide and interpreter leads the search to find the women.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
fandor
kanopy

26. Endgame

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
46/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern is convinced that their interests would be better served in a stable South Africa and they quietly dispatch Michael Young, their head of public affairs, to open an unofficial dialogue between the bitter rivals. Assembling a reluctant yet brilliant team to pave the way to reconciliation by confronting obstacles that initially seem insurmountable, Young places his trust in ANC leader Thabo Mbeki and Afrikaner philosophy professor Willie Esterhuyse. It is their empathy that will ultimately serve as the catalyst for change by proving more powerful than the terrorist bombs that threaten to disrupt the peaceful dialogue.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

27. Limited Partnership

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
41/100
Released: 2014
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony based on their marriage, the couple received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, 'You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.' Outraged at this letter, and to prevent Tony's impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. This tenacious story of love, marriage and immigration equality is as precedent setting as it is little known... until now.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

backdrop
fandor

28. This Is What Democracy Looks Like

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
41/100
Released: 2000
Documentary

What it's about: This film, shot by 100 amateur camera operators, tells the story of the enormous street protests in Seattle, Washington in November 1999, against the World Trade Organization summit being held there. Vowing to oppose, among other faults, the WTO's power to arbitrally overrule nations' environmental, social and labour policies in favour of unbridled corporate greed, protestors from all around came out in force to make their views known and stop the summit. Against them is a brutal police force and a hostile media as well as the stain of a minority of destructively overzealous comrades. Against all odds, the protesters bravely faced fierce opposition to take back the rightful democratic power that the political and corporate elite of the world is determined to deny the little people.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
free
amazon_prime
fandor

29. Anytown, USA

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
41/100
Released: 2005
Documentary

What it's about: Three Candidates, Two blind Politicians, One Race. Anytown USA follows a tightly run race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey and resonates as an all-too-familiar look at partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

30. The Prize

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
40/100
Released: 2011
Drama

What it's about: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden from military repression in Argentina. Ceci asks herself: what must she say? What should she really believe and do in order to deserve the love of her mother and others?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor

31. A Very Natural Thing

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
39/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: When David, an ex-monk still in his twenties meets Mark, he falls hard; soon he's asked Mark if they can live together. Things go well for awhile, and then differences in their definition of "commitment" begin to push them apart. Mark wants other sexual adventures, David tries to go along. Can they talk through the crisis in their relationship or is a breakup in the offing? David sees his relationship with Mark as a marriage, so if it ends, can David's heart ever heal?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

poster
free
amazon_prime
fandor

32. Standing Army

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
38/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: Standing Army, directed by Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi, is an award-winning documentary film about the global network of U.S. military bases, the impact that these have on local populations, and the military-industrial complex that lies behind it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
fandor

33. The Sixth Side of the Pentagon

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
37/100
Released: 1968
Documentary

What it's about: On October 21, 1967, over 100,000 protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together a wide cross-section of liberals, radicals, hippies, and Yippies. Che Guevara had been killed in Bolivia only two weeks previously, and, for many, it was the transition from simply marching against the war, to taking direct action to try to stop the 'American war machine.' Norman Mailer wrote about the events in Armies of the Night. French filmmaker Chris Marker, leading a team of filmmakers, was also there.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

34. Windows

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
36/100
Released: 1975
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location. One of Greenaway's early short films.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
fandor

35. The Consequences of Feminism

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
35/100
Released: 1906
Comedy

What it's about: A world where women are sexually aggressive and men stay at home doing housework.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
fandor

36. LBJ

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
35/100
Released: 1968
Documentary

What it's about: This is a montage of different images from the JFK, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy triumphs and assassinations, all three events being observed by Lyndon Johnson as the dark figure who is plotting the anti-black rights movement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
fandor
epix

37. The Son of Monte Cristo

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
34/100
Released: 1940
Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter. The rest is rapid-fire intrigue and derring-do.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

poster
fandor

38. Evening Land

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
32/100
Released: 1977
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: A fictional-documentary depicting Denmark in deep crisis: the country is hit by general strike, during the holding of a NATO summit in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, a minister is kidnapped by extremists and state power cracks down against the politically active leftists. Made with a cast of 192 non-professional actors, the film intervenes polemically into a period of intense debates about the media, worker militancy, terrorism and the anti-nuclear movement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

39. Soviet Toys

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
32/100
Released: 1924
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: The first animated movie made in the Soviet Union, it portrays a bloated caricature of a Capitalist devouring a massive heap of food and drink.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
fandor

40. Let Each One Go Where He May

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
32/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: The film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, in a rehearsal of the voyage undertaken by their ancestors, who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. A path still traveled to this day, its changing topography bespeaks a diverse history of forced migration.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
fandor

41. Hell-Bent for Election

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
31/100
Released: 1944
Animation, Family

What it's about: A full-blown re-election piece for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the expense of Republican presidential candidate Thomas Dewey. Roosevelt is depicted as a streamlined diesel express train in a race against Dewey, a worn-out steam train. The public is admonished to "get behind the president and stay the course to victory."

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor

42. Lost Colony

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
31/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: While navigating life with his hyper-protective mother along the enigmatic Outer Banks of North Carolina's coast (site of the first attempted English settlement in the New World), conflicted teen Loren learns of his expecting girlfriend's ambivalence toward him. After a near tragic accident, he must learn to assemble the broken pieces into a stronger, wiser form and approach a more worldly consciousness. A searchlight cast upon the earliest traces of America and the mystery of settlers vanished, Lost Colony scans a once virgin watershed for signs of life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

43. Forward March, Time!

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
30/100
Released: 1977
Animation, History

What it's about: Soviet animation from Vladimir Tarasov.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
fandor

44. Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell

IMDB LogoIMDB StarN/A
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood LogoN/A
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: "River ice sets the scene for Judy Garland's international cri de coeur. It's hard to understate the amount of anxiety created by a Vice President who usurped authority for eight years to start wars and wreck the economy and then sidled off to Wyoming to be a retired 'hero of the right.' Impunity is not just the stuff of autocratic dictatorships in the third world. The American form of impunity is going to get us all killed."

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

poster
fandor

45. 4th of July on Quileute Tribal Lands

IMDB LogoIMDB StarN/A
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood LogoN/A
Released: 2015
Documentary

What it's about: In a strange twist of irony, Americans celebrate their independence on the sovereign lands of the Quileute People. An ambient soundscape coupled with the opening shot of an adjoining RV park work in unison to reveal an alien invasion on the shores of Quileute Tribal Lands.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).