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on February 20, 2018 at 7:19 AM in Television
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Tags could be cool! Might be a lot of work.
Here are some to add though:
What to Do in Case of Fire
Land and Freedom
Salvador (Puig Antich)
The Baader Meinhof Complex
My Brother is an Only Child
Sacco And Vanzetti
Black Mirror - the show has many similarities with Guy Debord and his book Society of the Spectacle's ideology. [capitalism]
Sense8 - the only show in hollywood with intersectionality [lgbt]
Children Of Men - anti-fascism and late stage capitalism
Salt Of The Earth - low-budget indie movie about labour organizing and class struggle
I've been thinking about Sub.Media's END:CIV lately
It's too bad about the jensen in it but he's not being a tool in the movie at least
Snowpiercer - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620 [sci-fi, class, environment]
Pan's Labyrinth - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430 [dark fantasy, anti-fascist]
what about the handmaid's tale? I havent seen it but afaik it's anti-fascist
• Marianne and Julianne (Die bleierne zeit), 1981 - Margarethe von Trotta — same subject as Baader Meinhof Complex but much more powerful IMO. It tries to show the process of the characters becoming radicalized and stages a direct confrontation between militant ideology and liberal reformism. And the german title “The Age of Lead” is pretty neat.
• Rosa Luxemburg, 1986 - Margarethe von Trotta
• Jonah, Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 - 1976, Alain Tanner
The seventies had a good amount of radical and radical adjacent films. I have a list compiled on my computer somewhere and have torrented and watched a decent amount. Will add some more from there when I get off work.
La Commune (Paris, 1871) - 2000, Peter Watkins. This film is like half doc half historical re-enactment of the Paris Commune in a warehouse outside Paris. Details the brief history of the Commune but then also investigates how the event of the re-enactment affects the participants (mostly working class Parisians and immigrants who volunteered to be in it) and changed their sense of history.
The Hour of the Furnaces - 1968, Octavio Getino & Fernando Solanas. Radical doc about imperialism's effects on Latin America.
The Battle of Chile - 1973-79, Patricio Guzman. Doc about the coup overthrowing Allende.
Zvenigora - 1928, Alexander Dovzhenko
Arsenal - 1929, Alexander Dovzhenko
The End of St. Petersburg - 1927, Vsevelod Pudovkin
Strike - 1925, Sergei Eisenstein
October: Ten Days That Shook the World - 1929, Eisenstein
Gate of Flesh - 1964, Seijun Suzuki. Whether this is radical or not is up for debate, but I'm throwing it up here for being blisteringly anti-American and for being a film that deals honestly with the aftermath of total war.
The Human Condition - 1961, Masaki Kobayashi. Just one of the best anti-war films ever & focused on the massive waste of human potential created by arbitrary authority.
A Grin Without a Cat (Le fond de l'air est rouge) - 1977, Chris Marker. Doc about political instability in the late 60s, particularly focused on May '68 and the Vietnam War.
What about satire like The Death of Stalin?
Idk, it's not out on torrents yet.
Yeah it's the veep guy.
Nice, it's on tpb.
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Zero for Conduct (1933)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
Rome, Open City (1945)
Animal Farm (1954)
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
It Happened Here (1965)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Eros + Massacre (1969)
Army of Shadows (1969)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
The Conformist (1970)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Year 01 (1971)
Tout Va Bien (1972)
Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
Love and Anarchy (1973)
O Lucky Man (1973)
Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
A Special Day (1977)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Breaker Morant (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Britannia Hospital (1982)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Sweet Bunch (1983)
A Passage to India (1984)
The Official Story (1985)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Mister Johnson (1990)
Porco Rosso (1992)
The Strategy of the Snail (1993)
La Belle Verte (1996)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Butterfly's Tongue (1999)
Human Resources (1999)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
The Anarchist's Wife (2008)
The Wave (2008)
Berlin '36 (2009)
Sound of Noise (2010)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
The Lego Movie (2014)
The Big Short (2015)
Free State of Jones (2016)
Anarchist from Colony (2017)
The Wire (2002-2008)
The Thick of It (2005-2012)
The Boondocks (2005-2014)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007-2017)
Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014)
The Eric Andre Show (2012 -)
The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
Steven Universe (2013 -)
Peaky Blinders (2013 -)
Manufacturing Consent (1992)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
The Act of Killing (2012)
The Look of Silence (2014)
Nae Pasaran (2018)
Been slowly adding them to the wiki. Anyone can vouch for "Salo 120 days of sodom" ? Of what I've heard of it, it's quite disturbing and the fact it's based on Marquis de Sade's writing I don't think it should be on this list.
It is based on that book, but set in the Republic of Salo, the fascist puppet state of Nazi Germany in northern Italy. Fascism, abuse of power, corruption and sadism are all themes of it. Pasolini himself was anti-fascist and communist.
It is very disturbing, but as a film portraying fascism, it has to be. Roland Barthes said: "In spite of all its objectionable elements (he pointed out that any film that renders Sade real and fascism unreal is doubly wrong), this film should be defended because it 'refuses to allow us to redeem ourselves.' It's certainly the film in which Pasolini's protest against the modern world finds its most extreme and anguished expression. Very hard to take, but in its own way an essential work."
I understand why you are hesitant to include it, and would accept its exclusion, but stand by including it.
I was going to continue to upgrade the list but you did it all. Thanks! I'll just add a content warning for Salo.
No bother! Do you think we should CW any others? None of them get quite as bad as Salo, but some can be full-on.
I'm not familiar with most of them but for sure you can put CW to others you think need it.
/u/selver I posted a topic on reddit to recruit more help, a bunch of great suggestions so far. I think using categories would make sense https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/comments/7yzxa3/were_compiling_a_list_of_radical_films_tv_shows/
Okja lighthearted movie with the ALF.
I... may have gone too far in a few places
Money Heist from Netflix
Punisher from Netflix - He fights against key figures in the Military-Industrial Complex.