Movies about rebels

Movies about rebels
The list of the best films about rebels selected by visitors of our site: Fight Club, Divergent, Delirium, Burning Blue, Swing Kids, The Fifth Estate, Lenny, Sister Act, Bullitt, Dallas Buyers Club.

In the top there are new films of 2014, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Divergent (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Delirium (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable, she falls in love.

Burning Blue (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA

Two Navy fighter pilots find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.

Swing Kids (1993)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, India, Belgium
Duration02:08

A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

Lenny (1974)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.

Sister Act (1992)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV—and identification by the mob.

Bullitt (1968)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genredocumentary, crime, music, biography
CountryRussia, United Kingdom
Duration01:28

In the winter of 2011, after a controversial election, Vladimir Putin was reinstalled as president of Russia. In response, hundreds of thousands of citizens rose up all over the country to challenge the legitimacy of Putin’s rule. Among them were a group of young, radical-feminist punk rockers, better known as Pussy Riot. Wearing colored balaclavas, tights, and summer dresses, they entered Moscow’s most venerated cathedral and dared to sing “Mother Mary, Banish Putin!” Now they have become victims of a “show” trial.

Dirty Pictures (2000)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Charlie's Country (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryAustralia

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

The Girl in the Café (2005)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34

Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Closed Curtain (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryIran

A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.

The Source (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
Duration02:16

A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours as long as the men refuse to install a water pipe.

Dirty Harry (1971)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:52

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryTurkey, France, Germany

Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous lives.

Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryJapan
Duration02:21

Perfect Answer begins several months after the events of the first film. Kurono is still fighting aliens under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb, and he is close to reaching the score he needs to resurrect his friend Kato. Outside his night time missions, Kurono continues to live his normal life, spending time with his new girlfriend Tae. Meanwhile, young pop star Eriko is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta inches closer towards finding out the truth about the Gantz missions. As the missions begin to get increasingly dangerous for both the alien fighters and the general public, Kurono discovers that the endgame for Gantz is quickly approaching.

Girlhood (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:53

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Bright Days Ahead (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:34

Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herself. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present… Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, she meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from insensitive to her charms. Caroline gradually takes control of her life again and lives a second youth: taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of her… Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning?

Television (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryBangladesh

A devout village leader prohibits an array of modern devices, but when his strict measures go too far, the locals rise up in popular rebellion.

Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

Based on a true story. Five high school cheerleaders, including the daughter of the school principal, run amok -- and teachers, parents and administrators allow them to get away with a wide range of scandalous behavior. Known as the "Fab Five," the girls disregard school rules, drink alcohol and post suggestive pictures on the Internet. But when the new cheerleading coach attempts to discipline them, her superiors ask her to resign.

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free lance, " goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good doctor's heyday, 1965 to 1975, the film includes clips of never-before-seen (nor heard) home movies, audiotapes, and passages from unpublished manuscripts.

When We Leave (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryGermany
Duration01:59

Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Wallis & Edward (2005)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34

In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonised as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward is the first time that the events have been considered from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair whilst Edward was Prince of Wales and Wallis was still married to Ernest Simpson.

Vanille fraise (1989)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryFrance, Italy

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The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45

Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination

The Big Dream (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:42

Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and she leaves him.




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