Military Dictatorship Movies

Here we collected the best military dictatorship movies in order of popularity
The Day That Lasted 21 Years

The Day That Lasted 21 Years

6
2012
Stunning espionage documentary on the US conspiracy that led to the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson original White House tapes, and CIA Top Secret documents reveal how t...
Colonia

Colonia

6
2016
A young woman's search for her kidnapped boyfriend draws her into a notorious sect that has never been escaped from.
The Clan

The Clan

2015
Several people were kidnapped and held as hostages by the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Argentina.
The Lady

The Lady

2011
The story of her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris, is told as she becomes the core of the democracy movement in her country.
The Wolf House

The Wolf House

4
2018
María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end u...
1987: When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes

2017
A college student was killed during a police interrogation in 1987. The cremation of the corpse was ordered by the government. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release raises questio...
Bitter Fruit

Bitter Fruit

1967
A police drama is set in a South American country and involves a group of conspirators. The main characters are Soledad and Tita.
Juan: As if nothing ever happened

Juan: As if nothing ever happened

1987
Documentary about the detention-dissapearance of Juan Marcos Herman in the city of Bariloche during the Dirty War in Argentina
Sunset at Chaophraya 2

Sunset at Chaophraya 2

1996
Koburi the Japanese Army Officer portrayed in Sunset at Chaopraya's earlier films dies and the film then goes on to the future of his child and his life which leads to be a leader in the student riots...
Trago Comigo

Trago Comigo

2016
Telmo, a retired theater director, doesn't remember the time he was kept in jail during the military dictatorship in Brazil. He improvised the lines with his young cast after he decided to stage a pla...
El Rey

El Rey

2014
Garage Olimpo

Garage Olimpo

1999
A man is supposed to torture a beautiful Argentine activist.
Kóblic

Kóblic

2016
There is a town in Argentina called Colonia Helena. Toms Kblic, a former Navy pilot, works as a fumigator while dealing with his dark past and the intrigues of the corrupt police commissioner.
The Colour of His Destiny

The Colour of His Destiny

1987
After his brother was killed by the military government in his home country, the teenager and his parents fled to Brazil. Years later, still haunted by the past, he undergoes a crisis when he learns h...
There are some guys down

There are some guys down

1985
In times of dictatorship Argentina (1977), a young journalist suffers attacks of paranoia when he discovers suspicious persons , which could be paramilitaries in front of his building. Backdrop the la...
Heart and Guts

Heart and Guts

1982
Financial problems in a religious school for girls force the government to interfere. While waiting in the conference hall to communicate the fact to the school administrators, the intervenor falls as...
Chile: Obstinate Memory

Chile: Obstinate Memory

1997
After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzmán returns to his country to screen his documentary The Battle of Chile.
Ten Years Thailand

Ten Years Thailand

2018
A collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future.
Stories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

Stories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

2017
The country of Brazil was under a military dictatorship for 21 years. The pornochanchadas are a genre that combines erotic atmosphere and popular appeal. A review of a dark period of one of the most c...
Mario y los perros

Mario y los perros

2019
An account of the childhood and youth of the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, and how the hard experiences he lived during these formative years led him to write...
Tower

Tower

2017
Four siblings, whose their father disappeared during Brazilian Military Dictatorship, report their childhood during the regime.
Two Years, Four Months, A Day

Two Years, Four Months, A Day

César had to leave his family to join the army. He was sentenced to prison for being a conscientious objector. Thirty years later, A Day looks at what made him do it.
The Colonel's Stray Dogs

The Colonel's Stray Dogs

2021
In 1981, seven Libyan exiles formed the core opposition group to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Thirty years later, they are back to their country only to inherit the mess he left. The film is an intricate ...
"Lord and Master"

"Lord and Master"

1944
The adventure film "Lord and Highness" (1944) directed by Jorma Nortimo and by Tapio Vilponen is based on the novel by Simo Penttilä. Lieutenant General J.J. Heikkilä (Tauno Palo), Commander of the ...
Subversivas

Subversivas

2013
"Subversivas" is a documentary that reveals the brazilian military dictatorship from the perspective of women. Teresa Angelo, Gilse Cosenza, Thereza Vidigal, Angela Pezzuti and Delsy Gonçalves joined ...
Você Também Pode Dar um Presunto Legal

Você Também Pode Dar um Presunto Legal

2006
The civil-military dictatorship implanted with the 1964 coup gave rise to the idea of making a documentary about the action of the Death Squad. The press still had the freedom to report on the work of...
When the Mountains Tremble

When the Mountains Tremble

1983
A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with first hand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú.
Kirirî (Silence)

Kirirî (Silence)

2018
In the midst of the military dictatorship, a calm silence surrounds the peasant life of a grandmother and her granddaughter, until a sudden absence makes it unbearable.
Citizen Boilesen

Citizen Boilesen

2009
A documentary about the controversial businessman Henning Boilesen Jr. and his involvement with the military regime as one of its most enthusiastic supporters, financing it and participating in the to...
Reparation

Reparation

2010
In 1968, Orlando Lovecchio was made victim of a guerilla's bomb terrorist attack, which main objective was to fight against the Military Regime. Orlando lost one leg after the world-reckoned attack ag...
AI-5 - O Dia que Não Existiu

AI-5 - O Dia que Não Existiu

2001
Documentary about a political episode during the Brazilian military dictatorship, which resulted in the issue of the Institutional Act #5 (AI-5), abolishing freedom of opinion in Brazil, and marking t...
Moira

Moira

2019
Tempo Sem Glória

Tempo Sem Glória

1984
Brazil, 1964, military dictatorship. The young Juca lives in countryside and is influenced by an outsider Uruguayan smuggler. This man happens to live with the adolescent and transmit to him what he k...
Solidarność: How Solidarity Changed Europe

Solidarność: How Solidarity Changed Europe

2019
In September 1980, Gdask, Poland. Solidarno (Solidarity), the first independent trade union behind the Iron Curtain, was founded by Lech Wasa and other shipyard workers. The battle to bring down the c...
A Citizen Under Investigation

A Citizen Under Investigation

1993
A Citizen Under Investigation is the great Egyptian director Henry Barakat's last film, and a damning indictment of Egypt's ruling military dictatorship.
Safe Passage

Safe Passage

2015
In the present, in Spain, Miguel's mind, affected by a brain disease, seems cloistered in the past, in Argentina, in the seventies, when he risked his life for his ideals. He is obsessed with finding ...
Apuntes sobre la tortura y otras formas de diálogo

Apuntes sobre la tortura y otras formas de diálogo

1968
A political activist is tortured in a country that is subjected to a cruel dictatorship.
Revolution and Land

Revolution and Land

2019
The long fight over the land, which demolished the wall between master and serf, continues to divide Peru to this day. But the 1969 agrarian reform marked a before and after in the country's story - a...
One or Two Questions

One or Two Questions

2018
In 1986, the Uruguayan Parliament passed a law granting amnesty for all crimes and human rights violations committed by the military and police during the dictatorship (1973-85). This law of impunity ...
The Official Story

The Official Story

1985
Argentina's capital city was founded in 1983. In the last days of the military dictatorship, a high school history teacher begins to ask uncomfortable questions about the dark origins of Gaby, her ado...
Days of '36

Days of '36

1972
The assassin of a prominent trade unionist takes a conservative MP hostage and the government prevaricates over tactics so as not to alienate potential political allies.
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