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Military Dictatorship Movies
Here we collected the best military dictatorship movies in order of popularity
Roda Viva Roda Brasil
A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
The Day That Lasted 21 Years
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...
In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnap several people and hold them as hostages for a ransom.
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.
The Wolf House
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
In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the...
Sunset at Chaophraya 2
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 1973 student ...
1968 - Without Losing Tenderness
The Colour of His Destiny
Teenager and his Chilean parents live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in exile, after his brother is killed by the military government in Chile. Years later, still haunted by the past, he undergoes a crisi...
A police drama set in an unidentified and oppressed South American country among a group of conspirators. The main characters are two sisters Soledad and Tita.
"Lord and Master"
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 ...
Telmo is a retired theater director that realizes he doesn't remember the time he spent kept in jail during the military dictatorship in Brazil. He decides to stage a play and, with threads of memory,...
There are some guys down
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...
A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Mario y los perros
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...
O Que Trago do Chumbo - Os 50 Anos do Golpe Militar
Stunned, I Remain Alert
Colonia Helena, Argentina. The mysterious Tomás Kóblic, a former Navy pilot, works as a fumigator while dealing with his dark past and the intrigues of the corrupt police commissioner…
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...
Two Years, Four Months, A Day
With no choice, César faced leaving his family behind, quitting his job and joining the Army. In an unprecedented chain of events he became the first conscientious objector in Galicia (Spain) to be pu...
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...
Four siblings, whose their father disappeared during Brazilian Military Dictatorship, report their childhood during the regime.
Chile: Obstinate Memory
After decades of fascist rule in Chile, Patricio Guzmán returns to his country to screen his documentary The Battle of Chile.
Ten Years Thailand
A collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future.
Stories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell
Brazil, 1970s: the country is living under a military dictatorship which lasted 21 years. During that period, the most produced and seen cinema was the pornochanchadas: a diverse genre that combined e...
The Colonel's Stray Dogs
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 ...
Heart and Guts
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...
"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
Amid the civil-military dictatorship implanted with the 1964 coup, Sergio Muniz had the idea of making a documentary about the action of the Death Squad. At the time, the press still had some freedom...
Juan: As if nothing ever happened
Documentary about the detention-dissapearance of Juan Marcos Herman in the city of Bariloche during the Dirty War in Argentina
When the Mountains Tremble
A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with first hand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú.
La Arquitectura Del Crimen
Solidarność: How Solidarity Changed Europe
Gdańsk, Poland, September 1980. Lech Wałęsa and other Lenin shipyard workers found Solidarność (Solidarity), the first independent trade union behind the Iron Curtain. The long and hard battle to brin...
Tudo é Irrelevante. Hélio Jaguaribe
Days of '36
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.
Apuntes sobre la tortura y otras formas de diálogo
In a country subjected to a cruel dictatorship, a political activist is savagely tortured, unleashing the indignation of certain leftist intellectuals.
The Official Story
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983. In the last and turbulent days of the military dictatorship, Alicia, a high school history teacher, begins to ask uncomfortable questions about the dark origins of Gaby,...
A Citizen Under Investigation
A Citizen Under Investigation is the great Egyptian director Henry Barakat's last film, and a damning indictment of Egypt's ruling military dictatorship.
AI-5 - O Dia que Não Existiu
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...
Tempo Sem Glória
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...
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 ...
One or Two Questions
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 ...
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