Movies about Dictators

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| 1h 49min | Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 247 votes)

An ex-special forces operative takes a job to provide security for a journalist as she interviews a dictator, but a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, they are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive.

El Conde(2023)

| 1h 50min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 61 votes)

After living for over two centuries, Augusto Pinochet is a vampire ready to die… but the vultures around him won't let him go without one last bite.

The Great Dictator(1940)

| 2h 5min | Comedy, War
4.2/5 (with 1,461 votes)

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

The Jewel of the Nile(1985)

3.1/5 (with 520 votes)

Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course, he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.

The Last King of Scotland(2006)

2h 3min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 902 votes)

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Moon Over Parador(1988)

| 1h 43min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 33 votes)

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu(2010)

3.9/5 (with 11 votes)

The three-hour-long documentary covers 25 years in the life of Nicolae Ceaușescu and was made using 1,000 hours of original footage from the National Archives of Romania.

Maid in Malacañang(2022)

1h 54min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 5 votes)

The untold story of the last 72 hours of the Marcoses inside Malacañang Palace before fleeing to Hawaii, during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Days of '36(1972)

1h 45min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

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.

Noriega: God's Favorite(2000)

2h 37min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode - With Bob Hoskins


2h 48min | Action
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Dong, the ruler of a small mountainous kingdom is keen to wreak havoc (terrorism, these days) on the general populace in various peaceful countries (mostly India), with the help of assorted people including spies in high positions in India. When he managed to kill the prime-minister (or is it the president?) of India, a small band of commandos takes it upon themselves to bring him down with some unconventional warfare.

Human Remains(1998)

30min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Human Remains is a haunting documentary which illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five of the 20th century's most reviled dictators. The film unveils the personal lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse Tung. We learn the private and mundane details of their everyday lives -- their favorite foods, films, habits and sexual preferences. There is no mention of their public lives or of their place in history. The intentional omission of the horrors for which these men were responsible hovers over the film.

Directed by Jay Rosenblatt - With Benito Mussolini, Vladimir Lenin, Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, ...
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Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere(1951)

Space hero Captain Video battles the evil Vultura on the planet Atoma.


1h 18min | Drama, Animation
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A civil and artistic statement about those who determined the fate of the planet: Stalin, Churchill, Mussolini, Hitler, according to a Russian newspaper.

Directed by Alexander Sokurov

Little Mother(1973)

1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Marina Pinares, the wife of the president of a South American country, insists on being his vice-presidential running mate in the next election. She's no stranger to assassination to get what she wants, so some suspect she'll kill her own husband after the election to become president. In a series of flashbacks we see her rise to power: a party girl willing to sacrifice a friend's virtue to gain favor; the lover of a soldier she later tortures; the mistress of the military man she soon marries.

Directed by Radley Metzger - With Siegfried Rauch

Banderas, the Tyrant(1993)

1h 31min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

In Santa Fe de Tierra Firme, an imaginary Latin American country, the indigenous dictator Santos Banderas rules with an iron fist. A group of rebels trying to seize power by force while some liberals try a change of government legally.

Cutting Heads(1970)

1h 34min | History, Drama
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In a castle, somewhere in the Thirld World, Diaz is delirious, dreaming of the power he had in Eldorado, while oppressing the indians, workers and peasants. He is well aware of the menace his old victims represent, while a miracle-making shepherd fascinates and frightens him. Diaz finds a countrywoman, symbol of purity, and prepares a ceremony in his castle resembling his own funeral.

Bringing Down a Dictator(2002)

56min | Documentary

A student group called Otpor! ("Resistance!" in Serbian) forms part of the nonviolent opposition movement that toppled the regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

Directed by Steve York
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