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Movies about Dictators

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The Last King of Scotland(2006)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 668 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.

Days of '36(1972)

1h 45min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 5 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.

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

Human Remains(1998)

30min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 5 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, ...

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu(2010)

3.7/5 (with 7 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.

Cutting Heads(1970)

1h 34min | History, Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 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.

Little Mother(1973)

1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.0/5 (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

Noriega: God's Favorite(2000)

2h 37min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode - With Bob Hoskins

Tahalka(1992)

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.

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