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1980s Political Movies

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Akira(1988)

4.0/5 (with 1,182 votes)

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

Brazil(1985)

R
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 1,068 votes)

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Red Dawn(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Action, Thriller, War
3.2/5 (with 227 votes)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being(1988)

R
| 2h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 122 votes)

Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

Godzilla 1985(1985)

3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 "Godzilla King of the Monsters", which also featured scenes with Burr edited into 1954's "Godzilla". This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing Japan.

Missing(1982)

PG
| 2h 2min | Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 99 votes)

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.

Tamas(1988)

Based on the novel by Bhisham Sahni, Tamas is an epic drama set against the backdrop of riot-stricken North India on the eve of Partition in 1947. Nathu, an outcast, is hired to kill a pig, whose carcass he’s later appalled to find in front of the mosque. A riot follows and, ridden with guilt, Nathu takes his ailing mother and pregnant wife and leaves town.

The Return of Godzilla(1984)

PG
| 1h 43min | Science Fiction, Action, Horror
3.9/5 (with 29 votes)

After a fishing boat is attacked by a giant monster, the sole surviving crew member realizes the monster is a new Godzilla. A reporter's efforts to bring the story to light are thwarterd.

Tumbledown(1988)

1h 55min | TV Movie, Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.

Directed by Richard Eyre

Berlin-Jerusalem(1989)

1h 29min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Two interconnected stories in the 1930s, one set in Berlin, the other in Palestine: Mania Vilbouchevich Shohat (1880-1961), called Tania, a Russian Jew and revolutionary, goes from Minsk to Palestine to live on a collective. She promotes feminism and laments a shift in the men from self-defense to aggression. Her friend, Else Lasker-Schuler (1869 - 1945), expressionist poet and German Jew, is in Berlin, writing, caring for her son, watching Hitler's movement take power. She goes to Jerusalem and imagines a park for Arab and Jew. Her poems, voiced from within, capture her experience. The film meditates on the violence at the root of Israel's birth: of the Nazis and of the Zionists.

Man Under Suspicion(1985)

2h 6min
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Man Under Suspicion (German: Morgen in Alabama) is a 1984 West German film directed by Norbert Kückelmann.

Never Say Die(1988)

1h 43min | Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Investigative journalist Alf Winters (Morrison), meets his American girlfriend, Melissa Jones (Eilbacher), at Auckland airport. As they park outside Alf's house, it explodes. It is soon apparent that persons unknown want them dead, but the police are either skeptical or in the pay of those responsible. They play hide and seek around New Zealand with the stalkers, all the while coping with car chases, plane crashes, bullets and explosions.

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Harry's War(1981)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.

Bread(1987)

1h 30min | Drama

Directed by Ram Loevy.

Directed by Ram Loevy - With Rami Danon

Esther(1986)

1h 37min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among maidens in a kingdom stretching from India to Ethiopia. Esther, using information from Mordecai, her uncle and patron, saves the king from assassination. Haman, the king's favorite, is miffed when Mordecai won't bow to him, so he orders death to all Jews in the kingdom, under the seal of the king. Esther pleads for her people, and Mordecai is in turn given license to make his own edict under the king's seal. Mordecai loses sight of his original intention, and bloody murder ensues. Purim annually celebrates the story. At the end of the film, the actors comment.

Directed by Amos Gitai - With David Cohen, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Mohammad Bakri, Shmuel Wolf
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