10 Movies Like "V for Vendetta"
V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film spiced up by political and dramatic scenes. It is a film adaptation of Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s 1988 graphic novel of the same title. Directed by James McTeigue, the story follows a mysterious freedom fighter, known only by the name ‘V,’ who plans to destroy the British dictatorial government. The movie has received positive reviews, although it has been perceived by many political experts as a manifestation of government cruelty. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman and Rupert Graves.
Here are movies like “V for Vendetta” that will prove that there is no other way to survive but to fight back… even against the ones who rule.
1. Fight Club
Release Date: October 15, 1999
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter
In an attempt to calm his emotional and insomniac state, Edward Norton decides to join support groups. There, he meets Marla, another depressed soul hoping to find peace in support groups, who makes his complicated life more bearable. But his association with Tyler, a clever soap-maker, has dragged him into a confidential fight club. A day comes when both men find themselves battling each other for power and Marla’s love, and Edward must find out what Tyler’s fight club is up to.
2. Children of Men
Release Date: January 5, 2007
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Since the youngest citizen in the world has died at 18 years, the entire humanity is at risk of extinction. Now, the year is 2027, and somewhere in the midst of a chaotic London, a former peace activist named Theo Faron is out to save humanity. He joins forces with his rebellious ex-wife, Julian, and together they embark on a desperate journey to find the only pregnant woman on Earth and bring her to safety. With some occasional clashes, the ex-couple will try to save the future of mankind.
Release Date: March 6, 2009
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino
It is 1985 America, and costumed superheroes are mere part of the everyday society. The ‘Doomsday Clock, monitoring the United States and Soviet Union conflict, is already set at five minutes to twelve o'clock. Rorschach, a committed vigilante, is angered by the murder of one of his past colleagues. Plotting his revenge, Rorschach sets off, questioning the trustworthiness of all previous and current superheroes. He reunites with his former squad, the Watchmen, a group of retired freedom-loving superheroes. And as they are watching over the safety of humanity, someone else is watching over them.
Release Date: December 18, 1985
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro
In a futuristic, technology-savvy society, Sam Lowry is a bothered, incompetent bureaucrat. He has been dreaming of living a life with the woman of his dreams, far from technology and away from the controlling government. When a person named Harry Buttle has been arrested, Sam tries to correct such unlawful arrest, without him knowing that by doing that, he will meet Jill Layton, the woman he has been dreaming of. When terror bombings start devastating the city, the government points at him as the one responsible for the attacks. Sam realizes that his single attempt to correct the law has made him an enemy of the bureaucracy.
Release Date: August 24, 1990
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
Clever scientist, Peyton Westlake, has found a method to yield synthetic skin that could be an excellent replacement for the one being used in skin transplants. But there’s one major problem with the artificial skin: it breaks down on its own when exposed to light for 100 minutes. A group of gangsters mercilessly attacks Peyton and burns the whole of his body. The group assumes that Peyton is dead, but he is not. Now known as the “Darkman,” Peyton heads off to seek his revenge. Using the synthetic skin, he is able to disguise as anyone, with only 100 minutes per disguise.
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four
Release Date: March 22, 1985
Directors: Michael Radford
Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton
The world has been divided into three nations as soon as The Atomic War ceases. The City of London in Oceania is one of those three nations. It has a totalitarian government, being ruled by a political group having full control over its people, where emotions are prohibited, and falling in love is a crime. Winston Smith is one of those lucky persons holding a seat in the government. His work routine is to redraft the history in one of the sectors. But when he meets and falls in love for Julia, he knows he has committed an offense and therefore has to escape. But breaking free in this nation is simply not possible.
7. Blade Runner
Release Date: June 25, 1982
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Many years into the future, the technology of man is able to create ‘replicants’. They are human clones designed to live in colonies in the outer space. These clones, however, can only live within a specific time. A Blade Runner named Deckard is a retired policeman whose expertise is to terminate replicants. When four replicants escape from their colony, steal a spacecraft, and go back to Earth in search of their creator, Deckard is forced to forget his retirement, re-join the Blade Runner force, and try to destroy the uncontrollable replicants before they destroy the Earth.
8. Fahrenheit 451
Release Date: November 14, 1966
Director: François Truffaut
Cast: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack
Firefighter, Guy Montag, is living in a lonely society, detached from the rest of the world. This nation is ruled by a strict government, which bans books and prohibits reading, as it fears independent, thinking citizens. Being a firefighter, Guy’s job is to burn any kind of book he sees or has been reported. The public is forced to comply with the strict law, with wide screens as their only source of information. When Guy falls in love with Clarisse, who has a habit of collecting books, he starts reading banned books, and from there develops a strong doubt about his government. But before his disloyalty surfaces, Guy must choose between continuing his job and escaping.
Release Date: December 6, 2002
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson
Cleric John Preston is a top-rank official in a strict government. The regime is successful to establish a war-free society, but their method is appalling: they conquer human emotions. It means that music, arts and books are strictly prohibited; feelings and sensations are grave crimes equating to death. Preston punishes those who disobey such strict rule. One day, he forgets to drink a dose of the mind-shifting and emotions-hindering medicine called Prozium. All of a sudden, Preston has become disgusted by the strict law he has been imposing himself.
Release Date: March 3, 2006
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
The last years of the 21st century has given rise to a sub-culture of humans whose genetic formations have been altered by a vampire-like virus. The alterations have caused these humans to have superior stamina, greater speed, and enhanced intelligence. Because of their sharp abilities, they are separated from normal beings. This ignites global civil war which goal is to destroy the "diseased" inhabitants. And then Ultraviolet, a beautiful, virus-stricken woman, comes to life. Using her supernatural powers, Ultraviolet has to protect a nine-year-old boy who is believed to be destroying mankind in the long run.