12 Movies About The Dangers Of Fascism

"Better to be a pig than a fascist."
12 Movies About The Dangers Of Fascism

What do Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, and Indiana Jones all have in common? They were pro-punching those bad Germans of the 30's & 40's. I challenge you to find a pro-fascist film that's any good. Here are 12 classic anti-fascist films. 

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth To obey, just like that, for obedience's sake... without questioning... That's something only people like you do. The Guillermo del Toro film is a fantastical telling of standing up against fascism during Francisco Franco's dictatorship in Spain. CRACKED.COM

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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we're in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin'. Tarantino's historical revenge fantasy features a group of Jewish soldiers who take on Nazis during Germany's occupation of France. CRACKED.COM


Z Why do the ideas we stand for incite such violence? Why is peace intolerable to them? The 1969 political thriller follows events based loosely on the 1963 murder of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis and the following far-right military takeover. CRACKED.COM

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. This historically signifiant work of satire starring Charlie Chaplin was created while the US was still as peace with Nazi Germany. CRACKED.COM

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful The story of my life is made by the sacrifice of my father. This haunting film tells the story of a Jewish father who uses his creativity to help shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. CRACKED.COM

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Nazis. I hate these guys. Although the film is certainly not the most nuanced look on how dangerous fascist ideology can spread, our favorite archaeologist professor and adventurer is back with some Nazi butt-kicking. CRACKED.COM

Battle Royale

Battle Royale Here's your list of friends in the order they died. This movie offers an extremely violent look at a fictional fascist, Japanese dystopia that makes children fight to the death. CRACKED.COM

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso Better a pig than a fascist. Miyazaki's historical fairy tale follows a WWI veteran who is turned into an anthropomorphic pig in 1930s Italy, during the rise of fascism. CRACKED.COM

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. The Harry Potter series is ultimately about standing up against a seemingly all-powerful fascist dictator. Order of Phoenix in particular features an authoritarian bureaucrat who takes over Hogwarts. CRACKED.COM

American History X

American History X Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it. Based on a true story, the movie follows a Neo-Nazi (played by Edward Norton) who learns to denounce his white supremacy ideals. CRACKED.COM

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. Based on Alan Moore's graphic novel, a masked freedom fighter teams up with shaved-head Natalie Portman to overthrow a not-so- futuristic tyrannical government and stand up against injustices. CRACKED.COM

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