Tag: abuse-of-power

Verboten! (1959) 6.8

Verboten! (1959)

A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule and falling in love with a young ...

Pixote (1981) 8

Pixote (1981)

Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the r...

Changeling (2008) 7.7

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns from work to find her nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) gone. She calls the L.A.P.D. to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is...

Lean on Me (1989) 7.4

Lean on Me (1989)

An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually he is successful but un...

Brubaker (1980) 7.2

Brubaker (1980)

When the new warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees firsthand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials are running. When he reveals himself and starts to implement reforms to stop the corrupt...

The Housemaid (2010) 6.4

The Housemaid (2010)

Eun-yi is a playful young woman, a good match for a job as nanny to a precocious child, Nami, the daughter of a wealthy couple, Hae-ra and Hoon. Hae-ra will soon have twins as well. The majordomo, Mrs. Cho, is the househ...

The Painted Bird (2019) 7.2

The Painted Bird (2019)

In an unidentified area of war-torn Eastern Europe, a young boy is sent by his parents to live in safety with his aunt. But she dies unexpectedly, so he sets off on a journey to return home. He roams alone in a wild and ...

Civil Brand-2002 5.1

Civil Brand-2002

Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the plantation-like work environment they are ...

Tadpole-2002 6.1

Tadpole-2002

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. O...

The Beautiful Country-2004 7.4

The Beautiful Country-2004

One of the consequences of the U.S.-Viet Nam war was the children of G.I.s by their Viet Namese wives and lovers. For years, women who were involved with U.S. soldiers were social outcasts, treated as collaborators while...

The Cobweb-1955 6.4

The Cobweb-1955

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for t...

The Experiment-2010 6.4

The Experiment-2010

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.::Esme Grubb...

J. Edgar-2011 6.5

J. Edgar-2011

Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He s...

On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi-2018 7.4

On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi-2018

The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is...

First Blood-1982 7.7

First Blood-1982

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, h...

Gangaajal-2003 7.8

Gangaajal-2003

An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that ...

The First Purge-2018 5.1

The First Purge-2018

This horror/action-adventure film from director Gerard McMurray serves as a prequel that recounts events that led up to the first Purge event. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Fo...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street-2007 7.3

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street-2007

In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the ba...

Copwatch-2017 5.3

Copwatch-2017

Shows "Cop watchers" dedicated to bringing awareness to their community and exposing police brutality/harassment. They are legally recording/documenting each arrest but often find themselves to be the victims of chaos.::...

Burnt-2015 6.6

Burnt-2015

Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and ...