10. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
man gets wrongly imprisoned for years, escapes, and gets his revenge.
9. Brazil (1985)
an agent of the state becomes an enemy of the state and “terrorist”. very grimy and chaotic.
8. Soylent Green (1973)
detective investigates a murder and discovers more than he bargained for.
7. Wag the Dog (1997)
a Presidential candidate creates a fake war to distract from his sex scandal.
6. Brave New World (1998)
society is conditioned to act in a controlled manner.
5. Equilibrium (2002)
similar to Fahrenheit 451, agents are dispatched to destroy all art… but why don’t they resist?
4. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
a totalitarian state dictates life for its citizens.
3. Network (1976)
Howard Beale, a news anchor, crusades against news networks.
2. The Fountainhead (1949)
Howard Roark, an architect, stays true to his designs at his own risk.
1. V for Vendetta (2005)
“remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason, and plot”… how can you not love a good Guy Fawkes day?
Minority Report (2002)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
most of the films referenced above are adaptations of novels. read those too.