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Some favourite politically-important films

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930, Lewis Milestone

Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991, Leos Carax

The Battle of Algiers, 1966, Gillo Pontecorvo

Battleship Potemkin, 1925, Sergei Eisenstein

Brazil, 1985, Terry Gilliam

Children of Men, 2006, Alfonso Cuarón

Code Inconnu, 2000, Michael Haneke

Dirty Pretty Things, 2002, Stephen Frears

Django Unchained, 2012, Quentin Tarantino

Hunger, 2008, Steve McQueen

La Haine, 1995, Mathieu Kassovitz

Land and Freedom, 1995, Ken Loach

Libertarias, 1996, Vicente Aranda

The Lives of Others, 2006, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Lonely are the Brave, 1962, David Miller

Louise-Michel, 2008, Gustave de Kervern & Benoît Delépine

Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang

Modern Times, 1936, Charlie Chaplin

The Pianist, 2002, Roman Polanski

Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002, Phillip Noyce

Red Road, 2006, Andrea Arnold

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2011, Rupert Wyatt

Soylent Green, 1973, Richard Fleischer

Spirit of the Beehive, 1973, Víctor Erice

There will be Blood, 2007, Paul Thomas Anderson

Underground, 1995, Emir Kusturica