Great Movies about regime change in the 1950-70s

I just saw the movie Balibo, about the conflict between East Timor and Indonesia in 1975 , based on the true story of 5 Australian journalists who tried to document the conflict.

That reminded me of one of my favorite movies, The Year of Living Dangerously, about a journalist (Mel Gibson, doing well in this role) reporting on the Indonesian civil war in 1965.

And that brought to mind another movie I saw recently The Quiet American, about pre-war activity by the US in Vietnam in 1952 and staring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. Michael Caine was more serious than usual, and Brendan Fraser not acting goofy.

Of the three, Balibo is the most historically accurate, it seems the other two are based on actual events.

I recommend these movies that describe regime change encouraged or dominated by either external or internal forces, and portray a period in time where events like this happened in these countries.



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