Film can be one of the most powerful mediums for getting ordinary people interested in social change. Movies can tell the stories of amazing campaigners and drive home punchy messages quickly, engaging audiences in a succinct and emotive way.

We’ve put together a crowd-sourced resource full of great titles – films that are about activists, advocates and social movements, or have in of themselves provided impetus for social change. Feel free to add to the list, as campaigners could all use some inspiration once in a while.

If you’re thinking about making your own film to inspire social change, take a look at this guide.