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The French Revolution (1989)
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The French Revolution (1989)
Original name: La révolution française
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins.
Style: exciting, uplifting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspense
Plot: french revolution, revolution, war, militant, rebellion, politics, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, royal family, against the odds, hopes, society, death row, political unrest, rebelliousness, downfall, state affairs, fight for supremacy, wedding, violence, male female relationship, massacre, knife, political thriller ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france

Most similar movies to The French Revolution

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, politics and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The French Revolution: That Night in Varennes (1982), Danton (1983), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Children of Glory (2006), Tula: The Revolt (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, stagecoach, escape attempt, aristocracy, daring rescue, adventure, couples, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, death row, intrigue, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, romance, rebelliousness, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, napoli italy ...
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100%
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, athlete's life, hopes, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne, budapest ...
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100%
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Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: rebellion, island, fighting the system, leadership, heroes, rebelliousness, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, society, revolution, peaceful mission ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, religions or cults, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, reindeer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: battles, reenactment, soldier, battle, society, military, hapless soldier, power relations, battle zone, state affairs, war, social differences ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: serious, rough, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, state affairs, politics, family relations, dictatorship, military coup, war, rebelliousness, political unrest, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
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60%
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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: politics, life is a bitch, political intrigue, romance, injustice, political unrest, society, human spirit, revolution, ambassador, human rights, rebellion ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, secret identity, adventurer, revolution, rivalry, dishonesty, fighting the system, political unrest, rebellion, idealism, undercover, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, independence, rebellion, politics, human spirit, political unrest, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: realistic, epic, emotional, serious
Plot: military, anarchist, nun, war, politics, chaos, fascism, rebellion, idealism, revolution, clergy, strong female presence ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, human spirit, clergy, state affairs, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, legal action, injustice, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, hopes, rebellion, politics, danger, fighting the system, political unrest, leadership, folk hero, revolution, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, against the odds, rebelliousness, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, against humanity, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Place: germany, europe, new york, switzerland, usa ...
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8th Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A website where people can virtually live in a true democracy becomes so popular that its leading members take questionable actions to improve the real world as well. This backfires and various governments brand them terrorists.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: revolution, society, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, secret movement, social decay, life is a bitch, state affairs, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, injustice, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, family reunited, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: british colonial, politics, military, interracial relations, officers and cadets, state affairs, escapades, hopes, adventure, war, daring rescue, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, revolution, charles dickens, french revolution, heroes, dishonesty, couples, political unrest, infidelity, love triangle, politics, tragic love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, paris france, europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Style: realistic, factual, tense, captivating
Plot: french revolution, king of france, french history, politics, execution, martial law, interrogation, arrest, poverty, feminism, newborn, childbirth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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51%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, epic ...
Plot: politics, graphic violence, society, state affairs, war, heroes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, wartime life, rebellion, political unrest, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, civil rights movement, media, life is a bitch, state affairs, liberal, war correspondent, dictatorship, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, leadership, military life, fighting the system, rebelliousness, militant, political unrest, society, battles, military, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, war, against humanity, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, heroes, wartime life, military, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Supper (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, talky, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: politics, tragic love, state affairs, wartime life, rise to the top, battles, society, opposites attract, rebellion, revolution, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, assassination, military, state affairs, political unrest, revolution, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, media, historic figure ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, fugitives, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, injustice, dehumanization, on the run, rich and poor, crimes ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, battles, conspiracy, politics, intrigue, revolution, scandal, prisoner, deportation, cannibal, amputation, priest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, switzerland, africa, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, master and servant, revolution, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall, king ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%