French revolution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french revolution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sexy and talky films and TV shows about / with french revolution, revolution, society, guillotine, rebellion, state affairs, politics, political unrest, love and romance and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in France, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french revolution: One Nation, One King (2018), The French Revolution (1989), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999), That Night in Varennes (1982), Danton (1983), Marie Antoinette (2006), Les Mis?rables (2012), Quills (2000), Swashbuckler (1971), The Lady and the Duke (2001).

List of french revolution movies

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, martial law, arrest, execution, interrogation, poverty, feminism, female nudity, tree ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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The French Revolution (1989)
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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, downfall, injustice, fight for supremacy, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, political unrest, death row ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, revolution, hanging, adventurer, heroes, hidden identity, secret identity, love and romance, daring rescue, intrigue, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 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, escape attempt, aristocracy, stagecoach, couples, state affairs, rebellion, fugitives, society ...
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, palaces castles and temples, royal court, french revolution, french, female protagonist, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, vienna ...
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Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, french, obsessive quest, french revolution, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, sexual, serious, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, priest, hypocrisy, rape, perversion, sadism, murder, emperor, french revolution, mental institution, eccentricity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Swashbuckler (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: divorce, french revolution, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, lovers reunited, state affairs, couple relations, adventure, revolution, brother sister relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, america, brittany
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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, friendship, battles, duke, french revolution, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, london ...
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, revolution, royal family, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, lesbian subtext, life is a bitch, society, palaces castles and temples, downfall ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
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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, stylized, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, bishop, dehumanization, on the run, dishonesty, fugitives, life is a bitch, going straight, injustice, chief ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stuck in the corridors of time, Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful servant Jacquouille are projected to a time of profound political and social upheavals: the French Revolution... specifically, The Terror, time of great dangers, during which ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, french revolution, escape, prison, castle, adventure, love and romance, escapades, marquis, cheating wife, drinking champagne, death ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century, 1940s, 12th century
Place: france, paris france
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: french revolution, political unrest, heroic mission, idealism, revolution, daring rescue, adventurer, romance, rivalry, intrigue, escapades, undercover ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
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The Annunciation (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách. When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed to Lucifer's ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female full frontal nudity, bible, symbolism, devil, angel, philosophy, lucifer, religions or cults, heroes, obsessive quest, time, french revolution ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: ancient greece, paris france, athens greece, france, london ...
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Charlotte Corday (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in July 1793 during the outbreak of the French Revolution and the unleashing of the Reign of Terror, a young girl from Caen named Charlotte Corday plots to assassinate Jacobin newspaper editor Jean-Paul Marat.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder investigation, french revolution, political repression, assassin, political thriller, prison, martyrdom, female assassin, terror, death of husband, stabbed to death, psychopath ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: paris france, france, normandy
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The Tragedy of Man (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Jankovic’s adaptation of the eponymous play, is divided into multiple parts and depicts the creation and fall of Man throughout history.
Style: epic, futuristic, experimental
Plot: adam and eve, christianity, society, existentialism, scientist, ancient rome, devil, philosophy, spacecraft, religion, utopia, hedonism ...
Place: ancient greece
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Marquis de Sade (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In pre-French Revolution Bastille, the Marquis is held being unjustly accused of working to overthrow the king. While his talking penis, Colin, longs for action, Marquis himself only desires to write his deviant stories in peace.
Style: surreal, biting, cynical, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: puppet, revolution, satire, metaphor, french revolution, anthropomorphism, prison, prison life, miraculous event, infantrymen, couples, righting the wronged ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Carry on Pimpernel (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, parody, guillotine, french revolution, sword fight, brother, duel, wig, aristocrat, legend, sister, chateau ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, england
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, revolution, charles dickens, french revolution, tragic love, love triangle, heroic mission, wartime life, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, paris france, france, england, europe
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Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: twins, farce, mistaken identity, battles, french revolution, revolution, pregnancy, siblings relations, friendship, rebelliousness, goofy hero, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, spain, england
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Madame (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Catherine Hubscher, who washes the shirts of young Napoleon and other soldiers fighting the Revolution, falls in love with Sergeant Lefebvre. Circumstances bring Lefebvre a noble title and even more -- Napoleon decides to make him the local ruler ...
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: french revolution, napoleonic wars, rise to the top, romance, social differences, rich and poor, working class, strong female presence, society, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, italy
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, anthology, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, parody, spanish inquisition, masturbation, french revolution, revolution, farce, anti hero, nudity (full frontal - brief), legends and myths, verbal byplay, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, future, 16th century ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy, spain
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, napoleon, conquering, battles, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, society, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
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Lady Oscar (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire ...
Plot: lie, sword fight, mistress, poverty, royal court, strong female lead, tomboy, french revolution, nobility, nanny, adultery, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: versailles, france
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Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes, injustice, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
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A Half of Life (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This tragic love story relates ten decisive years in the life of the great Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin, played by a young Ulrich Mühe.
Plot: love, friend, fired from the job, cruelty, illness, isolation, poet, erotica, minister, thirty something, revolution, insanity ...
Place: gdr, frankfurt germany, east germany, switzerland, german democratic republic ...
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever, talky ...
Plot: politics, napoleon bonaparte, society, head of state, state affairs, rise to the top, rebellion, leadership, dishonesty, opposites attract, battles, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, france
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Sade (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: convent, revolution, prison, s&m, sexual relations, debauchery, murder, couple relations, couples, rebellion, rebelliousness, seduction ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france
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