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, talky and sexy films and TV shows about / with french revolution, revolution, society, guillotine, state affairs, death, rebellion, politics, love and romance and nudity (full frontal - brief) 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: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999), The French Revolution (1989), One Nation, One King (2018), That Night in Varennes (1982), Danton (1983), Marie Antoinette (2006), Quills (2000), Swashbuckler (1971), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Farewell, My Queen (2012).

List of french revolution movies

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: french revolution, revolution, adventurer, heroes, hidden identity, hanging, secret identity, dishonesty, idealism, love and romance, heroic mission, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, war, militant, rebellion, rebelliousness, against the odds, death row, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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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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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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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, royal court, french revolution, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
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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, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, priest, murder, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, french revolution, french, sadism, mental institution, perversion ...
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, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Plot: divorce, french revolution, love and romance, couples, lovers reunited, opposites attract, couple relations, adventure, state affairs, revolution, jealousy, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, brittany, america
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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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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
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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, 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
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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, light, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, french revolution, prison, escape, castle, adventure, escapades, love and romance, violence, hit on the head, clothed female naked male, male bondage ...
Time: 1790s, 1940s, 18th century, 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, sentimental, bleak ...
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 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: female full frontal nudity, bible, symbolism, devil, angel, philosophy, lucifer, religions or cults, obsessive quest, heroes, card playing, french revolution ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: ancient greece, prague, london, paris france, france ...
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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: french revolution, prison, female killer, political repression, political thriller, assassin, murder investigation, female assassin, martyrdom, friendship, blood, cross ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: paris france, normandy, france
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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, captivating, suspense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, fall in love, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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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, hungarian, society, ancient rome, hedonism, french revolution, existentialism, communism, devil, crusader, philosophy, utopia ...
Place: ancient greece
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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: offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: farce, parody, wig, chateau, french revolution, sword fight, brother, duel, guillotine, sister, aristocrat, legend ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s
Place: england, france
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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
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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, friendship, goofy hero, siblings relations, love and romance, state affairs, society ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, spain, england
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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
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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: semi serious, sexy, humorous, realistic
Plot: french revolution, napoleonic wars, strong female presence, rise to the top, love and romance, romance, rich and poor, couples, power relations, working class, society, social differences ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, 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, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, parody, masturbation, french revolution, spanish inquisition, revolution, farce, rebelliousness, political unrest, royal family, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, 16th century, future ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy
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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.
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, napoleon, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, political unrest, society, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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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: captivating, uplifting, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, hidden identity, rivalry, injustice, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, fugitives, haunted by the past, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
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Let Them Eat Cake (1999)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which French and Saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
Style: sitcom, alternative comedy
Plot: maid, palace, parody, aristocrat, innuendo, rivalry, servant, french revolution, aristocracy, wig, farce, homosexual ...
Time: 1700s, 1780s, 18th century
Place: france, versailles
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, louvre, nazi occupied france, architecture, evacuation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1967, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france, russia, st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany ...
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The Black Book (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, orphan, grave, sea, duel, cemetery, blood, horse, candle, actress playing multiple roles, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: versailles, venice, lisbon portugal, london, paris france
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May Fools (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An eccentric family is re-united during the 1968 general strike in France, after the death of the grandmother.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: eccentric family, countryside, funeral, infidelity, rebelliousness, family problems, couples, death in the family, family life, human nature, love affair, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: heretic, heresy, christianity, female nudity, jealousy, female full frontal nudity, adultery, church, revolution, based on a novel, catholic church, adulterer ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: madrid, spain
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