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, rebellion, guillotine, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, love and romance and death 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 Scarlet Pimpernel (1999), The French Revolution (1989), That Night in Varennes (1982), Danton (1983), The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), Swashbuckler (1971), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Marie Antoinette (2006).

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 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, heroic
Plot: french revolution, hanging, revolution, hidden identity, heroes, adventurer, secret identity, rivalry, love and romance, romance, intrigue, escapades ...
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: uplifting, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, french history, fighting the system, state affairs, politics, downfall, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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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, womanizer, revolution, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, couples, fugitives, intrigue, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, french history, rebelliousness, royal family, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Adventure, 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, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: french revolution, time travel, escape, prison, castle, adventure, love and romance, escapades, marquis, french history, cheating wife, barefoot male ...
Time: 18th century, 12th century, 1940s, 1790s
Place: france, paris france
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: french revolution, heroic mission, idealism, revolution, political unrest, daring rescue, heroes, undercover, hidden identity, dishonesty, rebellion, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, england, paris france
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: french revolution, divorce, love and romance, opposites attract, lovers reunited, couples, couple relations, adventure, state affairs, 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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, french revolution, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, rebelliousness, forbidden love, romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, london ...
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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: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
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, witty, serious, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, priest, sadism, eccentricity, rape, hypocrisy, emperor, mental institution, period piece, maid ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, revolution, bishop, going straight, society, rivalry, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: parody, semi serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Plot: french revolution, farce, wig, aristocrat, brother, sister, chateau, legend, duel, sword fight, guillotine, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, england
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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, realistic, semi serious, parody ...
Plot: twins, farce, french revolution, mistaken identity, battles, revolution, siblings relations, friendship, rebelliousness, pregnancy, society, love and romance ...
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, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: french revolution, napoleonic wars, couples, power relations, romance, love and romance, society, rise to the top, working class, rich and poor, social differences, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, italy
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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, lucifer, angel, philosophy, religions or cults, heroes, obsessive quest, time, french revolution ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: london, prague, athens greece, france, ancient greece ...
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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: political thriller, suspense
Plot: french revolution, prison, murder investigation, assassin, political repression, martyrdom, female assassin, terror, guillotine, blood, psychopath, mansion ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: paris france, normandy, france
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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, thought provoking, cynical, biting, sexy ...
Plot: puppet, satire, revolution, anthropomorphism, metaphor, french revolution, prison, prison life, miraculous event, animal life, couples, puppets ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, friendship, revolution, french revolution, charles dickens, heroic mission, social differences, death row, couples, society, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe
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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, rise to the top, hopes, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
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, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, revolution, mayor, haunted by the past, historical character, obsessive quest, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, 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, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, master and servant, revolution, royal family, king, power relations, state affairs, lesbian subtext, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
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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: 380 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, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, politics, society, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
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Toussaint Louverture (2012)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Toussaint opposes the Spanish army and joins the French troops. On Saint-Domingue he succeeds to push the English back. He proclames himself as the gouvernor of Saint-Domingue. To restore the economy he takes a bold descision. He calls for the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: french colonialism, slavery, slave, colonialism, slave trade, slave labor, fighting the system, french army, historical figure, righting the wronged, historical event, revolutionary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, haiti
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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, 2d animation, experimental
Plot: adam and eve, society, christianity, spacecraft, existentialism, devil, scientist, philosophy, religion, ancient rome, hungarian, utopia ...
Place: ancient greece
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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, parody, anthology, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, masturbation, revolution, farce, french revolution, nothing goes right, politics, artists and showbiz, silly humor, emperor, disorder ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, future, 16th century ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy, spain
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Les Misérables (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 372 min.
TV show
Story: Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, suspense
Plot: rebellion, poverty, child abuse, redemption, father daughter relationship, forgiveness, barricade, manhunt, prostitution, thief, police officer, social problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
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The Black Tulip (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux ...
Style: 70mm film
Plot: fencing, mask, twins, french revolution, prince, sword, beauty, burglar, nobility, twin, falling off a cliff, mistress ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, south of france
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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: sword fight, poverty, mistress, lie, royal court, french revolution, tomboy, nobility, strong female lead, revolution, duel, loss of wife ...
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, crimes, going straight, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, chase, injustice, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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