Corrupted ruler movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant corrupted ruler movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, exciting and rough films and TV shows about / with corrupted ruler, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, heroes, danger, adventure, society, betrayal and corruption plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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corrupted ruler movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as corrupted ruler: Sword of the Assassin (2012), The Aerial (2007), Journey to Promethea (2010), Ben Hur (2003), Richard III (1995), Spartacus (2004), Jump! (2007), The Dictator (2012), The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966), Borgia (2011).

List of corrupted ruler movies

Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, royal family, corrupted ruler, state affairs, frame up, rivalry, vengeance, conspiracy, false accusation, medieval, empress, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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 7.3
 4K
The Aerial (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: La Antena (English: The Aerial, 2007) is an Argentine drama film, written and directed by acclaimed film director Esteban Sapir. The film features Alejandro Urdapilleta, Rafael Ferro, Florencia Raggi, and others. The movie begins with a pair of ...
Style: surreal, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, mind control, social decay, rebellion, revolution, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, expressionism, totalitarianism, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: future
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Journey to Promethea (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A tyrannical king reigns over his kingdom with an iron fist, but there is hope. A prophecy foretold long ago states that a boy will rise up against the oppressive regime and lead his people to the promised land of Promethea. This is the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, intense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, adventure, rebellion, destiny, corrupted ruler, supernatural, rivalry, legends and myths, heroes, hopes, master warrior, escapades ...
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 6.9
 920
Ben Hur (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first century A.D., Judah Ben-Hur is a young Hebrew prince who is thrown into slavery by the Romans after a tragic accident. He sets out to win his way back to his home on a heroic journey of discovery. Judah's love for a beautiful ...
Style: epic, captivating, uplifting, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: ancient history, friendship, heroes, society, betrayal, rivalry, human spirit, captivity, battles, hopes, family, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, israel
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 7.3
 15K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, political ...
Plot: royal family, murder, betrayal, manipulation, politics, shakespeare, assassination, greed, ambition, battles, intrigue, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, new york, germany, europe
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 6.6
 6K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, rebellion, adventure, ancient history, leadership, gladiator, tragic hero, slavery, slave, human spirit, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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 5.8
 616
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, murder, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, discrimination, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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 6.4
 304K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: funny, parody, absurd, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: satire, dictator, dark humor, farce, un, culture clash, death, society, prejudice, head of state, megalomaniac, dissident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, middle east ...
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The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, revolution, political unrest, political intrigue, against the odds, rescue, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, disney, religions or cults, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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 7.8
 7K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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 3.3
 2K
Hirokin (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rebellion, freedom, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, corrupted ruler, rivalry, heroes, escapades, rebelliousness, warrior, oppression ...
Time: future
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The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: king of france, performer's life, royal family, french history, ballet, prodigy, dancing, playwright, composer, intrigue, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles, europe
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 5.2
 2K
The Arena (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, exploitation, roman empire, ancient rome, sword fight, adventure, survival, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
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 6.8
 3K
Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, political unrest, head of state, royal court, political corruption, rebelliousness, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, ambition, medieval ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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 8.5
 1.5M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, roman empire, vengeance, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, courage, warrior, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, north africa, italy, germany ...
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 5.3
 73K
Robin Hood (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: medieval, robin hood, archer, bow and arrow, heroes, thief, archery, chase, conspiracy, love, sheriff, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, arabia
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Secret Royal Inspector & Joy (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: A secret royal inspector works as an undercover official who inspects local provinces to expose corruption. He teams up with a lady who is searching for happiness by getting divorced with her current husband. The duo then go on a grand scheme to ...
Style: entertaining, semi serious, disturbing, captivating
Plot: corruption, teamwork, investigator, corrupted ruler, fighting the system, political corruption, secret, kingdom, dynasty, uncover truth, secret service, male female relationship ...
Place: korea
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Code Name K.O.Z. (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Political and social processes in recent and current Turkish political history.
Style: captivating, suspense, political, entertaining
Plot: corruption, government corruption, political corruption, corrupted ruler, political scandal, corrupt official, social issues, society, political activism, point of view, social relations, politics ...
Place: turkey
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 5.8
 4K
Restless (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop's life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, dark
Plot: criminal, police officer, police corruption, investigation, police, accident, corrupt law enforcer, corrupt cop, blackmail, hidden truth, crimes, corrupt officer ...
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The Grand Heist (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story takes place in the late 18th century of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), during the last years of King Yeongjo’s reign. Ice is a commodity more valuable than gold. Blocks of it are harvested from frozen rivers in winter, put in royal storage ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: heist, joseon dynasty, gang, intrigue, conspiracy, ice, corrupt politician, bandit, political intrigue, evil plot, political corruption, government corruption ...
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The Last Minister (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A well-meaning but hapless functionary in grips of mid-life crisis is appointed to run Russia's Ministry of Long-term planning - a small, underfunded, understaffed and generally ignored state agency. With a team consisting of sycophants and ...
Plot: corrupt politician, political corruption, government, loser, prime minister, corrupt, workplace situations, failed attempt, hapless, co worker co worker relationship, police department, rescue attempt ...
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 6.2
 2K
Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: rough, epic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, rebellion, vengeance, military, dishonesty, redemption, political unrest, betrayal, slavery, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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Django Meets Sartana (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town to establish law and order. Mysterious bounty hunter Django ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: fistfight, cowboy, graphic violence, old west, small town, tough heroes, crimes, arms dealing, partners, bounty hunter, corrupted ruler, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, royal family, twins, prison, three musketeers, royal court, king of france, ancient, plan, palace intrigue, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.9
 17K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, political, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, antiquity, power struggle, emperor, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, clever, political ...
Plot: saddam hussein, gulf war, dictatorship, execution, megalomaniac, historical character, treason, political unrest, politics, rivalry, totalitarianism, ruler ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, iraq, iran
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, mischievous children, escapades, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, wedding, penguins, winter ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 344K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, sniper, chase, martial arts, machismo, unstoppable, violent, military, fistfight, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia
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 7.2
 10K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, british army, battles, destiny, military life, politics, war, state affairs, military, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, new zealand, england ...
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 7.4
 1K
Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, medieval, legends and myths, empire, royalty, ancient, righting the wronged, ruler, battles, save the lady, royal family, vigilantism ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
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