Democracy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant democracy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, thought provoking, political, captivating, serious and disturbing films and TV shows about / with democracy, politics, protest, society, death, rebellion, state affairs, gun, freedom and murder plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, South Korea and other countries.
democracy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as democracy: 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), No (2012), Viceroy's House (2017), A Taxi Driver (2017), A United Kingdom (2016), The King's Choice (2016), Azad (2017), 8th Wonderland (2008), Inland (2008), The Cost of Deception (2021).

List of democracy movies

1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: democracy, interrogation, torture, police brutality, political corruption, protest, korean history, historical event, cover up, police investigation, murder, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: south korea, seoul
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: campaign, oppression, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, dictatorship, politics, political conspiracy, rebellion, against the odds, advertising agency, democracy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, factual, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: palace, servant, british raj, colonialism, democracy, ethnic conflict, british empire, economics, promise, school, governor, celebration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1933, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, pakistan, new delhi, london
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A Taxi Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German ...
Style: political, road movie, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: reporter, suspense, protest, democracy, taxi, korean, travel, historical event, society, taxi driver, writers, state terrorism ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: south korea, tokyo, seoul
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A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: interracial marriage, forbidden love, racism, royal family, politics, interracial romance, marriage, freedom, democracy, reporter, justice, british empire ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 50s
Place: africa, england, london, britain, south africa
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The King's Choice (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, melancholic, captivating
Plot: world war two, royal family, wehrmacht, evacuation, democracy, invasion, german occupation, king, hitler, crown prince, father son relationship, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: germany, scandinavia, norway, eastern europe, oslo norway
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Azad (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this futuristic thriller based around resistance against a tyrant government that's propagating religious, political, and racial polarization and xenophobia, a Muslim immigrant flees The West in hopes of leaving his secretive past behind to ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, rough
Plot: terrorism, new world order, resistance, islamophobia, discrimination, anti semitism, government, radical, judaism, religion, world war three, freedom ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, america, mexico, iran, russia ...
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: revolution, society, secret movement, rebelliousness, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, political unrest, political corruption, anti capitalism, social decay, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican
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Inland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Algerian filmmaker Tariq Teguia wrote and directed this impressionistic look at a man whose life takes an unexpected turn far away from home. Malek (Abdelkader Affak) is a surveyor from Algeria who is semi-retired, but at the urging of a friend he ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: desert, self discovery, friendship, starting over, lovers on the run, unlikely couple, state affairs, couple relations, disorder, couples, social relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: africa, algeria, sahara
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The Cost of Deception (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a young, ambitious market researcher finds out her boss is involved in the leaking of a scandalous Prime Minister speech, she decides to investigate the case to gain a position among the big-shots. Based on actual events.
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, propaganda film ...
Plot: radicalism, political conspiracy, vandalism, political leader, political scandal, henchman, democracy, police violence, street fight, suspense, propaganda, true crime ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, central europe, europe
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The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
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The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political, tense, inspirational, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: journalism, expose, newspaper office, newspaper, cover up, truth, lie, wartime, journalist, freedom of the press, u.s. government, new york times ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1971, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
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I Am Curious (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, ...
Style: controversial, art house, sexy, erotic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: politics, sex, revolution, sexploitation, vietnam war, anti war, sexuality, nude, self discovery, bdsm, strong sexual content, sex scene ...
Time: 60s
Place: sweden, spain, california, europe, stockholm sweden ...
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, sad ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, american football, iraq war, flashback, thanksgiving, cheerleader, military, soldier, mission, war veteran, patriotism, hostile takeover ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, year 1937, 21st century
Place: texas, dallas texas, los angeles, baghdad iraq, vietnam ...
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: emotional, inspirational, sentimental, intense, art film ...
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, wealth, writers, movie business, filmmaking, politics, loneliness, friendship, film producer, great depression ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, california, usa
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The Great Game (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pierre Blum, 40, is a writer who had his time of glory in the early 2000s. One evening, on a casino terrace, he meets Joseph Paskin. This mysterious man, charismatic and manipulative, is influential in the world of politics and persuades Pierre to ...
Plot: ghost writer, political manipulation, escape, police raid, art gallery, assassination, divorced man, hiding place, french politics, political activism, democracy, political conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: spanish civil war, journalist, world war two, civil war, saving a life, militia, nazism, hiding place, war violence, freedom, politics, military ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, year 1999, year 1975, year 1939 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
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Assembly (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Jin Sang Pil is elected as a member of the national assembly. Prior to becoming a national assembly member, he worked as a welder in a shipyard. He is simple, brave and righteous, but his work as a national assembly member is poor. With the help of ...
Plot: rise to power, politics, welder, politician, ship, democracy, election
Place: korea
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Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man accepts a job on a shrimp fishing boat unaware that he is being set up for slave labor along with the rest of the crew of social outcasts.
Plot: conscription, typhoon, fight, freedom, cruelty, island, abduction, human rights, slavery, boat, democracy, rebellion ...
Time: year 1987
Place: korea
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We Want the Colonels (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a net of relationship in order to organize a Coup ...
Style: political
Plot: coup d'etat, satire, fascism, military coup, politics, neo fascism, grudge, italian politics, prime minister, military, politician, years of lead ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Socrates (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Athens falls under the government of the Thirty Tyrants, the lives of citizens are no longer safe. The philosopher Socrates, meanwhile, continues his so-called philosophical "preaching", gathering more and more young disciples. The ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: philosopher, philosophy, atheist, antiquity, lawyer, ancient history, greek mythology, quantum physics, ancient, italian neorealism, sacrifice, government ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, athens greece
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Prince (1969)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: India
Story: Film starring Shammi Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Nath
Plot: snobbism, boredom, happiness, bandit, greed, river, arrogance, advice, democracy, hitchhiking, insurance agent, dancing ...
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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, tense, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, military, rebellion, military coup, family relations, politics, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, satire, politics, visceral, citizenship, campaign, state affairs, heroes, soldier, odd couple, political unrest, island ...
Place: iran, middle east
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: political, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, politics, gays and lesbians, male prostitute, eroticism, seductive, hustler, one night stand, politician, infidelity, hospital ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venice
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Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: feminist film, political, experimental, indie film, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminist, lesbian, feminism, revolution, anarchism, gender, racism, police brutality, sexual harassment, socialist, radical, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Jack of All Trades (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jack of All Trades is a half-hour long syndicated action-comedy television series which ran for two seasons in 2000. With Cleopatra 2525, it formed the Back2Back Action Hour and both shows were notable for being the first American non-animated ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, secret agents, undercover, folk hero, state affairs, reluctant partners, partners, dishonesty, spy, double life, napoleonic wars, adult humor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, usa, france
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The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: thought provoking, political, psychological, philosophical, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rebelliousness, rebellion, debt, rebel, politics, boyfriend, friends, kidnapping, revolution, vandalism, fighting the system, twists and turns ...
Time: year 1968, year 2004, 2000s, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, barcelona
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Cellmates (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville, dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: prison, redemption, racism, society, hopes, confined, fight, transformation, unlikely friendships, friendship, isolation, initially antagonists ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, latin america, mexico
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The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: couples, family relations, couple relations, society, unfulfillment, parents and children, satire, politics, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, usa president ...
Time: year 2012, 21st century
Place: usa
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