Political violence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political violence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, political, thought provoking and emotional films and TV shows about / with political violence, politics, society, life is a bitch, murder, archive footage, death, state affairs, police violence and terrorism plots mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political violence: Suffragette (2015), Esterno Notte (part I) (2022), Rabin, the Last Day (2015), Press (2010), The Net (2016), Year of the Gun (1991), A Dry White Season (1989), The Bang Bang Club (2010), Danton (1983), The Confession (1970).

List of political violence movies

Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, political ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, feminism, feminist, fighting the system, sexism, sexual harassment, girl power, adoption, rebelliousness, prejudice, politics, protest ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, israel, ireland, europe ...
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Esterno Notte (part I) (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and assassination of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro by Red Brigades terrorists
Style: factual
Plot: corruption, cold war, years of lead, negotiation, politician, secret meeting, fear of death, prime minister, grandfather grandson relationship, unhappy marriage, seer, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy
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Rabin, the Last Day (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Itzhak Rabin's murder ended all efforts of peace, and with him the whole left wing of Israel died. The movie shows the last of his days as prime minister, and what led to his murder.
Style: political, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, visually appealing
Plot: assassination, politics, soldier, prime minister, political rally, assassin, secret service, patriotism, crime investigation, hate, suspense, jewish ...
Time: 90s, year 1995
Place: israel
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking, political thriller
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, kurd, freedom of the press, oppression, investigative journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: middle east, turkey
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The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Style: disturbing, captivating, bleak, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, corruption, military, husband wife relationship, spy, fisherman, murder, money, prostitute, video surveillance ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, seoul, south korea
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Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: journalism, terrorism, mistaken identity, politics, journalist, political intrigue, spy, suspense, intrigue, writers, italian history, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, injustice, rebellion, discrimination, women, children, courtroom, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, australia, england, new jersey ...
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, media, journalism, newspaper, life risking, society, political unrest, discrimination, state affairs, life is a bitch, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, south africa
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The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An international intrigue with terrorists threatening to blow up the presidents of the most powerful countries.
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous, parody
Plot: assassination attempt, female nudity, female terrorist, chase, femme fatale, goofy hero, escapades, terrorism, power relations, disorder, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
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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: political, talky, epic, dramatic, sexy ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, politics, french history, colonialism, death row, idealism, political unrest, friendship, freedom, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, paris france, poland, spain, australia ...
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: political, sad, cynical, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mind game, politics, spy, cold war, communism, prison, social outcast, bureaucracy, marxism, totalitarian regime, lawyer, torture ...
Time: year 1968, 20th century, year 1952, post world war two, 60s ...
Place: france, czechoslovakia, czech republic, ussr, prague ...
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Michael's Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife, his traditional Basque mother, a female impersonator and friend to Mikel in his coming out, and even the local priest.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, lgbt, funeral, singer, pharmacist, protest, politics, gender, society, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, basque country, europe
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Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: public school, political violence, boss, partisan, school teacher, countryside, mutiny, singing competition, hopes, new teacher, teacher, teaching ...
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Exil (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Cambodia, France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Cannes Special Screening 2016
Style: semi documentary
Plot: starvation, dictatorship, dead animal, orphan, exile, food, revolution, autobiography, killing an animal, political violence, repressed memory, old photograph ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: cambodia
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Neruda (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, art film ...
Plot: political repression, manhunt, writers, poet, police detective, escape, politician, police investigation, anti communism, class differences, exile, senate ...
Time: 1940s, year 1948, post world war two
Place: chile, south america, andes mountains, santiago chile, paris france
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The Anarchists (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1899 Paris, a young police sergeant is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists, an opportunity he sees to rise through the ranks. However, he soon finds himself becoming attached to the group.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, sexy
Plot: anarchist, underground movement, betrayal by friend, undercover cop, secret police, mole, undercover agent, doubts and hesitations, working undercover, criminal, relationship vs career, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france
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The Question (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charlègue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: electric torture, french algerian war, political violence, wanted, writing a book, dissident, torturer, prison, violence, torture, journalist, lawyer ...
Time: year 1957, year 1956, 60s, 50s
Place: france, algeria
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, world war two, wartime life, stalinism, gulag, ethnic cleansing, getting home, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger, separation from family, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century, 50s
Place: siberia, baltics, europe, russia, estonia ...
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorism, terrorist, father son relationship, court, courtroom, justice, irish republican army, politics, legal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, london, canada ...
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, police brutality, french algerian war, resistance, revenge, war crime, political unrest, family relations, military, society, world war two, algerian war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: politics, coming of age, dictatorship, jewish, political unrest, children, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, understanding, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, latin america
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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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