Dictatorship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dictatorship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, suspense and complex films and TV shows about / with dictatorship, state affairs, politics, violence, storytelling, society, political unrest, brutality, catastrophe and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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dictatorship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dictatorship: The Last King of Scotland (2006), Tyrant (2014), Missing (1982), Shaolin (2011), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Equilibrium (2002), The Wave (2008), Caesar (2002), Revolution (2012), Vincere (2009).

List of dictatorship movies

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, against humanity, genocide, atrocity, politics, corruption, torture, blacks and whites, violence, dictator, head of state ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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 7.8
 22K
Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, totalitarianism, homecoming, political unrest, ruler, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, exile, society, secret, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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 7.7
 18K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, patriotism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
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 6.9
 18K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, shaolin monk, martial artist, state affairs, dictatorship, conquering, duel, regret, violence, warlord, shaolin ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: hitler, against humanity, fascism, racism, dictatorship, historical character, nazism, society, world war two, rise to the top, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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 7.4
 308K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, society, lone hero, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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 7.6
 101K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, based on true events, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, high school, dictatorship, teacher, bullying, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, africa, rome italy
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 6.7
 80K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, survival, fate of humanity, society, nanotechnology, chaos, worldwide chaos, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, danger ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 5K
Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, ambition, destructive relationship, political unrest, obsession, custody, love affair, fall in love, family problems, couples, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, poet, resistance, mystery, investigation, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, train ride, generation gap, introspection, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974
Place: portugal, europe, spain, lisbon portugal, switzerland ...
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gulf war, historical character, dictatorship, execution, saddam hussein, treason, megalomaniac, political unrest, rivalry, politics, iraq war, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, folk hero, military, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1967
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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 7.0
 33K
Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
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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: rough, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, war, rebelliousness, siblings relations, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, sinister ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, violence, corruption, chase, assassination plot, revenge, spy, political corruption, murder, brutality, battle ...
Time: near future, future
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 384
The Prize (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, political unrest, family in danger, parents and children, repression, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 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: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, life is a bitch, working class, family relations, friendship, parents and children, eccentric family, down on your luck, understanding, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, family relations, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, communism, idealism, state affairs, fighting the system, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 23K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
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: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, south america, santiago chile
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 8.2
 325K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: nanny, opposites attract, culture clash, female protagonist, romance, dictator, couples, single parent, society, love and romance, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: soldier, war, world war one, infantrymen, politics, state affairs, military, army, battles, dictatorship, historical character, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: usa, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 14K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, manipulation, murder, ambition, battles, politics, dictatorship, political intrigue, corrupted ruler, intrigue, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
Story: In the 31st Century, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is an incredible and outlandish renegade who fights against the Margarita Empire and his leader, Tsuru Tsuruiina IV, accompanied of the girl Beauty, the crazy Don Patch and other friends so crazies like him. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, neo screwball comedy
Plot: heroic mission, world domination, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rescue, dictatorship, save the world, master villain, danger, uninhibited rivalry, evil empire ...
Time: future
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, love and romance, rebellion, idealism, chaos, dictatorship, family problems, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 12K
Planet Hulk (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, superhero, exile, superhuman powers, betrayal, adventure, slavery, rivalry, danger, distant planet, ruler, dictatorship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo
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The Devil's Double (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: lookalikes, betrayal, hidden identity, impostor, double life, power relations, mistress, dictatorship, right hand man, dishonesty, manipulation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, iraq, california
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