Political criminal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political criminal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, political, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with political criminal, politics, betrayal, brutality, murder, corruption, suspense, world war two, society and death plots mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political criminal: Story of Judas (2015), Katyn (2007), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), House of Saddam (2008), The Octopus (1984), Boss Hunt (2015), Downfall (2004), Gaslit (2022), Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985), Wildflower (2017).

List of political criminal movies

Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, biblical, realistic
Plot: jesus, clergy, betrayal, bible, religions or cults, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, society, ancient history, desert, friendship ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, nazism, survival, polish history, massacre, murder, ethnic conflict, courage, idealism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, germany, east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, holocaust, judge, court, jewish, justice, lawyer, war, legal, politics, courtroom ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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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, politics, dictatorship, execution, megalomaniac, historical character, treason, rivalry, political unrest, totalitarianism, family relations, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, iran
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He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: manhunt, pow, native americans, war criminal, treason, escapades, soldier, society, war, captivity, prisoner of war camp, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, murder, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, family relations, police investigation, family life, organized crime, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, europe, southern italy
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Boss Hunt (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Style: brutal, serious, factual
Plot: organized crime, mob boss, true crime, mafia, cosa nostra, bandit, power struggle, smuggling, political criminal, murder, prison, fight for supremacy ...
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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, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, humorous, talky ...
Plot: surrealism, dream, satire, high society, adultery, farce, twists and turns, social satire, dark humor, absurdism, bourgeoisie, food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, spain, europe
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Gaslit (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.
Style: political, anthology
Plot: politics, corrupt politician, feminism, spy, women, political conspiracy, corruption, political campaign, sabotage, political scandal, conspiracy, fbi investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: america, usa, washington d.c.
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Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 410 min.
TV show
Story: George C. Scott, Lee Grant, Virginia Madsen, Raul Julia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Gabriel Byrne star in this Emmy-nominated program about the rise and fall of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Recounting his life with his wife, ...
Style: family saga
Plot: world war two, fascism, war, intrigue, tyrant, rape, villain as protagonist, older man younger woman relationship, political leader, father daughter relationship, adulterer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1941, post world war one, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, austria, milan italy, switzerland
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, scenic, tense, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick ...
Plot: magic, witch, magical, harry potter, school, wizards, chosen one, wizards and magicians, supernatural, boarding school, best friends, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, year 1994, year 1996, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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Wildflower (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wildflower is a Philippine revenge drama television series starring Maja Salvador, together with an ensemble cast. The show originally aired on ABS-CBN, and worldwide on The Filipino Channel, from February 13, 2017 to February 9, 2018.
Style: captivating, serious, enigmatic, sinister, surprise ending ...
Plot: secret, murder, paranoia, organized crime, mysterious woman, friendship, revenge, death, money, lie, death of father, suspense ...
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Yesterday's Promise (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three strong-willed sisters face tough choices.
Style: political thriller
Plot: police officer, land grab, insanity, brutality, farming, romantic friendship, mercilessness, struggle, attempted murder, dysfunctional family, mass murder, bloodbath ...
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Speer and Hitler (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, holocaust, war crime, post war, anti semitism, delusion, war criminal, nazi officer, against humanity, state affairs, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: italian politics, conspiracy, police, politics, serial killer, city, italian mafia, organized crime, murder, political corruption, political conspiracy, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, italian politics, italian history, escape attempt, partisan, distopia, society, war, state affairs, rise and fall, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: milan italy, alps, italy
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: political, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, communism, intrigue, paranoia, fictional history, stroke, marxist, leadership, murder, evil man, cold war, political leader ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, year 1953 ...
Place: ussr, russia
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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: sinister, slasher, political thriller
Plot: dictator, erotica, atrocity, historical figure, psycho killer, president, murder victim, homicidal maniac, luxury, ambassador, mass murder, political repression ...
Place: africa, uganda
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, sincere, political ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom drama, courtroom, psychologist, nazi, execution, legal, war crime, military, politics, nazism, judge ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england, germany
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, political, sincere, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, suicide, rebellion, idealism, irish republican army, police brutality, suffering, protest, prison life, prisoner, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, intense, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, hotel, against humanity, ethnic conflict, cruelty, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo, tanzania
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, introspection, teenage life, youth, soldier, missing person, alzheimer's disease, teenage boy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
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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: futuristic, philosophical, stylized, intense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: distopia, revolution, revenge, vengeance, fighting the system, freedom, society, vigilante, superhero, rebellion, vigilantism, mysterious character ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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