Revolutionary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant revolutionary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, tense, serious, realistic, psychological and political films and TV shows about / with revolutionary, revolution, murder, betrayal, society, rebellion, mentor, politics, fight and fighting the system plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
revolutionary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as revolutionary: Carlos the Jackal (2010), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Reds (1981), The Liberator (2013), Girl Revolution Utena (1997), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Patria (2020), The Pornographer (2001), Snowpiercer (2013).

List of revolutionary movies

Carlos the Jackal (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, gunfight, politics, character study, leader, wanted, radical, mission, cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, lebanon, middle east, south america, syria ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, political, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, revolutionary, russian revolution, love triangle, communism, reporter, writers, adaptation, love story, idealism, world war one ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: russia, california, new york, st. petersburg russia, usa ...
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, political, tense ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, military, war, battles, rebellion, leadership, ambition, folk hero, state affairs, leader, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era, 18th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, madrid, colombia ...
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Girl Revolution Utena (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Revolutionary Girl Utena is a manga by Chiho Saito and anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The manga serial began in the June 1996 issue of Ciao and the anime was first broadcast in 1997. The anime and manga were created simultaneously, but, despite ...
Style: anime, stylized, touching, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, revolution, high school, lgbt, incest, revolutionary, fencing, school, duel, bisexuality, surrealism, fictional reality ...
Place: japan
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, art house, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: revolution, torture, military, muslim, bomb, protest, resistance, terrorism, freedom, french algerian war, war, politics ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, algeria, france, italy, paris france ...
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: road movie, touching, political, inspirational, breathtaking ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, travel, poverty, freedom, revolutionary, revolution, road trip, young man, politics, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, south america, argentina, chile, peru ...
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Patria (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A look at the impact of Spain’s Basque conflict on ordinary people on both sides, such as the widow of a man killed by the ETA who returns to her home village after the 2011 ceasefire between the separatist group and the Spanish government, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, sad ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorist group, terrorism, conflict, revolutionary, eta terrorist group, friendship, suspense, murder, conspiracy, police, woman in danger ...
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The Pornographer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: porn industry, oral sex, sex, lust, adult filmmaking, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, sex scene, explicit sex, relationship vs career, parent child relationship, filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, allegory, tense, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, distopia, survival, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, social differences, winter, class struggle, society, snow ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, year 2014, 2010s ...
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Quito 2023 (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is the year 2023. Quito has been walled by Leonardo Ponce, a military dictator that took control of the city in the early 2010's. A group of revolutionaries led by Marcos and Santiago are on the verge of giving a coup d'état. Just hours ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: revolutionary, coup d'etat, revolution, dictatorship, military, power struggle, war, distopia, underground, dystopic future, subversion
Time: future, near future
Place: south america
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: affectionate, intense, stylized, melancholic, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, cowboy, bounty hunter, mexican, landowner, manhunt, bandit, train, revolutionary, civil war, revenge, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, new mexico, usa, arizona ...
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, painter, art, disability, painting, bohemian life, female artist, lesbian, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, canada, mexico city ...
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revenge, politics, revolutionary, socialist, unrequited love, lower class, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, year 1918, 1920s ...
Place: helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
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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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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: political, bleak, sexy, brutal, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rebellion, civil war, ira, war, politics, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, occupation, debate, british army ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, northern ireland, europe ...
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America: The Motion Picture (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.
Style: adult animation, ironic, thought provoking, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: american revolution, revolution, fight, teamwork, combat, revolutionary, political satire, fight for supremacy, battles, power struggle, showdown, irony ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, america
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Kira & El Gin (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The movie focuses on the fury state that was among the people in synchronization with the main event in Egypt: The Egyptian revolution "1919" which unites the fates of Kira and El Gin to participate in the struggle against the English ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, tense
Plot: revolution, fight, power struggle, suspense, war, battles, wartime life, wartime, rebellion, revolutionary, arabic
Place: egypt
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The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, 1860. A member of the imperial family is assassinated. A few days later, the writer Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij meets with Gusiev, a young man committed to a psychiatric hospital. Gusiev confesses that he took part in the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: writers, writer's life, historical character, murder, terrorist, historical figure, revolutionary, murderer, suspense, terrorist plot, murder investigation, private investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Angels of Revolution (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Five friends – a poet, an actor, a painter, an architect and a primitivist film director – are five red avant-garde artists who try to find the embodiment of their hopes and dreams in the young Soviet state. The Revolution is boiling up like a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, surreal
Plot: painter, revolutionary, social problems, arts and culture, friends, culture, counterculture, revolution, reindeer, killing an animal, snow, female nudity ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, ussr
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Florence Nightingale (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, christian film
Plot: nurse, nursing, female protagonist, medicine, fighting the system, society, revolution, social problems, physician, medical, revolutionary, british history ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Fly Me To The Saitama (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: People from Saitama Prefecture are persecuted and, because of this, they hide the fact that they are from there. In Tokyo, Momomi Hakuhodo (Fumi Nikaido) is a male high school student and the son of the Tokyo governor. Physically, Momomi Hakuhodo ...
Style: humorous, captivating, disturbing
Plot: discrimination, student, japanese school, class conflict, classism, revolution, class differences, high society, social activist, society, civil rights, revolutionary ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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The Road We Have Taken (2009)
Genre: War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Nation affairs, family affairs and outstanding soldiers In 1925, two brothers Yang Liren and Yang Chanqing successively left their home for Guangzhou to make a living. With the help of his elder sister Chanhua and CPC members Qu En and Qu Xia, ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: family problems, revolution, dysfunctional family, family conflict, social problems, military, showdown, wartime, wartime life, relationship problems, soldier, revolutionary ...
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Nokdu Flower (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set during the period of the 1894 Donghak Peasant Revolution against the Japanese, the drama tells the story of two half-brothers, one illegitimate and low born, and one, part of the pro-Japanese ruling elite, who find themselves on opposite sides ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, romantic
Plot: joseon dynasty, brothers, fight, peasant army, showdown, social problems, battles, revolutionary, power struggle, dysfunctional family, fight for supremacy, relationship problems ...
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Toussaint Louverture (2012)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Toussaint opposes the Spanish army and joins the French troops. On Saint-Domingue he succeeds to push the English back. He proclames himself as the gouvernor of Saint-Domingue. To restore the economy he takes a bold descision. He calls for the ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: slavery, colonialism, french colonialism, slave trader, french revolution, slave, fighting the system, slave trade, slave labor, historical event, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, haiti
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Joaquina, daughter of Tiradentes (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: "Liberdade Liberdade" focus on Brazil during the 18th and 19th century, specially after the "Inconfidência Mineira". The main character is Joaquina da Silva Xavier (Andréia Horta), daughter of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, o ...
Style: captivating, tense, novela
Plot: fight for supremacy, female protagonist, strong female lead, historical character, power struggle, historical figure, showdown, social relations, society, fighting the system, suspense, fight ...
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Bolívar: Una lucha admirable (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: This dramatization depicts the life -- and loves -- of Venezuelan Gen. Simón Bolívar who helped liberate several Latin American countries from Spain.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, political
Plot: latin american history, rebel leader, historical figure, historical character, legendary hero, ambition, fighting the system, political leader, society, revolutionary, lifestyle, leader ...
Time: victorian era, georgian era
Place: latin america
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Battalion (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: war, female soldier, frontline, female warrior, strong female lead, medieval, revolutionary, girl heroine, heroism, courage, femme fatale, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1917
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Monkey Warfare (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two ex-revolutionaries living underground have their lives turned upside down by a sexy young radical who goes from smashing SUVs to fighting gentrification with firebombs.
Style: semi serious, witty, sincere, humorous, light ...
Plot: vandalism, couples, anarchist, against the rules, unlikely partners, mysterious character, rebellion, love triangle, dull life, disorder, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Silent War (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, political unrest, war, undercover, blind man, disability, secret agents, misfit, secret movement, dishonesty, state affairs, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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