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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with revolutionary, revolution, politics, murder, political unrest, rebellion, society, police, female nudity and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
revolutionary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as revolutionary: Carlos (2010), The Liberator (2013), Quito 2023 (2013), Patria (2020), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Where Once We Walked (2011), Exiled in America (1992), Deep West (1971), Taiwan Canasta (1985), Prime Time Soap (2011).

List of revolutionary movies

Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, crimes, danger, radical, leader, wanted, mission, hostage situation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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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, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, war, military, rebellion, leadership, ambition, folk hero, state affairs, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, colombia, andes mountains, madrid ...
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: revolutionary, coup d'etat, revolution, military, dictatorship, power struggle, war, distopia, subversion, underground, dystopic future
Time: future, near future
Place: south america
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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: suspense, disturbing, sad, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, terrorist group, conflict, revolutionary, socialism, murder, woman in danger, death, conspiracy, police, friendship ...
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
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, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, young man, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 60s, year 1952 ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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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, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, revenge, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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Exiled in America (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His wife gets a job at a local diner run by one of ...
Plot: torture, exile, revolutionary, diner, butt naked, mooning, sanctuary, cia, hiding place
Place: central america, united states, usa
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Deep West (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Yankee gunman, Hallelujah, is hired by Mexican Juarista, General Ramirez to confiscate a case of jewels to fund the revolution. For this, Hallelujah will receive a percentage. But other parties are interested in the case and when they turn out to ...
Plot: revolutionary, saved from execution, mexican revolution, shot to death, carriage, shooting, jail cell, street shootout, secret service agent, monk, explosion, gun ...
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Taiwan Canasta (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once one of the leaders of the 1968 protests, Sasa Belopoljanski is now an out-of-work architect who makes "movers" for living, some funny little mediapan mobiles which nobody takes seriously but him. Dreaming about the honest world free ...
Plot: revolutionary, architect, art gallery, game show, mogul, construction, exhibition, corruption, pornography, idealism, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, belgrade
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Prime Time Soap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Brazil, in 1978, under the dictatorship, the country lives the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy life of Dancin' Days, a prime time soap. After a fatal incident, Amanda, a high-class prostitute addicted to TV, and her maid Dora, are ...
Plot: revolutionary, prostitute, disco, dictatorship, diplomat, attempted rape, love, murder, coming of age, gay, dancing, gay interest ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
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Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: desert, revolutionary, student, arab, confined, daring rescue, chase, fugitives, military, rebellion, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east
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Texas, Adios (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tough gun-man Burt Sullivan (Franco Nero) leaves his job as a town sheriff to go to Mexico to find the man, Cisco, who killed his father many years ago. He and his younger brother arrive in a small town where everybody is afraid of Cisco who has ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolutionary, murder, gunfight, sheriff, vigilantism, track down, siblings relations, political unrest, old west, vengeance, haunted by the past, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, latin america, mexico
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The Raspberry Reich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the Baader-Meinhof gang, a film about modern left Germans adopting the culture of extreme left-wing movements of the 1970s. East German dominatrix Gudrun leads a revolutionary gang of her own in Berlin. She has her men kidnap the son of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: erection, gays and lesbians, revolution, kidnapping, rebellion, state affairs, gang, power relations, s&m, rebelliousness, political unrest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, middle east, berlin germany ...
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: pornographer, lust, sex, porn industry, relationship vs career, eroticism, sexual relations, filmmaking, estrangement, family relations, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, danger, journalism, media, crimes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, mexico city, algeria, rio de janeiro, portugal ...
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: soccer, false accusation, murder, kidnapping, terrorism, on the run, danger, politics, false accusations, dictatorship, wrongful imprisonment, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Savage Sisters (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader they are working with double crosses them. A tough cop and her ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: island, revolution, revolutionary, tough law enforcer, confined, siblings relations, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, escape ...
Time: 70s
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, society, political unrest, wartime life, sexual content, coming of age, state affairs, rebellion, youth, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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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: surreal, touching, feel good, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, revolution, hotshot hero, fencing, surrealism, rose, high school, school, revolutionary, gender identity, love and romance, youth ...
Place: japan
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Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, chaos, survival, catastrophe, deadly, escapades, danger, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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1942: A Love Story (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, revolution, revolutionary, orphan, love and romance, state affairs, society, young lovers, romance, politics, small town life, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, artist, jealousy, lesbian love, disability, lesbian interest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
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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: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, trial, judge, journalist, police brutality, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, mexico city, west berlin west germany ...
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We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: tense, serious, factual, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, italian history, political unrest, rebellion, society, rebelliousness, battles, revolution, historical event, occupation, execution, repression ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 1800s, 1840s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, southern italy, naples italy
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Stork (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stork is a gangly young man, a virgin with an overactive imagination who thinks he’s a revolutionary. Bored with a design job at General Motors Holden in Melbourne, he drops out and moves into a share house with his mate Westy. He daydreams his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: virgin, boredom, revolutionary, female nudity, shower, farce, wedding, imagination
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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Smoke (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of Americans who live together in an old mansion somewhere in Sweden spend their time between working at the local airplane plant and hanging out with their revolutionary friends. Smoke has something going with his boss's daughter, but ...
Plot: labor strike, hippie, revolutionary, police, murder, rifle, boss, sex, female nudity, dog, pot smoking
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, crime, escape, prison life, cons and scams, stoners, militant, confined, unlikely partners, crimes, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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The Colour of Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: plague, shepherd, epilepsy, supernatural, self discovery, danger, romance, supernatural ability, society, life is a bitch, miraculous event, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mongolia, asia
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The Snail's Strategy (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia, Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of tenants living in an old house are confronted with having to move out due to a renovation project the city has undertaken. The tenants decide to unite and come up with a strategy, but in the process—while the landlord and his aggressive ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: miraculous event, lawyer, social differences, vengeance, against the odds, estate, injustice, farm, eviction, life is a bitch, social misfits, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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