Revolution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant revolution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, dramatic and talky films and TV shows about / with revolution, rebellion, state affairs, death, society, politics, political unrest, brutality, betrayal and mentor plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as revolution: V for Vendetta (2005), The Patriot (2000), Snowpiercer (2013), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Cromwell (1970), Che: Part One (2008), I Am Cuba (1964), Les Mis?rables (2012), Under Fire (1983), The Lost City (2005).

List of revolution movies

 8.2
 963K
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, captivating, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, rebellion, mysterious character, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 7.2
 240K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, battles, american revolution, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 7.1
 246K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: futuristic, thought provoking, suspenseful, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, post apocalypse, survival, social differences, resistance, snow, society, vestiges of humanity, social class, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, bomb, military, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, protest, rebel, oppression, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, battles, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rebellion, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
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 7.2
 42K
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, stylized, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, army, dictatorship, execution, doctor, communism, idealism, rebellion, determination, exile, injury ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, rebellion, strong female character, adventure, against the odds, youth, danger, revolution, society, rivalry ...
Time: future
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 8.2
 7K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, political unrest, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, university ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
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 7.6
 289K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, emotional, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 7.0
 6K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, society, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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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, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, love and romance, rebellion, idealism, dictatorship, family problems, political unrest, chaos, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, poet, gay slur, artist, gay, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, caribbean, havana cuba
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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, politics, revolution, anti war, robbery, political unrest, trial, police brutality, journalist, judge, german, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, hamburg germany, bolivia ...
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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: serious, rough, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, state affairs, politics, family relations, military coup, dictatorship, war, rebelliousness, society, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
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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, biting ...
Plot: erection, kidnapping, revolution, terrorist, sex, rebellion, s&m, power relations, political unrest, gang, rebelliousness, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe, middle east, berlin germany, usa ...
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 4.8
 800
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, chaos, rebelliousness, military, idealism, rebellion, society, injustice, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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 6.8
 71K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, family in danger, race against time, survival, revolution, chaos, american abroad, u.s. embassy, political unrest, wrong place wrong time, hotel, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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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, realistic, touching, serious, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, revolution, village life, life is a bitch, rape, state affairs, village, society, mud, ripping clothes, female nudity, illiteracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, war, political intrigue, espionage, gunfight, covert operation ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
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 7.3
 4K
Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: island, rebellion, bank, racism, revolution, politics, betrayal, assassination, slavery, colonialism, british, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland, 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: revolution, dictatorship, resistance, poet, mystery, investigation, obsessive quest, train ride, amateur detective, mysterious character, life turned upside down, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, europe, spain, switzerland, lisbon portugal ...
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, soldier, revolution, betrayal, evacuation, tragic hero, tragic love, political unrest, society, wartime life, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, moscow russia, france, berlin germany ...
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, light, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, revolution, french, rescue, danger, partners, rivalry, rebelliousness, heroes, gunslinger, gunfight, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal court, royal family, master and servant, revolution, state affairs, power relations, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall, french revolution, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
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 5.8
 6K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: soldier, revolution, brutality, rebellion, leadership, political unrest, battles, danger, blood, martial arts, gunfight, sword ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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 7.5
 6K
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: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, death row, intrigue, polish, rebellion, society, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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 6.9
 31K
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, stylized, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cia, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, rebellion, capture, military, society, recruit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1967, 1960s
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, revolution, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, intrigue, society, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, political corruption, revolution, butterfly, government, siblings relations, vengeance, tragic love, love and romance, dishonesty, conspiracy, professor ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: dominican republic
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