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, captivating, stylized, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with revolution, rebellion, state affairs, politics, society, rebelliousness, mentor, betrayal, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as revolution: V for Vendetta (2005), The Patriot (2000), Snowpiercer (2013), Cromwell (1970), Che: Part One (2008), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Divergent (2014), Les Mis?rables (2012), Under Fire (1983), Before Night Falls (2000).

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: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, future dystopia, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, 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: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, american revolution, 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, resistance, snow, social differences, society, train, vestiges of humanity, social class ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, military, intrigue, royal family, against the odds, leadership, battles, society, rebellion, rivalry ...
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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, communism, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, army, doctor, idealism, rebellion, society, recruit, historical character ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, oppression, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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 6.7
 403K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: youth, survival, danger, rebellion, fighting the system, society, mentor, young heroes, training, rebelliousness, heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, escapades, love and romance, ex convict ...
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, suspenseful, serious, emotional ...
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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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, realistic, serious, emotional, factual ...
Plot: aids, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, poet, gay slur, artist, writer's life, childhood, idealism, freedom ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, caribbean, havana cuba
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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, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, survival, rebellion, future dystopia, strong female character, against the odds, danger, society, social decay, adventure, revolution, heroes ...
Time: future
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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, sexual ...
Plot: erection, kidnapping, revolution, terrorist, sex, rebellion, political unrest, power relations, gang, s&m, state affairs, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe, middle east, berlin germany, usa ...
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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: family saga, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 70s, 30s, 20s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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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, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, war, adventure, espionage, political intrigue, gunfight, covert operation ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
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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: revolution, french, rescue, adventure, partners, danger, rebelliousness, heroes, rivalry, gunslinger, gunfight, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, death row, intrigue, fighting the system, royal family, battles, 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, cia, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, rebellion, society, recruit, military, rebel ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, year 1967
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, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, revolution, state affairs, intrigue, society, political unrest, dishonesty, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: gambling, politics, revolution, gambler, political unrest, cons and scams, romance, society, rebelliousness, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, anti heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
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 7.0
 32K
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, cia, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, misfit, rise to the top, political activism, political satire, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, warrior, gladiator, death, strong sexual content, rebel, sword and sandal, sword fight, gory ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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Alien Apocalypse (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An astronaut doctor Ivan Hood and his fellow astronaut Kelly return from their mission in space to find the world has been taken over by aliens. Now Dr. Ivan Hood and Kelly must lead a revolution to free the human slaves from their alien masters.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, revolution, save the world, alien encounter, chaos, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, chases and races, future dystopia, space wars ...
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, war, militant, rebellion, death row, downfall, politics, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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 7.5
 41K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, queen, love affair, love triangle, king, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, coup d'etat, marriage, rebellion, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
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 6.2
 1K
Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, revolution, rescue, danger, crimes, political corruption, rebelliousness, political conspiracy, dishonesty, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
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 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: war, soldier, battles, adventure, revolution, independence, rebellion, politics, danger, rivalry, human spirit, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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 8.0
 83K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: touching, offbeat, surreal, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: muslim, coming of age, revolution, childhood, idealism, depression, freedom, morality, hypocrisy, neighbor, protest, exile ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, austria, moscow russia ...
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, politics, rebelliousness, leadership, political unrest, rebellion, military, state affairs, heroes, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, biting
Plot: diplomat, kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, revolution, politics, starting over, political unrest, alcoholic, adultery, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paraguay, latin america, south america, argentina
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