Military dictatorship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant military dictatorship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, political and psychological films and TV shows about / with military dictatorship, politics, torture, military, suspense, dictatorship, kidnapping, revolution, nude and violence plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in USA, Argentina, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as military dictatorship: Garage Olimpo (1999), A Twelve-Year Night (2018), The Wolf House (2018), Imagen latente (1987), Caged Women (1980), Koblic (2016), Ernesto (2017), Sudamerican Rockers (2014), Of Love and Shadows (1994), The Lady (2011).

List of military dictatorship movies

Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: political, realistic, serious, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: military dictatorship, torture, kidnapping, politics, state terrorism, gender, intrigue, totalitarian regime, coming of age, victim, capitalism, revolution ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, tense, political ...
Plot: politics, prison, military dictatorship, political prisoner, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, writers, criminal justice, violent, male objectification ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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The Wolf House (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror
Country: Chile, Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: stop motion, military dictatorship, wolf, suspense, colony, runaway, political prisoner, fleeing, political unrest, political persecution, running for your life, nightmare ...
Place: chile, germany
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Imagen latente (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Pablo Perelman.
Plot: photographer, physical abuse, flashback, fear, death, husband wife relationship, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, brother, memory, insecurity, abuse of power ...
Time: 80s
Place: santiago chile, chile
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Caged Women (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band together to try to overthrow Carla and escape the island.
Style: erotic
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, lesbian sex, prison, nude, nude fight, brothel, corruption, gang rape, island prison, forced labor, sexual intercourse ...
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Koblic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tomás Kóblic, a former pilot and captain of the Argentinian Navy, disobeys an order and becomes a fugitive in order to survive. He chooses to hide in a small town in the south of the country, where his presence will catch the attention of the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting
Plot: suspense, military dictatorship, haunted by the past, military, guilty conscience, colonel, murder, airplane, dog, operation condor, sex scene, pilot ...
Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: argentina
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Ernesto (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Cuba
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Freddy Maemura Hurtado, a second-generation Japanese-Bolivian, heads to Cuba to study medicine. He meets revolutionist Che Guevara. When civil war breaks out in Bolivia, he decides to join Guevara’s revolutionary army under the name of “Ernesto ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: imperialism, military, heroism, freedom fighter, coup d'etat, betrayal, soldier, traitor, military dictatorship, american imperialism, revolution, police officer ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, ussr, japan, hiroshima japan
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Sudamerican Rockers (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three teens start a band in the late 1970s, this is the beginning of the famous musical group; Los Prisioneros.
Style: touching, suspenseful
Plot: real life, teenager, love, rock band, military dictatorship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, friendship, high school, friendship between men, teenage love, teenage sex ...
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Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: dictatorship, politics, lust, photographer, military, hospital, distopia, rebellion, male nudity, nude, god, secrets ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, spain, south america, california
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The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Thailand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental, feminist film ...
Plot: politics, election, military dictatorship, resistance, leadership, human spirit, tragic love, social activist, selflessness, idealism, forceful separation, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1947 ...
Place: burma, france, asia, oxford university
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American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The life of American woman Mildred Gillars and her lawyer, who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II, Mildred’s story exposes the dark underbelly of the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, inspirational
Plot: nazi, world war two, collaborator, female protagonist, propaganda, military dictatorship, national socialism, political propaganda, nazi propaganda, wartime, post war, spy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, washington d.c.
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: political, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, society, revolution, parents and children, state affairs, political unrest, haunted by the past, secret, intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, bolivia
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Colonia (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: psychological, harsh, exciting, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: suspense, cult, religious fanatic, kidnapping, religion, genocide, escape, torture chamber, torture, prison, survival, abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, germany, south america, new jersey, latin america
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Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, suspense, compassion, father daughter relationship, revolution, sex crime, intrigue, revolutionary, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, year 1976
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, italy, latin america, venice ...
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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: realistic, political, talky, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, kidnapping, freedom, revolution, brutality, betrayal, male nudity, idealism, life philosophy, runaway, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, california, berlin germany, lisbon portugal ...
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1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: democracy, interrogation, torture, police brutality, political corruption, protest, korean history, historical event, cover up, police investigation, murder, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: south korea, seoul
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Days of 36 (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The assassin of a prominent trade unionist takes a conservative MP hostage and the government prevaricates over tactics so as not to alienate potential political allies.
Plot: anarchist, poison, hostage, kidnapping, politician, military dictatorship, politics, assassination, execution, interwar period, drug dealer, drug trade ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: greece, europe
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The Clan (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box-office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based on one of the most shocking crimes in the country’s history, the Puccio Clan ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, social
Plot: ransom, suspense, murder, abduction, hostage, violence, arrest, family relations, organized crime, family reunited, kidnapping, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Argentina, 1985 (2022)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Argentina, UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a David-vs-Goliath battle and under constant threat, Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and their young legal team of unlikely heroes dared to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to ...
Plot: court, military dictatorship, brutality, cold war era, true crime, suppression, politics, judge, mother daughter relationship, investigation, bomb threat, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1985, year 1984, 80s
Place: argentina
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Marighella (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Afro-Brazilian poet and politician, the legendary Carlos Marighella. Driven to fight against the erosion of civil and human rights following the CIA-backed military coup of 1964 and the brutal, racist right-wing dictatorship that followed, the ...
Plot: escape, journalism, violent, dictatorship, racial issues, military dictatorship, torture, fascism, fictional biography, male nudity, kidnapping, communist ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, northeast brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.
Style: romantic, disturbing, touching, social, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, boys love, gay asian, gay couple, gay interest, gay bashing, self discovery, homosexual, first love, gay son ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 2020s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, ontario canada
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Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, suspense, adaptation, state affairs, haunted by the past, heroes, leadership, doctor, revolution, justice, lone hero, jungle ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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Tunnel of Bones (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on a real event, this is the spectacular escape of seven prisoners in 1991 from the Villa Devoto prison in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the process of digging a tunnel to escape, they make a bizarre and frightening discovery just as they are ...
Plot: prisoner, jail, military dictatorship, true crime, prison escape, escaped prisoner, prison, tunnel, mistrust, violence, suspense, ends with biographical notes
Time: year 1991
Place: buenos aires argentina
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Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The film narrates the love between Janaina and a native warrior who, when dying, takes the form of a bird. For six centuries, the story of the couple survives through four stages in the history of Brazil: 1500, when the country was discovered by the ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, serious, adult animation ...
Plot: heroes, true love, immortality, state affairs, escapades, supernatural, political unrest, rape, life is a bitch, master warrior, lovers reunited, impossible love ...
Time: future, year 1968, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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The Man Standing Next (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bad ending
Plot: assassination of president, politics, dictator, assassination, suspense, tragedy, betrayal, state terrorism, spy, intelligence agency, hearing, military dictatorship ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: south korea, seoul, washington d.c., east asia, usa ...
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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, military dictatorship, injustice, realism, couples, society, life is a bitch, couple relations, factory, parents and children, working class, class struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
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Enthusiasm (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: El Entusiasmo/Enthusiasm begins in 1984, when Guillermo (Alvaro Rudolphi) introduces two of his friends to each other -- Fernando (Alvaro Escobar) and Isabel (Maribel Verdu). A decade later, Fernando and Isabel have a son, and they join forces with ...
Plot: ambition, female nudity, greed, childhood friend, drug dealer, idealist, tourism, economics, history of chile, military dictatorship, marriage, politics ...
Time: year 1984, year 1994
Place: chile
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The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage is a television series broadcast in the United States by NBC and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with Walt Disney Television. This show originated as a TV-movie. The program originally ...
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: pirate, ghost, good deed, con artists, castle, island, ghost hunter, fictional country, love interest, flirting, laser gun, womanizer ...
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Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his ...
Plot: military dictatorship, freedom, communist, revolution, curfew, patriotism, torture, music teacher, poetry, martial law, persian, censorship ...
Place: iran
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Amnesia (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dreaming of a better life, a young woman leaves her country home and moves to the city where she only finds trouble.
Plot: military dictatorship, operation condor, prisoner, escape, bus, military, fire, journalist, rain, flashback, soldier, conscience ...
Place: chile
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