Riot movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant riot movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, tense, serious, realistic, visually appealing and intense films and TV shows about / with riot, murder, brutality, violence, death, danger, storytelling, corpse, blood and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as riot: We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014), '71 (2014), King of Devil's Island (2010), Scum (1979), Union of Salvation (2019), Greenland (2020), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Queen & Slim (2019), Train to Busan (2016), Bright (2017).

List of riot movies

We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: xenophobia, racism, riot, group of friends, angry mob, politician, fear, arson, crimes, society, couples, hate crime ...
Time: year 1992
Place: germany
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 7.2
 51K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, war, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
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King of Devil's Island (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: punishment, prison life, island, beating, child abuse, sexual abuse, humiliation, juvenile detention, riot, escape attempt, rebellion, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: norway, eastern europe, scandinavia, poland, japan
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 7.6
 10K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, cult film ...
Plot: rebellion, prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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Union of Salvation (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - ...
Style: suspense, realistic, exciting
Plot: russian empire, rebellion, czar, army, russian revolution, power struggle, military officer, riot, cold weather, pledge of allegiance, confined, champagne ...
Place: russia
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 6.4
 63K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, serious ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, comet, end of the world, disaster film, bunker, survival, diabetic, catastrophe, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, paris france, florida, atlanta georgia, sydney australia ...
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: factual, political, thought provoking, suspense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, riot, courtroom, trial, protest march, black panther party, politician, counterculture, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1994, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, oakland california, ohio, connecticut, mississippi river ...
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 7.1
 25K
Queen & Slim (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An exploration of America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story. The film centers on a black man and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a ...
Style: road movie, exciting, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: police officer killed, first date, racist cop, on the run, police officer, dysfunctional family, riot, attorney, swat team, shot to death, society, chase ...
Place: florida, cuba, cleveland ohio
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 7.6
 168K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie attack, survival horror, train, survival, quarantine, living dead, violence, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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 6.3
 170K
Bright (2017)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Style: light, tense, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: elf, buddy cop, magical, two man army, bodyguard, interracial couple, police, alternate world, resurrection, black magic, urban fantasy, stylized violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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 5.3
 65K
Robin Hood (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Hungary
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: robin hood, archer, origin of hero, money, heroes, medieval, bow and arrow, sheriff, archery, thief, love, crossbow ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, arabia
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 6.5
 42K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: skinhead, neo nazi, terrorist, fbi, anti fascist, undercover, justice, patriot, islam, fascism, conspiracy, politics ...
Time: year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 79K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
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, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, southeast asia, canada, middle east ...
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, dark humor, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, road trip, end of the world, loneliness, profanity, romance, bittersweet, friendship, catastrophe, fate of humanity, childhood sweetheart, old love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
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 7.6
 502K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, conspiracy, neo noir, superhero, parallel world, anti hero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, human nature, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1971, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, russia, antarctica, new york ...
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 6.3
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, ancient rome, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, greece, italy ...
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, army, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 640K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, human nature, racism, alien race, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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 6.4
 122K
Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, future dystopia, distopia, epidemic, pandemic, immortality, plague, vestiges of humanity, supernatural, cure, starvation, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019, near future
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 6.8
 373K
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, humorous, inspirational, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: wish come true, god, miraculous event, chosen one, responsibility, supernatural ability, deal, supernatural power, god or devil, switching roles, redemption, divine intervention ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mount everest
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 6.5
 26K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, negotiation, starvation, pianist, desert, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: africa, london, england, ethiopia, cambodia ...
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 7.2
 66K
Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, love and romance, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy ...
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 6.1
 1K
Bye (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Seville, Juan is starting to enjoy his weekends outside of prison when tragedy strikes: his little girl is killed in what looks like an accident.
Plot: revenge, money, corruption, investigation, vengeance, prosecution, assassination, murder, drug dealer, runaway, riot, prison ...
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 4.6
 1K
Paris Is Us (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dreams and reality collide as a young woman navigates a tumultuous relationship amid rising social tensions, protests and tragedies in Paris.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: fear, teenager, terrorist attack, struggle, terrorism, non professional cast, economic crisis, blonde girl, youth, police, french, riot ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: paris france
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 7.6
 10K
Dogs of Berlin (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 542 min.
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Story: A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, brutal
Plot: partners, football player, police protagonist, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, riot, racism, cheating, death, dishonesty, neo nazi ...
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The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Morocco, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, witness, murder investigation, murder, police detective, member of parliament, riot, hotel, revolution, intrigue, twists & turns, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, chosen one, tough girl, chase, good versus evil, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution, resistance ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 95K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, small town, dark fantasy, supernatural, zombie, witch, medium, best friends, heroes, danger, imaginary ...
Place: usa
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Half Past Dead 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Long time inmate Twitch (Kurupt) gets himself transfered to a tougher prison than the re-opened Alcatraz. He claims it's to be closer to his lady but his real motives are a bit more grandiose. There he crosses paths with Burke (Bill Goldberg) a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, manhunt, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, prison life, leadership, fighting the system, soldier, heroes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.0
 74K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, infected, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
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