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, thought provoking, realistic, serious and political films and TV shows about / with riot, murder, death, violence, brutality, chase, protest, gun, storytelling and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
riot movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as riot: No Escape (2015), Mother! (2017), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Greenland (2020), Reminiscence (2021), Train to Busan (2016), Scum (1979), Joker (2019), Detroit (2017), Queen & Slim (2019).

List of riot movies

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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, rebellion, riot, family, revolution, race against time, coup d'etat, violence, execution, american abroad, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, thailand, middle east, california ...
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Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, psychological, macabre, suspense, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, cannibalism, pregnant woman, uninvited guest, vandalism, riot, cult, brutality, house, nightmare, death of son ...
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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: political, factual, suspense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, riot, activist, jury, political protest, hippie, court, injustice, political activism, protest, political persecution, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, mississippi, oakland california, washington d.c., ohio ...
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Greenland (2020)
Genre: 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: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, comet, humanity in peril, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, panic, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, kentucky, atlanta georgia, usa ...
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Reminiscence (2021)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious ...
Style: neo noir, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: memory, flood, love, riot, femme fatale, future dystopia, environmental issue, female singer, veteran, piano, inheritance, nightclub ...
Time: near future, future
Place: miami, new orleans
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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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, virus, train, zombie attack, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, quarantine, father daughter relationship, survival horror, living dead ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, busan, korea, east asia, seoul
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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, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prison, racism, youth, rebellion, riot, revenge, corruption, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, violence, humiliation, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, psycho, social problems, insanity, psychological trauma, loneliness, mental patient, villain, evil clown, mental disorder, social decay, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: racism, police violence, police, murder, police brutality, motel, riot, racial tension, justice, racial segregation, fear, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1943, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
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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, thought provoking, exciting, sad, captivating ...
Plot: on the run, racist cop, police officer killed, first date, riot, dysfunctional family, police officer, running from police, black american, african american, attorney, swat team ...
Place: florida, cleveland ohio, miami, ohio, kentucky ...
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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: romantic, touching, road movie, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, end of the world, apocalypse, bittersweet, loneliness, romance, love, asteroid, friendship, catastrophe, dark humor, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
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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: neo noir, bleak, suspense, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, alternate reality, conspiracy, parallel world, superhuman powers, moral dilemma, good versus evil, masked vigilante, human nature, distopia, hidden identity, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, year 1985, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, los angeles, antarctica ...
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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, inspirational, funny, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: god, wish come true, divine intervention, supernatural ability, religion, supernatural power, chosen one, redemption, magic, wish fulfillment, dog, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
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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: philosophical, epic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, impossible love, political unrest, atheism, mathematics, ancient egypt, religions or cults, master and servant, medieval, historical character, christianity ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, ancient greece, rome italy, spain ...
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'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: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, war, irish republican army, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
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, visually appealing, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: prison life, punishment, island, juvenile detention, sexual abuse, prison, reform school, child abuse, rebellion, isolation, survival, riot ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: norway, scandinavia, poland, eastern europe, japan
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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, murder investigation, murder, riot, witness, crimes, hotel, police detective, member of parliament, intrigue, revolution, crooked cop ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: rough, bleak, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, rebellion, ethnic conflict, political unrest, state affairs, fighting the system, social problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, california, israel, europe ...
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Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, racism, black american, boy, prejudice, home invasion, fear, police, funeral, riot, satire, scam ...
Time: 50s
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American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: emotional, rough, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, social criticism, terrorism, father daughter relationship, bombing, husband wife relationship, hopelessness, teenage girl, hiding, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, stuttering ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa
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Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, cia, bomb, espionage, rogue agent, cia agent, investigation, gunfight, surveillance, spy, brutality ...
Place: france, paris france
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: spy, chase, espionage, rogue agent, cia agent, black ops, tough guy, cia, assassin, gunfight, lone hero, amnesia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, year 2016, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, athens greece, rome italy ...
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, art house, rough, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, skinhead, rebel, youth, drugs, violence, ghetto, urban ghetto life, police brutality, police, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, satire, u.s. army, military, soldier, paranoia, bomb, tank, fighter pilot, wartime, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: pearl harbor, california, los angeles, japan, usa ...
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anarchist, coming of age, teenage life, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, youth, society, working class, counterculture, politics, riot ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 60s, year 1971
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, florence
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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: realistic, exciting, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian empire, rebellion, army, czar, power struggle, cold weather, russian revolution, military officer, pledge of allegiance, riot, revolt, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, sexuality, sex, french, youth, brother sister incest, love triangle, rebellion, protest, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The French Dispatch (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
Style: touching, sentimental, funny, light, realistic ...
Plot: journalist, painter, artist, chef, magazine, bicycle, older woman teenage boy relationship, police, prostitute, journalism, female nudity, love and romance ...
Time: post world war two, 70s, year 1975
Place: kansas, france
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Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: nurse, hotel, organized crime, spy, cyberpunk, crime boss, female killer, survival, riot, murder, mysterious woman, top secret ...
Time: near future, future, 2020s
Place: los angeles
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London Town (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 14-year old boy’s life changes forever when his estranged mother introduces him to the music of The Clash in 1979 London.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: rock band, teenage protagonist, riot, songwriter, family relations, parents and children, mother son relationship, youth, friends, society, virgin, subculture ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
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