Civil unrest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant civil unrest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, captivating, realistic, harsh, political and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with civil unrest, murder, suspense, society, death, brutality, violence, catastrophe, blood and protest plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as civil unrest: Gangs of New York (2002), Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Enforcement (2020), Huss (2021), Awakening of Insects (2019), Brutus vs César (2020), Even the Rain (2010), Joker (2019), Dear Comrades! (2020), Michael Collins (1996).

List of civil unrest movies

Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: tense, stylized, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gang, gangsters, vengeance, organized crime, street gang, violent, crime boss, betrayal, courage, racism, gang war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 50s, 1840s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, surreal, parody, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, lone hero, mob boss, gang, kung fu fighting, gangsters, fight, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, shanghai, asia
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Enforcement (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers, Jens and Mike, are on routine patrol in Svalegården's ghetto when news of Talib's death comes in over the radio, igniting ...
Style: tense, captivating, perverse
Plot: gang, police partner, riot, police officer, trapped, civil unrest, partners, urban ghetto, showdown, struggle for survival, criminal gang, partners against crime ...
Place: copenhagen
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Huss (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: When Katarina Huss starts as a police officer, she must learn to cope with the hard everyday life on the streets of Gothenburg. At the same time, her colleagues seem to be hiding something and soon she is drawn into a tangle of corruption and ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police officer, police, policewoman, female protagonist, disorder, fighting crime, corruption, civil unrest, police station, suspense, coworker
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
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Awakening of Insects (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: Set during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in 1941, the drama follows Chen Shan who was forced to be a Japanese spy to save his younger sister who was held in captive; and his journey to become a patriotic fighter.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: society, conflict, fight, ethnic conflict, civil unrest, patriotism, suspense, fight for supremacy, battles, patriot, public, world war two ...
Place: china
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Brutus vs César (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Faced with the tyranny of Caesar who acts as absolute master over Rome, Senators Rufus and Cassius form a plot to assassinate him.
Style: not serious, light, humorous, absurd, psychotronic ...
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient history, goofy hero, conspiracy, assassination plot, julius caesar, ancient rome, ambition, escapades, underdog, political conspiracy ...
Place: rome italy
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, political, tense, harsh ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, culture clash, society, rebellion, demonstration, prejudice, audition, unlikely friendships, mentor, self discovery, protest ...
Time: year 2000, 70s, 21st century
Place: bolivia, south america, spain, california, latin america
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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: thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, villain, suspense, mental disorder, social problems, loneliness, psychological trauma, psycho, revenge, character change, insanity, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles
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Dear Comrades! (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, psychological, art film
Plot: brutality, communism, communist party, rebellion, riot, mother daughter relationship, labor union, labor strike, oppression, suspense, tyrant, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1962, 60s
Place: ussr, russia
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, brutal, harsh, intense, factual ...
Plot: politics, war, terrorism, fight, civil war, irish history, fighting the system, irish republican army, british empire, irish, secret service, treason ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, post world war one
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, london, israel ...
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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, police brutality, conspiracy, violence, corruption, haunted by the past, uncover truth, post apocalypse, serial killer, computer ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, military, technology, science, chase, heroes, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, escapades, survival, super soldier, distopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: virginia, usa, eastern europe, new york
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, enigmatic, atmospheric, sexy, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, investigation, apostle, interrogation, messiah, jesus, resurrection, christian, religion, roman soldier, religious, faith ...
Time: biblical epic, 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, egypt, spain, rome italy, latin america ...
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 111 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, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, rebellion, politics, terrorism, protest, ethnic conflict, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, social decay ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, california, england, israel, europe ...
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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, melancholic, cerebral, sexual ...
Plot: utopia, anarchist, rebellion, politics, runaway, relationships, destiny, culture clash, immortality, greed, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france, poland, switzerland, geneva switzerland, france ...
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Esterno Notte (part I) (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and assassination of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro by Red Brigades terrorists
Style: factual
Plot: corruption, cold war, years of lead, negotiation, politician, secret meeting, fear of death, prime minister, grandfather grandson relationship, unhappy marriage, seer, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, political ...
Plot: politics, discrimination, rebellion, society, lifestyle, teachers and students, righting the wronged, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, injustice, high school ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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Clash (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Egypt, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inspired by a real event , Clash takes place almost entirely in a riot van during a demonstration in Cairo after the removal of President Morsi in 2013.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, political
Plot: suspense, muslim, arab, humiliation, death, journalist, riot, chaos, lynching, muslim girl, civil unrest, actor ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s
Place: egypt, africa, cairo egypt, north africa
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In Dubious Battle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, political
Plot: strike, class struggle, rebellion, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, idealism, landowner, intrigue, suspense, christmas, world war one, countryside ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california
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Goodbye World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a mysterious cyber-attack cripples civilization, a group of old college friends and lovers retreat to a remote country cabin, where they must cope with an uncertain future while navigating the minefield of their shared past.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, apocalyptic, captivating, dystopian
Plot: survival, apocalypse, chaos, social relations, human nature, couple relations, cyberspace, group of friends, terrorism, husband wife relationship, isolated house, house ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, washington d.c.
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychedelic, sexy, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, family outing
Plot: freedom, anti war, music, artist, hippie, love, vietnam war, political unrest, dancing, cultural difference, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, liverpool, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: idealism, society, cafe, dishonesty, friendship, mental illness, politics, protest, police brutality, musician, character study, political corruption ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, sexy, rough, visually appealing, road movie ...
Plot: religion, revolution, politics, fighting the system, liberation theology, nude, french, death, poverty, christian, corruption, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: poland, tokyo, berlin germany, belgium, europe ...
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Queenie (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.
Style: multicultural
Plot: hollywood, movie star, abandoned by father, rags to riches, incestuous desire, civil unrest, biracial, bullying, murder, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film producer ...
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Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa's political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she ...
Style: political, feminist film, political thriller
Plot: women, anarchist, world war one, woman, revolutionary, communism, social problems, protest, marxism, reform, socialist, judaism ...
Time: year 1916
Place: germany, berlin germany
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: disturbing, depressing, apocalyptic, controversial, captivating ...
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, pandemic, disaster, natural disaster, railway, quarantine, peril, virus, farm ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
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What to Do in Case of Fire? (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At ...
Style: political, compassionate, melancholic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, friendship, bomb, fighting the system, terrorism, investigation, suspense, unlikely friendships, destiny, radical, anarchist, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 2000s
Place: germany, berlin germany, rio de janeiro, brazil, europe
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Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: suspenseful, bloody, exciting, melancholic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, rape, revenge, prison, childbirth, murder, female killer, female protagonist, samurai, female assassin, female warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the ...
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, atomic bomb, distopia, disaster, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, suspense, redneck, military, survival horror ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, rebellion, folk hero, murder, rebelliousness, vengeance, revolution, loss of wife, society, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, price of justice ...
Time: 16th century, future
Place: france, europe
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