Coup movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coup movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with coup, politics, murder, coup d'etat, betrayal, danger, torture, state affairs, assassination and military plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
coup movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as coup: No Escape (2015), Mercenaries (2011), The Face Reader (2013), Midnight's Children (2012), Sometimes in April (2005), Trick or Cheat (1993), Kamchatka (2002), 3 Musketeers (2011), Seven Days in May (1964), K-12 (2019).

List of coup movies

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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Mercenaries (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andy Marlow, an ex British S.A.S serviceman turned mercenary, is sent into the Balkans after a military coup has arisen to rescue a U.S ambassador and his aide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Plot: coup, military, danger, daring rescue, war criminal, undercover, escapades, rescue mission, tough heroes, murder, mercenary, genocide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, balkan, europe
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The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royal court, coup, betrayal, head of state, society, dishonesty, politics, political unrest, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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Midnight's Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Canadian-Brith film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a pair of children born within moments of India gaining independence from England grow up in the country that is nothing like their ...
Style: captivating, surreal, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, political unrest, hopes, youth, coming of age, society, love and romance, rich and poor, siblings relations, coup, colonialism, liberation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, year 1957 ...
Place: india, asia, bombay india, bangladesh, kashmir ...
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, danger, state affairs, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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Trick or Cheat (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film depicts the events of 1964 when Nikita Khrushchyov was forcibly replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as a head of USSR.
Style: twists and turns, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, political, suspense
Plot: coup d'etat, power struggle, coup, kremlin, politician, society, traitor, political unrest, politics, betrayal, danger, rivalry ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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3 Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alexandra D'Artagnan, junior member of NSA uncovers a conspiracy that the goal is to assassinate the American president. Alexandra has secured the support of three famous and notorious international spies in order to stop the assassination.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, secret agent, break in, adventure, undercover, save the day, government agency, escapades, rivalry, assassination attempt, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea
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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, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, secret service, revolution, white house, betrayal, terrorism, espionage, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
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K-12 (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that’s hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other ...
Style: dark, disturbing, rough, captivating
Plot: dark heroine, female friendship, brainwashing, feminist, school play, cult, feminism, schoolgirl, boarding school, gothic horror, school, teacher ...
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The House of Flowers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The outward perfection of a family-run flower business hides a dark side rife with dysfunctional secrets in this darkly humorous comedy series.
Style: captivating, cynical, twists and turns, emotional, romantic
Plot: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, family business, intrigue, family relations, love and romance, coup, changing lives ...
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xXx: State of the Union (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, heroic mission, secret agents, undercover, daring rescue, race against time, government agency, save the day, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, virginia, u.s. capitol building
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Yona of the Dawn (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The legend of the Four Dragons and the origin of the land has been passed down for generations in the land of Kouka. Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been ...
Style: shoujo, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, dragon, running for your life, princess, save the kingdom, chase, prophecy, survival, escapades, romance, politics, coming of age ...
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, saga, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space opera, false accusation, space wars, assassination attempt, resistance, prejudice, teleportation, grudge, spacecraft, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, feel good, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: court intrigue, time travel, marriage proposal, romance, royal family, father son relationship, sister sister relationship, palace intrigue, palace, love triangle, brother brother relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, beijing china
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, martial arts, tragedy, betrayal, ambition, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, treason, political corruption, political prisoner, husband wife relationship, political unrest ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: military, music band, political unrest, musician's life, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, small town life, artists and showbiz, small town, state affairs, musician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, disturbing
Plot: heroism, military, freedom fighter, soldier, imperialism, betrayal, coup d'etat, military dictatorship, traitor, medical student, coup, pregnant woman ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, hiroshima japan, japan, soviet union
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Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.
Style: captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, monastery, gold, treasure hunt, inheritance, adventurer, obsessive quest, escapades, chases and races, adventure, journalism, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, turkey, constantinople, athens, latin america ...
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Sweet Country (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.
Plot: arrest, coup d'etat, military coup, socialism, female nudity, humiliation, death, coup, blackmail, military, assassin, dictatorship ...
Place: santiago de chile, chile, santiago chile
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Rain over Santiago (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a dictatorship that lasted until 1988 causing the deaths and ...
Plot: dictatorship, senator, journalism, coup d'etat, military coup, politics, tank, coup, history of chile, operation condor, president, cia ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: santiago de chile, chile, santiago chile
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Caligula and Messalina (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Messalina (played by gorgeous Betty Roland) is a power-hungry nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to become Empress of Rome. She brings herself to the attention of Caligula by battling in the gladiator arena and it is not long before she achieves ...
Style: erotic
Plot: lesbian incest, incestuous sex, animal sex, brother sister incest, peplum, ancient rome, assassination, gore, male nudity, donkey, male rape, woman kills a man ...
Time: 1st century
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Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Dark Knight returns for a fan-film that does Batman justice. "Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours" is a film that delves deep into the psyche of a seasoned Batman. Convinced Gotham City is in his able hands, Bruce Wayne learns ...
Plot: superhero, computer, female villain, knife, manhole, class differences, coup, trapped, terrorist plot, police, death, thief ...
Place: boston
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Gilgamesh (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison. The ...
Style: propaganda film, psychotronic, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, military, soldier, scientist, alien, assassination, politics, politician, murder, propaganda, distopia, masturbation ...
Place: vietnam
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The Lost Domain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in 1973 during the coup d'etat in Chile, Max recalls his encounters in London during Worl War II with French aviator Antoine, a childhood hero he first met in his native country one morning in 1932 and who initiated him to the wonders of ...
Plot: airplane, raf, pilot, memory, aviator, ghost, sky, villa, coup, mansion, childhood, aviation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: chile
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A Painting Lesson (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Chile, during the 60´s, the son of a poor single teenage girl turns out to be a gifted painter. The man to discover his talent is the owner of the drugstore that lies in the outskirts of the small rural town, next to the railroad. He himself is ...
Plot: painting, pharmacist, coup d'etat, countryside, single mother, military coup, coup, boy
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1973
Place: chile
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Mythopathy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is a movie following the coming-of-age for a boy; the story begins in the mid-60s, continues all through the 70s, and finishes in 1981. He is a creative young man facing the troubles of the first pangs of love and we observe the way he tries to ...
Plot: nostalgia, politics, photographer, coup, coming of age, peeping, posing nude
Time: 70s
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, queen, royal family, love affair, love triangle, royal court, high society, aristocracy, period piece, coup d'etat, tragic love, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, year 1968, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
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Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slave, leadership, heroes, society, state affairs, graphic violence, adventure, rescue, demolished city, chaos, religions or cults, social decay ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land
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