Independence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant independence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with independence, state affairs, friendship, politics, rebellion, family relations, political unrest, society, military and freedom plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as independence: Come as You Are (2011), Cable Girls (2017), Gettysburg (1993), Viceroy's House (2017), Revolution (1985), Children of War (2014), Tumbbad (2018), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), John Adams (2008), Baby (2018).

List of independence movies

Come as You Are (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three young guys like wine and women. They tested wine with pleasure, but the second they have never been able to taste. Under the guise of a wine tour, the three plans a trip to Spain to finally have sex. Nothing will stop them. Certainly not the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, road movie
Plot: looking for sex, disability, independence, brothel, obsessive quest, buddies, self discovery, social misfits, misfit, on the road, young people, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: american revolution, independence, treason, assassination, military, political unrest, political conspiracy, rebellion, state affairs, revolution, americana, moral dilemma ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec, philadelphia
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 7.6
 12K
Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, workplace, women, telephone, love and romance, workplace romance, independence, job, woman, class differences, spanish civil war ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
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 7.6
 26K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, sincere, factual, captivating, touching ...
Plot: independence, democracy, palace, ceremony, servant, economics, colonialism, celebration, governor, politics, promise, school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1945, year 1933
Place: delhi, london, new delhi, pakistan, india
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel, starvation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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Children of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Children of War is a movie based on the true events of the 1971 Genocide. Can we, in search of power, become animals? A genocide; neglected! The first use of rape as a weapon of war; undocumented! The lives of millions; unaccounted! The culprits; ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: genocide, rape, independence, rape victim, brutality, islam, brother sister relationship, women's rights, liberation, women, cruelty, war for independence ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: bangladesh
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 8.3
 29K
Tumbbad (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: India, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: India, 1918. On the outskirts of Tumbbad, a cursed village where it always rains, Vinayak, along with his mother and his brother, care of a mysterious old woman who keeps the secret of an ancestral treasure which Vinayak gets obsessed with.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, scary
Plot: treasure, greed, father son relationship, evil, treasure hunt, mythology, gold coin, village, independence, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, tomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1947, year 1918
Place: india
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, skipping school, when the parents are away, family relations, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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 8.5
 29K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, president, freedom, human spirit, state affairs, head of state, army, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, england, paris france, massachusetts, philadelphia ...
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 6.8
 9K
Baby (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by a true story, this series follows a group of Roman teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence.
Style: erotic, romantic, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: alcohol, teenage prostitute, sex with a minor, drug use, party, friendship, society, school, family crisis, independence, high school student, high school ...
Place: rome italy
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 5.5
 146
Lost Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Roberts is about to graduate from a prestigious private college. The son of a corrupt Congressman, Perry has lost faith in all the things he held true - his family, girlfriend, and the American Dream. He finds himself emotionally bereft and ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, touching
Plot: self discovery, class differences, self destruction, friendship, rebellion, frustration, self destructing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug abuse, freedom, conformity, independence ...
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King of the Belgians (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a ...
Plot: road trip, disguise, man dressed as a woman, border crossing, king, political unrest, independence, royalty, incognito, prison, accident, man dressed as woman ...
Place: belgium, albania, balkan, turkey
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 6.4
 7K
Tanguy (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: living with parents, family life, nothing goes right, mama's boy, dark humor, breaking point, family problems, leaving home, parents and children, adult lives at home, psychoanalysis, independence ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, paris france, china, beijing china
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 7.3
 627
Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems, breakup, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
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If You Were Young: Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: If You Were Young: Rage highlights the other side of post-war Japanese prosperity, focusing on the throngs of young people who missed out on the boom. We follow a group of young men that can't seem to get ahead, despite their willingness to ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, social differences, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, society, crimes, hopes, youth, gang, city life, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Like Normal People (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, twists and turns, romantic
Plot: male female relationship, husband wife relationship, false accusation, independence, marriage, forbidden love, mentally unstable woman, love, true love, love and romance, dishonesty, society ...
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Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: family relations, on the road, obsessive quest, estrangement, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, hopes, golden years, parents and children, redemption, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, pacific ocean
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 6.6
 924
The Border (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out ...
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: military officer, military, fall in love, teacher, prisoner of war camp, violence, army, duty, independence, civil war, russian, border guard ...
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, ussr, soviet union
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 6.9
 3K
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hostage, rebellion, military, culture clash, political unrest, danger, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, state affairs, society, rebellion, colonialism, british, empire, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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 8.0
 220K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, idealism, freedom, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, rebel, protest, chaos, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Come As You Are (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, road movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: brothel, self discovery, paralysis, looking for sex, young people, escapades, friends, independence, friendship, buddies, disability, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 338
The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
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Independents' Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens invade, this time delivering a clear ultimatum. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the U.S. President and citizens decide if these aliens are to be trusted ...or feared.
Style: intense, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: alien invasion, spacecraft, aerial combat, invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, government official, teamwork, space and aliens, media coverage, battles, heroic mission ...
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 5.9
 221
Wonderland (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ten directors of a new generation of filmmakers tell how differently people in Switzerland cope with the worst imaginable disaster; the fact of being dependent on other countries.
Style: political, thought provoking, captivating, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: politics, immigrants, political unrest, swiss, german, border, french, european union, controversy, world politics, filmmaker, politician ...
Time: year 2015
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, war, military, rebellion, leadership, ambition, folk hero, state affairs, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, colombia, andes mountains, madrid ...
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 8.3
 972K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, war, courage, tragic hero, folk hero, leadership, idealism, heroes, love story, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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