Leadership movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant leadership movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized and exciting films and TV shows about / with leadership, heroes, rivalry, society, destiny, betrayal, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as leadership: The 100 (2014), Gandhi (1982), The Originals (2013), Braveheart (1995), Below (2002), Lost (2004), Spartacus (2004), The Iron Lady (2011), The Transformers (1984), White Sun of the Desert (1970).

List of leadership movies

 7.8
 170K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, danger, leadership, space station, betrayal, young heroes, rivalry, rebellion, against the rules, youth, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
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 8.3
 104K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, werewolf, supernatural, magical, supernatural romance, immortality, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, leadership, adventure, ocean or sea, escapades, heroic mission, napoleonic wars, military, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, battleship, england, france
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 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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, rough, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, warrior, war, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, heroes, folk hero, vengeance, leadership, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 6.2
 20K
Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, submarine, navy, isolation, underwater, leadership, supernatural, survival, uncover truth, danger, mystery, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, battles, leadership, heroes, political unrest, cossack, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 8.4
 450K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: island, survival, destiny, adventure, danger, death, lost, leadership, air disaster, human nature, stranded, desert island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.8
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, leadership, adventure, rebellion, heroes, rise and fall, tragic hero, righting the wronged, human spirit, dishonesty, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
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 6.4
 95K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, political leader, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: androids and robots, alien encounter, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, evil alien, leadership, adventure, danger, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 21st century, future, 20th century
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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil War in Russian Asia for a number of years. After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, entertaining
Plot: desert, civil war, culture clash, leadership, red army, soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, society, justice, homesickness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s
Place: asia, russia, soviet union
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 1.9
 16K
Pledge This! (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At popular South Beach University, filthy rich super-snob Victoria English is the absolute queen of leading Greek student club, Sigma Sigma. In order to achieve her crowning ambition, winning FHM Magazine's annual best sorority, she must ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: sorority, college, leadership, friendship, fish out of water, college life, teenage love, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, miami, usa, france, florida
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Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: Under Paul ‘Muad'Dib’ Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, adventure, leadership, political unrest, danger, distant planet ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 51K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, secret, conspiracy, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, mystery, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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 6.2
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, leadership, state affairs, ambition, society, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, royal family, downfall, politics, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
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 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, breakdance, teenage love, romance, competition, university, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
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 5.6
 12K
Cadet Kelly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: military school, fish out of water, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, military base, leadership, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, disorder, cadet ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 6.1
 2K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, christianity, jewish, resurrection, hopes, religions or cults, society, leadership, sin, jesus christ, main character dies, judaism ...
Place: palestine
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: serious, epic, biblical, based on the bible, disturbing ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, heroes, leadership, hopes, state affairs, miraculous event, danger, oracle, society, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, holy land
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 7.4
 20K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, island, nuclear threat, military, captain, moral dilemma, power relations, treason, leadership, heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, politics, rebelliousness, political unrest, leadership, military, revolution, heroes, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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 4.4
 786
Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, religions or cults, teenage life, investigation, leadership, uncover truth, gory, suburbs, slasher, vampire, youth ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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 6.4
 4K
Knightriders (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.
Style: thought provoking, light, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: adventure, biker, gang, performer's life, friendship, escape from reality, desire for fame, social misfits, idealism, rivalry, leadership, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
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The Wild Angels (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic, realistic
Plot: biker, gang, hospital, on the road, buddies, leadership, violence spree, crimes, life is a bitch, tough heroes, down on your luck, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, italy, usa, europe, venice
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, secret service, treason, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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 7.6
 94K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, high school, nazism, dictatorship, teacher, suicide, dictator, society, teenage life, classmates ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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 7.7
 20K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, social differences, society, leadership, political unrest, ambition, war, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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 6.1
 29K
Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, ambition, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, master warrior, desert, adventure, precognition, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, uninhibited rivalry, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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