Tyranny movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tyranny movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with tyranny, murder, death, blood, violence, betrayal, battles, society, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tyranny: The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Cromwell (1970), The Breadwinner (2017), The Brand New Testament (2015), Locked Up (2017), Anthropoid (2016), Macbeth (2015), Dudes & Dragons (2015), I Am Cuba (1964), Hercules (2014).

List of tyranny movies

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, rough, captivating
Plot: rape, slavery, surrogate mother, violence against women, infertility, sexism, protest, totalitarianism, kidnapping, torture, violence, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, suspense
Plot: girl dressed as boy, father daughter relationship, disguise, arranged marriage, taliban, imprisonment, poverty, sexism, mother daughter relationship, civil war, prison, female protagonist ...
Place: afghanistan
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The Brand New Testament (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 114 min.
Story: God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, meditative, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: god, goddess, evil god, religion, philosophy, friendship, cynicism, destiny, tyranny, husband wife relationship, christianity, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: brussels, brussels belgium
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 3.8
 790
Locked Up (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an American teenager gets bullied at her school in Southeast Asia, she fights back--and gets sent to a reform school. But the "school" is more like a prison, and the young teenager must fend off predatory guards and menacing gangs to ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian cunnilingus, women in prison, violence, manipulation, death threat, prison, tyranny, desperation, torture, corruption, brutality, danger ...
Place: thailand
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 7.2
 43K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, nazi occupation, ss, nazi, world war two, brutality, german, betrayal, torture, friendship between men, suspicion ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: germany, prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia ...
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 6.6
 53K
Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, visually appealing, brutal ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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Dudes & Dragons (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When the powerful wizard, Lord Tensley, is jilted by Princess Ennogard, he vows to rid the land of love. He commands his fire-breathing dragon to destroy any sign of affection seen throughout the kingdom. As the death toll rises, Camilan, a brave ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, exciting
Plot: dragon, mission, bounty hunter, heroes, battles, inheritance, warrior, princess, creature, captivity, tyranny, magic ...
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Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: roman soldier, julius caesar, roman empire, rebellion, betrayal, corruption, invasion, decay, murder, emperor, tyranny, historian ...
Place: rome italy, england
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 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, police ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
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 6.0
 146K
Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic, visually appealing, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hercules, legends and myths, greek mythology, warrior, battles, mercenary, master warrior, battle, giant creature, heroes, torment, greek ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
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A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned in its home country but became an ...
Style: allegory
Plot: satire, picnic, freedom, bully, surrealism, tyranny, symbolism, conformity, hound dog, father son relationship, party, guest ...
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Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, danger, state affairs, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, duchess, miraculous event, aristocrat, tyranny, passion, exile, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
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 8.3
 955K
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, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, heroes, leadership, folk hero, vengeance, idealism, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
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 6.3
 5K
Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed ...
Style: mind bending, allegory, experimental, serious, psychological ...
Plot: unicorn, tyranny, radio, violence, nature, dream, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, imaginary, mind game, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: turkey
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 5.4
 35K
Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, tragic ...
Plot: father son relationship, abusive stepfather, fishing boat, neo noir, ex wife, husband, captain, existentialism, domestic violence, playing a video game, childhood trauma, male prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 5.3
 1K
Broil (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A listless grand-daughter, Chance Sinclair, is sentenced to live with her draconian grand-father, August after a violent incident at school and begins to question the source of her families immense wealth and power. When Chance's scheming Mom, ...
Style: mysterious, light, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: ancient mystery, demon, murder, out of body experience, family history, tyranny, tyrant, wealthy family, family, danger, blood, soul transference ...
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The theme for this remarkable new film will be "Saiyan", the strongest race in the universe. Since "Battle of Gods", Goku has undergone new forms from Super Saiyan God to Super Saiyan Blue to other evolved forms that have gone up ...
Style: ironic, funny, exciting, reboot, twists and turns
Plot: transformation, resurrection, power, attack, alien race, mysticism, dating show, villain, manga, tyranny, martial arts, space battle ...
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 8.7
 16K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, battles, supernatural ability, imaginary, military, siblings relations, rebelliousness, young heroes, youth, vengeance, prince, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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 6.5
 3K
Zorro (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A newly arrived governor finds his province under the control of the corrupt Colonel Huerta. To avoid assassination by Huerta, he pretends to be weak and indecisive so Huerta will believe he poses no threat. But secretly he masquerades as Zorro, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: secret identity, heroes, vigilantism, good versus evil, daring rescue, superhero, masked vigilante, sword duel, heroic mission, danger, master warrior, fighting crime ...
Place: spain, california, usa, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 40K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, mistaken identity, fish out of water, political unrest, sexual content, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 115K
Robin Hood (1973)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: prince, thief, heroes, fox, robin hood, talking animals, good versus evil, archery, theft, sword fight, dungeon, robbery ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 32K
The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, pandemic, deadly virus, catastrophe, good versus evil, supernatural, race against time, psychic, danger, survival, survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, tennessee, connecticut, virginia ...
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Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind - returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city "Etiopomar".
Style: gothic, apocalyptic, suspenseful, suspense, epic
Plot: scientist, revenge, good versus evil, power struggle, fight, politics, race against time, escape, betrayal, murder, megalomaniac, conspiracy ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 137K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, political thriller, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, cia, idealism, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2015, year 2013 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, pakistan, geneva switzerland ...
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 6.0
 6K
Animal Farm (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An animated film from 1999 based on the famous novel by George Orwell. Animals on a farm lead a revolution against the farmers to put their destiny in their own hands. However this revolution eats their own children and they cannot avoid corruption.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: satire, politics, rebellion, farm, pig, revolution, political corruption, rebelliousness, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, countryside, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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 5.3
 958
Bulgasari (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: North Korea, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, propaganda film, allegory
Plot: battles, army, giant monster, monster, fight, battle, deadly creature, society, rebellion, good versus evil, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, north korea
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