Coup d'etat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coup d'etat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with coup d'etat, politics, state affairs, rebellion, betrayal, battles, blood, murder, revolution and society plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coup d'etat: A Royal Affair (2012), Ekaterina (2014), xXx: State of the Union (2005), The House of the Spirits (1993), The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), Last Knights (2015), The State Within (2006), Pennyworth (2019), Sword in the Moon (2003).

List of coup d'etat movies

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: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, royal court, aristocracy, period piece, tragic love, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, romantic, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, royal family, royal court, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, russian history, empress, heir to the throne, love, family, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, heroic mission, undercover, daring rescue, secret agents, race against time, danger, government agency, rivalry, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, virginia, u.s. capitol building
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Morgan Pålsson - World Reporter (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Utrikesreportern Morgan Pålsson och hans fotograf Robert Flycht blir skickade på ett uppdrag till ett okänt nordafrikanskt land – Matóbo. Uppdraget går ut på att följa valet i landet men istället utbryter en militärkupp och Morgan visar ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, coup d'etat, reporter, odd couple, journalist, unlikely partners, misfit, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, silly humor, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, eastern europe
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, family relations, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: surrogate mother, violence against women, slavery, infertility, rape, protest, sexism, kidnapping, society, totalitarianism, belief, torture ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, tragic ending, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: maze, desert, pandemic, cure, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, teenage hero, battle, terminal illness, imprisonment ...
Time: future
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Last Knights (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, medieval, sword fight, vengeance, emperor, adventure, coup d'etat, corrupt, sword and shield, abuse of power, honor, happy ending ...
Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
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The State Within (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Ambassador to Washington is the pinnacle of success in the Foreign Office and the position is offered to only the brightest and the best. But Ambassador Mark Brydon finds his skills tested to the limits when, following a major diplomatic incident, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: politics, cover up, terrorism, fbi, manipulations, manipulation, coup d'etat, workplace, danger, crimes, espionage, political conspiracy ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, iraq, pentagon
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Pennyworth (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The origin story of Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960s London.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak
Plot: secret society, cia agent, crime, murder, coup d'etat, good versus evil, origin story, loss of loved one, ex special forces, violence, crimes, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, east end london, britain, london
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A series of high-ranking officials are being systematically eliminated by a sleek assassin and his female assistant, and arrogant master swordsman General Choi (Jo Jae-Hyeon) is charged with putting an end to the carnage. During a previous time of ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, adventure, danger, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, redemption, political unrest, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: asia, korea
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The Interview (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, topical humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, profanity, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north korea, usa, korea, asia, new york ...
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McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, gang, danger, rivalry, revolution, buddies ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia, new york
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, radical, emperor, suicide, nationalism, state affairs, writer's life, tragic hero, political unrest, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
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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: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: military, heroism, freedom fighter, imperialism, soldier, betrayal, coup d'etat, military dictatorship, traitor, cia, medical school, anti aircraft gun ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, hiroshima japan, japan, soviet union
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While at War (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Salamanca, Spain, 1936. In the early days of the military rebellion that began the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the uprising in the hope that the prevailing political chaos will end. But when the confrontation ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, intellectual
Plot: spanish civil war, college professor, moral dilemma, professor, arrest, coup d'etat, military, archive footage, political repression, spanish history, society, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: morocco, spain
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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: The great halls of Asgard have fallen silent since a new king has overtaken the throne. His name is Loki, son of almighty Odin, brother to the Thunder God, Thor. Once a powerful trickster, the God of Mischief, Loki now rules a grand kingdom with ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: norse mythology, good versus evil, heroes, viking, rivalry, against the rules, danger, obsessive quest, escapades, superhuman powers, throne, redemption ...
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Quito 2023 (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is the year 2023. Quito has been walled by Leonardo Ponce, a military dictator that took control of the city in the early 2010's. A group of revolutionaries led by Marcos and Santiago are on the verge of giving a coup d'état. Just hours ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: revolutionary, war, coup d'etat, dictatorship, military, revolution, power struggle, distopia, subversion, underground, dystopic future
Time: future, near future
Place: south america
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Backdoor (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he feels ready, he has to claim his mother back from an ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: stepfather, revenge, teenage sexuality, coming of age, friendship, second marriage, coup d'etat, teenager, prostitute, first sexual experience, dictatorship, death of father ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful encounter with young King Eisei. King Eisei aims to unify all of China.
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting
Plot: sword fight, battles, king, battle, best friends, coup d'etat, power struggle, troops, pursuit, convention, walled city, help ...
Place: china
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The Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, tense, political drama
Plot: power struggle, warrior, rivalry, good versus evil, rise to power, conspiracy, murder, prophecy, supernatural power, magic, origin of hero, father son relationship ...
Time: prehistory
Place: korea
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I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, government corruption, uncover truth, political corruption, crimes, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, sinister ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, violence, corruption, chase, assassination plot, revenge, spy, political corruption, murder, brutality, battle ...
Time: near future, future
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April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: rough, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, war, rebelliousness, siblings relations, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
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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, epic, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, power struggle, coup d'etat, peasant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
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Coup d'Etat (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.
Plot: coup d'etat, death sentence, spy, capital punishment, prayer, female nudity, knife, japanese new wave, crucifix, husband wife relationship, assassination, martial law ...
Time: year 1936
Place: japan
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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: countryside, single mother, painting, coup d'etat, pharmacist, military coup, coup, boy
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1973
Place: chile
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Hop (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: easter, talking animals, easter bunny, audition, hollywood, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, track down, leaving home, family relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, china
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, society, life is a bitch, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, coup d'etat, women, adult virgin, political unrest, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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