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, suspense, captivating, realistic, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with coup d'etat, politics, danger, betrayal, state affairs, revolution, blood, rebellion, military and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coup d'etat: Ekaterina (2014), A Royal Affair (2012), The State Within (2006), The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Colonia (2015), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), xXx: State of the Union (2005), Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020), Sword in the Moon (2003), A Painting Lesson (2011).

List of coup d'etat movies

Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, lyrical, romantic, touching ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, royal court, royal family, coup d'etat, loveless marriage, nobility, nobleman, heir to the throne, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: love triangle, aristocracy, queen, love affair, king, royal family, tragic love, royal court, high society, adultery, coup d'etat, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen ...
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The State Within (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: coup d'etat, politics, cover up, terrorism, fbi, manipulation, political intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, workplace, espionage, conspiracy ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, iraq
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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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: surrogate mother, slavery, sexism, rape, infertility, totalitarianism, tyranny, violence against women, violence, protest, kidnapping, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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Colonia (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture chamber, cult, military dictatorship, religious fanatic, coup d'etat, violence against women, kidnapping, torture, escape, political unrest, survival, sect ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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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, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, distopia, cure, teenage hero, pandemic, vaccine, battles, murder, imprisonment, laboratory, terminal illness ...
Time: future
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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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, undercover, daring rescue, secret agents, heroic mission, government agency, save the day, rivalry, race against time, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, pentagon
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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, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, coup d'etat, reporter, odd couple, journalist, misfit, unlikely partners, disorder, communication problem, partners, nothing goes right, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, eastern europe
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Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A futuristic film about a crisis near the brink of war after three leaders are kidnapped by a North Korean nuclear submarine in a coup d’état during a summit between the two Koreas and the United States.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, political thriller
Plot: submarine, coup d'etat, politics, inter-korean relations, peace, society, crimes, political intrigue, rivalry, rules and policies, nuclear submarine, usa president ...
Place: north korea, south korea
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Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: martial arts, coup d'etat, vengeance, vigilantism, adventure, redemption, political unrest, rivalry, betrayal, usurper, friendship between men, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: asia, korea
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: painting, coup d'etat, military coup, countryside, pharmacist, single mother, painter, art, artists' life, life is a bitch, disappearance, art critic ...
Time: year 1973, 60s
Place: chile
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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: family saga, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, farm, dictatorship, family relations, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, political unrest, family life, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, family, race against time, revolution, wrong place wrong time, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, coup d'etat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
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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: unusual plot structure, political, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: coup d'etat, kremlin, coup, power struggle, politician, politics, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, society, traitor, political unrest ...
Place: ussr
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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, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, warrior, knight, vengeance, honor, king arthur, master warrior, emperor, adventure, coup d'etat, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
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Pennyworth (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: cia agent, secret society, ex special forces, murder, coup d'etat, good versus evil, loss of loved one, violence, crimes, chase, army, military officer ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, britain, east end london, united kingdom
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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, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, topical humor, top secret, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, korea, usa, asia, new york ...
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McBain (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, revolution, gang, buddies, rivalry, coup d'etat ...
Time: year 1973
Place: vietnam, colombia, 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, surreal, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, emperor, radical, suicide, nationalism, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
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Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, distopia, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, strong female lead, heroes, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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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: serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Plot: freedom fighter, heroism, military, coup d'etat, imperialism, soldier, betrayal, military dictatorship, traitor, revolution, swashbuckler, reporter ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, hiroshima japan, ussr, japan
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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: sincere, psychological, captivating, disturbing, intellectual
Plot: spanish civil war, college professor, moral dilemma, coup d'etat, arrest, professor, military, political repression, spanish history, society, disorder, civil war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: spain, morocco
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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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, epic, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: norse mythology, good versus evil, heroes, superhuman powers, viking, rivalry, obsessive quest, escapades, against the rules, fish out of water, social differences, culture clash ...
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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, exciting, serious
Plot: revolutionary, military, coup d'etat, revolution, dictatorship, power struggle, war, distopia, underground, dystopic future, subversion
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, friendship, teenager, second marriage, coming of age, coup d'etat, death of father, dictatorship, prostitute, mother son relationship, first sexual experience ...
Time: 60s
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The Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
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: epic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: curse, power struggle, ancient korea, good versus evil, rivalry, warrior, sorcerer, conspiracy, self sacrifice, politics, father son relationship, murder ...
Time: 5th century, prehistory
Place: korea
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Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, commando unit, race against time, aircraft carrier, ocean, russian army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, usa, russia ...
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 88 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, violence, political corruption, corruption, revenge, murder, assassination plot, spy, chase, battles, corrupt politician ...
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: tense, serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, rebellion, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, siblings relations, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, militant ...
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue, political conspiracy, politics ...
Time: 90s
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