Political unrest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant political unrest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, dramatic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with political unrest, state affairs, politics, betrayal, society, culture clash, mentor, rebellion, murder and death plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as political unrest: Game of Thrones (2011), Admiral (2008), Agora (2009), Cromwell (1970), Magnificent Century (2011), Tyrant (2014), Jinnah (1998), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Battle in Seattle (2007), Little Ashes (2008).

List of political unrest movies

Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, betrayal, adventure, political intrigue, king, killings, royal family, politics, rivalry, throne ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, warship, state affairs, russian history, red army, politics, military, against the odds, russian revolution, russian civil war, war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: touching, stylized, sincere, epic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, master and servant, religions or cults, christianity, political unrest, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, military, intrigue, royal family, against the odds, leadership, battles, society, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, intrigue, sultan, state affairs, political unrest, love and romance, political intrigue, power struggle, couple relations, war, battles, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, ruler, political unrest, state affairs, totalitarianism, homecoming, secret, family relations, parents and children, exile, society, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, religions or cults, rise to the top, state affairs, hopes, human spirit, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: pakistan, india
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The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, surrogate mother, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, paranoia, impregnation, feminist, escape, rape, sexism, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
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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, realistic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
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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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: emotional, serious, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: protest, politics, police brutality, political unrest, fighting the system, idealism, hopes, state affairs, resistance, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, canada, latin america
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, tense, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, political unrest, surrealism, student, coming of age, romance, writer's life, state affairs, buddies, gay ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, morocco ...
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Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, human spirit, love and romance, rise to the top, state affairs, ambition, charity, folk hero ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, italy, south america, spain ...
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, revolution, state affairs, intrigue, society, political unrest, dishonesty, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, adventure, leadership, political unrest, danger, distant planet ...
Time: future
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, intense, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, protest, cultural difference, fan, political unrest, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: liverpool, seaport, usa, new york, california ...
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, vengeance, castle, heroes, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, fireplace, entertainer, opposites attract, nightclub, bisexuality, german, fascism, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, royal court, female protagonist, protestant, state affairs, political unrest, intrigue, queen, queen elizabeth i ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, undercover, family relations, secret service, state affairs, espionage, muslim, mistrust, political intrigue, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, historical character, political unrest, army, rebellion, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rivalry, treason, underdog ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, smuggling, female bonding, female protagonist, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, england ...
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With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: military, polish, battles, rebellion, battle, culture clash, heroes, love affair, politics, political unrest, blind ambition, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, death row, intrigue, fighting the system, royal family, battles, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, rivalry, warrior, treason, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, egypt, italy
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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, leadership, political unrest, rebellion, military, state affairs, heroes, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Far from Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: journey, teacher, hostage, on the run, on the road, misfit partners, danger, political unrest, survival, forced into action, rebellion, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: serious, realistic, epic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, danger, state affairs, political unrest, invasion, king, cruelty, bravery, society ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, flanders, normandy, norway
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24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, danger, police corruption, chases and races, secret agents, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: wall street, culture clash, 9/11, immigrants, political unrest, family, american dream, starting over, hopes, civil rights, false accusation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, treasure hunt, slave trade, political unrest, survival, culture clash, rebelliousness, master and servant, rich and poor, danger, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
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