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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 touching films and TV shows about / with political unrest, state affairs, politics, society, death, murder, culture clash, betrayal, war and mentor plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as political unrest: Admiral (2008), Magnificent Century (2011), With Fire and Sword (1999), Game of Thrones (2011), Tyrant (2014), Cyborgs (2017), Tristan + Isolde (2006), Elizabeth (1998), Cabaret (1972), Agora (2009).
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Game of Thrones
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, UK
57 min.
 9.5
Tyrant
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 7.8
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Cyborgs
War
Ukraine
112 min.
 8.6
Medici: Masters of Florence
Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Italy, UK, France
60 min.
 7.9

List of political unrest movies

 6.8
 7K
Admiral
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, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, love affair, russian revolution, russian history, russian civil war, politics, red army, state affairs, destiny, against the odds, admiral, warship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Magnificent Century
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: realistic, serious, based on true events, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: sultan, intrigue, political unrest, state affairs, couple relations, battles, political intrigue, palace intrigue, love and romance, parent child relationship, political conspiracy, turk ...
Time: 16th century
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
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: dramatic, epic, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: cossack, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, heroes, betrayal, forbidden love, political unrest, battle, state affairs, rebelliousness, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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With Fire and Sword
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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: culture clash, political unrest, battles, rebellion, heroes, love affair, politics, polish, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, battle, cossack ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones
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: stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: intrigue, kingdom, betrayal, strong sexual content, politics, incest, dragon, medieval, sex scene, political intrigue, abuse of power, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.8
 21K
Tyrant
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, ruler, political unrest, state affairs, brother brother relationship, totalitarianism, dictatorship, homecoming, coup d'etat, society, exile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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 8.6
 6K
Cyborgs
Genre: War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 112 min.
Story: ‘The Cyborgs’ is re-telling the recent history of Ukraine – the legendary fight for Donetsk Airport in 2014 during Russian invasion. The freedom fighters from various divisions of Ukrainian army and volunteer battalions took a 242-days stand ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: heroism, friends, death, heroes, war violence, courage, friendship, vengeance, war, danger, shooting, soldier ...
Place: ukraine, europe
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Tristan + Isolde
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, lovers, irish, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, marriage, medieval, moral dilemma, knight, love story ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: macabre, bleak, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: torture, sexual abuse, brutality, rape, libertine, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, sexual perversion, atrocity, sex, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.5
 83K
Elizabeth
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, political intrigue, british, historical figure, historical character, rebellion, queen, head of state, british royal family, british history ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, spain, london ...
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 7.8
 42K
Cabaret
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, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: jewish, fascism, nazi, german, political unrest, cross dressing, cabaret, dance, politics, dancing, culture clash, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, new york, berlin germany
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 7.2
 60K
Agora
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
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: epic, serious, stylized, biblical, touching ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, slavery, philosophy, atheism, christian, religion, impossible love, freedom, political unrest, science, judaism ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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 8.1
 2K
Jinnah
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, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: political unrest, gory, head of state, war, leadership, human spirit, society, state affairs, muslim, intrigue, rise to the top, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: pakistan, india
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The Handmaid's Tale
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, slavery, politics, religion, political unrest, distopia, apocalypse, islam, lesbian, pornography, women, brainwashing ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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 8.0
 449K
Blood Diamond
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, dramatic ...
Plot: adventure, civil war, greed, slavery, corruption, treasure hunt, violence, brutality, brainwashing, redemption, journalism, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, zimbabwe, morocco ...
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 8.1
 79K
Persepolis
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: clever, serious, melancholic, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: revolution, coming of age, idealism, childhood, depression, freedom, punk, islam, politics, storytelling, friendship, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, paris france, tehran iran ...
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 6.1
 95
Red Rose
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: political unrest, society, state affairs, politics, idealism, life is a bitch, cigarette smoking, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, torture, female nudity, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 6.2
 299
The Dawning
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, beach, mysterious character, orphan, coming of age, dangerous attraction, politics, society, youth, ira, friendship ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, ireland
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Beyond Rangoon
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: politics, revolution, jungle, political unrest, world politics, sacrifice, state affairs, political, catastrophe, leadership, haunted by the past, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: burma, asia, thailand
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, politics, rebellion, war, irish, freedom, torture, brutality, violence, political unrest, death, resistance ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school
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The Honourable Woman
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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, espionage, siblings relations, politics, political intrigue, israeli palestinian conflict, society, undercover, family relations, spy, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
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The Elusive Summer of '68
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, romance, youth, chaos and mayhem, revolution, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, state affairs, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia, czechoslovakia ...
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The Adversary
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Siddhartha Chowdhury, a brilliant medical student, is forced to leave his studies after his father's sudden demise. He is forced to navigate the high unemployment rate and the communist socio-political climate of 1960s Calcutta in search of a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: political unrest, unemployment, fighting the system, rebellion, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, politics, against the odds, city life, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
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 5.9
 492
Patrol Horse
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four heroes embark on a secret mission for Dr Sun Yat Sen's Nationalist Guard. Relentlessly pursued by the warriors of notorious Warlord Yue Sai Hoi, they have seven days to reach the Lo Yang Pass with their secret cargo.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, battles, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, chase, politics, escapades, heroes, military, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: asia, china
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 7.2
 362
Hitler's Grave
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: political unrest, religions or cults, society, rabbi, promise, iranian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iran, germany, middle east, berlin germany
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 7.0
 288
Early Works
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, biting, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: political unrest, revolution, politics, society, state affairs, wartime life, coming of age, rebellion, youth, feminism, irony, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, czech republic, slovakia, yugoslavia
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1066: The Battle for Middle Earth
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, captivating, epic, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, battles, war, rivalry, danger, adventure, escapades, military, state affairs, hut, archer, knight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, norway, flanders, normandy
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 6.7
 449
Fire and Ice
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The charismatic, surly son of a wealthy industrialist, Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) leads a double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he’s ratted out after a failed assassination attempt on a prominent politician, ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, french noir
Plot: politics, political unrest, gory, new wave, state affairs, terrorism, mentally unstable, assassination, couple relations, anti war, chaos and mayhem, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, normandy
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My Little Assassin
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1981: Marita Lorenz checks into an Havana hotel and, in a flashback, remembers 22 years' before. At 19, visiting Cuba from New York, she comes to the attention of Fidel Castro, the country's rebel president. He invites her to be his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: political unrest, hospital, pregnancy, politics, state affairs, special agents, assassination, love affair, inventions and discoveries, fall in love, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cuba, new york
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Mary Queen of Scots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: political unrest, royal family, state affairs, royal court, head of state, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, political intrigue, queen, religion, male nudity, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, scotland
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