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 realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, dramatic and political films and TV shows about / with political unrest, state affairs, politics, betrayal, society, husband wife relationship, family relations, revolution, intrigue and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
political unrest
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political unrest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as political unrest: Agora (2009), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Game of Thrones (2011), The Last Kingdom (2015), Admiral (2008), Cromwell (1970), Tyrant (2014), Magnificent Century (2011), The Tunnel (2001), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).

List of political unrest movies

 7.1
 70K
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: philosophical, epic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, mathematics, roman empire, political unrest, atheism, medieval, historical character, religions or cults, ancient egypt, master and servant, unrequited love ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, ancient greece, spain ...
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, nazi, fascism, dictatorship, politics, historical character, ruler ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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 9.2
 2.1M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, medieval, incest, power struggle, conflict, vicious, political intrigue, abuse of power, fantasy world, peril, treason ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: viking, king, battles, rivalry, castle, kingdom, escapades, political unrest, heroes, kidnapping, war, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, future, 10th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 8K
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, tragic ending, touching ...
Plot: world war one, political unrest, russian history, battles, military, warship, destiny, russian empire, heroes, wartime life, against the odds, sea ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 6.9
 6K
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, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
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 7.7
 23K
Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, state affairs, homecoming, totalitarianism, political unrest, ruler, family relations, parents and children, gay son, society, secret, exile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, power struggle, intrigue, political intrigue, royal family, couple relations, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, parent child relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey, europe
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 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, berlin wall, politics, betrayal, communism, political unrest, wartime, freedom, breast feeding, brutality, cold war, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, harsh, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, revolutionary, terrorist, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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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: surreal, stylized, psychedelic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, music, hippie, vietnam war, romance, love, political unrest, dancing, artist, cultural difference, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, liverpool, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 8.7
 172K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: exciting, epic, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, emperor, historical character, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, female nudity, incest ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, europe, alexandria egypt ...
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 8.7
 5K
Mr. Queen (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: In the present day, Jang Bong Hwan works as a chef at the President's Blue House. She has a free spirit, but her spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So Yong in the Joseon period. King Cheol Jong has secrets. He seems like a ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, sweet, entertaining ...
Plot: time travel, joseon dynasty, husband wife relationship, gender bending, sent to the past, body swapping, king, queen, historical figure, chef, romance, romantic relationship ...
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 6.4
 9K
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, tense, factual, suspenseful ...
Plot: poet, artist, friendship, gay, gay relationship, painter, political unrest, friends, gay love, closeted homosexual, art, lgbt ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, andalusia, europe, morocco ...
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 6.3
 36K
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: lyrical, intense, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, dancing, rise to power, political unrest, redemption, ambition, female protagonist, hopes, charity, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, south america ...
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 6.8
 138K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, cia, war, military, swat team, spy, army, deception, soldier, pow, chase, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 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: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, political unrest, society, parent child relationship, sword fight, state affairs, heroes, father son relationship, leadership, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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The President (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The President is the story of a dictator of an imaginary country in the Caucasus, who is forced to escape following a coup d’état, and begins a journey to discover his country in the company of his five-year-old grandson. The two travel across ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, political ...
Plot: political unrest, escapades, family relations, hidden identity, on the run, head of state, state affairs, distopia, violent, fictional country, sex, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royalty, queen, royal family, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, british history, renaissance, tudors, women ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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 6.8
 20K
Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin, wu shu, monk, monastery, conquering, martial artist, shaolin kung fu, kung fu, dictatorship, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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 7.3
 262K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, epic, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, president, civil war, idealism, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, feminist, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, women's rights ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1917, 1920s
Place: virginia, washington d.c., philadelphia, tennessee
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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: political intrigue, rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, torture, court ...
Time: 17th century
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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, intense, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, desert, heroic mission, space travel, good versus evil, adventure, space opera, political unrest, escapades, leadership, space and aliens, fantasy world ...
Time: future
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, british empire, politics, military, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, colonialism, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: china, england, france, beijing china, europe ...
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 6.1
 2K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: leadership, state affairs, rivalry, society, dishonesty, betrayal, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, ambition, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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 7.5
 15K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, dramatic, political ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, nazi, sex scene, society, political unrest, family life, siblings relations, politics, public humiliation ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, eastern europe, israel, serbia, europe ...
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 6.3
 136
Red Rose (2014)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, violence, torture, sex scene, female nudity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 6.1
 392
The Dawning (1988)
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: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: irish republican army, political unrest, coming of age, society, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, dangerous attraction, teenage boy, ira, friendship, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, wealth, aristocracy, european history, politics, bank, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, secret, ambition, medieval ...
Time: 15th century, future
Place: florence, venice, tuscany, italy
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