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, society, betrayal, rebellion, culture clash, murder, husband wife relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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political unrest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as political unrest: Game of Thrones (2011), Admiral (2008), Agora (2009), Cromwell (1970), Magnificent Century (2011), Tyrant (2014), Cabaret (1972), Jinnah (1998), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), The Dawning (1988).

List of political unrest movies

 9.4
 1.6M
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, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, betrayal, adventure, king, political intrigue, politics, royal family, rivalry, killings, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 6.8
 7K
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, russian history, warship, state affairs, red army, civil war, politics, military, against the odds, russian revolution, russian civil war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.2
 62K
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, sincere, stylized, epic, emotional ...
Plot: master and servant, destiny, roman empire, religions or cults, christianity, love and romance, impossible love, political unrest, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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 6.9
 4K
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, royal family, leadership, battles, rebellion, ambition, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
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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 7.8
 21K
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, totalitarianism, state affairs, secret, homecoming, parents and children, family relations, society, exile, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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 7.8
 44K
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, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, culture clash, german, state affairs, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
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 8.0
 3K
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, discrimination, social differences, society, congress, intrigue, imperialism, human spirit, leadership ...
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, impregnation, paranoia, feminist, rape, escape, sexism, surrogate mother, 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, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, 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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 6.0
 309
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, state affairs, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, youth, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: ireland, 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, rough, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: protest, politics, police brutality, political unrest, fighting the system, idealism, rebelliousness, resistance, state affairs, hopes, chaos and mayhem, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, canada, latin america
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 6.5
 8K
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, writer's life, romance, state affairs, buddies, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, barcelona spain ...
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 6.3
 32K
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, charity, folk hero, rise to the top, state affairs, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, buenos aires argentina ...
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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: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, anti war, robbery, political unrest, trial, police brutality, judge, journalist, german, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, dubai, cyprus, lithuania ...
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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, betrayal, rebelliousness, political unrest, dishonesty, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, 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: teens, boys' night
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, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, royal court, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, 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: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, powerful corporation, political unrest, political intrigue, mistrust, espionage, muslim, state affairs, secret service, undercover, family relations, guilt ...
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, army, historical character, political unrest, treason, rebelliousness, rebellion, ambition, rivalry, undercover, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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 7.2
 8K
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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, writer's life, against the odds, female bonding, smuggling, female protagonist, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, 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, rebellion, battle, political unrest, politics, culture clash, love affair, heroes, battles, blind ambition, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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 7.5
 6K
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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, intrigue, death row, battles, rise and fall, polish, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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 8.7
 143K
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, ancient rome, historical character, warrior, treason, power struggle, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, egypt, italy
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, political unrest, family relations, wartime life, unsupportive parent, single parent, state affairs, world war two, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, rebelliousness, politics, battles, political unrest, leadership, military, rebellion, heroes, state affairs, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 7.2
 6K
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: teacher, hostage, journey, political unrest, danger, on the run, on the road, misfit partners, forced into action, rebellion, survival, 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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, war, rivalry, political unrest, danger, state affairs, invasion, bravery, cruelty, king, fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, flanders, normandy, norway
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 7.5
 21K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, epic, serious, clever ...
Plot: fascism, circus, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, grownups, mother son relationship, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
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