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, politics, state affairs, betrayal, society, husband wife relationship, death, rivalry, mentor and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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political unrest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as political unrest: Game of Thrones (2011), Magnificent Century (2011), Admiral (2008), Tyrant (2014), The Last Kingdom (2015), Children of Dune (2003), To Kill a King (2003), Jinnah (1998), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988).

List of political unrest movies

 9.5
 1.4M
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, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, politics, royal family, adventure, king, killings, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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, emotional, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, state affairs, war, battles, military, sultan ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, state affairs, military, politics, against the odds, russian history, russian civil war, russian revolution, red army, warship, admiral ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, ruler, political unrest, state affairs, homecoming, totalitarianism, secret, family relations, parents and children, society, exile, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, political unrest, cossack, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, battle, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, castle, viking, vengeance, heroes, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroic mission, good versus evil, political unrest, adventure, heroes, leadership, escapades, imaginary, distant planet ...
Time: future
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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: talky, captivating, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, civil war, rebelliousness, torture, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, revolution, battlefield, society ...
Time: 17th century
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 8.1
 2K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: political unrest, muslim, politics, gory, head of state, leadership, war, human spirit, society, state affairs, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: pakistan, india
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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, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, cousin cousin relationship, rivalry, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, village life, injustice, political unrest, village, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, danger, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia, siberia
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: protest, politics, political unrest, idealism, police brutality, fighting the system, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, urban, hopes, state affairs, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, canada, latin america
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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, state affairs, espionage, political intrigue, powerful corporation, undercover, family relations, mistrust, secret service, muslim, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
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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, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, surrogate mother, rebellion, slavery, impregnation, paranoia, sexism, rape, escape, feminist, pregnancy, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
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 6.6
 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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: polish, rebellion, military, battle, culture clash, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, battles, heroes, love affair, politics, blind ambition ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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 7.1
 39K
The Colony (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 106 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, touching, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, torture chamber, political unrest, military dictatorship, torture, discipline, escape, violence against women, genocide, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, germany, new jersey, latin america
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: serious, captivating, brutal, harsh, factual ...
Plot: fighting the system, civil war, politics, fight, leadership, war, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs, british empire, ira ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, against humanity, politics, head of state, corruption, blacks and whites, polygamy, torture, assistant, attempted murder, atrocity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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 6.2
 11K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: moral dilemma, ira, undercover, betrayal, dishonesty, siblings relations, political unrest, state affairs, family relations, single parent, radical, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993
Place: ireland, england, london
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 7.1
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, love, forbidden love, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, countryside, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
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 7.2
 61K
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: epic, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, master and servant, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, unfulfilled love, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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 7.8
 43K
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, biting ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, entertainer, fireplace, gramophone, love triangle, opposites attract, nightclub, bisexuality, nazi, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, knight, infidelity, true love, romance, lovers, betrayal, irish, love affair, battle, marriage, moral dilemma ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, propaganda, husband wife relationship, political unrest, immigration, emigrant, freedom, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
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 7.5
 85K
Elizabeth (1998)
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: epic, stylized, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, british history, rise to the top, head of state, politics, royal court, royal family, historical figure, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen of england, forbidden love, british royal family, head of state, palace intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, throne, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, queen victoria, head of state, state affairs, royal court, romance, husband wife relationship, couple relations, political unrest, british empire, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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