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, suspenseful and dramatic films and TV shows about / with political unrest, state affairs, politics, society, betrayal, rebellion, death, revolution, culture clash and husband wife relationship 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), Magnificent Century (2011), Tyrant (2014), Agora (2009), Jinnah (1998), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Battle in Seattle (2007), Little Ashes (2008), Evita (1996).

List of political unrest movies

 9.4
 1.5M
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, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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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, military, state affairs, red army, politics, against the odds, russian history, russian civil war, russian revolution, civil war, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, couple relations, state affairs, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, war, sultan, 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, state affairs, totalitarianism, homecoming, secret, family relations, parents and children, exile, society, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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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: touching, stylized, sincere, epic, emotional ...
Plot: master and servant, christianity, roman empire, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, fall in love, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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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, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, society, congress, social differences, state affairs, war, rivalry, discrimination, imperialism, intrigue ...
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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, rape, escape, paranoia, feminist, impregnation, 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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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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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, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: protest, politics, police brutality, political unrest, fighting the system, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, resistance, hopes, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, canada, latin america
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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, political unrest, surrealism, student, coming of age, romance, writer's life, state affairs, buddies, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, paris france ...
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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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
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: talky, captivating, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, intrigue, revolution, dishonesty, political unrest, society, state affairs, 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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, adventure, political unrest, leadership, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, political unrest, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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 6.9
 38K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, inheritance, political intrigue, intrigue, lifestyle, political unrest, play, dishonesty, state affairs, desire for fame, writer's life, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, manhattan new york city, italy, wales ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, epic, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, heroes, vengeance, castle, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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, sentimental, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, fireplace, entertainer, gramophone, opposites attract, nightclub, bisexuality, german, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, protestant ...
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, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, village life, injustice, village, political unrest, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, down on your luck, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia, siberia
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, powerful corporation, political unrest, secret service, political intrigue, mistrust, undercover, espionage, muslim, state affairs, family relations, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, usa, palestinian authority ...
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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, rivalry, treason, ambition, rebelliousness, rebellion, undercover, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: polish, rebellion, military, battle, politics, heroes, love affair, political unrest, battles, culture clash, blind ambition, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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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, battles, politics, political unrest, leadership, heroes, revolution, rebellion, military, state affairs ...
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, misfit partners, danger, on the road, on the run, political unrest, forced into action, rebellion, survival, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.5
 25K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, revolution, danger, political unrest, chases and races, secret agents, police corruption, state affairs, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa
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 7.5
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, heroic mission, state affairs, military life, political unrest, civil war, revolution, rescue, danger, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
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 5.6
 13K
5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: military, death, news report, soldier, bombing, journalist, state affairs, political unrest, politics, media, life is a bitch, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: tbilisi
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: moral dilemma, ira, undercover, betrayal, political unrest, snitch, siblings relations, state affairs, family relations, radical, single parent, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993
Place: ireland, london, england
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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: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, treason, secret service, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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