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 epic films and TV shows about / with political unrest, state affairs, politics, society, betrayal, culture clash, mentor, death, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and History 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), Jinnah (1998), The Last Kingdom (2015), Cabaret (1972), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988), The Honourable Woman (2014), The Handmaid's Tale (1990).

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: captivating, sexual, atmospheric, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, politics, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, adventure, political unrest, strong sexual content, king ...
Time: 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: serious, realistic, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, state affairs, politics, love affair, revolution, military, against the odds, russian history, russian civil war, russian revolution, red army ...
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: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, battles, power struggle, war, state affairs, destiny, change of luck ...
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ruler, political unrest, state affairs, totalitarianism, dictatorship, secret, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, 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, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, battles, cossack, parent child relationship, parents and children, leadership, state affairs, family relations, father son relationship, battle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: political unrest, muslim, politics, head of state, gory, 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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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: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, escapades, political unrest, king, danger, viking, kidnapping, kingdom, danish, sword, orphan, british ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 42K
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, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, opposites attract, entertainer, gramophone, fireplace, nightclub, performer's life, bisexuality, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
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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, injustice, political unrest, village, good versus evil, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, village life, down on your luck, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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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, rebellion, slavery, impregnation, surrogate mother, sexism, paranoia, escape, rape, feminist, pregnancy, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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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: rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, battles, heroes, love affair, politics, polish, blind ambition, royal family, military ...
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: spy, american revolution, 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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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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: erotic, psychological, bleak, rough, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, fascism, sexual relations, obsession, violence spree, sexual perversion, confined, deadly, crimes, sex, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.5
 12K
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: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
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 7.2
 60K
Agora (2009)
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, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, master and servant, christianity, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, unfulfilled love, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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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, legends and myths, love affair, lovers, princess, swords and armor, betrayal, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall
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 8.1
 79K
Persepolis (2007)
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, gloomy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, political unrest, revolution, coming of age, idealism, dictatorship, childhood, depression, puberty, freedom, punk, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, ussr, tehran iran ...
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: political unrest, royal family, royal court, head of state, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, religion, male nudity, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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 7.5
 83K
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, rise to the top, head of state, royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, politics, historical figure, palaces castles and temples, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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 7.8
 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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, political unrest, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, cold war, parents and children, border, danger, communism, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, political unrest, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, indonesia ...
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 6.8
 120K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, pow, cia, gulf war, military, patriotism, army, deception, uncover truth, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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 6.9
 17K
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, epic, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: monk, martial arts, duel, monastery, political unrest, palaces castles and temples, hopes, rivalry, state affairs, conquering, refugees, emperor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroic mission, political unrest, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, leadership, escapades, imaginary ...
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, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, civil war, friendship, political unrest, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, rebelliousness, revolution, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
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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, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, royal family, against the odds, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland
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 7.4
 222K
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: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, royal court, aristocracy, love affair, princess, royal family, political unrest, society, heir heiress, mask, passion, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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