Imperialism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant imperialism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, epic, exciting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with imperialism, colonialism, politics, society, military, heroes, culture clash, murder, soldier and battles plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
imperialism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as imperialism: Lumumba (2000), 55 Days at Peking (1963), The Four Feathers (2002), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), To the Ends of the Earth (2005), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Khartoum (1966), Ernesto (2017), Over Sarith En Caesar (2013), Black and White in Color (1976).

List of imperialism movies

Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, assassination, intrigue, imperialism, greed, betrayal, scapegoat, political corruption, dehumanization, self discovery, defamation, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, israel, latin america ...
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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, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, politics, british empire, military, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, against the odds, colonialism, revolution, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: china, england, france, beijing china, asia ...
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, war, imperialism, redemption, slavery, desert, soldier, colonialism, cavalry, fight, friendship, torture ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: sudan, england, africa, middle east, egypt ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, visually appealing, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, war, military, british empire, imperialism, historical character, battles, politics, camel, train, islam ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, epic, sincere, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: ship, sea voyage, sea captain, british navy, sailboat, imperialism, fall in love, introspection, social differences, unlikely couple, escapades, military ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, georgian era
Place: australia, england
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, breathtaking, humorous, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, imperialism, mercenary, soldier, execution, war, friendship, greed, con artists, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, england, ancient greece, afghanistan, himalaya ...
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: islam, military, politics, culture clash, imperialism, siege, colonialism, wartime, british empire, battles, war, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, ireland, middle east ...
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Ernesto (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Cuba
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Freddy Maemura Hurtado, a second-generation Japanese-Bolivian, heads to Cuba to study medicine. He meets revolutionist Che Guevara. When civil war breaks out in Bolivia, he decides to join Guevara’s revolutionary army under the name of “Ernesto ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: imperialism, military, heroism, freedom fighter, coup d'etat, betrayal, soldier, traitor, military dictatorship, american imperialism, revolution, police officer ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, ussr, japan, hiroshima japan
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Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: slavery, half sister, plantation, slave auction, imperialism, first love, marriage, rebelliousness, rebellion, family problems, family relations, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, caribbean
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Black and White in Color (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, France, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them ...
Style: inter cultural, cynical, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: world war one, colonialism, war, imperialism, blaxploitation, satire, military, soldier, french colonialism, suspense, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915, year 1914
Place: africa
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: military, battles, imperialism, british empire, soldier, war, death, victory, army life, historical event, killing an animal, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, harsh, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: jungle, mission, slavery, clergy, jesuit, religion, christian, slave, slave trader, redemption, ethnic conflict, native american ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, portugal, latin america, spain ...
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Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: entertaining, funny, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, buddies, buddy, vengeance, good versus evil, creativity, fight scenes, chase, friends, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: china, england, new york, london, hong kong ...
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, orphan, chief, native americans, escapades, injustice, americana, imperialism, society, thief, salesman, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: epic, dramatic, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: manly, girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, battles, military, vengeance, freedom, revolution, human spirit, rebellion, heroic mission, wartime, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, scotland, england, virginia ...
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Samurai Marathon (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and ...
Style: intense, bloody, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, marathon, spy, rescue, princess, rivalry, swordsman, edo period, imperialism, samurai era, japanese woman, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia
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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, terrorism, soldier, war, army, sniper, suspense, bomb, bomb squad, marines, gulf war ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
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God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, social ...
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, political unrest, idealism, state affairs, dishonesty, rise to the top, imperialism, pilot, sea ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s, georgian era
Place: greece, ottoman empire, russia, europe, hellas ...
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Shaka Zulu (1986)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, South Africa, West Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, vintage
Plot: tribe, imperialism, rise and fall, camp, chief, historical event, british colonialism, racism, colonialism, british empire, mother son relationship, palace intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 18th century, 1910s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Libya
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, inspirational, controversial, sad ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muslim, desert, bedouin, arab, rebel, battles, military, world war two, resistance, imperialism, italian history, tank ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: libya, africa, middle east, italy, north africa ...
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First They Killed My Father (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Cambodia, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: genocide, forced labor, war, communism, little girl, mass murder, ideology, crime against humanity, khmer rouge, wartime, imperialism, murder ...
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: cambodia
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Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, parliament, society, ambition, politics, war, rise to the top, rise to power, imperialism, british empire, election ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, victorian era, 1890s, future ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, colonialism, women, coming of age, youth, imperialism, culture clash, interracial relations, farm, childhood, betrayal, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france, paris france
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, sexy, melancholic, cynical, noir ...
Plot: serial killer, infidelity, female nudity, lust, murder, adultery, colonialism, voyeur, pimp, dysfunctional marriage, promiscuity, unhappy marriage ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: africa, france, california, west africa, senegal
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, factual, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: child abuse, aborigine, racism, kidnapping, australian outback, children, australian aboriginal, culture clash, survival, women, justice, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa, oceania
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, uplifting, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: sport, village, love triangle, patriotism, british raj, sikh, cricket the game, caste system, self esteem, jealousy, friendship, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 1890s, victorian era
Place: india, asia, europe, england
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Post Mortem (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: morgue, autopsy, unfulfilled love, missing person, love and romance, obsessive quest, political unrest, cabaret, imperialism, state affairs, unfulfillment, masturbation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, basic training, anti war, politics, military life, imperialism, political unrest, moral dilemma, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, expedition, british empire, betrayal, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, gay, colonialism, exploration, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, cairo egypt, brazil ...
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The Qin Empire (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Qin Empire is a 2009 Chinese television series based on Sun Haohui's novel of the same Chinese title. The 51 episodes long series chronicles the rise of the Qin state in the Warring States period during the reign of Duke Xiao of Qin. It was ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: qing dynasty, fight for supremacy, fight, showdown, imperialism, power struggle, empire, political intrigue, historical event, political conspiracy, emperor, politics ...
Place: ancient china
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