Dutch history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dutch history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, stylized and emotional films and TV shows about / with dutch history, female nudity, escapades, danger, world war two, life is a bitch, father son relationship, war, nude and society plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Netherlands, Belgium, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dutch history: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Nova Zembla (2011), Kenau (2014), Admiral (2015), Turkish Delight (1973), Katie Tippel (1975), Max Havelaar (1976), Soldier of Orange (1977), Spetters (1980), The Girl with the Red Hair (1981).

List of dutch history movies

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: enigmatic, sincere, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, painter, painting, maid, master and servant, jealousy, sexual tension, society, older man younger woman relationship, portrait, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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Nova Zembla (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: ship, sea voyage, adventurer, polar bear, isolation, dutch history, court, sea, medieval, sailing, explorer, bully ...
Time: 16th century
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, folk hero, escapades, military, heroes, leadership, dutch history, women, medieval, girl, spy, good versus evil ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: war, ocean, military, naval battle, soldier, state affairs, civil war, leadership, heroic mission, sea, ship, father son relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Turkish Delight (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, controversial, experimental, art house ...
Plot: erotica, female nudity, nude model, oral sex, love, artist, strong sexual content, sensuality, explicit sex, mental disorder, dutch history, blaxploitation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam
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Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, touching ...
Plot: prostitution, sex crime, dutch history, family relations, prostitute, sexual abuse, rape, poverty, power relations, couples, rise to the top, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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Max Havelaar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dutch history, colonialism, repression, society, idealism, escapades, state affairs, heroes, hopes, scolding, father son relationship, dog ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia, europe, holland, asia
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Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, epic, edutainment ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, gestapo, espionage, wartime, resistance, betrayal, spy, friendship, german, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s
Place: germany, netherlands, europe, london
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Spetters (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, art house, controversial ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, erection, male rape, sex, sex scene, teenager, closeted homosexual, homosexual, motocross, anal rape, male nudity, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, netherlands, holland, europe
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The Girl with the Red Hair (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the second world war law student Hannie Schaft is a member of the Dutch resistance movement.
Plot: world war two, wartime life, marxist, dutch history, nazi occupation, loyalty, love, prison, execution, bed, swimming pool, swimsuit
Time: 1940s
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The Assault (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 141 min.
Story: At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.
Style: political, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, holocaust, wartime life, dutch history, fictional history, terrorism, gestapo, post war, hunger, atrocity, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 60s
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Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: homeless, dutch history, youth, children, family relations, hopes, adoptive mother, pianist, harbor, street life, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1920s
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Crusade in Jeans (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dolf a 15 year old boy is sent back in time by a timemachine. Accidentally he is sent back to the Middle Ages. He is rescued by children who are part of a childrens' crusade, on their way to rescue Jeruzalem. During the trip Dolf finds out the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, youth, young heroes, heroes, heroic mission, rescue, escapades, rivalry, race against time, child in peril, dutch history, two worlds meeting ...
Time: 13th century, 2000s, middle ages, 21st century
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
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Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, erotic, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, spy, war, espionage, betrayal, revenge, occupation, nazi, nazism, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, year 1944, year 1956 ...
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, israel, poland ...
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spanish history, battles, intrigue, soldier, european history, heroes, dishonesty, state affairs, tough heroes, sword fight, courage, tudors ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, naples italy, napoli italy, madrid, flanders
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Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: touching, melancholic, sincere, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: painter, adultery, doctor, artist, marriage, cheating wife, love affair, portrait, thief, sex scene, affair, trust ...
Time: 17th century
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: romantic, stylized, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: love story, betrayal, travel, life philosophy, interracial love relationship, smuggling, love and romance, couple relations, nude, love, obsession, sex ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, tokyo, asia, europe
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, coming of age, resistance movement, wartime life, war, winter, occupation, execution, nazism, nazi, resistance, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: germany, netherlands, europe, holland
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Blood Brothers (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two wealthy young brothers living on a plush estate give refuge to a petty criminal who is on the run from the police. Neither the boys' parents or their staff know about the fugitive's presence, which leads them open to exploitation. Sure ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: blackmail, juvenile delinquency, friendship, social differences, society, confined, youth, family relations, class differences, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Bride Flight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of the women on the KLM flight that won the 1953 Air Race from London to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, infidelity, emigration, unwanted pregnancy, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, forbidden love, aviation, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: new zealand
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The Silent Army (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, rough, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, village, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, escapades, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, children in wartime, dutch history ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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Spy of Orange (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Netherlands are being threatened by a weird terrorist. The only one who can save The Netherlands from this terrorist seems to be Francois. He is a gay couturier who very much looks like the terrorist. They turn out to be twin brothers. Francois ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: secret agents, espionage, escapades, terrorism, undercover, goofy hero, disorder, twins, nothing goes right, blackmail, bomb, escape ...
Time: 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, bleak
Plot: ss, world war two, wartime life, holocaust, war, nazi occupation, human spirit, selflessness, children, rescue, idealism, escape attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam
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Return to the Hiding Place (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young resistance fighter witnesses atrocities towards the Jews, he's drawn into a web of espionage and clandestine activities. When he meets a young physics students and resistance journalist - Hans Poley - they embark on a hunt through ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: world war two, christian, jewish, nazi, jew persecution, saving a life, resistance fighter, suspense, war, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: On a cold November day in 1983, is the world's most successful and richest brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer the door of his office abducted. What follows is the most notorious and infamous kidnapping case that the Netherlands ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, confined, captivity, businessman, abuse, abduction, hollywood, fictional history, dutch history, beer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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The Rotterdam Bombing (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, arranged marriage, bombing, social differences, society, german occupation, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, dutch history, secret love ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, holland
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Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship between boys, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenager, world war two, children in wartime, child, best friends, war, village life, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: holland
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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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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery, and his driver. They were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid.
Style: tense, intense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, heist, gangsters, greed, betrayal, brutality, criminal heroes, abduction, group of friends, dutch history, nude, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, california, amsterdam, paris france
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Riphagen (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story about the biggest warcriminal from Holland during world war II, Andries "Al Capone" Riphagen.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: nazi, holocaust, military, nazi war criminal, world war two, violence, betrayal, jewish, con artists, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: holland, amsterdam
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