European history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant european history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, based on true events, epic, touching and rough films and TV shows about / with european history, politics, czech history, husband wife relationship, strong female character, death, murder, male nudity, female nudity and priest plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as european history: The Young Victoria (2009), Victoria (2016), Black Journal (1979), Das Wunder von Berlin (2008), Medieval (2019), May the Lord Be with Us (2018), The Unburied Man (2004), Darkness (2009), A Soul to Redeem (2017), Maria Theresia (2017).

List of european history movies

The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen, aristocracy, royal court, couple relations, love and romance, queen victoria, marriage, politics, destiny, head of state, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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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, realistic, rough, serious, epic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, intrigue, righting the wronged, heroes, dishonesty, adventure, hopes, soldier, tough heroes, european history, escapades, fight back ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, flanders
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Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, based on true events, factual ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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Black Journal (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: macabre, based on true events, pre war, dark humor
Plot: photograph, axe, priest, variety, teenage girl, coffin, teenager, corpse, sensuality, interrogation, female psychopath, psychopath ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
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Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Plot: propaganda, forced to strip, politics, undressing, male nudity, separation, male objectification, skinny dipping, embarrassment, taking off underwear, political party, barefoot male ...
Place: berlin germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe
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Medieval (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: based on true events
Plot: european history, commander, czech history
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: historical event, catholicism, aristocrat, czech history, defenestration, politics, politician, nobleman, european history
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: doctor, speech, husband wife relationship, democracy, adolescence, grave, execution, revolution, hanging, terror, suppression, exhumation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: central europe, hungary, soviet union, romania, italy ...
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Darkness (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, homecoming, changing the past or future, race against time, political unrest, countryside, orphan, necklace, letter, secret past, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: central europe
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A Soul to Redeem (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The detective story set in the early 20th century is full of suspense, twists and emotions. Love, hate and desire for revenge are the strongest motivation for the trio of its protagonists. Military trenches are still full of war victims when ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, cigar smoking, punched in the face, dog, mother daughter relationship, flashback, goose, blood, crying, russian, strong female character, sheep ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: europe, central europe
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: empire, empress, european history, strong female lead, noblewoman, czech history, female protagonist, aristocrat, strong female character
Place: central europe
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Marie Curie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The most turbulent five years in the life of a genius woman: Between 1905, where Marie Curie comes with Pierre Curie to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the radioactivity, and 1911, where she receives her second Nobel ...
Plot: female scientist, male nudity, female protagonist, female nudity, topless woman, european history, science, male objectification, woman, female objectification, strong female character, scientist ...
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Uncertain Glory (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Front of Aragon, 1937. Lluís (Marcel Borràs), a young republican officer destined for a temporarily dormant position, meets an enigmatic widow of whom she falls in love, Carlana (Núria Prims), who manages to fool him to falsify a Document that ...
Plot: barefoot male, flower, topless woman, taking off clothes, politics, female full frontal nudity, undressing, bare breasts, pubic hair, male objectification, spanish civil war, male masturbation ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
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The Marathon (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 5 May 1945 and the uprising against the hated German occupiers has broken out in Prague. The Czech guards open the gate of the Pankrác prison to allow the prisoners to escape en masse. Many of them are shot dead by the German guards but young ...
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: riot, resistance, bridge, crying woman, revolution, loss of friend, football stadium, carpet, czech history, taking off pants, man in bathtub, death of friend ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: jail, courtroom, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, strong female character, husband wife relationship, european history, cell, communism, woman with glasses, death sentence, judge ...
Time: 1950s
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, leadership, betrayal, society, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, clergy, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
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The Good and the Bad (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From 1935 to 1945, the happiness of a couple turns to sadness when their Traction Avant auto is used by the gang des Tractions Avant.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: resistance, gestapo, on the run, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, wartime life, dishonesty, obsessive quest, heist, politics, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, year 1940, year 1944, 1940s ...
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Cosy Dens (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, tragicomedy
Plot: coming of age, youth, politics, communism, generation gap, political unrest, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, innocence lost, teacher ...
Time: 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, czechoslovakia, central europe
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, winter, military life, heroes, war, life is a bitch, military, battles, betrayal, danger, leadership, amputation ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
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Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, russian, friendship, womanizer, politics, funeral, musician, language barrier, concert, cellist, socialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czechoslovakia ...
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, soldier, rape, plague, strong sexual content, vengeance, love triangle, sword fight, statue, mercenary, prince ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, communism, rebellion, life is a bitch, uncover truth, right and wrong, russian, student, suicide, self sacrifice, loss of son, revolution ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague ...
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: epic, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, crimes, blind ambition, political conspiracy, royal court, politics, ambition, love and romance, state affairs, political intrigue, royal family, deadly ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Plot: diplomat, diplomacy, politician, czech history, president, european history, snorting cocaine, nazi germany, czech abroad, psychiatrist, airplane, death of father ...
Time: year 1938, year 1937, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: USA, France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt ...
Style: bloody
Plot: assassination, paratrooper, nazism, grief, coffin, flood, crypt, undercover, fencing, blond, court, blonde ...
Time: year 1939, year 1942, year 1941
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia, europe
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Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Plot: retro, czech history, husband wife relationship, monument, moral dilemma, statue, communist, artist, communism, european history, sculptor, suicide ...
Time: 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Plot: king, czech, knight, european history, aristocrat, father son relationship, czech history, monarch, election
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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The Magnificent Adventurer (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benvenuto Cellini knows no obstacles when it comes to creating a work of art or conquering the heart of a woman.
Plot: european history, italian history
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, florence
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The Divine Emma (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: boat, world war one, piano playing, ring, stage performance, rebel, briton abroad, death by gunshot, brass band, running from police, career, pianist ...
Time: year 1916, year 1915, 1910s, year 1917
Place: prague czech republic, prague, central europe, america
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