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 serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events, suspenseful and disturbing films and TV shows about / with european history, husband wife relationship, politics, czech history, friendship, murder, world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), death and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, USA, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as european history: Victoria (2016), Borgia (2011), The Young Victoria (2009), Burning Bush (2013), Uncertain Glory (2017), A Prominent Patient (2016), Operation Silver A (2007), Charles, King and Emperor (2015), ?nos (2017), The Broken Crown (2016).

List of european history movies

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, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, royal family, monarchy, queen of england, european history, power, queen, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship, royalty ...
Time: victorian era, 1830s, 19th century
Place: britain, london, buckingham palace
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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, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, soldier, heroes, european history, dishonesty, tough heroes, righting the wronged, hopes, fight back, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, flanders, napoli italy, madrid
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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, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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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: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, queen, period piece, royal court, queen of england, couple relations, love and romance, marriage, politics, destiny ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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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: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, student, suicide, journalism, revolution, self sacrifice, rebelliousness, russian, protest, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia ...
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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 ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: spanish civil war, european history, soldier, friendship, politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, naked in public, man in underwear, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: catalonia
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, czech history, psychiatrist, nazi germany, european history, life is a bitch, british man, sanitarium, czech german relations ...
Time: year 1937, year 1939, year 1938, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague
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Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, german occupation, fight, agent, police officer, husband wife relationship, secret mission, unfaithful wife, betrayal, trap, mass murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
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Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Story: The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of a empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it ...
Style: factual, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: king, royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, spanish history, society, church, kingdom, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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?nos (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Creation of the Slovak republic in 1993 and first years of its existence are marked with mafia connected to the highest places of the new government. True story about the hijacking of the son of the first president of the Slovak republic.
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, political thriller, kidnapped, true crime, intrigue, politician, european history, male objectification, male nudity, bespectacled male, butt naked ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Style: exciting, romantic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: kingdom, palace intrigue, king, queen, duke, power, court intrigue, aristocracy, princess, politics, ceremony, ambition ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century, 17th century
Place: spain, central europe, europe
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The Tobacconist (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, historical figure, friends, danger, wartime life, rivalry, society, european history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: vienna, central europe
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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, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, throne, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, bleak, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war two, world war one, family relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, village life, small town life, wartime life, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, quarry
Place: spain, central europe
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: politician, husband wife relationship, politics, writers, czech history, political activism, political activist, playwright, activist, european history, repression, communism ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: 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: female director, husband wife relationship, jail, atrocity, revolution, exile, hanging, rat, interrogation, exhumation, hate, rain ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, 1950s, 20th century
Place: romania, budapest, budapest hungary, central europe, hungary ...
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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, josef stalin, suicide, communism, moral dilemma, statue, european history, memorial, czech history, artist, monument, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Czech Television's epic historical film draws on the breathtaking dramatic life of the great of Czech history, King Charles IV.
Plot: king, czech, knight, election, european history, father son relationship, aristocrat, monarch, czech history
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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Code name 'Holec' (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic
Story: Young director Honza David (Krystof Hádek) films the Russian invasion in in Prague in August 1968. With Eva (Vica Kerekes) - the love of his life - he tries to get out of the country. He wants to bring the explosive material to Vienna, to the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: secret mission, spy, actress, blackmail, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, double agent, reading aloud, hit in the face, aspiring actress, female nudity, pubic hair ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1968
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, vienna, prague czech republic, prague ...
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The Devil's Mistress (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair.
Style: captivating, suspense, touching, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: nazism, ambition, love triangle, selfishness, actress, husband wife relationship, intrigue, mistress, filmmaking, railway station, female chauvinism, bathing ...
Time: year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, year 2000, year 1945 ...
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, switzerland ...
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Wilson City (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedy inspired by paperback crime novels tells the story of an adventurous search for a mysterious murderer who just after the end of the First World War has begun a rampage in Wilson City, a jerkwater town somewhere in Eastern Europe. The ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: conspiracy, painter, agent, ambition, painting, father son relationship, car chase, murder, disguise, absurd humor, absurdism, delusion ...
Time: year 1918, year 1919, 1910s
Place: slovakia, central europe
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Lost in Munich (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the past events. But can he do it, being just ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: parrot, journalist, extramarital affair, fired from the job, breaking the fourth wall, satire, car accident, actor playing himself, foot chase, husband wife relationship, party, newspaper ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 1938
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, tense, tragicomedy ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, war, jewish, friendship, holocaust, death, starvation, world war two, murder, gestapo, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe ...
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Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, assassination, soldier, czech history, anti heroes, politics, battles, anti hero, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, quarry
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, murder, vengeance, drowning, boat, war crime, stabbing, strangulation, injury, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949 ...
Place: europe, paris france, russia, soviet union, lithuania ...
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, musician's life, prodigy, music, composer, character study, obsession, emperor, classical music, genius, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: surreal, talky, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, immigrants, family relations, attic, social differences, anti semitism, genocide, parents and children, introspection, siblings relations, wartime life, anti war ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, christian film
Plot: martyr, political corruption, false accusation, power relations, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, hopes, society, clergy, idealism ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
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