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, captivating, epic, stylized and rough films and TV shows about / with european history, politics, husband wife relationship, czech history, state affairs, male objectification, sex scene, rivalry, king and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and other countries.
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european history movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as european history: Borgia (2011), Victoria (2016), The Young Victoria (2009), Burning Bush (2013), Uncertain Glory (2017), A Prominent Patient (2016), Charles, King and Emperor (2015), The Broken Crown (2016), The Tobacconist (2018), Mary Queen of Scots (2018).

List of european history movies

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: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, heroes, european history, dishonesty, soldier, tough heroes, righting the wronged, hopes, deathtrap, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, napoli italy, madrid, flanders
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 7.8
 6K
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, rough, captivating, surprise ending, family saga ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, historical character, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 16th century, 1400s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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 8.2
 21K
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, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, queen, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, politics ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, london, buckingham palace
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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, 1830s, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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 7.9
 1K
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, journalism, suicide, student, revolution, self sacrifice, russian, rebelliousness, protest, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, 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: sincere, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: spanish civil war, european history, soldier, friendship, politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, barefoot male, topless woman, pubic hair, bare breasts ...
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, captivating, serious
Plot: politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, czech history, nazi germany, european history, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, abroad, international relations, czech german relations ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937, year 1938
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague, central europe
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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, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: king, royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, spanish history, church, society, kingdom, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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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: captivating, exciting, sentimental, romantic
Plot: kingdom, queen, king, duke, power, court intrigue, palace intrigue, politics, empire, marriage, wedding, ceremony ...
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: psychological, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, historical figure, friends, rivalry, danger, wartime life, society, european history ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938
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, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, throne, protestant, political unrest ...
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, captivating, bleak, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: village, world war one, family relations, world war two, family life, generation gap, small town life, parents and children, against humanity, coming of age, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: germany, europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 264 min.
Story: Arn has to endure so much before he can get the love of his life Cecilie, who has been put away in a monastery.
Plot: crusade, medieval, sword and shield, arab, european history
Time: middle ages
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That Trip We Took with Dad (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers. Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: road trip, cold war, fight, brother brother relationship, arrested, family relations, father son relationship, death of father, politics, doctor, female director, loss of father ...
Time: year 1968, 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
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The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stuck in the corridors of time, Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful servant Jacquouille are projected to a time of profound political and social upheavals: the French Revolution... specifically, The Terror, time of great dangers, during which ...
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, french revolution, escape, prison, castle, adventure, escapades, love and romance, cheating wife, lighting a candle, multiple deaths, kissing someone's hand ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century, 1940s, 12th century
Place: france, paris france
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Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, escapades, adventure, military, homecoming, danger, forbidden love, state affairs, heroes, heroic mission, battle zone, leadership ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, eastern europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, monastery, knight, heroes, danger, war, forbidden love, battles, nun, adaptation, religion, horse riding ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, sweden, holy land, middle east, eastern europe
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, england, israel ...
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Medieval (2020)
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: commander, czech history, european 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, defenestration, aristocrat, politician, politics, czech history, european history, nobleman
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: female director, childhood flashback, crime against humanity, terror, husband wife relationship, speech, doctor, rat, rain, execution, hanging, adolescence ...
Time: 1950s, year 1956, 20th century, 50s
Place: romania, soviet union, hungary, italy, budapest ...
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 4.6
 159
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, scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted by the past, countryside, reunion, homecoming, race against time, secret past, hallucination, childhood trauma, old dark house, secret, painting, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: suspect, mysterious woman, police detective, investigation, strong female character, mentally unstable, femme fatale, ritual, serial murder, murder, girl, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: central europe, europe
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 6.6
 389
Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
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, aristocrat, strong female character, czech history, noblewoman, female politician, female protagonist, political leader, european history, motherhood, high society ...
Place: central europe
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 5.5
 1K
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, nobel prize, radioactivity, female nudity, male nudity, female objectification, butt naked, woman, european history, bathtub, scientist, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: stockholm sweden
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 6.9
 18
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: gunfight, crying woman, football stadium, hospital, blood on face, jail, loss of friend, fight, vomiting, explosion, passive aggressive behavior, czech german relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
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 6.1
 864
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: female protagonist, trial, chambermaid, death sentence, maid, female lawyer, czech history, woman, woman wearing glasses, arrested, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
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 6.1
 1K
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, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, rome 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: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gestapo, resistance, police officer, on the run, politics, heist, wartime life, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1940, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: paris france
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 8.2
 5K
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, realistic, touching, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, politics, society, youth, innocence lost, generation gap, political unrest, communism, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, czechoslovakia, central europe
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