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 captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, exciting and epic films and TV shows about / with european history, politics, betrayal, sex scene, murder, husband wife relationship, czech history, death, female nudity and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as european history: Victoria (2016), Borgia (2011), Maria Theresa (2017), The Young Victoria (2009), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), Burning Bush (2013), Janosik: A True Story (2009), Uncertain Glory (2017), Medieval (2022), Milada (2017).

List of european history movies

Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, royalty, european history, queen of england, queen, female protagonist, power, british monarchy, prime minister ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, london, united kingdom, buckingham palace
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: family saga, realistic, rough, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: brother sister sex, historical character, political intrigue, european history, church, clergy, power struggle, politics, political corruption, renaissance, italian history, ambition ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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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, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, soldier, spanish history, intrigue, european history, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, state affairs, righting the wronged, courage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, napoli italy, flanders
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Maria Theresa (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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: psychological, captivating, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: european history, czech history, female politician, strong female lead, female protagonist, political leader, high society, motherhood, noblewoman, strong female character, aristocrat, empress ...
Place: central europe
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 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: queen victoria, aristocracy, royal family, royal court, queen, queen of england, state affairs, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspense, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, aristocracy, wealth, politics, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, ambition, secret, bank, european history, exile ...
Time: 15th century
Place: florence, venice, italy, tuscany
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, lawyer, european history, journalism, suicide, student, self sacrifice, russian, protest, revolution, rebelliousness, communism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, prague
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Janosik: A True Story (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Adventure
Country: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of Janosik, a legendary "Central European Robin Hood", based on real XVIII century documents and a romantic legend. Young Janosik, burnt out by war experiences and disappointment in love, joins a team of brigands. Soon after he ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: mother son relationship, european history, soldier, criminal as protagonist, friendship between men, death of protagonist, crime spree, friendship, crime and punishment, gangsters, politics, drunkenness ...
Time: 18th century
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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, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: spanish civil war, european history, soldier, friendship, politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, man in underwear, male nudity, civil war, patricide ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: catalonia
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Medieval (2022)
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: tense, heroic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: commander, murder, european history, czech history, violence, religion, warrior, courage, historical character, battles, escapades, death ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (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 ...
Style: touching, light, melancholic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: female scientist, nobel prize, science, strong female character, scientist, european history, female protagonist, radioactivity, female objectification, male nudity, woman, strong female lead ...
Time: 90s
Place: stockholm sweden
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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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, touching
Plot: court, politics, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, jail, european history, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, female protagonist, judge, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
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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: stylized, disturbing, serious, captivating
Plot: czech history, diplomat, politician, politics, diplomacy, psychiatrist, nazi germany, european history, life is a bitch, minister, hospital, seaside ...
Time: year 1937, pre world war two, year 1938, year 1939, 1930s
Place: central europe, prague
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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.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: king, knight, czech history, father son relationship, aristocrat, european history, royal family, historical figure, kingdom, historical character, family relations, royal court ...
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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Charles, Emperor King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
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: spanish history, king, aristocracy, royal family, catholicism, european history, palace intrigue, society, church, love and romance, rivalry, kingdom ...
Time: 16th century
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, politician, intrigue, true crime, kidnapped, european history, male objectification, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, bespectacled male ...
Time: 90s
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, 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, romantic, sentimental
Plot: king, duke, palace intrigue, queen, spanish history, castle, princess, kingdom, european history, arranged marriage, husband wife relationship, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: spain, europe, 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: european history, czech history, historical event, catholicism, politician, politics, aristocrat, nobleman, defenestration
Time: 17th century
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, barbarian, invasion, german history, legends and myths, mythology, tribe, battles, myth, sword, war, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century
Place: scandinavia
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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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, nazi occupation, friendship, world war two, historical figure, friends, wartime life, society, rivalry, european history, jew persecution ...
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, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, queen, throne, protestant, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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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: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, siege, war, sword fight, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, medieval, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
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, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
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, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, small town, family relations, village, world war one, hypocrisy, fascism, social relations, living with parents, generation gap, german, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, battlefield, war, rivalry, politics, political unrest, adventure ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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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: sentimental, compassionate, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, agent, german occupation, fight, friendship, husband wife relationship, chase, secret, humiliation, father son relationship, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
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Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Once Upon a Time… Man is a French animated TV series from 1978 directed by Albert Barillé. It is the first in the Once Upon a Time... franchise. The series explains world history in a format designed for children. The action focuses around one ...
Style: serious, captivating, witty
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: human nature, family, elderly, dedicated educator, escapades, society, wise man, wisdom of life, european history, ancient history, evolution, religion ...
Time: middle ages, 1910s, 17th century, 16th century, 15th century ...
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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, musician, friendship, womanizer, politics, family relations, cellist, socialism, funeral, language barrier, revolution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, moscow russia ...
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, royal court, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, UK, USA, Germany, Hungary
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: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense, bloody
Plot: paratrooper, nazism, assassination, world war two, naval officer, battles, german, anger, resistance, attempted murder, nazi, infamy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1939, year 1929
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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