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, serious, realistic, based on true events, touching and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with european history, politics, husband wife relationship, czech history, violence, female nudity, friendship, death, sex scene and female protagonist plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, Germany, USA 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), Medieval (2021), Maria Theresia (2017), Marie Curie (2016), Milada (2017), A Prominent Patient (2016).

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, based on true events ...
Plot: queen victoria, british history, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, royalty, queen, power, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship ...
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: captivating, realistic, rough, family saga, surprise ending ...
Plot: historical character, clergy, political intrigue, church, european history, power struggle, politics, political corruption, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, naples italy, europe, florence italy ...
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, intrigue, european history, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, spanish history, righting the wronged, hopes, military ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, napoli italy, flanders
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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: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, period piece, queen, royal court, queen of england, love and romance, marriage, politics, couple relations, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, journalism, suicide, student, rebelliousness, protest, revolution, self sacrifice, russian, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, prague ...
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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, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: european history, spanish civil war, soldier, politics, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, taking off underwear, male objectification, civil war, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: catalonia
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Medieval (2021)
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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: commander, czech history, european history, danger, religion, heroic, warrior, violence, deadly, church, vengeance, society ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
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Maria Theresia (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, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: strong female lead, female protagonist, female politician, motherhood, political leader, high society, aristocrat, czech history, strong female character, european history, noblewoman, empress ...
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 ...
Style: touching, light, melancholic, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: female scientist, radioactivity, nobel prize, science, strong female character, scientist, european history, female protagonist, male nudity, woman, male objectification, topless woman ...
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: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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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: serious, disturbing, stylized, captivating
Plot: czech history, politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, nazi germany, psychiatrist, european history, life is a bitch, czech german relations, abroad, frustration ...
Time: year 1938, year 1937, 1930s, year 1939, pre world war two
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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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, disturbing, compassionate, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, fight, german occupation, agent, police officer, beating, torture, husband wife relationship, traitor, mass murder, secret mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic
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Charles, King and Emperor (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, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: spanish history, king, royal family, court intrigue, palace intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, church, society, 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: political thriller, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, kidnapped, true crime, intrigue, politician, european history, male nudity, male objectification, nudity (full frontal - brief), bespectacled male, taking a photograph ...
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, captivating, sentimental
Plot: palace intrigue, duke, kingdom, queen, king, court intrigue, empire, ambition, politics, wedding, prince, jail ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, central europe
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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, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: soldier, criminal as protagonist, friendship between men, crime and punishment, crime spree, death of protagonist, drunkenness, friendship, politics, european history, gangsters, mother son relationship ...
Time: 18th century
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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, catholicism, historical event, nobleman, defenestration, politician, politics, aristocrat
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: rough, serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, mythology, tribe, legends and myths, battles, invasion, german history, viking, war, barbarian, ambition, tough heroes ...
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: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, nazi occupation, friendship, world war two, historical figure, friends, wartime life, society, danger, rivalry, 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, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, 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.
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, sentimental, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, village, world war one, hypocrisy, living with parents, generation gap, social relations, fascism, german, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 264 min.
TV show
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, sword and shield, medieval, european history, arab, norse mythology, arabic history
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, realistic, serious, touching, road movie
Plot: road trip, cold war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, fight, arrested, family relations, death of father, doctor, politics, female director, taking a shower ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: central europe
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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: rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, escapades, military, adventure, homecoming, battle zone, forbidden love, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, eastern europe
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, prisoner, school teacher, group shower, strong female lead, clown, sewing machine, bully, execution, fascist, pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia, central europe, 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, uplifting, tense, tragicomedy ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, friendship, holocaust, death, judaism, starvation, world war two, murder, gestapo, war, misfit ...
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: assassination, soldier, world war two, czech history, against humanity, confined, undercover, state affairs, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, czechoslovakia ...
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Freud (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This pseudo-biographical movie depicts 5 years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennan psychologist Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain ...
Plot: historical figure, czech abroad, therapy, european history, therapist, doctor patient relationship, injury, psychoanalysis, traumatic experience, doctor, recurring nightmare
Place: vienna, central europe
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, destructive relationship, ambition, fall in love, love affair, custody, obsession, political unrest, couples, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, romance, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, post world war two, year 1939
Place: england, europe, poland, central europe, czechoslovakia ...
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