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, epic, based on true events, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with european history, politics, czech history, husband wife relationship, female nudity, betrayal, murder, death, sex scene and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as european history: The Young Victoria (2009), Victoria (2016), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017), Borgia (2011), Good King Dagobert (1984), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), Anthropoid (2016), Vincere (2009), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Medieval (2019).

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, aristocracy, queen, queen victoria, royal court, marriage, destiny, politics, love and romance, head of state, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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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: factual, based on true events, realistic, serious, light ...
Plot: royal family, queen victoria, british history, palace intrigue, monarchy, husband wife relationship, prime minister, power, politics, queen of england, european history, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 1830s, 19th century
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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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, nazism, fascist, paratrooper, european history, shooting, crypt, assassin, church, nazi, resistance, czech history ...
Time: year 1939, year 1942, year 1941
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, 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: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, florence italy, spain ...
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Good King Dagobert (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: King's Dagobert I intestinal and sexual problems loom large as he survives an attack on his royal caravan then barely makes it to Rome to personally give thanks to the Pope. After he arrives at the Vatican, he becomes involved in the battle ...
Plot: ambush, crown, bishop, pope, monk, virgin, impostor, confession, king, princess, lust, female nudity ...
Place: france, rome italy
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, wealth, politics, banker, rise to power, ambition, bank, betrayal, secret, political unrest, murder mystery, political thriller ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, renaissance
Place: florence, florence italy, venice, italy, tuscany
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Biography, History, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: dramatic, tense, factual, intense, emotional ...
Plot: assassination, female protagonist, third reich, nazi, nazi occupation, assassin, betrayal, brutality, conspiracy, rebellion, torture, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: prague, germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic ...
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, destructive relationship, love affair, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, supportive spouse, obsession, couple relations, custody, down on your luck ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, chariot, betrayal, tragic hero, downfall, leadership, barbarian, political unrest, war, royal family, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
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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, defenestration, czech history, european history, nobleman, aristocrat, politician, politics
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: rain, husband wife relationship, speech, doctor, rat, interrogation, torture, exhumation, stalinism, disease, european history, exile ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: soviet union, hungary, romania, budapest, central europe ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, countryside, changing the past or future, race against time, homecoming, political unrest, memorial, evil woman, female serial killer, drinking from the bottle, bad dream ...
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: satanist, ultimatum, blood stain, biblical reference, discovering a dead body, finding a dead body, blood on hand, loss of mother, femme fatale, satanism, killing spree, sheep ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: central europe, europe
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Duration: 200 min.
Style: based on true events
Plot: empire, strong female lead, empress, czech history, noblewoman, female protagonist, strong female character, european history, aristocrat
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 nudity, woman, female objectification, european history, topless woman, male objectification, strong female lead, science, female scientist, female protagonist, strong female character, male nudity ...
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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: naked in public, taking off underwear, setting a fire, clothed female naked male, topless woman, taking off clothes, barefoot male, male masturbation, european history, spanish civil war, soldier, friendship ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s
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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: resistance, german abroad, wehrmacht, transmitter, pointing a gun at someone, death by shooting, emotional blackmail, carpet, passive aggressive woman, man in bathtub, passive aggressive behavior, taking off underwear ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, 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: czech history, woman wearing glasses, arrested, death sentence, female lawyer, communism, european history, cell, maid, strong female lead, trial, jail ...
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, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, leadership, ambition, dishonesty, clergy, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, political unrest ...
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, crimes, obsessive quest, crime, hoodlum, police officer, on the run, heist, wartime life, nazism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1940, year 1944 ...
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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
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, youth, family relations, innocence lost, political unrest, teenage life, politics, society, generation gap, communism, christmas ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, 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: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, betrayal, battles, military, war, leadership, military life, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, winter, european history ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
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, socialism, cellist, cello, concert, funeral, musician, womanizer, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, 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, strong sexual content, vengeance, plague, statue, battle, priest, prince, mercenary ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy
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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: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: intrigue, battles, soldier, adventure, righting the wronged, tough heroes, heroes, hopes, dishonesty, escapades, military, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, flanders
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, communism, lawyer, fighting the system, rebelliousness, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, prague, central europe ...
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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: suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, political intrigue, royal court, royal family, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, blind ambition, investigation, politics, love affair ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, 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 ...
Plot: diplomat, politician, diplomacy, czech abroad, psychiatrist, european history, nazi germany, president, snorting cocaine, seaside, politics, airplane ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937, year 1939, 1930s
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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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, memorial, communist, moral dilemma, statue, european history, sculptor, communism, husband wife relationship, artist, suicide, monument ...
Time: 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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