Italian movies about the revolution

List of the best Italian movies about the revolution, selected by visitors to our site: Women Without Men, The Dreamers, The Red Violin, Freedomfighters, Land and Freedom, 1900, Duck, You Sucker, Burn!, The Battle of Algiers, Viva Maria!.

In the top there are new films of 2009, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Women Without Men (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
CountryGermany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco
PlotRevolution, Dancing
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

    Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'├ętat, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

    The Dreamers (2003)
    Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
    Genremelodrama, drama
    CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
    CharactersStudents, Friends
    PlotLove, Revolution, Jealousy, Intrigue, Dreams, Uprising

      A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

      The Red Violin (1998)
      Mark1 (imdb: 7.6)
      Genremelodrama, drama, detective, music
      CountryCanada, Italy
      CharactersMusicians, Orphans
      PlotObsession, Revenge, Revolution
      StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Tense, Fascinating, Gloomy

        Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.

        Freedomfighters (1996)
        Markimdb: 7
        Genredrama, military, history
        CountrySpain, Italy, Belgium
        CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Nuns, Priests
        PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Uprising

          At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's group faces the problems of fighting not only the nationalists, but also factions on the left seeking to impose a more traditional military structure. Written by Brian Rawnsley

          Land and Freedom (1995)
          Markimdb: 7.6
          Genredrama, military
          CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
          CharactersHeroes, Military, Priests
          PlotRevolution, Political, War, Uprising
          StyleFascinating, Makes me think

            David Carr is a British Communist who is unemployed. In 1936, when the Spanish Civil War begins, he decides to fight for the Republican side, a coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists, so he joins the POUM militia and witnesses firsthand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by Stalin's followers and Moscow's orders.

            1900 (1976)
            Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
            CountryItaly, France, West Germany
            PlotPolitical, Death, War, Revolution
            StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

              Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.

              Duck, You Sucker (1971)
              Mark4 (imdb: 7.6)
              Genreaction, adventure, western
              CountryItaly, Spain
              CharactersHeroes, Friends, Partners
              PlotRevolution, Adventure, Uprising, Chase
              StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, For men

                At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it turns out that the government has been using the bank as a hiding place for illegally detained political prisoners -- who are freed by the blast -- Miranda becomes a revolutionary hero against his will.

                Burn! (1969)
                Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
                Genreaction, drama
                CountryItaly, France
                PlotRevolution, Political, Adventure, Slavery, Robbery, Uprising
                PlaceIslands, England
                StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating

                  The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British sugar interests.

                  The Battle of Algiers (1966)
                  Mark6 (imdb: 8.1)
                  Genredrama, military, history
                  CountryItaly, Algeria
                  CharactersMilitary, Heroes
                  PlotRevolution, War, Freedom, Uprising
                  StyleHeavy, Depressive, Fascinating, Makes me think

                    Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

                    Viva Maria! (1965)
                    Markimdb: 6.4
                    Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, western
                    CountryFrance, Italy
                    CharactersHeroes, Friends, Partners, Priests
                    PlotRevolution, Adventure

                      Gorgeous IRA operative Marie flees the British authorities and finds herself somewhere in the American continent, where she meets a stunning woman also named Marie, a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.

                      Doctor Zhivago (1965)
                      Markimdb: 8
                      Genremelodrama, drama, military
                      CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom
                      CharactersPoets, Lovers, Nurses
                      PlotLove triangle, War, Political, Funeral, Revolution

                        The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

                        The Leopard (1963)
                        Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
                        Genredrama, history
                        CountryItaly, France
                        PlotRevolution, Political
                        StyleFascinating, Gloomy

                          As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.