Movies about the revolution

List of the best movies about the revolution, selected by visitors to our site: Judas and the Black Messiah, Russian Short. Vol. 2, The Lenin Factor, The Viking War, Union of Salvation, One Nation, One King, Bel Canto, Final Score, A Private War, Robin Hood
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
PlotOn real events, Undercover, Sects, Death, Justice, Political, Money, Freedom, Revolution
PlaceUSA, Prison, Hospitals

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Russian Short. Vol. 2 (2019)
CharactersFamily, Couriers, Neighbors, Mothers

Five unusual short stories in the almanac from Russian directors. Horror about the mystical school from Alexander Domogarov, Jr. (“Let the children go”). Erotic thriller "Ear Ring" with Lukerya Ilyashenko. Black comedy about the forest walk of two friends "Mushrooms and fish." Witty kinonovella "Che" on a spontaneous trip to St. Petersburg. The post-New Year story with Olga Sutulova and Marina Vasilyeva about finding the missing guy named Kostik.

The Lenin Factor (2019)
PlotRevolution, Love
PlaceRussia, USSR

Having dedicated his life to the preparation of the revolution in the Russian Empire, Vladimir Lenin, living in exile in Switzerland, desperately seeks a way back to Russia to take control. Options are few when Lenin receives an offer from Alexander Parvus, the most infamous of political opportunists, who has made a deal with Germany to sponsor the revolution under Lenin's command and smuggle Lenin and his comrades into Russia. Aware that making a deal with 2 devils could cost him everything including his political influence, Lenin knows he must outsmart and outmaneuver Parvus and the Germans at any cost...

The Viking War (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotPolitical, Revolution

Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings are trying to escape the Beserkers after they violently murdered and took over their town. However, the Beserkers are on their trail, and want to put them in the game.

Union of Salvation (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, biography, history
PlotPolitical, Revolution
Time18th century

Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - position, wealth, love, life ... and the country itself.

One Nation, One King (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.9)
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotRevolution, Uprising, Love, Freedom

„Un peuple et son roi" crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the French Republic.

Bel Canto (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersSingers, Terrorists, Military, Pianists, Businessmen
PlotHostage, Revolution, Divorce, Soccer, Chess
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman's lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.

Final Score (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Hackers, Bodyguards, Terrorists, Special Forces
PlotHostage, Survival, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Soccer, Revolution
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save both the daughter of a fallen comrade and the huge crowd unaware of the danger.

A Private War (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Photographers, Terrorists, Writers
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Death, Political, Revolution
PlaceJungle, Deserts
StyleWomens in main roles, Action, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Robin Hood (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersRobbers, Archers, Heroes, Thieves, Horses, Sheriffs
PlotMoney, Death, Love, Religious, Revolution, Slavery
PlaceEngland, Party, Ships, Deserts, Village
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Exciting, Steampunk, Unexpected ending

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

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Lenin: Revolution Chronicles (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)

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A Taxi Driver (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPolice, Friends, Soldier, Taxi drivers, Reporters
PlotTime travel, Revolution, Money, Weapon, Death, Chase, On real events
PlaceChina, Korea

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
PlotTime travel, Political, Revolution

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Era Of Dance (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryRussia, Latvia
PlotDancing, Revolution

The film tells a story about the latest musical revolution in recent history – the early days of the rave scene and the golden age of techno culture. International political changes in the mid-80s and early 90s, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, in a short period of time allowed this cultural phenomenon to become a mass movement which was almost completely independent from the global corporations and which did not fight with the system but created its own system.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Hungary
CharactersFamily, Twins, Fathers, Friends, Hunters, Dogs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, War, Mystery, Investigation, Revolution
StyleCyberpunk, Depressive, Disturbing, Makes me think, For men

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Close Relations (2016)
Genredrama, documentary
CountryUkraine, Germany, Latvia, Estonia
PlotTime travel, Revolution
PlaceRussia, Ukraine, USSR

Vitaly Mansky’s intimate and insightful new documentary finds him crisscrossing the Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left his relatives scattered on both sides of a highly charged and dizzyingly complex political situation.

My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
PlotLove, Revolution, Obsession, Political
PlaceParis, Prison

The film focuses on the little-known love affair of the terrorist Fanny Kaplan with the brother of Vladimir Lenin, Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov, and questions whether she really tried to assassinate Lenin in 1918.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, drama, cartoon
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotRevolution, Weapon, Supernatural, Adventure, Rivalry
StyleSteampunk, Exciting

As the world is in the middle of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by a layer of iron, is pierced. By infecting humans with its bite, the monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane. On the island Hinomoto, located in the far east, people have built stations to shelter themselves from these creatures. People access the station, as well as transport wares between them, with the help of a locomotive running on steam, called Hayajiro. Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu in order to defeat the creatures. One day, as he waits for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets a girl named Mumei, who is excused from the mandatory Kabane inspection. During the night, Ikuma meets Mumei again as he sees Hayajiro going out of control. The staff on the locomotive has turned into the creatures. The station, now under attack by Kabane, is the opportunity Ikoma has been looking for.

Trepalium (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotRevolution, Love, Survival
StyleDisturbing, Action, Fascinating

The economic situation is a nightmare: only 20% of the population is employed. The Actives live inside the city. On the fringes, in the Zone, live the Jobless. Separating them is a wall.

A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryPhilippines, Singapore

Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro is considered to be one of the most influential proponents in the struggle against Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines during the late nineteenth century. Today, he is still celebrated as the father of the Philippine Revolution.

The Last Face (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.9)
PlotRevolution, Blackmail, Love, Death
PlaceAircraft, Helicopters

Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings in Africa.

Why Him? (2016)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.2)
CountryUSA, Cambodia
CharactersFamily, Billionaires, Gods, Parents
PlotRivalry, Fate, Technology, Holidays, Revolution, Internet, Justice
TimeNew Year
StyleFor relax, Light

A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter's young rich boyfriend.

Risen (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersSoldier, Horses, Archers
PlotWar, Investigation, Revolution, Earthquake, Chase
PlaceDeserts, Beach, Ships, Roman Empire
StyleUnexpected ending

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Insurgent (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersFriends, Heroes, Losers
PlotFight, Revolution, Survival, Fate, Uprising, Chase
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
CountryRussia, Poland, Ukraine
PlotWar, Revolution, Death

Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making up the mosaic of existence that is life itself…

The Bad Education Movie (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mr Wickers and his class go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.

Where to Invade Next (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, documentary
PlotTime travel, Revolution, Dreams
PlacePrison, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, USA

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down" — he will do the invading for America from now on.

No Escape (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller
PlotSurvival, Moving, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceHotels, Asia
StyleDisturbing, Action, Exciting, Tense

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersFriends, Presidential
PlotUprising, Love, Rivalry, Survival, Revolution, Death, Dancing, Political, Fate, Love triangle, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Clinch (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
PlotBlackmail, Revolution
StyleAction, Gloomy

A story about a simple school literature teacher, Fedorov, who thought his life couldn't become more boring and pointless until he met a strange girl, who stormed into his very ordinary day, accused him of bringing her girl-friend to suicide and turned his life completely.

Colonia (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Military, Students
PlotSects, Love, Religious, Revolution, On real events
PlacePrison, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

High-Rise (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Republic of Ireland
CharactersArchitects, Dogs, Horses
PlotRivalry, Confrontation, Money, Weapon, Dancing, Revolution
PlaceEngland, London, Party

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Mr. Robot (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersHackers, Hackers, Criminals
PlotSplit personality, Drug addict, Sects, Revolution, Sects, Uprising
StyleDisturbing, Depressive

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Look Who's Back (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
PlotPolitical, Time travel, Revolution, Internet

Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a method actor.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure, military
CharactersWizards, Teens, Heroes, Strong women
PlotAdventure, Survival, Rivalry, Revolution, Uprising

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

Dear White People (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersLawyers, Students, Hackers
PlotInvestigation, Dancing, Obsession, Revolution
PlaceCollege, Party

Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.

Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryCanada, Germany
PlotHostage, Revenge, Revolution, Uprising
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CharactersScientists, Monkeys
PlotRivalry, Viruses, Survival, Expeditions, Revolution, Experiments
StyleAction, Exciting, Depressive, Fascinating, Makes me think

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

Superchondriac (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
CharactersLosers, Friends
PlotObsession, Revolution
PlaceFrance, Prison
StyleSoulful, Light

Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer... and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka thinks he knows the cure for Romain: dating! But with the arrival of freedom fighter Anton Miroslav, everyone might get more then they bargained for...

Snowpiercer (2013)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Czech Republic, USA, France
PlotRevolution, Survival, Snow, Uprising
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Makes me think

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, Portugal
PlotRevolution, Investigation, Uprising, Loneliness
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of a puzzle that involves political and emotional intrigue and the highest possible stakes. His voyage is one that transcends time and space, delving into the realms of history, medicine and love, all in search of true meaning to his life.

The Liberator (2013)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryVenezuela, Spain
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Horses
PlotRevolution, War, Weapon, Uprising, On real events
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of Bolívar, portrayed by Ramírez, about his quests and epic military campaigns, which covered twice the territory Alexander the Great conquered, and his vision to unify South America.

Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, biography
PlotRevolution, Political, Rivalry, Uprising
StyleAction, Touching, Depressive, Fascinating, Gloomy

How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard electrician fighting for workers’ rights awakened a hidden desire for freedom in millions of people.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Horses
PlotWar, Revenge, Revolution, Rivalry, Uprising
Time16th century

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryNigeria, United Kingdom
PlotRevolution, Uprising
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Fascinating

An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up in the turbulence of war.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersHunters, Heroes
PlotMulti-part, Revolution, Love, Chase, Competitions, Survival, Rivalry, Death
PlaceForest, Trains
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Dystopian

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Spain
CharactersKings, Friends, Lesbians, Horses, Strong women
PlotLove, Revolution, Betrayal, Intrigue, Dancing, On real events
Time18th century

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

Les Misérables (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersPolice, Orphans, Students
PlotLove, Investigation, Revolution, Uprising
StyleTense, Fascinating

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotRevolution, Uprising
StyleTouching, To cry, Fascinating

Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country.

The Platform (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotSurvival, Revolution
StyleDeep Meaning, Philosophical, Gloomy

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.