Movies about the revolution

Movies about the revolution
List of the best movies about the revolution, selected by visitors to our site: Equilibrium, Planet of the Apes, Divergent, Courage Under Fire, West Side Story, Anzio, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Slums of Beverly Hills, Only the Brave, Appointment with Danger.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Equilibrium (2002)
CharactersKillers, Beautiful men
PlotSkirmishes, Apocalypse, Revolution, Revenge, Weapon
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Atmospheric, Smart

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Planet of the Apes (2001)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersMonkeys, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Survival, Slavery, Revolution
PlaceFantastic worlds, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Serious, Worth watching

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Divergent (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersTeens, Heroes
PlotLove, Survival, Revolution, Test, Multi-part
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By books, Womens in main roles, Serious

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Courage Under Fire (1996)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective, military
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, Political
PlaceIraq, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At first all seemed in order then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses....

West Side Story (1961)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, crime
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Jealousy, Love at first sight, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Touching, Serious

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Anzio (1968)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report on this absence of the enemy is discounted. By the time it is finally decided to make a move the Germans have arrived in strength and a prolonged ...

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
CharactersRobots, Cyborgs, Terminator
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, Skirmishes, Artificial Intelligence, Nuclear War
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Serious, For men

It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing Connor's former nemesis, the Terminator, is back to aid the now-adult Connor … just like he promised.

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Jews
PlotDancing, Life, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

Only the Brave (1930)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military

Cooper is a Union Army officer who after being jilted by girlfriend, Virginia Bruce, volunteers on what could be a suicide mission. He volunteers to go behind enemy lines disguised in Confederate gray as a staff officer to Robert E. Lee. He's to ride to a certain plantation which is a local brigade headquarters and deliberately let himself by caught with maps showing false Union troop dispositions. Of course the penalty then as now is execution.

Appointment with Danger (1951)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Special agents
PlotRobbery, Investigation, Pursuit, Pads
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Al Goddard, a detective who works for the United States Postal Inspection Service, is assigned to arrest two criminals who've allegedly murdered a U.S. postal detective.

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Kissin' Cousins (1964)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CharactersClimbers, Military, Twins, Friends, Hunters
PlotDancing, Love triangle

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

What About Bob? (1991)
Markimdb: 7
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Vacation
StyleLight, Smart

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone loves Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.

No Escape (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Thailand
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Moving, Fear, Uprising
PlaceHotels, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Revolution, Justice, Uprising
Time16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Mr. Jones (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, Ukraine
CharactersHorses, Wolves, Cannibals, Stalin, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Fight, Money, Investigation
PlacePrison, Forest, USSR, Party, Ukraine

In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travel to Ukraine, where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news.

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountryLuxembourg, Germany, Portugal
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Revolution, Loneliness, Mystery
StyleAction, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, Canada
PlotRevenge, Revolution, Hostage, Uprising
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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

The Lady (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Thailand
CharactersMilitary, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Political, Elections
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Trepalium (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotLove, Survival, Revolution
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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.

The Viking War (2019)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Revolution, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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.