Movies about the uprising

List of the best movies about the uprising, riots and rebellion, selected by visitors to our site: Captive State, Robert the Bruce, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Sobibor, Outlaw King, Peterloo, One Nation, One King, Mary Magdalene, Ready Player One
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Captive State (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotUprising, Alien invasion, Conspiracies
StyleDystopian, Unexpected ending

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

Robert the Bruce (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, history
PlotRivalry, Uprising

In 1306, Scottish King Robert the Bruce turns a defeated outlaw when his country is invaded. But before to free his sacred land, he must manage to regain his will to fight back and survive the persecution of those who want take his head and the English gold.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
PlotWar, Uprising

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Wizards, Witch, Cats, Teachers, Dragons, Snake, Monsters, Terrorists
PlotUprising, Magic, Mystery, Mystery, Confrontation, Adventure, Love, Prison Break
PlaceNew York, Paris, England, Prison, Mountains, Ships, Jungle
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Unexpected ending

Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Sobibor (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, military
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeWorld War II

Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible — for only three weeks to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Part of the escapees were caught and shot, and the rest led by Pechersky managed to escape and joined the partisans.

Outlaw King (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Knights, Horses
PlotWar, Uprising, On real events
PlaceScotland, England, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Peterloo (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Heavy, Disturbing

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty.

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.

Mary Magdalene (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.9)
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
CharactersStrong women, Horses
PlotReligious, Love, Death, Betrayal, Uprising
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleDeep Meaning, Soulful, Fascinating

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Ready Player One (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
PlotAdventure, Social Media, Racing, Mystery, Internet, Technology, Virtual Reality, Love, Weapon, Power, Contests, Uprising, Cars
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Fascinating, Cyberpunk, Atmospheric

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersKings, Wizards, Knights, Warriors, Orphans, Witch
PlotMagic, Uprising, Fate
PlaceForest, England
TimeMiddle Ages

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.

Walk of Fame (2017)
Markimdb: 3.2
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Actors, Sisters, Trainers, Bartenders, Judge
PlotDancing, Investigation, Love triangle, Jealousy, Uprising
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Office

A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSuperhero, Gods, Family, Friends, Warriors, Demons, Wolves
PlotApocalypse, War, Uprising
StyleMarvel, By comics

Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Detroit (2017)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
PlotOn real events, Death, Justice, Uprising
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

The Discovery (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotLife after death, Depression, Dreams, Religious, Uprising, Mental disorders, Loneliness
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Tense, Smart

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

The Teacher (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySlovakia, Czech Republic
CharactersTeachers, Scientists, Trainers, Taxi drivers, Parents, Judge
PlotWeapon, Snow, Uprising, Fear, Rivalry, Jealousy, Love, Cheating, On real events
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Tense, Fascinating

The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, France
PlotPolitical, Skirmishes, Survival, Revenge, Death, Experiments, Uprising, Chase
StyleTense, Action, Disturbing

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CharactersDogs, Snake
PlotWar, Survival, Justice, Freedom, Slavery, Uprising, On real events

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Uprising, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Tense

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Barbarians Rising (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, documentary, history
PlaceUSA, Roman Empire, Italy, Germany

Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire.

Colony (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Uprising
PlaceNew York, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, others have rebelled — and suffer the consequences.

Rebellion (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotPolitical, War, Uprising

A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.

The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotSlavery, Death, Justice, Freedom, Uprising, On real events

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

The Shadow (2016)
PlaceRussia, Trains
StyleDepressive, Makes me think

A story of a successful businessman who falls in love with a silent movies actress and starts to look everywhere for a woman who looks exactly like her.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Political, Power, Freedom, Revenge, Survival, Justice, Uprising, On real events
StyleTense, Action, Disturbing, Interesting

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Anthropoid (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersSoldier, Military, Dogs, Strong women, Teachers, Musicians, Firefighters
PlotLove, Death, Uprising, On real events
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

The Oddsockeaters (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia
CharactersScientists, Orphans, Thieves, Singers, Twins
PlotChase, Missing people, Loneliness, Cars, Obsession, Robbery, Uprising, Chess, Oil

Oddsockeaters are small invisible creatures, responsible for socks that go missing when we only have one left from a pair. But unlike them, Seed’s gang wants to have a pair. In the end, they began their fight between two sets of values.

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.

Robot Overlords (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Robots, Heroes
PlotUprising, UFO, Adventure, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceLondon, England
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Earth has been conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersStrong women, Heroes
PlotUprising, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Deserts
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Suffragette (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
PlotOn real events, Justice, Political, Uprising, Adoption
PlaceEngland, London
StyleFascinating, Depressive, Inspirational

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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.

Killing Jesus (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama, biography, history
PlotReligious, Uprising
PlaceRoman Empire

Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.

Accidental Love (2015)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Prophets
PlotPolitical, Depression, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Love triangle, Uprising
StyleMakes me think, Smart

A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, DC. Sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Appropriate Behavior (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotUprising, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Fancy

For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother's betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of bisexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Horses
PlotRivalry, Love, Uprising
PlaceIndia, School
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Dark Matter (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
PlotLost memory, Time travel, Survival, Revenge, Adventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Uprising
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them?

Child 44 (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia
CharactersManiacs, Pregnant, Police, Photographers, Serial killers, Military
PlotInvestigation, Relationship, Power, The escape, Blackmail, Adoption, Political, Justice, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Forest, Trains, USSR, Russia
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense, Creepy

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

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.

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersBees, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Fate, Rivalry, Uprising
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…

Divergent (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CharactersTeens, Heroes
PlotMulti-part, Uprising, Survival, Mystery, Fear, Conspiracies

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.

White God (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryHungary, Germany, Sweden
CharactersDogs, Musicians, Criminals, Childrens
PlotUprising, Chase
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleAction, Disturbing

Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Citizenfour (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 8)
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
PlotFreedom, Uprising, On real events
StyleAction, Makes me think, Disturbing, Fascinating, Smart

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.

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.

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.

The Fool (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
CharactersPoor, Family, Plumbers, Heroes, Neighbors
PlotRevenge, Justice, Uprising
PlaceRussia, Hostel, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, To cry, Action, Tense

The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.

The Circle (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, documentary, biography
PlotBlackmail, Uprising, On real events
StyleTouching, Fascinating

A young teacher in Zurich in the 1950s falls in love with a transvestite star but is torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality. He joins a gay organization that is eventually seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation in Europe.

Cesar Chavez (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico
PlotUprising, On real events
StyleAction, Fascinating

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to working people.

Desert Dancer (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia
PlotDancing, Uprising, On real events
PlaceCollege, Deserts

Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.

The Thinning: New World Order (2018)
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think

Blake Redding is trapped in this dark room wanting to protect his love so the only thing he will do is escape like no failed student has done before.