Movies about the uprising

List of the best movies about the uprising, riots and rebellion, selected by visitors to our site: Cloud Atlas, Outlaw King, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Peterloo, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Equilibrium, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Sobibor, Robot Overlords, Battlefield Earth.

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

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
PlotUprising, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Outlaw King (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHorses, Knights, Kings
PlotOn real events, War, Uprising, Conspiracies
PlaceEngland, Scotland, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Netflix

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

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Knights, Kings, Orphans
PlotMagic, Uprising, Fate
PlaceForest, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleTense, Epic

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.

Peterloo (2018)
Markimdb: 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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersFriends, Presidential, Strong women
PlotDancing, Love, Political, Uprising, Revolution
StyleExciting, Disturbing, 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.

Equilibrium (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
PlotApocalypse, Uprising, Revolution, Revenge, Weapon
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Cyberpunk, Dystopian

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.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWitch, Dragons, Wizards, Terrorists, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Love, Magic, Uprising, Mystery
PlacePrison, Jungle, Ships, England, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Atmospheric, Depressive, Steampunk

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)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceRussia, Concentration camp
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.

Robot Overlords (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, UFO, Uprising, Survival, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Serious, Action, By books

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

Battlefield Earth (2000)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
PlotUprising, Slavery

In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler to save mankind.

Captive State (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotAlien invasion, Uprising, Conspiracies
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian

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

One Nation, One King (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotLove, Uprising, Revolution, 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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersStrong women, Heroes, Warriors, Aliens, Giants
PlotAdventure, Uprising, Death, Fate, Chase
PlaceSpace, Deserts, Spaceships
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Star Wars, Serious

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.

Divergent (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CharactersTeens, Heroes
PlotMulti-part, Uprising, Survival, Conspiracies, Mystery
StyleExciting, 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.

V for Vendetta (2006)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotUprising, Revolution, Revenge, Freedom
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Dystopian, Serious

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Imagine (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryPoland, Portugal, France, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Blind, Losers, Students, Birds
PlaceSea, Ships, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

The Lost City (2005)
Markimdb: 6.6
PlotPolitical, Uprising, Revolution
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleFascinating, Touching, Soulful, Serious

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the nightclub owner to flee to New York.

Action Jackson (1988)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
PlotMartial Arts, Uprising, Chase, Drug addict, Pads
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

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

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.

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

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