Movies about the uprising

Movies about the uprising
List of the best movies about the uprising, riots and rebellion, selected by visitors to our site: Peterloo, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Outlaw King, Equilibrium, Spartacus, Promised Land, Ginger & Rosa, Bruc: The Manhunt, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Wetlands.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Peterloo (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleHeavy, For men, 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.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitch, Kings, Knights, Warriors, Wizards
PlotMagic, Fate, Uprising
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.

Outlaw King (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights
PlotWar, On real events, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense

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

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.

Spartacus (1960)
CharactersGladiators, Slaves
PlotWar, Adventure, Slavery, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceSparta, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Promised Land (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTwisted plot, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
CountryUnited Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Croatia
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotFriendship, Uprising, Female friendship
PlaceEngland, London
TimeCold War
StyleSoulful, Serious

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.

Bruc: The Manhunt (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersWolves, Musicians, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, The escape, Uprising
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious

Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the captain of the Imperial Guard to bring back the head of the young hero responsible for his army's defeat…

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotOn real events, Survival, Political, Uprising
PlacePrison, Africa
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Wetlands (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotPassion, Uprising
PlaceHospitals, Germany
StyleBy books, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Black humor, Touching

Helen is a nonconformist teenage girl who maintains a conflictual relationship with her parents. Hanging out most of her time with her friend Corinna, with whom she breaks one social taboo after another, she uses sex as a way to rebel and break the conventional bourgeois ethic. After an intimate shaving accident, Helen ends up in the hospital where it doesn’t take long before she makes waves. But there she finds Robin, a male nurse who will sweep her off her feet...

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Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Captive State (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotAlien invasion, Conspiracies, Uprising
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.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Political
PlaceAfrica, Ireland
StyleInteresting, Action, By books, Tense, Beautiful landscapes

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

Footloose (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, military, history
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Epic, Serious

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.

In Dubious Battle (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, history
PlaceUSA, California
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the "courage never to submit or yield."

Satyameva Jayate (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Uprising
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Disturbing

DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Anonymous (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersWriters, Poets
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Inheritance, Conspiracies, Uprising
Time16th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
PlotPolitical, Uprising
StyleFascinating, Epic, Makes me think, Serious

A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.