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Movies about Revolutions

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Snowpiercer(2013)

R
| 2h 7min | Action, Science Fiction, Drama
3.5/5 (with 4,390 votes)

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.

Robin Hood(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 1,346 votes)

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

6 Underground(2019)

2h 8min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 2,204 votes)

After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.

1987: When the Day Comes(2017)

2h 9min | Drama, History, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 58 votes)

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and he begins looking into the case for truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

Viva Maria!(1965)

3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

Gorgeous IRA operative Marie flees the British authorities and finds herself somewhere in the American continent, where she meets a stunning woman also named Marie, a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.

Burn!(1969)

2h 9min | Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British sugar interests.

12:08 East of Bucharest(2006)

1h 29min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 16 years has not had an answer: "Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?".

7 Assassins(2013)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Action, Thriller, History
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

When social unrest plagues a Kingdom in ancient China, the Imperial Court collects stockpiles of gold from local governments to expand the royal army. However, the gold is robbed while in transport. In a desperate move to retrieve the stolen treasure, elite royal guards are sent on a mission to go after the gold but soon find out they are not the only ones in pursuit of it.

Directed by Hung Yan-yan - With Eric Tsang

Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat(1989)

R
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

Tubelight(2017)

2h 16min | Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 33 votes)

Laxman Singh Bisht is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

Blades Of Blood(2010)

R
| 1h 48min | History, Action
3.2/5 (with 18 votes)

Lee Mong-hak and a skilled blind swordsman Hwang Jeong-hak, both long to wipe away corruption and heal the world. Lee Mong-hak creates a rebel army to achieve his goal and get rid of the King.

Directed by Lee Joon-ik - With Hwang Jeong-min, Cha Seung-won, Han Ji-hye, Baek Sung-hyun

The Ugly American(1963)

NR
| 1h 55min | Thriller, Drama
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

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Mard(1985)

2h 57min | Action, Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Mard (English Translation: Male or Man or Macho) is a 1985 Hindi action film, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Singh and directed by Manmohan Desai. It was the highest earning film of 1985.

Maid in Malacañang(2022)

1h 54min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 5 votes)

The untold story of the last 72 hours of the Marcoses inside Malacañang Palace before fleeing to Hawaii, during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Subedar Joginder Singh(2018)

2h 19min | Action, Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

It is a biographical feature film on India's Highest Wartime Gallantry Award - Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Joginder Singh. He fought three wars (as per records) for India before achieving martyrdom in the Sino-Indian War of 1962 while commanding a platoon in North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA) (Now Arunachal Pradesh). The story portrays his character and motivation in the scene of battle.

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero(2018)

2h 35min | Action, Drama
4.0/5 (with 15 votes)

A young man who stands for the right discovers that he's destined to do bigger things, which will transform him from a common man into a Superhero.

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane - With Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Pabitra Rabha, Chinmay Mandlekar, Nishikant Kamat

The Zebra(2011)

1h 39min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

During the Mexican Revolution, Leandro and Odón, two war vultures, find a zebra. They mistakenly believe this to be an American horse and thus begin a journey in search of General Obregón, who they assume, will appoint them as colonels given their peculiar beast of burden. They partake in several adventures during their journey.

Longwave(2013)

1h 25min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 16 votes)

It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.

Quilombo(1984)

3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Quilombo dos Palmares was a real-life democratic society, created in Brazil in the 17th century. This incredibly elaborate (and surprisingly little-known) film traces the origins of Quilombo, which began as a community of freed slaves. The colony becomes a safe harbor for other outcasts of the world, including Indians and Jews. Ganga Zumba (Toni Tornado) becomes president of Quilombo, the first freely elected leader in the Western Hemisphere. Naturally, the ruling Portuguese want to subjugate Zumba and his followers, but the Quilombians are ready for their would-be oppressors. The end of this Brave New World is not pleasant, but the followers of Zumba and his ideals take to the hills, where they honor his memory to this day. Writer/director Carlos Diegues takes every available opportunity to compare the rise and fall of Quilombo with the state of affairs in modern-day Brazil.

Directed by Carlos Diegues - With João Nogueira

Storm Over Bengal(1938)

1h 5min | Adventure
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

This being a Republic picture, it should come as no surprise that Storm Over Bengal was filmed in its entirety in the San Fernando Valley. Within its concise 65 minutes, the film manages to accommodate a Bengal Lancers main plot, a romantic subplot, the obligatory coward who makes good, intrigue aplenty from a villainous Indian potentate, and an outsized climactic battle between the rebels and the British forces. Patric Knowles, previously one of the leads in the British-India epic Charge of the Light Brigade, heads the cast. Worth noting is the presence in the cast of Richard Cromwell as secondary romantic lead Neil Allison and Douglass Dumbrille as the despicable Khan. Three years earlier, Cromwell had been tortured by Dumbrille's minions in Lives of a Bengal Lancer, and he undergoes much the same treatment here-"just to make him feel at home" observed film historian Roger Dooley.

The Secret of My Success(1965)

1h 52min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Women (Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens) and his mother help an English constable (James Booth) rise to ruler of a banana republic.

Directed by Andrew L. Stone - With James Booth

Kobane(2022)

2h 38min | War
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, a female Kurdish fighter guides her fellow fighters in the resistance to defend their city, Kobanê, from the deadly threat of ISIS. A real story of war, sacrifice, love and hope that kept the whole world on tenterhooks.

Directed by Özlem Yaşar

A Thousand Desires Like These(2003)

2h | Drama
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Set against the backdrop of the Indian Emergency, the movie tells the story of three youngsters in the 70s, when India was undergoing massive social and political changes. The movie's title is taken from the couplet of Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.

The Sailor’s Song(1958)

2h 5min | History, Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A film about the historical uprising of the seamen in Kiel: During the Russian October Revolution of 1917, German and Russian soldiers start to solidarize with each other. By disarming the officers, machinist Henne Lonke and stoker Jens Kasten prevent the attack on a Russian freighter. When German admiralty gives out orders for operation "Nibelungen", which would lead the German fleet into a suicidal attack against England and quell the revolutionary spirit, seamen and soldiers from different political backgrounds unite in protest.

The Hour of the Furnaces(1968)

4h 20min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

An impassioned three-part documentary of the liberation struggle waged throughout Latin America, using Argentina as a historical example of the imperialist exploitation of the continent. Part I: Neo-Colonialism and Violence is a historical, geographic, and economic analysis of Argentina. Part II: An Act For Liberation examines the ten-year reign of Juan Perón (1945-55) and the activities of the Peronist movement after his fall from power. Part III: Violence and Liberation studies the role of violence in the national liberation process and constitutes a call for action.

Quanto è bello lu murire acciso(1978)

1h 25min
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

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The Iron Heel of Oligarchy(1997)

1h 15min | Drama
1.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Nikolai Petrovich comes to St. Petersburg to organize a revolution against the oligarchy.

Directed by Aleksandr Bashirov

Maaveeran(1986)

2h 37min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A rude princess acts arrogantly towards everyone around her. However, when she meets a simple village boy, she falls in love with him and changes her view towards life.

Directed by Rajashekar - With Rajinikanth

Vanjikottai Valiban(1958)

3h 3min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by S. S. Vasan - With Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala, Padmini, P. S. Veerappa

Sangaree(1953)

1h 34min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Lamas plays an indentured servant who rises to power in Georgia shortly after the Revolutionary War.

Directed by Edward Ludwig - With Fernando Lamas
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