Most Popular "Political Unrest" Titles
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1. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Votes: 6,013 | Gross: $4.96M
2. Allegiant (2016)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.
Votes: 72,073 | Gross: $66.00M
3. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
6. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 95,526 | Gross: $24.34M
7. Borgia (2011– )
52 min | Biography, Drama, History
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »
9. This Is England (2006)
Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 103,046 | Gross: $0.33M
10. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 35,752 | Gross: $4.46M
11. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History
This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights.
Votes: 81,526 | Gross: $2.20M
12. The Remains of the Day (1993)
PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.
Votes: 48,730 | Gross: $22.95M
13. Bobby (2006)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.
Votes: 38,931 | Gross: $11.20M
14. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 30,218 | Gross: $49.99M
16. The House of the Spirits (1993)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.
Votes: 17,718 | Gross: $6.27M
18. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
19. Enas Allos Kosmos (2015)
113 min | Drama, Romance
In modern-day Greece, while socioeconomic turmoil ravages Southern Europe, three distinct stories unfold, each representing a different generation of Greeks in love with a foreigner, each story coming together in the end to form a whole.
Votes: 4,757 | Gross: $0.06M
20. Little Ashes (2008)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Votes: 7,689 | Gross: $0.48M
21. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 13,104 | Gross: $0.22M
23. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the 16th Century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.
24. King of the Belgians (2016)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
Desperate to return home from a state visit to Istanbul when his country suffers its worst-ever political crisis, but unable to fly due to a solar storm, the King of the Belgians finds himself on a tumultuous road trip across the Balkans.
25. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Unrated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
26. The Virgin Queen (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance
Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
28. Beyond Rangoon (1995)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama
Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »
Votes: 4,274 | Gross: $5.75M
29. A World Apart (1988)
PG | 113 min | Drama
A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,201 | Gross: $2.33M
30. Danton (1983)
PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... See full summary »
33. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
117 min | Drama, History, Romance
During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.
34. Apartment Zero (1988)
R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller
Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,231 | Gross: $0.67M
35. Old Gringo (1989)
R | 119 min | Adventure, History, Romance
When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,543 | Gross: $3.57M
36. O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (2006)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
37. Les misérables (1995)
R | 175 min | Drama, History
A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.
Votes: 3,294 | Gross: $1.04M
38. King Lear (1971)
GP | 137 min | Drama
The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »
39. Les misérables (1934)
281 min | Drama
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.
40. Red Rose (2014)
87 min | Drama, Romance
Tehran. June 2009. The uproar of a city swinging with the "Green Wave" of protest to the rigged presidential election. An apartment as a shelter. A man and a woman who belong to two ... See full summary »
41. Crisis (1950)
Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Husband and wife Americans Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Helen Ferguson - he a renowned neurosurgeon - are traveling through Latin America for a vacation. When they make the decision to return to New... See full summary »
42. Eve Dönüs (2006)
101 min | Drama
September 1980. Mustafa 'Mehmet Ali Alabora' and his wife, who're both laborers are married for 5 years. The couple has nothing to do with politics and spend their days happily with their 3... See full summary »
43. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
44. Los colores de la montaña (2010)
90 min | Drama
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
45. The Dawning (1988)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An IRA gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause.
47. Moszkva tér (2001)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
1989 is an important year in the political history of Hungary. However, Petya and his friends couldn't care less. They are about to graduate high school. The only important things to them ... See full summary »
48. Heimatland (2015)
99 min | Drama
Ten directors of a new generation of filmmakers tell how differently people in Switzerland cope with the worst imaginable disaster; the fact of being dependent on other countries.
Directors: Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei, Benny Jaberg, Carmen Jaquier, Jonas Meier, Tobias Nölle, Lionel Rupp, Mike Scheiwiller, Jan Gassmann, Michael Krummenacher | Stars: Luna Arzoni, Nicolas Bachmann, Egon Betschart, Soumeya Ferro-Luzzi