Most Popular "Despot" Titles
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1. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
2. 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 »
3. The Alamo (2004)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Votes: 16,965 | Gross: $22.41M
4. Quo Vadis (1951)
Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
5. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987 TV Movie)
140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
6. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.
7. Genghis Khan (1965)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.
Votes: 1,467 | Gross: $0.00M
8. First Men in the Moon (1964)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight ... See full summary »
11. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History
As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.
12. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
Passed | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.
13. The Viking Queen (1967)
91 min | Adventure
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »
14. The North Star (1996)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »
16. Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (2007 TV Movie)
45 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In this animated adventure The Doctor and Martha Jones trek through space and time in a race against the galaxy's greatest despot, Baltazar, to follow a complex trail of clues to discover ... See full summary »
17. The Flying Guillotine (1975)
111 min | Action, Drama
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film's weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever ... See full summary »
18. The Mysterious Island (1929)
Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »
Votes: 403 | Gross: $0.06M
20. Crimes of Passion: Dangerous Dreams (2013 TV Movie)
92 min | Crime, Thriller
Puck has managed to get a job working for the eccentric Nobel Literature Prize laureate Andreas Hallman. Hallman is charming and genial, but also a neurotic tyrant. He forces his wife, his ... See full summary »
23. Ghost of Zorro (1949)
Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
It's 1865 and the telegraph is heading west. George Crane, wanting to keep law and order out of his territory, is out to stop the construction. The engineer on the job is Ken Mason and he ... See full summary »
26. The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918)
70 min | Drama, History, War
A propagandistic view of the First World War, showing the political greed of the German Kaiser Wilhelm, the resistance of some of his own soldiers, and fanciful prediction of the nature of ... See full summary »
28. Her Jungle Love (1938)
Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Music
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a ... See full summary »
31. Alison (V) (2015)
66 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Completed
An overburdened and depressed teenage girl's life falls apart and she escapes into a formidable world of dreams. Will she succumb to the madness or learn something about herself?
32. Montana Incident (1952)
Not Rated | 54 min | Action, Western
Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) and his friend Dave Connors (Rand Brooks) survey the range for a railroad line, and are ordered to get out of the territory. The entire town and most of the land ... See full summary »
57 min | Documentary
The documentary investigates the phenomenon of Qaddafi's elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody: tensions between Islam, modernisation in a nomadic society, a militarist feminism and an urban dictatorship.
35. Nation Aflame (1937)
Approved | 74 min | Drama
Believing they can make a ton of money, a gang of opportunists uses the country's racial and ethnic tensions to start a Ku Klux Klan-type organization.
Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
30 min | Adventure
Tim and Toubo use magic tricks and an old cane to challenge a despotic Malayan ruler who routinely kills those who oppose him.
Death Note (2006–2007)
TV-14 | Animation, Crime, Drama
After L's death, the world needs a new great detective, and it's generally agreed that Light take his place.