Most Popular "Political Intrigue" Titles
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PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at risk.
3. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
4. Cleopatra (1963)
Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown
5. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, 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.
6. Hostages (2013 TV Mini-Series)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Thriller
A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.
7. All the President's Men (1976)
R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
9. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Drama, History
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Thriller
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
12. Queen Margot (1994)
R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
13. Missing (1982)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, Mystery
When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.
15. Topaz (1969)
M | 143 min | Thriller
A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
16. An American Affair (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.
18. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 142 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »
19. Dragon Age II (2011 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The medieval world of Thedas is invaded by demonic Darkspawn. Hawke and Hawke's family are saved by a powerful mysterious witch Flemeth. They end up in a foreign city where racial, religious and political tensions threaten to tear it apart.
20. The Warlords (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »
21. Sabotage (1936)
Unrated | 76 min | Thriller
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
22. Eye of the Needle (1981)
R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War
A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
23. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)
167 min | Drama, History, Romance
King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have ... See full summary »
24. To Kill a King (2003)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
25. Arabesque (1966)
Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
26. Marie Antoinette (1938)
Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History
The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.
27. The Looking Glass War (1969)
M | 108 min | Action, Thriller, Drama
From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
28. Year of the Gun (1991)
R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »
29. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
30. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
31. A Few Days in September (2006)
116 min | Drama, Thriller, War
September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, ... See full summary »
32. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
34. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
35. Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)
97 min | Drama
Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »
36. Cornered (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.
37. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »
38. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977 TV Mini-Series)
750 min | Drama
The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
39. Khodorkovsky (2011)
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Khodorkovsky, the richest Russian, challenges President Putin. A fight of the titans begins. Putin warns him. But Khodorkovsky comes back to Russia knowing that he will be imprisoned, once ... See full summary »
41. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.
44. The Feminine Touch (1995 Video)
R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama
Her boyfriend John procures the ambitious journalist Jennifer Barron an interview with the Democratic presidential candidate Michael Ashton. But before she can talk to him, he twice becomes... See full summary »
46. Saraband (1948)
Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.
47. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
93 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.
48. Louis, enfant roi (1993)
160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The title of this major French costume drama means "Louis, child-king", and indeed it's a fascinating fresco about the formative years of the young king Louis XIV, before he became the ... See full summary »
49. Lucrèce Borgia (1953)
120 min | Drama, History
In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister's husband ... See full summary »