Most Popular Colonialism Movies and TV Shows
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51. Carry On Up the Khyber (1968)
Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khyber Pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »
52. Cobra Verde (1987)
Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama
During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
53. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
210 min | Drama, Romance
The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.
56. The Letter (1940)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
57. Chinese Box (1997)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Votes: 2,979 | Gross: $2.20M
58. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 13,397 | Gross: $0.32M
59. All the Rivers Run (1983)
400 min | Drama, Romance
Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.
60. Black Venus (2010)
Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History
The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »
61. Midnight's Children (2012)
TV-14 | 146 min | Drama
A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.
Votes: 2,752 | Gross: $0.14M
62. White Material (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.
Votes: 6,163 | Gross: $0.30M
65. The First Grader (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Votes: 4,089 | Gross: $0.33M
66. Chocolat (1988)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,513 | Gross: $2.32M
67. L'alcova (1985)
86 min | Drama, Romance
An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war... See full summary »
68. Coup de Torchon (1981)
Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life - and resorts to drastic means to do so.
69. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Votes: 4,524 | Gross: $0.67M
70. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.
71. Wah-Wah (2005)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,815 | Gross: $0.23M
72. Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
At a British Regimental party in Colonial India, the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden, and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior Lieutenants of the crime.
75. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
77. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $1.20M
79. The Rebel (2007)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance
France employs local secret agents in Vietnam 1922 to eliminate resistance. The rebel leader's pretty daughter gets captured. Later an agent seems to have fallen in love with her and helps her escape. He flees, too. Lots of martial arts.
80. The Roots of Heaven (1958)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama
In French Equatorial Africa, an idealist ecologist starts a campaign of public awareness to help save the African elephants from extinction.
83. Guns at Batasi (1964)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, History, War
An anachronistic strict Regimental Sergeant Major, on a remote colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat, must use his experience to defend those in his care.
84. The Intended (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.
Votes: 309 | Gross: $0.01M
85. Something of Value (1957)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, War
Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band... See full summary »
87. Black Shack Alley (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »
88. The Ceremony (1971)
123 min | Comedy, Drama
Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.
89. King Solomon's Mines (1937)
Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.
91. Against the Wind (1978)
50 min | Drama, History
Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »
92. Sara Dane (1982– )
Not Rated | 250 min | Drama, History, Romance
The lavish, passionate story of a beautiful convict girl, Sara Dane who is transported from England to Australia for a crime she did not commit. She struggle for freedom and independence against almost impossible odds.
94. The Chess Players (1977)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent General Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »
95. The Best of Enemies (1961)
104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.
98. Bengal Brigade (1954)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, History, War
Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.
99. Gold Coast (2015)
114 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.
100. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War
France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »