Hungarian Revolution of 1956

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Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its suppression by Soviet Army. Preceding and following political repressions. Consequences.

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4. The Last Report on Anna (2009)

103 min | Drama, Romance

This film is the first one since the political changes in Hungary to deal with the topic of informants. It vividly depicts the atmosphere of Hungarian society in the seventies. The ... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Enikõ Eszenyi, Ernõ Fekete, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Beata Fudalej

Votes: 55

6. Mansfeld (2006)

118 min | Drama

At 15 he and his family became victims of state terror. At 16 he became a freedom fighter to participate in the 1956 Revolution against Soviet oppression. At 17 he is betrayed and arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Andor Szilágyi | Stars: Péter Fancsikai, Maia Morgenstern, Gergõ Bárdi, Zsolt Dér

Votes: 210

8. Time Stands Still (1982)

99 min | Drama

A teenager boy has to grow up in the shifting political and moral landscape of post-1956 Hungary.

Director: Péter Gothár | Stars: Anikó Iván, István Znamenák, Péter Gálfy, Henrik Pauer

Votes: 1,132

9. Kolorádó Kid (2010)

111 min | Drama, Romance

In the summer of 1959 Béla Kreuzer - a loader and gambler - is handcuffed and arrested. He is placed in detention and at first he thinks this is because his dubious activities on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: András Vágvölgyi B. | Stars: Zsolt Nagy, Lilla Sárosdi, Tibor Gáspár, Károly Hajduk

Votes: 137

10. Father (1966)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A boy in Budapest lost his father in 1945, when he was the age of six. He does not remember much of the father but fantasize that he performed various heroic feats.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: András Bálint, Miklós Gábor, Dániel Erdély, Kati Sólyom

Votes: 807

11. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

92 Metascore

An innocent young man witnesses violence break out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions: a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince."

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

Votes: 12,129 | Gross: $0.03M

12. The Forgotten Faces (1961)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

An amateur short film which retells the Hungarian revolution of 1956.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Roy, John Newing, Stan Mercer, Irene Mallard

Votes: 300

13. Napló apámnak, anyámnak (1990)

119 min | Biography, Drama

Direct follow-up to "Diary for my lovers". Juli and the people who she knew throughout her life have to face the events of the 1956 failed revolution in Hungary.

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Jan Nowicki, Mari Töröcsik, Ildikó Bánsági

Votes: 93

14. An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

51 Metascore

A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.

Director: Éva Gárdos | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Raffaella Bánsági, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 3,788 | Gross: $0.85M

15. Szamárköhögés (1987)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of 10-year-old boy and his family against the backdrop of the bloody events of 1956, in Budapest. Children do not yet understand what is going on, but they're happy because the ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Gárdos | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Dezsö Garas, Judit Hernádi, Marcell Tóth

Votes: 354

16. Freedom Flight (2013 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, History

1956. Three Hungarian friends hijack a plane to escape from the Iron Curtain.

Director: Péter Fazakas | Stars: Kálmán Varju, Tamás Lengyel, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Csankó

Votes: 151

17. Az asszony (1995)

81 min | Drama, History

Az 1956-os forradalom utan jatszodik a tortenet, es egy faluban jatszodik, ahol egyik ferfit halalra iteltek, de nem talaljak, mert elrejtozott. A csaladja rejtegeti a hazuk vegeben, egy ... See full summary »

Directors: János Erdélyi, Dezsö Zsigmond | Stars: Anna Györgyi, Károly Eperjes, György Dörner, Anna Nagy

Votes: 8

18. The Secret Ways (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, History, Mystery

During the 1956 Hungarian uprising, an American mercenary is hired to smuggle a Hungarian resistance leader out of Soviet-occupied Budapest.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Walter Rilla

Votes: 191

21. The Sun Street Boys (2007)

89 min | Drama, History, Romance

Some of the most symbolic moments of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary were the tooth-and-nail battles fought by the so-called 'Pest Lads' who dared to defy odds by taking on the panzers of ... See full summary »

Director: György Szomjas | Stars: Sándor Czeczô, Kata Gáspár, Péter Bárnai, Péter Andorai

Votes: 88

22. Szökés (1997)

95 min | Drama, History

Five years after Word War II Hungarian people are secretly arrested and taken to a labour camp without any judicial sentence. During the early 1950's the very existence of the camp for ... See full summary »

Director: Lívia Gyarmathy | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Ádám Rajhona, Zoltán Rátóti, Artur Zmijewski

Votes: 83

23. A gólyák mindig visszatérnek (1993)

71 min | Drama, Family, History

Zoltán, the eight year-old hero, is taken by his mother to his grandparents. It is 1955 and the boy's father is in prison and in order to help, the mother's parents agree to bring up their ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Puszt | Stars: Péter Gyenes, Frigyes Funtek, Barbara Hegyi, Zoltán Gera

24. '68 (1988)

R | 99 min | Drama

'68 covers exactly one year (January 1st through December 31st) in the lives of Zoltan Szabo and his family, Hungarian immigrants, working hard to make a life in San Francisco in 1968. The ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Kovacs | Stars: Eric Larson, Robert Locke, Neil Young, Sándor Técsy

Votes: 55

25. A temetetlen halott (2004)

127 min | Drama, History

The life story of Imre Nagy is one of the defining stories of 20th century Hungarian history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, who, in ... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór, Lili Horváth

Votes: 337

26. The Company (2007)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, History, Romance

Real-life figures from the Cold War-era mix with a fictional story based on a group of C.I.A. operatives and their counterparts in the K.G.B., MI6, and the Mossad.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 4,405

27. The Journey (1959)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover and a group of Westerners, as the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, finds herself the obsession of an enigmatic Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,338

28. Diary for My Lovers (1987)

141 min | Biography, Drama

A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Ágnes Csere, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Anna Polony, Mária Ronyecz

Votes: 111

29. Daniel Takes a Train (1983)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

In December 1956 there is a chaotic situation in Hungary. The revolution is put down by the Soviet army. People leave the country in large numbers for fear of revenge. A young soldier (... See full summary »

Director: Pál Sándor | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Sándor Zsótér, Katalin Szerb, Mari Töröcsik

Votes: 192

31. The Ambassador to Bern (2014 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama, History, Thriller

A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: János Kulka, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, József Kádas, Rozi Lovas

Votes: 1,416

32. In Praise of Older Women (1978)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Andras Vajda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver

Votes: 570

33. Another Way (1982)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Judit Hernádi

Votes: 743

35. The Beast of Budapest (1958)

72 min | Drama

Re-creation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A Hungarian militarist (Mylong) has a daughter (Rensing) who is an ardent communist. She loves Mills, who comes from a liberal family headed... See full summary »

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Gerald Milton, Michael Mills, Violet Rensing, Greta Thyssen

Votes: 31

36. Children of Glory (2006)

123 min | Drama, History, Romance

At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.

Director: Krisztina Goda | Stars: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi, Károly Gesztesi

Votes: 3,981

37. The Company (2007)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2007)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

Budapest, 1956. Jacko's mission is to convince the underground insurgent to wait at least 18 months before they rise against the Stalinist regime, in vain. Jack stands by their leader, poet... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 86

38. Ill-Fated Whom Time Long'st Did Frown (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, History

1956, Hungary. The country's political situation has reached the point of open revolution. Follow the story of three university students - Ildiko, Ferenc, and Csaba - living in Videk (on ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Suveg | Stars: Rachelle Tomm, Conrad Northeast, Bernie Rochon

41. The Silent Revolution (2018)

PG | 111 min | Drama, History

A group of twelfth-grade pupils decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging two minutes of silence during lessons.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Isaiah Michalski

Votes: 3,152

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