Indonesian National Heroes Movies

by essidicky | created - 8 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Indonesia has more than 100 national heroes that increases every year at 10 November. Some of them had filmed into a biography. These are the list of Indonesian national heroes movies.

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1. Soekarno (2013)

137 min | Biography, History

This movie follows the life of Soekarno, the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, from his childhood until he managed to proclaimed Indonesian freedom with M. Hatta in 1945.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Ario Bayu, Muhammad Abbe, Moch. Achir, Norman R. Akyuwen

Votes: 452

2. Buya Hamka (2021)

TV-14 | Drama

Before becoming a figure known to many people, Hamka has gone through several changes, starting from childhood, adolescence, to starting a family.

Director: Fajar Bustomi | Stars: Vino G. Bastian, Laudya Cynthia Bella, Desy Ratnasari, Donny Damara

3. Soegija (2012)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

This movie follows the story of Dutch East Indies' (now Indonesia) first indigenous bishop, Albertus Soegijapranata SJ, from his inauguration until the end of Indonesia's independence war (1940-1949).

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Nirwan Dewanto, Annisa Hertami Kusumastuti, Wouter Braaf, Muhammad Abbe

Votes: 123

4. Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI (1984)

220 min | Drama, History

G30S/PKI is abbreviation of Gerakan 30 September which is a movement and political coup in Indonesia by the Communist Party of Indonesian (PKI). As a result, six generals and one first officer were kidnapped and killed.

Director: Arifin C. Noer | Stars: Bram Adrianto, Syu'bah Asa, Ade Irawan, Amoroso Katamsi

Votes: 203

5. The Clerics (2013)

136 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The Clerics (Indonesian: Sang Kiai) follows the story of a Muslim Cleric Hasyim Asyari through the Japanese Occupation of Indonesia and the Indonesian National Revolution.

Director: Rako Prijanto | Stars: Ikranagara, Christine Hakim, Agus Kuncoro, Adipati Dolken

Votes: 129

6. Sang Pencerah (2010)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

The journey of an Indonesian national hero named K.H. Ahmad Dahlan striving for Muhammadiyah, an Islamic organization in Indonesia, and how he was rejected by the society as he was trying to fix up their perspective.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Lukman Sardi, Zaskia Adya Mecca, Slamet Rahardjo, Giring Ganesha

Votes: 218

7. Kartini: Princess of Java (2017)

TV-G | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Family

This movie follows the story of the Indonesian heroine named Kartini. In the early 1900s, when Indonesia was still a colony of the Netherlands, women weren't allowed to get higher education. Kartini grew up to fight for equality for women.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Dian Sastrowardoyo, Reza Rahadian, Adinia Wirasti, Djenar Maesa Ayu

Votes: 458

8. Wage (2017)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

Wage is a biopic movie about the creator of the national anthem of Indonesia titled Indonesia Raya (The Great Indonesia), Wage Rudolf Soepratman.

Directors: John de Rantau, Azuzan Juan Gontarella | Stars: Khoirul Ilyas Aryatmaja, Putri Ayudya, Herman Bennink, Banon Gautama

Votes: 44

9. Tjoet Nja' Dhien (1988)

150 min | Drama, War

Tjoet Nja' Dhien assumes the leadership when her husband Teuku Umar is killed in an ambush. Dhien's charismatic presence and power of survival motivate the locals to join and later continue their opposition to the Dutch in Aceh in 1896.

Director: Eros Djarot | Stars: Pitradjaya Burnama, Christine Hakim, Rudy Wowor, Slamet Rahardjo

Votes: 163

10. November Tenth (2015)

99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Musa, a thirteen-year-old shoe shiner, with Yumna, undergoes destiny through their adventure of waging war during the war time. Will they manage to bring peace among the troops keeping on fighting for nothing?

Director: Aryanto Yuniawan | Stars: Reza Rahadian, Keagan Kang, Maudy Ayunda, Marlon Dance-Hooi

Votes: 2,929

11. Moonrise Over Egypt (2018)

112 min | History

In 1947, the Indonesian first diplomatic mission arrived in Cairo without passport, to gain recognition over Indonesian sovereignty. They were having series of tackles, which putting the fate of Egypt and Indonesia in the hands of traitor.

Director: Pandu Adi Putra | Stars: Reza Anugrah, James Dixon, Drh Ganda, Ina Marika

Votes: 26

12. Jendral Soedirman (2015)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

The Dutch declares unilaterally that they are not longer bound by the Renville Treaty, and to stop the ceasefire. On December 19, 1948, Army Commander General Spoor Noord Simons leads ... See full summary »

Director: Viva Westi | Stars: Adipati Dolken, Ibnu Jamil, Gogot Suryanto, Angga Riyadi

Votes: 36

13. Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto (2015)

161 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1912, Javanese activist Omar Said Tjokroaminoto (Reza Rahadian) co-founds the Sarekat Islam party to fight injustices of the Dutch East Indies' colonial regime.

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Alex Abbad, Putri Ayudya, Maia Estianty, Egy Fedly

Votes: 109

17. Pantja Sila: Cita-Cita & Realita (2016)

80 min | Documentary, History

June 1st, 1945, Ir. Soekarno read his speech - Pancasila in front of the BPU-PK, an institution set up by the Japanese government to look after the preparation for Indonesia independence. ... See full summary »

Directors: Tyo Pakusadewo, Tino Saroengallo | Stars: Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, Tio Pakusadewo, Tyo Pakusadewo, Verdi Solaiman

Votes: 6

18. Janur Kuning (1979)

180 min | Drama, War

Janur Kuning follows the Indonesian revolutionaries six-hour assault on Yogyakarta, under Suharto, in a show of force against the Dutch army.

Director: Alam Rengga Surawidjaja | Stars: Sutopo H.S., Deddy Sutomo, Kaharudin Syah, Dicky Zulkarnaen

Votes: 32

19. Kadet 1947 (2021)

Drama, History, War | Post-production

When the Dutch initiates an aggression against Indonesia to regain its rule post World War II, a group of inexperienced cadets need to defend the last remaining airbase so they may have a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rahabi Mandra, Aldo Swastia | Stars: Ario Bayu, Samo Rafael, Baskara Mahendra, Ahmad Ramadhan

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