Peasant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant peasant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, emotional and melancholic films and TV shows about / with peasant, society, family relations, death, father son relationship, countryside, village, farmer, love and marriage plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
peasant movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as peasant: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), Happy as Lazzaro (2018), Devil's Harvest (2017), In the Name of the Land (2019), The King's Doctor (2012), Land and Shade (2015), The Red Snowball Tree (1974), Yellow Earth (1984), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), The Peasants (1972).

List of peasant movies

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, exciting, inspirational ...
Plot: wolf, time travel, missing person, magic realism, peasant, blood, debt, rich and poor, countryside, slave, scam, slingshot ...
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Devil's Harvest (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hunger, genocide, peasant, couples, life is a bitch, love, danger, brutality, adaptation, society, soviet, crimes ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, melancholic, light
Plot: husband wife relationship, peasant, medicine, farm, farming, father son relationship, countryside, family relations, love, deadly, friendship, autobiography ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979
Place: france
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The King's Doctor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The King's Doctor is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Jo Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 50 episodes. The drama ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, romantic
Plot: doctor, joseon dynasty, physician, king, queen, princess, peasant, medical, medicine, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue ...
Place: korea
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Land and Shade (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France, Netherlands, Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing
Plot: nature, family, society, grandfather grandson relationship, dying, poverty, peasant, terminal illness, ecology, life & death, ashes, sugarcane ...
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The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.
Style: ironic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, disturbing ...
Plot: guilt, alienation, pen pal, middle aged man, peasant, redemption, village, couple relations, family relations, mother son relationship, criminal, countryside ...
Place: russia
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Yellow Earth (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, village, soldier, drought, tradition, arranged marriage, peasant, culture clash, parents and children, political unrest, injustice, family tradition ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: china, asia
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The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, peasant, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, village life, village, rebelliousness, unfulfillment, society, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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The Peasants (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 653 min.
TV show
Story: In a bucolic Polish hamlet, the tense relationship between a father and son reaches a boiling point when the men lose their hearts to the same woman and vie for her affections. Based on Wladyslaw Reymont's Nobel Prize-winning book and helmed by ...
Plot: peasant, tradition, poverty, church, country, religion, easter, folk, revenge, greed, jealousy, christmas ...
Time: 19th century
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Tlayucan (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Desperate for the illness of his son, the farmer steals a pearl Eufemio image of St. Lucia in the village church. Some tourists photographed the theft, and Euphemius is about to be lynched by their neighbors. Pearl disappeared swallowed by one of ...
Plot: satire, small town, pearl, sick child, blind man, peasant, spinster, miraculous event, church, illness
Place: mexico
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Red Psalm (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence.
Plot: peasant, revolt, socialism, class struggle, river, dancing, female nudity, farmer, symbolism, marxism, priest, massacre ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, allegory
Plot: village life, village, murder, peasant, rape, last will and testament, farm, farm hand, intrigue, manipulations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: austria, europe, america, new york
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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, parents and children, car accident, family relations ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, fall in love, family relations, farmer, peasant, marriage, revenge, love, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, jidai geki
Plot: betrayal, samurai, change of heart, bribery, katana, hostage, abduction, kidnapping, infamy, peasant, ronin, shame ...
Place: japan
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hopes, immigrants, social relations, starting over, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, emigration, family history, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
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Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A paysan is mistaken for a millionaire to whom he looks exactly like.
Plot: peasant, seaside, hotel, mistaken identity, gang, doppelganger, contract, killer, bandit, briefcase, summer, femme fatale ...
Place: romania
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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Plot: family relations, musician, love, adultery, animal abuse, buddhism, peasant, master and servant, coming of age, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, child protagonist, survival, prison, peasant, bravery, japanese army, stadium ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
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More Than a Miracle (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The King of Spain has ordered Rodrigo to choose a wife among seven Italian ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Plot: forbidden love, true love, fall in love, peasant, prince, rich man poor woman, cinderella story, romance, supernatural ability, supernatural, love and romance, looking for love ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, italy, china
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November (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam, the villagers’ main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, and ...
Style: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: paganism, love triangle, witch, deal with the devil, folklore, unrequited love, werewolf, female nudity, witchcraft, snowman, peasant, dark humor ...
Place: estonia
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Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scarecrow, beast, monster, supernatural, serial killer, survival, high school, countryside, farm, sport team, immortality, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, near future
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Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: hercules, mythology, disney, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, monster, superhuman powers, rescue, legends and myths, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, suspicion of murder, war veteran, switching roles, homecoming, presumed dead, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
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Superfluous (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young farmer Mikajlo while on youth labour action falls in love with a student Nada and infatuated with her, he leaves the peasant brigade and Malena, a girl who as if she were overabundant, followed him to work the labour action. Mikajlo's ...
Plot: training camp, farm hand, wooing, worker, young love, communist, workplace, peasant, unrequited love, studying
Place: yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
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You Are So Beautiful (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Aymé Pigrenet, a recently widowed farmer, is eager to find a new wife to help him run his farm. Desperate, he seeks the aid of a local matchmaker who suggest that he go to Romania to find a new wife. There he meets Elena.
Style: realistic, clever, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: farm, couples, opposites attract, looking for love, fish out of water, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, fall in love, working class, disorder, single parent, immigrants ...
Place: romania, europe, france
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The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, semi serious, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, family relations, follow your dream, rocket, ambition, obsessive quest, fbi, family, human spirit, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, introspection, human nature, single parent, world war two, social misfits ...
Time: post world war two
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