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, serious, touching, thought provoking, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with peasant, countryside, family relations, society, brutality, death, farmer, storytelling, father son relationship and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance 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), Land and Shade (2015), The Red Snowball Tree (1974), Yellow Earth (1984), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), The Peasants (1972), Tlayucan (1962), Red Psalm (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, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, peasant, farm, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, family relations, family problems, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1890s ...
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: sincere, touching, thought provoking, exciting, inspirational ...
Plot: wolf, missing person, peasant, time travel, blood, debt, rich and poor, magic realism, countryside, slave, slingshot, abandoned house ...
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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: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hunger, genocide, peasant, couples, brutality, life is a bitch, danger, love, society, adaptation, soviet, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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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, disturbing, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: nature, family, society, grandfather grandson relationship, dying, peasant, poverty, terminal illness, ecology, life & death, ashes, doctor ...
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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: disturbing, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, ironic ...
Plot: guilt, middle aged man, peasant, pen pal, alienation, redemption, village, mother son relationship, couple relations, criminal, family relations, 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, village, family relations, tradition, arranged marriage, drought, peasant, rebellion, society, ambition, injustice, revolution ...
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: 101 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, righting the wronged, chief, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
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The Peasants (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 653 min.
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, christmas, poverty, folk, religion, jealousy, country, revenge, farming, greed, easter, tradition ...
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, blind man, sick child, spinster, small town, peasant, pearl, 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, soldier, surrealism, oppression, dancing, river, church, folk music, socialism, priest, ribbon ...
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, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, human nature, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 19th century ...
Place: austria, europe, america, new york
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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, society, parents and children, peasant, car accident ...
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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, family relations, stonehenge, peasant, revenge, marriage, farmer, love, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 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, epic, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, power struggle, coup d'etat, peasant ...
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, abduction, kidnapping, hostage, murder, infamy, peasant, ronin ...
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: usa, sicily, new york, atlantic ocean, italy ...
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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: hotel, peasant, seaside, doppelganger, swimming pool, car chase, money, contract, bandit, summer, femme fatale, briefcase ...
Place: romania
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, prison, survival, coming of age, peasant, chinese, stadium, japanese soldier, bravery ...
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, offbeat ...
Plot: true love, fall in love, forbidden love, cinderella story, prince, peasant, rich man poor woman, looking for love, power relations, couples, family relations, in the woods ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, spain, 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: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, scary, dark humor
Plot: paganism, love triangle, deal with the devil, witch, unrequited love, folklore, werewolf, female nudity, peasant, snowman, love potion, pagan ...
Place: estonia
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Bloody Milk (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pierre, in his thirties, is a breeder of dairy cattle. His life revolves around his farm, his veterinarian sister and his parents whose livestock he took over. As the first cases of a zoonotic outbreak are reported in France, Pierre discovers that ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, light, sentimental
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: cow, farmer, calf, youth, farm, parents and children, friendship, legacy, herd, family, peasant, rifle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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The Riddle of Jaan Niemand (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years of war, plague and famine, the land is swept clean of people. The few remaining souls are scattered about, living in misery and lacking hope. An anxious silence hangs over the land. On one particularly starry night, two peasants find ...
Style: mysterious
Plot: war, memory loss, stranger, peasant, plague, hunger, baron, mysterious stranger, estate, coast, crimes, crime
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The Bastard Executioner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set ...
Style: rough, bleak, melancholic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, executioner, knight, betrayal, corruption, forbidden love, crimes, false identity, society, brutality, disguise, intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: wales
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scarecrow, beast, high school, slasher, teenager, serial killer, rivalry, cheerleader, countryside, farm, school bus, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, near future
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Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, family relations, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family problems, animal life, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, sicily, canada
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: humorous, not serious, fairy tale, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fox, talking animals, thief, family, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, neighbor, anthropomorphism, outsmarting, slick, resourceful, scheme ...
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Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: farm, cow, countryside, family, animals, chicken, animal life, friendship, best friends, leadership, computer animation, odd couple ...
Place: new jersey
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, death, harmonica, villain, warrior, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, yuma arizona, arizona
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Handcuffs (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yugoslavia, 1948, the year of Inform Bureau's resolution and Tito's break-up with Stalin. The story takes place during a wedding in the Dalmatian inland in Croatia. Ante marries a much younger woman, Visnja; the groom's godfather is ...
Plot: handcuffs, secret police, peasant, wedding, rape, communism, countryside
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, hercules, disney, adventure, good versus evil, monster, rescue, heroic mission, friendship, superhuman powers, fall in love, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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