Worker movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant worker movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing and psychological films and TV shows about / with worker, society, working class, factory, nude, workplace, runaway, workplace situations, catastrophe and labor union plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres shot in France, USA, Belgium and other countries.
worker movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as worker: 1900 (1976), Two Days, One Night (2014), Rehab Addict (2010), Human Resources (1999), Gung Ho (1986), Beneath Us (2019), Antz (1998), Lapsis (2020), Schindler's List (1993), I Don’t Fire Myself (2020).

List of worker movies

1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, disturbing, thought provoking, controversial, compassionate ...
Audience: adult
Plot: fascism, italian history, politics, world war two, revolution, brutality, friendship, socialist, communism, class struggle, worker, peasant ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, victorian era ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: depressing, thought provoking, sincere, serious, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, injustice, unemployment, employer employee relationship, solidarity, workplace, loss of job, character study, guilt, working class, female protagonist, poverty ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: belgium, france, europe
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Rehab Addict (2010)
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Nicole Curtis works in Minneapolis and Detroit discovering houses that were once the best part of their neighborhood but are starting to fall apart. She recruits her crew to come out and rebuild the houses to their original glory days. is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: reality, home renovation, home improvement, designer, real estate, worker, renovation, architecture, carpenter, workplace situations, tv show, recovery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, minnesota, usa
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Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: working class, factory, betrayal, intern, father son relationship, politics, unemployment, social differences, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, segregation ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, japan, tokyo, normandy ...
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, business, friendship, factory, worker, labor union, car, buddies, society, unemployment, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, tokyo, asia
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Beneath Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Everyday, thousands of immigrants line the parking lots of hardware stores and climb into cars with strangers they've never met, all for the promise of paid work. In Beneath Us, a group of undocumented workers are lured into the home of Liz ...
Style: scary, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survival, worker, mexican, game of death, killer, terror, torture, migrant worker, murder, hostage, betrayal, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Antz (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, exciting, anime ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fighting the system, ant, worker, culture clash, stereotypes, soldier, misfit, rebellion, childhood, heroism, heroes, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Lapsis (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a parallel present, delivery man Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep ...
Style: serious, enigmatic, futuristic, surreal, weird
Plot: suspense, brother brother relationship, worker, technology, parallel world, job, undercover, labor camp, economics, forest, contractor, hiking
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, brutality, against humanity, wartime, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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I Don’t Fire Myself (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jeong-eun is dispatched to a subcontracting company. She tries to fit in, but her co-workers aren’t comfortable around her and she’s completely new to field work. Despite all that, she wants to stay on for a year and then return to headquarters, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: worker, discrimination, social problems, working class, women's rights, coworker, co worker co worker relationship, classism, civil rights, female protagonist, workplace
Place: korea
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Amin (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amin has come from Senegal to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïcha, and their three children. He leads a solitary life in France, where the only space he occupies is his home and the building sites on which he works. Most of his earnings ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, touching, thought provoking
Plot: interracial sex, interracial love, infidelity, worker, immigrants, money, father daughter relationship, sex scene, nude, interracial relations, interracial love relationship, suspense ...
Place: africa, senegal
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At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: strike, labor union, business manager, working class, class struggle, mayor, factory, worker, hard labor, protest, anger, demonstration ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Here Without Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: worker, poverty, dream, cinema, love, adaptation, son, money, delusion, change, iranian, theater ...
Place: iran, tehran, tehran iran
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: political, sexy, gloomy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: spanish civil war, revolution, politics, working class, communist, anarchist, trench warfare, anti war, civil war, world war two, worker, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, catalonia, barcelona, europe, england
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Sleep Dealer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, virtual reality, survival, dam, life is a bitch, cyberpunk, dishonesty, corporate crime, future dystopia, worker, destruction, remote control ...
Time: future
Place: latin america, mexico, tijuana mexico
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Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, social decay, against the odds, society, follow your dream, social relations, small town, worker, strike, family relations, class struggle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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A Man is Dead (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Brest, 1950. The war ended five years ago and nothing remains of the city. Massive bombings and intense fighting lasting more than a month turned the city, its docks, its arsenal, into ashes. Thousands of workers will build it up again, brick by ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, visually appealing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: communism, class struggle, working conditions, strike, worker, french politics, working class, war, superhero, communist, filmmaker, police violence ...
Time: year 1950, post world war two
Place: france
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Crash Test Aglaé (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Aglaé, a young factory worker, has only one focus in life: her job at a car crash test site. When she learns that the factory is going to be relocated abroad, she accepts, to everyone's surprise, to go to India in order to hold on to her job. ...
Style: road movie, humorous, tense, feel good, light ...
Plot: friendship, coworker, worker, female protagonist, coworker relationship, co worker co worker relationship, life is a bitch, strong female presence, family relations, job, escapades, female friendship ...
Place: india, switzerland, kazakhstan, poland
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The Insult (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Cyprus, Belgium, Lebanon, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.
Style: tense, political, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, prejudice, insult, racial tension, attorney, court, husband wife relationship, media coverage, idealism, politician ...
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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That Old Dream That Moves (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 51 min.
Story: A chronicle of the last days of a factory that is about to shut down. Among the workers forced to idle away until the end of the week, Jacques, a young technician is busy dismantling a machine while, without noticing it, turning on some of the men ...
Style: psychological, captivating, satirical, disturbing
Plot: gay, factory, worker, co worker co worker relationship, workplace situations, workplace, satire, lgbtq, sexual attraction, countryside, all male cast, workplace romance ...
Place: south of france
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Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: psychological, sexy, touching, gay cinema, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, gay interest, sailor, male nudity, workplace romance, gay relationship, swimming, gay lead character, ship, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
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The Boss's Daughter (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40-year-old foreman Vital is chosen by Alix (25) as a guinea pig in the anonymous study she is carrying out in her father's factory. The boss's daughter soon finds herself falling under the spell of this reserved, enigmatic worker as he ...
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: business, love, fall in love, father daughter relationship, boss, factory, worker, employer employee relationship, co worker co worker relationship, love story, love and romance, male female relationship ...
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Skeleton Krew (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Ireland
Story: One by one a group of workers are stalked and killed by a mysterious masked figure during a 12 hour night shift in a factory facing closure.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, bleak, scary, disturbing
Plot: masked killer, murder, killer, serial killer, worker, death, terror, serial murder, murderer, one day, violence, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
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Giant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: janitor, surveillance, security guard, supermarket, nightshift, stalking, obsession, dishonesty, suburbs, voyeurism, boss, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: cannibalism, life is a bitch, prison life, captivity, starvation, re-education, against humanity, politics, confined, society, state affairs, worker ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: china, asia
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, hopes, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, countryside, poverty, worker, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, witty, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, working class, lgbt, prejudice, culture clash, homosexuality, friendship, protest, coming out, gay relationship, mining town, lesbian ...
Time: year 1985, year 1984, 80s, future, 20th century
Place: wales, england, london, california, united kingdom ...
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The Colour Room (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows a pioneering ceramic artist who roared to prominence in the 1920s while working in Britain’s Stoke-on-Trent pottery industry.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: working class, talent, factory owner, innovation, factory worker, reformation, change, worker, reform, workplace, female protagonist, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s
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Velaiyilla Pattathari 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cool-headed crusader for the struggling engineers, Raghuvaran faces the powerful and arrogant owner of a construction company Vasundhara Parameswaran, as they engage in a battle to win the corporate game.
Style: satirical, captivating, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: civil engineer, construction worker, fighting the system, corporate world, satire, corporation, worker, new job, powerful corporation, escapades, changing lives, workplace ...
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Radium Girls (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young women toiling in a factory are exposed to hazardous material which takes a disastrous toll on their health.
Style: disturbing, captivating, social, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, american history, workplace problem, disgruntled worker, labor union, labor movement, social injustice, worker, social problems, labor leader, fighting the system ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new jersey
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