Labor union movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant labor union movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic, emotional and interesting films and TV shows about / with labor union, society, fighting the system, workplace situations, workplace, life is a bitch, working class, power relations, rebellion and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as labor union: Comrades (1986), Bound for Glory (1976), North Country (2005), Kill the Irishman (2011), Human Resources (1999), Norma Rae (1979), Hoffa (1992), The Trouble with Girls (1969), Long Road Home (1991), 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002).

List of labor union movies

 7.5
 616
Comrades (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, injustice, negotiation, working class, tragic hero, rebellion, society, power relations, hopes, secret movement, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, desert, on the road, hitchhiker, great depression, folk music, music, folk, countryside, americana, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
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 7.3
 37K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, labor union, financial problem, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, corruption, irish, tough heroes, labor union, mob boss, gangsters, crime, ambition, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
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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: psychological, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, factory, labor union, intern, unemployment, politics, workplace, betrayal, society, social differences, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
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 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, factory worker, whistleblower, single mother, labor, factory, union, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.6
 19K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, rise and fall, arson, power relations, crime, crimes, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 40s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, las vegas ...
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The Trouble with Girls (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, labor union, lecture, tent, americana, rock, working class, nothing goes right, down on your luck, celebrity culture, performer's life, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iowa
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: labor union, leadership, heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system, political intrigue, rise and fall, society, political corruption, tough heroes, gangsters, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 6.7
 150
Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: labor union, survival, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, down on your luck, farm, society, against the odds, family life, great depression, labor
Time: 30s
Place: california, usa
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, political unrest, social decay, artists and showbiz, power relations, life is a bitch, price of justice, workplace situations, state affairs, boss and employee, interracial relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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 7.8
 46K
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
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, realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: labor union, working class, society, generosity, social decay, village life, hopes, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, social relations, injustice, lesbian couple ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, wales, london, california
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, state affairs, against humanity, crimes, media, rivalry, crime, life is a bitch, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The ...
Style: realistic, feel good, not serious, humorous
Plot: labor union, partners, disorder, romance, workplace situations, power relations, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, fish out of water, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, workplace, society, against the odds, human nature, unemployment, heroes, human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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The Ordinary People (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Muller company organizes a reception to mark the launch of a new product. During the evening, we discover that this is actually a coaching exercise for company executives. Gradually, rumours about the upcoming acquisition of the company start to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: labor union, workplace situations, power relations, workplace, pharmaceutical company, corporate greed, business manager, corporate world, male female relationship, corporate, work ethic, injection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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 7.4
 1K
Adalen 31 (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 1969 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg. It depicts the 1931 Ådalen shootings, in which Swedish military forces opened fire against labour demonstrators in the Swedish sawmill district of Ådalen, killing five people, including a young ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: labor union, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, rivalry, military, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, rebellion, working class ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden
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 6.4
 3K
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, boss and employee, workplace, idealism, rebellion, society, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love and romance, fish out of water, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, fall in love, moral dilemma, social relations, business executive, labor union ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, turin italy, solidarity, running from police, prostitution, misery, strike, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: factory, factory worker, labor union, working class, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, fighting the system, rebellion, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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 6.2
 11K
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, labor union, factory worker, business, worker, workplace, friends, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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 7.1
 4K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: working class, injustice, politics, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, social differences, rebellion, righting the wronged, unfulfillment, price of justice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, labor union, janitor, immigrants, politics, working class, power relations, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, boss and employee, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, guatemala, mexico city, tijuana mexico ...
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 7.0
 17K
Newsies (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, mayor, betrayal, warden, labor union, orphan, juvenile detention, name change, slingshot, brawl, family, underdog ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 17K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: music band, working class, labor union, unemployment, brass band, small town, romance, fall in love, fighting the system, human spirit, friends, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, mine, europe, northern england ...
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: racism, college, lawyer, african american, student, teacher, professor, radical, sheriff, letter, labor union, poet ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, campus, harlem manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
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 7.7
 113K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, audition, dancer's life, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, northern england, london, mine, europe
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Plot: mob, labor union, mafia, hitman, gangster, paint, aging, life, union, murder, gun, house ...
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Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: hopes, factory, working class, rebellion, fighting the system, family life, human spirit, teenage life, family relations, urban ghetto life, workplace situations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
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