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, mentor and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as labor union: Bound for Glory (1976), Comrades (1986), Kill the Irishman (2011), North Country (2005), Norma Rae (1979), Hoffa (1992), Human Resources (1999), The Irishman (2019), Billy Elliot (2000), Pride (2014).

List of labor union movies

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, sentimental, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, on the road, folk music, great depression, music, desert, hitchhiker, folk, americana, musician's life, rich and poor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, texas, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
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 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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, rebelliousness, rich and poor, social differences, working class, injustice, rebellion, society, power relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia
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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: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, gangsters, tough heroes, corruption, irish, crime, labor union, mob boss, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, courtroom drama, rape, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, love, secret, against the odds, sexism, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, labor union, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, factory, single mother, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise and fall, crime, gangsters, politics, power relations, crimes, arson, political corruption, power, disappearance, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new york, las vegas ...
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, factory, intern, labor union, unemployment, politics, parents and children, workplace, betrayal, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
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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: hitman, mob, mafia, labor union, aging, regret, flashback, daughter, house, life, union, paint ...
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, coming of age, hopes, father son relationship, prejudice, friendship, working class, poverty, dance school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
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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, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, unlikely partners, lgbt, injustice, society, lesbian couple, social relations, gays and lesbians, gay, social decay, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, wales, london, california
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, college, contests and competitions, underdog, debate, professor, student, radical, labor union, poet, letter, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, campus, harvard university, manhattan new york city ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: music band, working class, brass band, unemployment, small town, labor union, fighting the system, romance, province, music competition, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, mine ...
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: juvenile detention, slingshot, brawl, name change, friendship, orphan, betrayal, underdog, labor union, family, warden, mayor ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: janitor, politics, working class, labor union, immigrants, deportation, realism, boss and employee, socialism, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, guatemala, mexico city, tijuana mexico ...
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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: realistic, emotional, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
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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, factory worker, business, worker, labor union, buddies, workplace, fighting the system, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, factory worker, rebelliousness, social differences, workplace situations, rebellion, society, power relations, social relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, strike, prostitution, misery, running from police, solidarity, turin italy, working class, politics, labor union, rebelliousness, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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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: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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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, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, hopes, society, workplace, power relations, social relations, fighting the system, leadership, idealism, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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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: tense, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, society, boss and employee, love affair, social differences, workplace intrigue, injustice, dishonesty, love and romance, military, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: sweden
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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, cynical, realistic, humorous
Plot: labor union, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, pharmaceutical company, corporate, male female relationship, businesswoman, injection, corporate executive, work ethic, corporate greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: labor union, mentally unstable, farce, romance, odd couple, farm, betrayal, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, prodigy, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, 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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, against the odds, survival, down on your luck, workplace situations, family relations, great depression, labor
Time: 30s
Place: california, usa
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: tent, lecture, investigation, labor union, musician's life, oldies, small town, rock, performer's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iowa
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 7.8
 3K
Pitfall (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, miner, supernatural, small town, ghost town, mining town, labor union, shopkeeper, father son relationship, lie, japanese new wave, village ...
Place: japan
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