Factory worker movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant factory worker movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with factory worker, factory, society, family relations, life is a bitch, friendship, runaway, working class, murder and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as factory worker: Dancer in the Dark (2000), New in Town (2009), 8 Mile (2002), The Secret Life of Words (2005), The Loves of a Blonde (1965), Camera Buff (1979), Louise-Michel (2008), The Ungrateful (1973), Lulu the Tool (1971), George Lopez (2002).

List of factory worker movies

Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, death sentence, life is a bitch, secret, blind character, human spirit, police officer, tragic hero, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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 5.6
 23K
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: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, factory worker, opposites attract, moral dilemma, love, social relations, businessman, labor union, labor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, miami, new jersey, california
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, imaginary, fantasy world, social differences, children, candy, family, contests and competitions, chocolate, adventure, cooking and food, factory ...
Time: 2000s
Place: europe, united kingdom, georgia, asia, atlanta ...
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 7.1
 267K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, success, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, urban ghetto life, hopes, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, blind character, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, couple relations, human nature, understanding, depression, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, youth, one night stand, small town, new wave, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, dark humor, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
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 7.9
 7K
Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, bus, politics, polish, movie camera, film festival, friendship, family relations, couples, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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Louise-Michel (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, suspense ...
Plot: factory worker, hitman, vengeance, unemployment, nothing goes right, assassination attempt, partners, rivalry, obnoxious boss, disorder, workplace, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: france, europe
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The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, anti capitalism, introspection, working class, social differences, hidden identity, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, factory owner, poetic justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, power relations, workplace situations, rebelliousness, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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 6.7
 11K
George Lopez (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: factory worker, family relations, factory, mexican american, promotion, suburban life, family life, siblings relations, suburbs, parents and children, racism, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.2
 33K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, harsh, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, ex convict, starting over, suspicion, factory worker, sex maniac, police officer, warden, parole officer, rejection, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, california
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, black market, ransom, vengeance, mute or deaf, suicide, factory worker, layoff, stabbing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 6.1
 11K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, investigation, murder, corruption, uncover truth, rape, police corruption, society, protagonist as suspect, factory, factory worker ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, latin america, usa
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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: factory worker, working class, hopes, disagreement, society, prodigy, family problems, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: working class, fighting the system, rebellion, labor union, family life, workplace situations, society, human spirit, workplace, life is a bitch, parents and children, factory worker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
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Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: politics, factory worker, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, introspection, drug dealing, human nature, couples, working class, family life, factory, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 994
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, society, factory worker, factory, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, seaport, unemployment, friendship, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, factory worker, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, talky, stylized, clever ...
Plot: butcher, fast food restaurant, public health, junk food, illegal immigration, hamburger, factory worker, realism, boss and employee, americana, fighting the system, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, colorado, mexico, california
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 7.5
 8K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, clever, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, blue collar, robbery, union, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, crime, fighting the system, drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 6.2
 7K
Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of father, cancer, lesbian, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, lgbt, factory worker, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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 6.5
 2K
Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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 6.8
 5K
Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, gang, drug dealing, corrupt law enforcer, factory worker, kids in trouble, small town, urban ghetto life, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.0
 26K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, kung fu, master warrior, drug smuggling, one man army, smuggling, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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 7.3
 712
Siddharth (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, psychological, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, missing son, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, dehumanization, family relations, parents and children, on the road, against humanity, factory worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, delhi, punjab, mumbai india
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Hardboiled Egg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno, Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.
Style: semi serious, humorous, gloomy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, bittersweet, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage love, factory worker, love and romance, youth, small town life, teenage life, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tuscany, europe, italy
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 7.3
 11K
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, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, union, single mother, factory, labor, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.1
 11K
A Touch of Sin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, meditative, brutal ...
Plot: working class, society, realism, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, dehumanization, factory worker, loneliness, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo
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 6.8
 4K
Clubbed (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, drug dealing, drug dealer, nightclub, clubbing, beaten to death, crimes, society, bouncer, friendship, social decay, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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