Communist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant communist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with communist, communism, politics, suspense, family relations, male nudity, cigarette smoking, nude, hospital and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
communist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as communist: Uranya (2006), Land and Freedom (1995), Trumbo (2015), Blood for Dracula (1974), Comrade Pedersen (2006), Diary for My Children (1984), Operation Hyacinth (2021), Communists (2014), The Teacher (2016), Hail, Caesar! (2016).

List of communist movies

Uranya (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summer 1969. Dictatorship. In a small country town, young Achileas breaks his leg by falling off the yard wall of the local cinema. He wanted to see Brigit Bardot naked... However, during his visit to the city to treat his broken leg, for the first ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: communist, children, coming of age, television, financial problem, social problems, family problems, lifestyle, society, money problems, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, year 1969
Place: greece
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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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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: factual, talky, touching, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, communist, politics, gossip, gossip columnist, cancer, movie business, film industry, mccarthyism, freedom, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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Blood for Dracula (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Deathly ill Count Dracula and his slimy underling, Anton, travel to Italy in search of a virgin's blood. They're welcomed at the crumbling estate of indebted Marchese Di Fiore, who's desperate to marry off his daughters to rich ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, sexy, campy, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, rape, male nudity, erotica, lesbian incest, communist, cult, exploitation, virgin, fish out of water, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, new jersey, europe, paris france, england ...
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Comrade Pedersen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era politically influenced by Marxism and Leninism.
Plot: marxism, communism, political activist, communist, working class, political activism, sex, erotica, scandinavian culture, nude, hairy armpit, smoking ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: norway, scandinavia
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Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Style: art house, banned
Plot: communism, orphan, woman, women, totalitarian regime, communist, childhood, factory, old man, aunt niece relationship, old woman, unhappiness ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, year 1947
Place: eastern europe, budapest, moscow russia, central europe
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Operation Hyacinth (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Not satisfied with the result of a murder investigation in Warsaw's gay community, an officer in 1980s communist Poland resolves to uncover the truth.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, erotic
Plot: gay, bisexual man, police, lgbt, suspense, gay interest, sexual tension, communist, male nudity, murder, gay slur, criminal ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: experimental, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: working class, politics, state affairs, communist, society, social differences, human nature, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: tuscany, egypt
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The Teacher (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.
Style: melancholic, touching, tense, captivating, allegory ...
Plot: teacher, psychological manipulation, school, blackmailer, female protagonist, blackmail, communist, communism, nepotism, class differences, abuse of power, parent child relationship ...
Time: year 1983, 80s, year 1984, year 1991
Place: czechoslovakia, eastern europe, central europe
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Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: humorous, talky, surreal, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, movie star, ransom, showbiz, kidnapping, actor, dark humor, journalist, screenwriter, film industry, suspense, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, biblical epic ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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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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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: disturbing, depressing, bleak, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, sexual abuse, rape, unwanted pregnancy, friendship, communism, depression, illegal abortion, doctor, realism, hotel, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, california, eastern europe, europe
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Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: communist, communism, oedipus complex, lgbt, disability, friend, blasphemy, feminist, social relations, family relations, thirtysomething life, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, tuscany
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The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, spy, espionage, german soldier, nazi germany, gestapo, nazi officer, nazi occupation, nazi, conspiracy, german army, third reich ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1934, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany, netherlands, poland, holland
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: psychological, political, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, manipulation, korean war, senator, assassin, political intrigue, spy, suspense, politics ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: new york, north korea, korea, usa, ussr ...
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The Affair (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-seminarian slash communist runs a hotel in Baguio. He then meets a handsome upcoming lawyer. A once-a-year trip to Baguio by the lawyer and conversations with the hotel owner develop into an affair which encompasses decades of socio-political ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, political
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay sex, communism, indoctrination, communist, party, male nudity, car accident, politics, lawyer, teacher ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: the philippines
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Newton (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A government clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.
Style: captivating, disturbing, feel good, realistic, mind blowing ...
Plot: election, rebel, communist, duty, chase, honesty, conversation, lie, murder, suspense, coming of age, jungle ...
Place: india
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Water Gate Bridge (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the follow-up to "The Battle At Lake Changjin", brothers Wu Qianli and Wu Wanli undertake a new task for the People's Volunteer Army, defending a bridge part of the American troops' escape route from the advancing Chinese.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: korean war, communist propaganda, communist, battles, fight, suspense, historical event, war, wartime, military, japanese soldier, heroes ...
Time: 50s, year 1950
Place: china, north korea
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics ...
Style: non-linear, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: playwright, czech history, lifestyle change, political activist, jail, fight, rivals, friendship between men, husband wife relationship, interrogation, conscience, revolution ...
Time: year 1977, year 1968, year 1976, year 1989, 70s ...
Place: prague, central europe
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Eternal Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eternal Wave 密战 is a Chinese film set during the anti-Japanese occupation era starring Aaron Kwok, Zhao Li Ying and Zhang Han. It follows the main protagonist Lin Xiang who is a spy working underground to reestablish what was destroyed ruing the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: world war two, sino japanese war, espionage, japanese occupation, chinese history, communist, spy, suspense, media manipulation, mission, media, social problems ...
Place: shanghai
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Rookie Agent Rouge (2016)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Can a young woman prove her loyalty to her country and her family? Lan Yan Zhi is a privileged banker’s daughter in Shanghai and a student activist who mistakenly comes into possession of a letter from the Japanese Army in 1937. She gets ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: espionage, military, secret agents, female spy, spy, japanese occupation of china, communist, resistance, world war two, sino japanese war, strong female lead, chinese history ...
Time: year 1937
Place: china, shanghai
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Under the North Star II (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Akseli Koskela returns from prison and tries to learn living again. He's not allowed to take part in politics anymore, but he sees a lot of injustice around him. He raises a family with his wife Elina while another war is around the corner...
Style: psychological, touching, family saga, epic, exciting
Plot: world war two, family relations, soldier, communism, countryside, male female relationship, hate, working class, communist, post war, village, lower class ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
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Identity Card (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hořká komedie režiséra Ondřeje Trojana Občanský průkaz na motivy stejnojmenné knihy Petra Šabacha sleduje osudy čtveřice dospívajících mladíků, jejich přátel, lásek a rodičů od okamžiku, kdy v patnácti letech dostanou ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, group of friends, friendship between boys, family relations, communist, teenage boy, teenager, emigration, communism, teenage protagonist, friends, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe
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Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Style: melancholic, captivating, romantic, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: world war two, secret, love triangle, bossy woman, russian, friendship, typhus, family relations, death, doctor, horse riding, hallucination ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, german soldier, repression, execution, suppression, nazi officer, concentration camp, assassination, hostage, wehrmacht, french resistance, communist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: art house, controversial, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: anarchist, communist, family relations, working class, suicide, death of father, widow, media manipulation, old woman, politics, parent child relationship, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, frankfurt germany
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Lurk (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Lurk is a 2009 Chinese television series based on a spy novel. The series is directed by Jiang Wei.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: spy, reconnaissance, secret service agent, espionage, secret agents, communist, prospector, special agents, secretly observing, husband wife relationship, agent, workplace ...
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Dear Comrades! (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, psychological, art film
Plot: brutality, communism, communist party, rebellion, riot, mother daughter relationship, labor union, labor strike, oppression, suspense, tyrant, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1962, 60s
Place: ussr, russia
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How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: At the beginning of 1991, Yugoslav army did not acknowledge Croatian's independence, and still holding few military barracks in Croatia. Gajski travels to an island to get his son out of the army. Locals have besieged the barracks and organized ...
Style: parody
Plot: communist, battles, barracks, politics, machismo, rescue, father son relationship, ferry, deserter, husband wife relationship, surrender, sex ...
Time: year 1991
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia
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Weekend Stories: A Woman's Business (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge.
Plot: justice, passport, political activist, communist, polish history, revenge, depression, forgiveness, university student, businesswoman, lie, politics ...
Time: 80s
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