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 realistic, serious, talky, thought provoking, melancholic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with communist, communism, politics, death, storytelling, society, runaway, mentor, state affairs and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
communist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as communist: Communists (2014), The Way We Were (1973), Trumbo (2015), Newton (2017), Calm at Sea (2011), Despite the Falling Snow (2016), Uranya (2006), Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007), Canary Season (1993), Silent Gunpowder (1990).

List of communist movies

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: thought provoking, atmospheric, experimental, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, politics, state affairs, social differences, society, human nature, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: tuscany, egypt
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The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, naval uniform, young lovers, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
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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: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, communism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison, release from prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
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Newton (2017)
Genre: 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: disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: election, rebel, communist, duty, murder, bollywood, lie, chase, honesty, conversation, helicopter, officer ...
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, whiskey, library, alcoholic, grocer, cynicism, court martial, iron curtain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
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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: disturbing, complex, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: german soldier, concentration camp, repression, world war two, assassination, hostage, retribution, wehrmacht, french resistance, communist, nazi soldier, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Style: tense, suspense, touching, suspenseful
Plot: spy, cold war, politics, secret, love, espionage, female spy, communist, desertion, defection, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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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 ...
Plot: communist, grocer, priest, american flag, masturbation, bicycle, prostitute, children, moon landing, cinema, television
Time: 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: greece
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Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Against his wishes, 'Cuba' Mukundan (Sreenivasan) goes to Dubai to make good his father's alleged misappropriation of funds from the local cooperative bank. It is there that he learns the true meaning of the term 'working ...
Plot: communist, politician, bank, politics, election, labor camp, chinese, minister, lottery, nurse, arab, cheating
Place: dubai, cuba
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Canary Season (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: It's 1980. Malin is fatherless, angry, and in trouble. At 20, he's spent a year in jail for assaulting a lover of Lily, his mother. In her desk he finds a soldier's photograph and assumes he's found his father. He confronts the ...
Plot: brutality, communism, army, torture, canary, totalitarianism, communist, love, socialism, rape, flashback, mental institution ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: bulgaria
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Silent Gunpowder (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Silent Gunpowder (Serbo-Croatian: Gluvi barut) is a Yugoslavian war film Based on a novel by Branko Ćopić and set during World War II, the film tells the story of a Serbian village in the mountains of Bosnia and its villagers who found themselves ...
Style: silent film
Plot: communist, world war two, partisan, mountain, civil war, communism, explosion, shot in the head, church, fear, blood, forest ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, bosnia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, naval officer, love triangle, adoption, arranged marriage, cabaret, communism, navy, communist, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, southeast asia ...
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The Red Horse (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A joint fight of Macedonian and Greek people against the fascist monarchical government of Greece ended with their defeat in 1949, after many years of bloodshed. Many members of the democratic party DAG, as well as the innocent inhabitants ...
Plot: communist, exile, mountain, fascism, communism, homecoming, death, deportation, murder, father daughter relationship, violence, train ...
Place: black sea, istanbul turkey, soviet union, macedonia
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The Ambush (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Idealistic young man supports the party and the new Yugoslavia's communist regime, but soon gets involved in various political and criminal machinations becoming more and more confused about what's right and what's wrong.
Plot: communist, partisan, communism, nylons, ambush, shooting, commander, innocent, militia, post world war two, bombing, duke ...
Time: year 1945
Place: serbia, yugoslavia, ussr, former yugoslavia
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Chinese In Paris (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Overnight, Paris is invaded - although peacefully - but the Chinese Army, and millions of Chinese people... It's the Nazi occupation all over again, with modern - funny - twists.
Plot: communist, satire, chinese, invasion, uniform, occupation
Place: paris france
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The Pacifist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout.
Plot: communist, fascist, journalist, student protest, fashion model, religion, russian roulette, communism, repression, murder, jewish, shot to death
Place: milan italy
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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, nude with glasses, sex, moaning, missionary position, beard, lying on bed, taking off shirt, pubic hair ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: norway, scandinavia
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Paper Dove (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, coming of age, prison, attack, marxism, communist, society, youth, countryside, innocence lost, chaos and mayhem, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru
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Blood for Dracula (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France
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, satirical, atmospheric, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, virgin, parody, master and servant, supernatural, fish out of water, woman in danger, society, village, lesbian incest, exploitation, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, romania, russia ...
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Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, bookies, naivete, communism, cia, debt, bridge, communist, wealth, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 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: realistic, biting, thought provoking, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: politics, class differences, working class, media manipulation, communist, suicide, widow, death of father, factory worker, social differences, society, satire ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, frankfurt germany
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
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: captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
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The Human Factor (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to Moscow, and allows Dr. Percival to terminate the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, communist, double agent, undercover, heroes, state affairs, chases and races, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, england, europe, russia, moscow russia ...
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, state affairs, workplace, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., london ...
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, assassin, interrogation, communist, death, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, prague, czech republic ...
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The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, labor strike, communist, british soldier, teenage boy, teenager, virgin, young romance, widow, loss of virginity, teenage life, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, palestine
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One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, forbidden love, politics, satire, german, culture clash, communism, communist, business venture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, hopes, wedding, family relations, battles, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, poverty ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, buddies, young man ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, colombia, venezuela, chile ...
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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 ...
Plot: communism, war, communist, documentary filmmaking, filmmaker, strike, labor union, post world war two, police violence, shot in the head, working class, funeral ...
Place: france
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