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, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking and melancholic films and TV shows about / with communist, communism, politics, death, family relations, world war two, murder, betrayal, society and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
communist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as communist: Uranya (2006), Trumbo (2015), Communists (2014), The Way We Were (1973), Newton (2017), The Exception (2016), The Affair (2010), Eternal Wave (2017), Rookie Agent Rouge (2016), Under the North Star II (2010).

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: entertaining, captivating, light, humorous
Plot: communist, children, television, masturbation, priest, prostitute, bicycle, lifestyle, family problems, money problems, financial problem, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, year 1969
Place: greece
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, screenwriter, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, released from prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s, year 1950, 60s ...
Place: usa
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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: thought provoking, experimental, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: working class, politics, state affairs, social differences, society, human nature, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: egypt, tuscany
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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, couples, love and romance, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, young lovers, couple relations, communist, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
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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, suspense
Plot: election, rebel, communist, duty, lie, chase, murder, honesty, conversation, forest, village, helicopter ...
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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, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, alcoholic, library, court martial, atheist, cynicism, iron curtain, british intelligence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, east germany, england, germany, europe ...
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The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, nazi officer, gestapo, third reich, love, nazi germany, german, jewish, german army, spy, bodyguard ...
Time: year 1940, 1920s, 1940s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, berlin germany, netherlands, poland
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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, twists and turns
Plot: lgbt, communism, indoctrination, communist, professor, lawyer, teacher, party, politics, communist party, martial law, car accident ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: the philippines
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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, suspense
Plot: world war two, espionage, sino japanese war, chinese history, japanese occupation, communist, spy, social problems, mission, media manipulation, media, japanese occupation of china ...
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: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, military, spy, female spy, secret agents, world war two, sino japanese war, communist, resistance, japanese occupation of china, 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: suspense, family saga, touching, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, communism, soldier, family history, hate, grudge, village, lower class, working class, communist, post war ...
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, sincere, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: group of friends, friendship between boys, family relations, communist, communism, teenager, coming of age, emigration, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, youth, friendship ...
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, romantic, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, husband wife relationship, secret, love triangle, russian, typhus, bossy woman, friendship, doctor, death, friendship between men, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1944 ...
Place: europe, central europe, czechoslovakia, czech republic
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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, rough, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, world war two, hostage, execution, nazi officer, nazi soldier, suppression, communist, french resistance ...
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, female spy, politics, love, espionage, communist, desertion, secret, love and romance, female artist, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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, nurse, lottery, election, minister, labor camp, chinese, politics, arab, bank, cheating
Place: dubai, cuba
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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: world war two, communist, partisan, mountain, communism, civil war, death, fear, rock, lieutenant, priest, mission ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 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, communism, cabaret, arranged marriage, communist, love and romance, police corruption, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina, southeast asia, france ...
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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: exile, communist, mountain, communism, fascism, exodus, violence, killing a horse, gang, liberation, ship, train ...
Time: post world war two
Place: black sea, ussr, istanbul turkey, 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: partisan, communist, communism, josef stalin, fear, death, school, russian, teacher, horse, commander, militia ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, ussr
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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, chinese, satire, french resistance, invasion, occupation, uniform
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: fascist, communist, journalist, student protest, communism, fashion model, repression, murder, russian roulette, religion, 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, erotica, sex, high school teacher, blonde, female nudity, high school, topless woman, nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: norway, scandinavia
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, witty
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, social differences, eccentric family, romance, master and servant, society, unlikely couple, wooing, infidelity, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gambling, village, brainwashing, bookies, on the run, naivete, wealth, communism, cia, debt, cold war, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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: biting, cynical, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, death of father, media manipulation, communist, suicide, widow, working class, dark humor, injustice, factory worker, media, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, west 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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, anarchist, fighting the system, idealism, war ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, england, europe
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, espionage, double agent, communist, political intrigue, undercover, government agency, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, south african ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, 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, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., ussr ...
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 75 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: realistic, serious, tense, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, death, assassin, interrogation, communist, kids in trouble, society, supportive spouse, love and romance ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, usa, europe ...
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