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, melancholic, harsh and dramatic films and TV shows about / with communist, communism, politics, society, death, storytelling, state affairs, mentor, runaway and political plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
communist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as communist: Trumbo (2015), The Way We Were (1973), Blood for Dracula (1974), One, Two, Three (1961), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), Land and Freedom (1995), Uranya (2006), Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007), Canary Season (1993), Silent Gunpowder (1990).

List of communist movies

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: dramatic, earnest, cerebral, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: communism, screenwriter, mccarthyism, communist, hollywood, movie business, parent child relationship, politics, cancer, writing, film industry, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, communist, mccarthyism, opposites attract, romance, radical, unlikely couple, young lovers, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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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, sexual, serious, offbeat, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rape, virgin, dracula, communist, parody, coffin, gory, woman in danger, psychopath, village, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, russia, romania ...
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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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, communist, forbidden love, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, capitalist, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, soviet union, russia ...
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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: serious, disturbing, cynical, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: class differences, working class, widow, suicide, death of father, communist, media manipulation, politics, society, journalism, anarchist, parent child relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, 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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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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: prostitute, american flag, bicycle, grocer, communist, children, priest, masturbation, cinema, television, moon landing
Time: year 1969, 1960s
Place: greece
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Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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, politics, bank, election, arab, chinese, nurse, minister, labor camp, lottery
Place: cuba, dubai
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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: torture, rape, love, brutality, communism, canary, army, totalitarianism, communist, socialism, labor camp, mother son reunion ...
Time: 1960s
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 ...
Plot: partisan, communist, civil war, communism, death, girl, rock, tragic event, lieutenant, church, shot in the head, execution ...
Place: bosnia, 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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, interracial relations, naval officer, communist, love triangle, love and romance, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, communism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
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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, communism, fascism, exodus, murder, train, deportation, violence, death, partisan, martyr ...
Place: soviet union, istanbul turkey, macedonia, black sea
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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, song, ambush, church, post world war two, shooting, tragic event, duke, bombing, kiss ...
Place: serbia, ussr, 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, chinese, 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: journalist, fascist, communist, student protest, shot to death, murder, repression, communism, religion, russian roulette, fashion model
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: communist, marxism, communism, erotica, panties, female nudity, topless, nude with glasses, nature, sex outside, kiss, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1960s
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: terrorism, coming of age, communist, marxism, attack, prison, countryside, innocence lost, chaos and mayhem, kidnapping, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru
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Volunteers (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, gag humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: village, gambling, brainwashing, communist, wealth, cold war, debt, bridge, cia, communism, jungle, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: thailand, asia, yale university, southeast asia, new york
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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: talky, bleak, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, iron curtain, secret agents, library, whiskey, cynicism, grocer, communist, atheist, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, east germany ...
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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, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, communist, espionage, government agency, secret agents, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, england, europe, britain, 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: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, communism, government, communist, politician, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship, newspaper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., wisconsin ...
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, asthma, communist, cuban revolution, poverty, friendship, injustice, letter, journey, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, chile, venezuela ...
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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: politics, revolution, death, interrogation, sex, communist, assassin, hotel, bar, prostitute, forbidden love, violence ...
Place: cuba, latin america, europe, florida, miami ...
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, communist, labor strike, egyptian, older woman younger man relationship, virgin, teenager, teenage boy, widow, loss of virginity, british soldier, russian ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, palestine
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Plot: photographer, spanish civil war, holocaust, holocaust survivor, republican, communist, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, nazism, world war two, prisoner, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
Place: spain
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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.
Plot: election, rebel, communist, murder, office, gun, honesty, forest, helmet, bulletproof vest, bollywood, duty ...
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How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, 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 ...
Plot: battle, communist, island, uniform, communism, soldier, military
Place: croatia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: working class, human nature, communist, society, social differences, politics, state affairs, reading, class struggle, communism, utopia
Place: egypt
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, society, black magic, supernatural, politics, temptation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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