Marxist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant marxist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, political, interesting, captivating and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with marxist, politics, rebellion, society, storytelling, revolution, violence, communism, idealism and anarchist plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in France, UK, USA and other countries.
marxist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as marxist: Marianne & Juliane (1981), Reds (1981), Malcolm X (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), Panther (1995), Land and Freedom (1995), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), La chinoise (1967), Sister Stella L. (1984), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).

List of marxist movies

Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: feminist film, political, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: years of lead, terrorism, politics, marxist, prison escape, prison, family relations, sister sister relationship, terrorist, german politics, radical, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, west germany, europe
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, political, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, revolutionary, russian revolution, love triangle, communism, reporter, writers, adaptation, love story, idealism, world war one ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: russia, california, new york, st. petersburg russia, usa ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, political, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, politics, african american, civil rights movement, black history, assassination, islam, childhood, society, prison, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, middle east ...
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorism, terrorist, father son relationship, court, courtroom, justice, irish republican army, politics, legal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, london, canada ...
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: political, controversial, disturbing, entertaining, brutal ...
Plot: racism, african american, black panthers, conspiracy, revolution, politics, marxist, violence, civil rights, civil rights movement, drugs, islam ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, ireland
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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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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Germany
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: road movie, touching, political, inspirational, breathtaking ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, travel, poverty, freedom, revolutionary, revolution, road trip, young man, politics, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, south america, argentina, chile, peru ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: political, bleak, sexy, brutal, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rebellion, civil war, ira, war, politics, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, occupation, debate, british army ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, northern ireland, europe ...
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: political, art house, philosophical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: revolution, politics, anarchist, marxist, modernism, reform, isolation, protest, university, marxism, roommate, communism ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, britain ...
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Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, spy, politics, prison escape, marxist, terrorist, legal, german politics, prisoner, justice ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, west germany, europe
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Sister Stella L. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A nun who acts as a counselor in a home for unwed mother undergoes political awakening when her friend and namesake belonging to the same congregation as hers inspires her to get involved in the struggle for justice and freedom of striking workers ...
Style: political
Plot: liberation theology, marxist, nun, labor strike, abuse, threat, company, capitalist, suicide, capitalism, strike, union ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, injustice, homecoming, haunted by the past, political unrest, social differences, society, teenage life, working class, corrupt law enforcer, african american, black love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, africa
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: politics, coming of age, radical, family problems, family life, political unrest, journalism, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, cuba, paris france, europe, chile ...
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: political, thought provoking, intense, talky, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, violence, military, idealism, dictatorship, politics, execution, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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United Red Army (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak, anime ...
Plot: revolution, radical, idealism, rebellion, life is a bitch, confined, society, isolation, military, communism, hostage, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970, year 1966 ...
Place: japan, asia
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, passenger, airplane, terrorist attack, daring rescue, confined, group of strangers, hysteria, pilot, hijacking, conspiracy, marxist ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century
Place: germany, africa, west germany
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Carlos the Jackal (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
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Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, gunfight, politics, character study, leader, wanted, radical, mission, cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, lebanon, middle east, south america, syria ...
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, wehrmacht, infantrymen, red army, battles, war, tank, border guard, nazism, german, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
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The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides ...
Style: political, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: capitalism, socialism, factory, communism, poverty, writers, factory owner, capital, industry, money, working class, leadership ...
Time: 19th century
Place: manchester, london, brussels, prussia, paris france ...
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, heroism, heroes, life is a bitch, wartime life, russian history, battle zone, military life, military, tank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, europe, russia
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: serious, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, terrorism, war, ira, soldier, irish republican army, military, suspense, british, violence, brutality, wartime ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, belfast, london
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Omar (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama, the story of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn apart in their fight for freedom, is billed as the first fully-financed film to come out of the Palestinian cinema industry.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, mind blowing, political ...
Plot: muslim, israeli palestinian conflict, friendship, moral dilemma, resistance, confession, power of love, gain trust, family relations, social problems, mistrust, love and romance ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: palestinian authority, palestine, israel, middle east
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: society, fighting the system, deportation, ambition, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, human spirit, priest, social relations, injustice, dance school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, female soldier, female protagonist, nazi, wartime, war, wartime life, enemy, strong female lead, battlefield, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, usa, chicago illinois, russia
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Bonifacio, the First President (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of Andres Bonifacio, a man who rose as a leader in the fight against the Spanish oppressors, and would gain the enmity of even those fighting for the same cause.
Plot: marxist, student, hanging, freemason, spaniard, president, revolutionary, portrait, secret organization, high school student, raid, public execution ...
Time: 19th century
Place: the philippines
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: satirical, parody, art house, surreal, clever ...
Plot: political satire, death, dictator, satire, power struggle, repression, chaos, funeral, military, world war two, politics, totalitarian regime ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, year 1949, year 1964, year 1956
Place: russia, ussr, siberia, moscow russia
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Gulag Barashevo (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Artists, Poets, Writers, Musicians, and Dissidents, Husbands and Wives, in the Marxist USSR GULAG camps of Barashevo and Vorkuta, suffer in and survive their Gulag death camps. It is a ultimately a spiritual struggle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: marxist, love, artist, freedom, humanity, genocide, courage, gulag, dissident
Place: ussr
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Gulag Vorkuta (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral questions about the meaning of life, sacrifice and freedom.
Plot: marxist, gulag, dissident, love, christian, artist, faith, marxism, communism, genocide
Place: ussr
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The Founding Of An Army (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Founding of an Army is a Chinese historical film. Produced by Han Sanping and directed by Andrew Lau, it is the third installment of the trilogy called Founding of New China after The Founding of a Republic (2009) and The Founding of a Party ...
Plot: marxist, chinese history, chinese army, political leader, chinese civil war, communism, historical figure, general, republican era china, military uniform
Time: 1920s
Place: china
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