Socialism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant socialism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, talky, melancholic and sexy films and TV shows about / with socialism, politics, family relations, friendship, love, husband wife relationship, society, communism, dancing and mother son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as socialism: The Death of Stalin (2017), Together (2000), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Now & Later (2009), 1900 (1976), Patria (2020), Captain Fantastic (2016), The Witness (1969), The Giver (2014), Under the North Star (2009).

List of socialism movies

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: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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 7.4
 21K
Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, commune, ideology, socialism, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, family problems, society, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 7.7
 138K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: coma, idealism, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle change, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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 5.2
 2K
Now & Later (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explicit sex, repression, socialism, poverty, hell on earth, love affair, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, friends, society, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, usa, los angeles
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 7.7
 23K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, socialism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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 8.2
 4K
Patria (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
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Story: A look at the impact of Spain’s Basque conflict on ordinary people on both sides, such as the widow of a man killed by the ETA who returns to her home village after the 2011 ceasefire between the separatist group and the Spanish government, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, compassionate, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, terrorist group, conflict, revolutionary, socialism, eta terrorist group, murder, police, woman in danger, death, conspiracy ...
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, touching, emotional, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, home schooling, family drama, survivalist, large family, road trip, motor home, family relations, precocious child, socialism, wilderness, parenthood ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
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 8.7
 6K
The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, suspense, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, socialism, fascist, amusement park, pig, political satire, ice cream, flood, secret door, swimming pool, absurdism, cemetery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
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 6.5
 112K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, youth, utopia, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: trial, rebel, class differences, brother brother relationship, working class, revolution, class conflict, socialism, revenge, family history, war crime, socialist ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: finland
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 5.6
 448
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, hopes, escapades, state affairs, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, argentina ...
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 6.4
 2K
Patriot Act (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government assassin comes out of retirement to hunt down the alien responsible for killing the former members of his team.
Style: contemplative, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: adventure hero, chase, soldier, hunter, alien, tragedy, socialism, urban decay, death, assassin, redemption, death of friend ...
Time: future
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Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, rough, serious
Plot: rebellion, family problems, family relations, teenage life, high school, coming of age, romance, youth, family life, high school life, socialism, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary
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Here Is Your Life (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A working-class boy struggles to find himself through a series of jobs and romances.
Plot: socialism, foster parent, labor union, romance, grownups, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 7.0
 255
The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: socialism, divorce, berlin wall, architect, secret police, friendship, partnership, career, communism, german reunification, gender roles, architecture ...
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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Oh, Bloody Life (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Hungarian Oh, Bloody Life reflects on the heavy emotional toll taken by the repressive Stalin regime. Dorotya Udvaros plays a young actress from a high-born family. The government bias against persons of wealth threatens to destroy her career ...
Plot: socialism, female nudity, male nudity, deportation, actress, satire, bathtub, pubic hair
Place: hungary
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, bleak, enigmatic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, reform school, bigotry, life is a bitch, mischievous children, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, infidelity, gay lead character, love affair, dangerous attraction, gay, immigrants, bar, love triangle, sex, money, socialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, spain, europe, paris france, cuba ...
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 6.1
 1K
I Am Curious (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons and sex. Blue omits much of the ...
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, biting, controversial ...
Plot: politics, economics, socialism, money, love affair, idealism, prison life, self discovery, sexual relations, social differences, couple relations, wilderness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Dollybirds (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in the actual "Ki Mit Tud?" talent contest in 1962. In reality the contest in dance music category was won by an army brass band. "Omega" which later became one of the most successful Hungarian rock bands came ...
Style: cult film
Plot: socialism, park, youth, strongman, blues, striptease, swing, champagne, parody, meaning of life, friendship between men, transvestite ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: hungary, canada, budapest, budapest hungary
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 7.8
 15K
Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, musician, friendship, family relations, womanizer, politics, cellist, cello, socialism, concert, funeral ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czech republic ...
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 6.8
 1K
The Fixer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the ...
Plot: prison rape, socialism, zionism, jewish ghetto, justice, anti semitism, injustice, false accusations, falsely accused, jew persecution, imperial russia, jewish man ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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 5.8
 247
August Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Norway, Czech Republic
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An comedy set in 1960s Helsinki. The story revolves around Elsa, a resolute hatmaker who is in complete control of her life. Besides running her shop, she sometimes doubles as a fortune teller. When Jan, a Czechoslovakian jazz musician and ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, suspenseful, sincere, exciting
Plot: cold war, missing person, dancing, love, musician, aunt niece relationship, falling in love, demonstration, propaganda, fall in love, female director, socialism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: helsinki finland, czechoslovakia, finland, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia ...
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April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, family relations, politics, state affairs, military coup, siblings relations, rebelliousness, political unrest, society, militant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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 7.0
 158
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: communist, love, torture, totalitarianism, canary, army, brutality, communism, socialism, rape, labor camp, father son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: bulgaria
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico city, guatemala, beverly hills ...
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, student, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, september 11 2001, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, baltimore, vermont, china ...
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Every Young Man (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jurácek's feature debut is shot in two parts. In the first, a corporal accompanies a new recruit with a sore Achilles tendon for his physical, and all the girls or young women they see are played by the same actress (Ruzickova). In the longer ...
Plot: soldier, army, socialism, caught masturbating, military life, military uniform, military draft, young man, masturbation, boys and girls, dancing, military base ...
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The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, rebelliousness, price of justice, political unrest, rivalry, fugitives, legal action, society, store, college, political intrigue, factory ...
Time: 60s
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The Twelve Chairs (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Cuba
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures in the 12 chairs of a dining-room set. After her death ...
Plot: socialism, chair, cultural revolution, clown, fortune teller, circus, auction, priest, blood donation, lion tamer, jewelry, cuban revolution
Place: havana cuba
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