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, humorous, clever, semi serious, harsh and talky films and TV shows about / with socialism, politics, society, communism, friendship, culture clash, male nudity, father son relationship, love and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
socialism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as socialism: The Death of Stalin (2017), The Giver (2014), Here Is Your Life (1966), The Architects (1990), Oh, Bloody Life (1984), The Slingshot (1993), The Witness (1969), I Am Curious (1968), Dollybirds (1997), Together (2000).

List of socialism movies

The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
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
Plot: socialism, political satire, chaos, death, military, dictator, war hero, kicked in the stomach, totalitarianism, document, comrade, laughter ...
Time: 1950s, year 1964, year 1949
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, soviet union
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, rebelliousness, future dystopia, destiny, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, danger, youth, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
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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, romance
Place: sweden
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 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, career, communism, partnership, german reunification, architecture, architect, friendship, gender roles, self fulfillment ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
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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, actress, male nudity, deportation, female nudity
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, offbeat, realistic, sadistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, childhood, jewish, politics, reform school, bigotry, working class, child abuse, fascist, socialism, slingshot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
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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, biting, realistic, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascist, flood, pig, ice cream, political satire, amusement park, last supper, cemetery, absurdism, swimming pool, execution, minister ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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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: biting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: politics, economics, money, socialism, sex, couple relations, idealism, religions or cults, wilderness, media, filmmaking, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe
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Dollybirds (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
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 ...
Plot: socialism, punched in the face, girlfriend, street, strongman, night, boat, factory, wrestler, parade, guitar, impostor ...
Time: 1960s
Place: budapest, canada, hungary
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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: talky, witty, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, reconciliation, ideology, feminism, socialism, alcoholic, commune, utopia, idealism, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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, russian, friendship, womanizer, politics, funeral, musician, cellist, cello, socialism, language barrier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, moscow russia, central europe ...
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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, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, confession, deception, doctor, russian, arrest, taxi driver, berlin wall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, east berlin ...
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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: socialism, prison rape, justice, false accusation of murder, anti semitism, falsely accused, false accusations, injustice, heroism, politics, love, prosecution ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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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: gloomy, sexy, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: menage a trois, socialism, acceptance, poverty, repression, friendship, friends, society, introspection, on the run, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, usa, los angeles
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The Interview (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, topical humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, drugs/alcohol, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, korea, usa, china
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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: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, rough
Plot: revolution, rebellion, militant, siblings relations, state affairs, against humanity, imperialism, rebelliousness, society, politics, political unrest, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
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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: communism, canary, rape, love, brutality, army, totalitarianism, communist, torture, socialism, detention, male female relationship ...
Time: 1960s
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, labor union, janitor, immigrants, politics, working class, family relations, society, power relations, boss and employee, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, guatemala, mexico city, tijuana mexico ...
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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, talky, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dying, professor, friendship, cancer, estrangement, millionaire, homosexual, radical, student, heroin, illness, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, united states, sydney australia, colorado ...
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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, touching, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, parenthood, road trip, home schooling, family drama, loss of wife, funeral, family values, teenage girl, family bonds, children, single father ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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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: socialism, soldier, army, youth, uniform, tank, masturbation, young man, caught masturbating, military service, military base, barracks ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, rough
Plot: strike, legal action, life is a bitch, fugitives, factory, prison, politics, rebellion, price of justice, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, college ...
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: chair, cultural revolution, socialism, circus, clown, fortune teller, cuban revolution, auction, priest
Place: havana cuba
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Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: social differences, politics, small town, fascism, election, communism, family relations, hopes, state affairs, love and romance, small town life, family life ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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Closer to the Moon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, USA, Italy, Poland, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: heist, love and romance, love triangle, society, death row, deadly, crime and punishment, impossible love, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, confined ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: romania, soviet union, ussr
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Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: clever, biting, humorous, witty, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, senator, election, insurance, election campaign, political satire, culture clash, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, united states ...
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Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, humanism, speech, true love, power struggle, ambassador, ideology, military coup, corruption, rivalry, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
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A Wonderful World (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.
Style: dark humor, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: conquering, immigrants, rise to the top, celebrity culture, rich and poor, politics, ego clash, society, state affairs, mistaken identity, social decay, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: latin america, mexico
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Red Couple (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 179 min.
Plot: politics, love, politician, prison, communism, socialism, communist party, secret police, love triangle, jail, execution, death of son ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, finland
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, airplane, student, destiny, militant, love and romance, self discovery, espionage, polish, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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