Coal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, exciting and suspense films and TV shows about / with coal, death, friendship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, family relations, drinking alcohol and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
coal movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as coal: Gunday (2014), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Girl in the Window (1961), Ammonite (2020), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Butterfly's Dream (2013), Sleuth (1972), The Lighthouse (2019), Paddington 2 (2017), When Calls the Heart (2013).

List of coal movies

April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon VI, where scientists vanish mysteriously, a girl, Avril, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Style: intellectual, exciting, enigmatic, stylized, funny
Plot: electricity, steampunk, scientist, talking cat, lizard, alternate reality, serum, animal experimentation, female protagonist, coal, cat, grandfather ...
Time: year 1941, 1930s, 1940s, 1870s, year 2001 ...
Place: france, paris france
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Gunday (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun Couriers who became coal bandits, coal ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, train, gangsters, friendship, train robbery, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, escapades, fall in love, bollywood, two man army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, couple relations, career change, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
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Girl in the Window (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama partially set in Amsterdam, this standard tale starts out in a mining area in Holland where conditions are about as rough as they get. Two of the miners, Italians Federico and Vincenzo take off together for the city's red-light ...
Plot: love, romance, coal, prostitute, holiday, miner, jealousy, mining, female stockinged legs, black pantyhose, prostitution, pantyhose ...
Place: amsterdam
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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Lanny and Wayne are at it again! With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from ...
Style: christmas special
Plot: holiday, elf, christmas, teamwork, christmas eve, sled, satellite, ego, little brother, captured, mask, award ...
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Ammonite (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, contemplative, intellectual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lgbt, fossil, cunnilingus, lesbian sex, paleontologist, female protagonist, female scientist, scientist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era
Place: london
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, disorder, chaos, mistaken identity, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: poet, friendship, world war two, love and romance, bet, hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, teachers and students, poverty, competition, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, extramarital affair, robbery, mind game, search, insurance, rivalry, infidelity, twists & turns, vengeance, one on one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: gothic, suspense, psychological, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: lovecraftian, lighthouse, hallucination, drunkenness, lighthouse keeper, symbolism, storm, isolation, secret, nightmare, island, fight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england
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Paddington 2 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
Style: funny, exciting, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: bear, animals, friendship, family relations, false accusation, deception, jail, treasure hunt, prisoner, trust, talking animals, prison escape ...
Place: london, big ben london, peru, south america
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When Calls the Heart (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, teacher, ambition, workplace situations, hopes, workplace, love and romance, misfit, disorder, fall in love, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
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Fighting Mad (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An evil corporation tries to pressure a bunch of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The fiercely proud and stubborn Hunter family refuse to give in. This leads to a bitter conflict that results in ...
Style: tense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: self defense, good versus evil, heroes, vigilantism, corruption, murder, revenge, vigilante, violence, gunfight, bow and arrow, farmer ...
Place: usa, arkansas
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas ...
Style: thought provoking, feel good, humorous, captivating
Plot: christmas, book, victorian england, father son relationship, publisher, debt, poverty, charles dickens, writing, inspiration, sleeping, friend ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, year 1943
Place: new york, turkey, london
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Emperor of the North (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: homeless, great depression, drifter, social misfits, chases and races, rivalry, down on your luck, on the road, emperor, injustice, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: oregon, usa, turkey
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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, deadly, crimes, crime, femme fatale, law enforcement, love interest, husband wife relationship, suspect, violence, murder ...
Time: year 2004, 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: china, asia
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La Sicilia (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his car breaks down, Luigi, a retired miner, meets the rebellious Anita, an orphanage refugee. Together, they have to run from the law.
Plot: illegal immigrant, african, orphan, robbery, car breakdown, mine, on the road, theft, worker, widower, filling station, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s
Place: italy
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Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, harsh, compassionate, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, auschwitz, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, concentration camp, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
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Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: miner, murder, hidden identity, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, deadly, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
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In Celebration (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: reunion, family gatherings, family relations, return, wedding anniversary, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, human nature, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self fulfillment, marriage, death, unfulfillment, romance, single parent, love and romance, hopes, moral dilemma, couple relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, europe, germany, gdr ...
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The Colour of Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: plague, shepherd, epilepsy, supernatural, self discovery, danger, romance, supernatural ability, society, life is a bitch, miraculous event, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mongolia, asia
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Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, gothic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger, deadly, gory, black market, secret, boy, serial child killer, homosexuality, child in peril ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, central europe
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The Black Indies (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the 1870s Scotland, mining engineer James Starr receives a letter from his old colleague Simon Ford who is living with his family in a cottage deep inside the abandoned Aberfoyle mine.Ford asks for Starr's help to solve mysterious and ...
Style: mysterious
Plot: mine, superstition, lost, mining town, cottage, exploration, discovery, coal, orphan, cave, lake, explosion ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: scotland
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, love, ship, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, catastrophe, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, religion, loneliness, solitude, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, forgiveness, island ...
Place: russia
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, touching, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, family relations, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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