Coal mine movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coal mine movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating and rough films and TV shows about / with coal mine, miner, society, family relations, mine, death, coming of age, mining, catastrophe and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coal mine: Ode to My Father (2014), Mine 9 (2019), Big Bad John (1990), Zoolander (2001), October Sky (1999), The Molly Maguires (1970), Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1984), Fighting Mad (1976), The End of the Holiday (1975), A Bachelor's Life Abroad (1992).

List of coal mine movies

Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: father, coal mine, family relations, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, friends, coming of age, war, society, friendship, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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 6.7
 4K
Mine 9 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.
Style: disaster movie, disturbing, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: mine, rescue, survival, catastrophe, trapped, coal mine, rookie, struggle, gas explosion, explosion, panic, fear ...
Place: west virginia
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 5.5
 125
Big Bad John (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: sheriff, coal mine, runaway, based on song
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 6.5
 246K
Zoolander (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male model, fame, farce, president, comedy of errors, cult, ambition, lifestyle, popularity, brainwashing, fashion show, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, malaysia, new jersey
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 7.8
 82K
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: touching, realistic, exciting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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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, leadership, society, working undercover, injustice, crimes, legal, social decay, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tragicomic story about Communist activist who wants to bring the benefits of Communism to the inhabitants of a Serbian village after WW2.
Plot: minefield, voting, suicide, priest, coal mine, wheat, communism, communist party, secret police, post war
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 5.8
 487
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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, self defense, vigilantism, farmer, bow and arrow, corruption, murder, revenge, gunfight, vigilante, violence ...
Place: usa, arkansas
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The End of the Holiday (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of end story about fourteen years old Yurek, his adventures during the vacations and his first love.
Plot: teenager, bully, divorce, mob, separation, marriage crisis, school teacher, falling in love, coal mine, parents, maturity, pigeon ...
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A Bachelor's Life Abroad (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The action is set in the early 20th century. The film is made up of six sequences. In the first, Michal, young man who came from Poland to Germany, enrolls in a course on how to behave in social situations and on etiquette. However when he tries to ...
Plot: large breasts, moaning woman, factory, job seeking, emigrant, prostitute, coming of age, landlady, etiquette, sexual initiation, brothel, coal mine ...
Time: 1900s
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Big Stone Gap (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Style: captivating, humorous, light, feel good
Plot: female protagonist, wedding, family home, lawyer, marriage proposal, small town, job offer, family relations, love and romance, couples, female director, makeover ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, appalachia
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 7.4
 759
Joe Hill (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active ...
Style: sentimental, bleak, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: working class, immigrants, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, impossible love, false accusation, graphic violence, leadership, society, fighting the system, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, san diego california, new york, california
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Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and arrest a Solidarity leader. Pushed to the limits, the ...
Plot: solidarity, coal mine, militia, massacre, riot, communism, army, protest, miner, tank, martial law
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 6.2
 1K
The Rainbow (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, stylized
Plot: bisexual, coming of age, sexual awakening, society, love and romance, youth, soldier, prostitute, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, poland, warsaw poland
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 7.2
 1K
Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: railway station, winter, supernatural power, flashback, father daughter relationship, marriage, doll, railway, coal mine
Place: japan
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My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, miner, serial killer, characters killed one by one, mine, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, serial murder, small town, death, slasher killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dance lesson, coal mining, bagpipes, mining, parents and children, against the odds, mine, couples, power relations, museum, labor union, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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Dust in the Wind (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to ...
Style: touching, rough, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, apprentice, delivery, life is a bitch, innocence lost, love affair, working class, teenage life, tragic love, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia, china
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 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
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 7.7
 2K
Black Stone (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, mine, anti heroes, fighting the system, forces of nature, haunted by the past, injustice, disgraced, danger, save the day, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, ambition, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
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 7.1
 5K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, labor union, injustice, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, strong female presence, righting the wronged, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
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 6.5
 21K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: contemplative, serious, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 10K
Dear Wendy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in ...
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, crimes, juvenile delinquency, underdog, self esteem, teenage life, forbidden love, social misfits, love and romance, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia
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One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, afterlife, vengeance, mystery, investigation, journalism, supernatural, deadly, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
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 7.1
 19K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: music band, working class, labor union, unemployment, brass band, small town, romance, mine, performance, friends, childhood sweetheart, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
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 7.7
 126K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, coming of age, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, labor union, campaign, union, election, society, workplace, state affairs, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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The Devil's Messenger (1962)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In this feature version of the Swedish TV series "13 Demon Street," a 50,000-year-old woman is found frozen in an ice field, and a man's death is foretold in dreams.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, escapades, good versus evil, psychopath, singleness, obsession, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, danger, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: sweden
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 6.6
 227
Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: epic, semi serious, realistic, social
Plot: pony, dangerous animal, working class, family life, school, teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, family ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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