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 serious, realistic, interesting, visually appealing, stylized and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with coal mine, miner, mine, society, death, father son relationship, murder, destiny, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coal mine: Ode to My Father (2014), Big Bad John (1990), Zoolander (2001), October Sky (1999), The Molly Maguires (1970), Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1984), Eternal Winter (2018), Black Beauty (1987), The Dion Brothers (1974), The End of the Holiday (1975).

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, friendship, society, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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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
 243K
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: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, malaysia, new jersey
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 7.8
 81K
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, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, injustice, leadership, society, legal, social decay, crimes, rebel, rebellion ...
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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Eternal Winter (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.
Plot: gulag, stalinism, survival, labor camp, female nudity, coal mine, communism, world war two
Place: soviet union
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 6.5
 63
Black Beauty (1987)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Produced by Burbank Films Australia.
Plot: evil laugh, frog, kicking, fever, windmill, alcohol, mouse, blindfold, shovel, laughter, maid, pony ...
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The Dion Brothers (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.
Plot: robbery, electrocution, male underwear, chicken, cadillac, massage, shower room, brother brother relationship, fistfight, shovel, massage parlor, brother ...
Place: west virginia, washington d.c.
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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: bully, divorce, mob, separation, marriage crisis, school teacher, falling in love, coal mine, teenager, 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: cleavage, hole in the wall, factory, job seeking, emigrant, prostitute, coming of age, landlady, etiquette, sexual initiation, brothel, coal mine ...
Time: 1900s
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 7.1
 10K
A Touch of Sin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, meditative, brutal ...
Plot: working class, realism, society, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, violence, dehumanization, factory worker, loneliness, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo
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Mountains May Depart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.
Plot: oedipus complex, teacher student romance, miner, missing mother, dysfunctional marriage, estranged son, dancing, explosion, older woman younger man relationship, ambitious man, divorced divorcee, firearm ...
Time: year 1999, year 2014, near future
Place: china, sydney australia
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 7.5
 2K
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, crimes, investigation, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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 5.4
 4K
Beneath (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: mine, survival, supernatural, confined, trapped, isolation, race against time, danger, deadly, father daughter relationship, machismo, miner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, danger, daring rescue, anti hero, child as adult, rebelliousness, friendship, animal life, friends, family, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 340
Sub terra (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' association at one of the largest coal mines in the world. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: injustice, fighting the system, workplace, rebellion, working class, rebelliousness, family business, human nature, racism, love affair, life is a bitch, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: chile
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 743
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: immigrants, working class, false accusation, impossible love, society, ambition, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unfulfillment, leadership, rise and fall, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, california, new york, san diego california
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, search, tragic event, disappearance, husband wife relationship ...
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 5.4
 3K
Mine Games (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mystery killer, mystery, losing-it hero, changing the past or future, danger, destiny, curses spells and rituals, group of friends, supernatural power, characters killed one by one, slasher, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 208K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, warrior, fist fighting, kung fu, courage, bravery, invasion, training, heroic, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 7.3
 108K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, freedom, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 429
Victory (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Axel Heyst is an American recluse with a dubious past living in the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya circa 1913. Staying in a German hotel there, Heyst becomes entranced with a member of the hotel's all-female orchestra.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: island, gambling, hotel, love and romance, racism, vengeance, couples, society, master and servant, gays and lesbians, romance, orchestral ...
Time: 1910s
Place: holland, europe, indonesia
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, mine, anti heroes, danger, haunted by the past, forces of nature, injustice, disgraced, heroes, escapades, fighting the system, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
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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, price of justice, against the odds, legal, life is a bitch, ambition, society, injustice, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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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, society, strong female presence, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 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, social misfits, love and romance, teenage life, forbidden love, 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, mystery, investigation, afterlife, vengeance, journalism, supernatural, deadly, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 18K
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, childhood sweetheart, fall in love, human spirit, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
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