Proletarian movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant proletarian movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, enigmatic, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with proletarian, politics, society, death, husband wife relationship, culture clash, police, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief) and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Italy, France, USA and other countries.
proletarian movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as proletarian: The Wanderings of Ivan (2018), The Swissmakers (1978), Reds (1981), 1900 (1976), 1984 (1984), Yesterday's Promise (1994), When We Are All Sleep (2009), Etiquette for Mistresses (2015), Red Wood Pigeon (1989), The War Is Over (1966).

List of proletarian movies

The Wanderings of Ivan (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During a beautiful summer, Ivan, a young Russian arriving in Paris, lives in extreme precariousness. Without money, isolated, deprived of everything, victim of general indifference, even rejected by his Orthodox community, he soon left the big city ...
Style: multicultural, psychotronic, homoerotic, social realism
Plot: male prostitute, immigration, gay interest, male prostitution, prostitution, immigrants, prostitute, irresponsible, hung over, carrying a dead body, remorse, counterculture ...
Place: paris france
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The Swissmakers (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: immigrants, politics, surveillance, immigration, bureaucracy, culture clash, society, misfit, citizenship, narrow mindedness, proletarian, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: sentimental, tense, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, finland, st. petersburg russia ...
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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, socialism, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, politics, society, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Yesterday's Promise (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three strong-willed sisters face tough choices.
Style: suspense
Plot: sibling rivalry, politics, funeral, family feud, greed, party, banquet, feud, lawyer, controversy, lie, deception ...
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When We Are All Sleep (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chakameh who has lost both her husband and child in a car accident meets a guy who recently been released from prison. While she is under pressure from the lawyers to compromise with the arrested driver, the guy told her his story of why getting ...
Plot: suicide, clock, curiosity, brother brother relationship, slum, pain, scarf, stabbing, handshake, taboo, poverty, locked in a room ...
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Etiquette for Mistresses (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story and friendship of five wealthy and successful women Georgia, Chloe, Stella, Charley, and the newest in the group Ina. The four older women take Ina under their wing as they teach her the "rules" in their "secret" world. ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns
Plot: novel, politics, restaurant, feud, parking lot, businesswoman, plot twist, luggage, singer, speech, chinese, compassion ...
Place: the philippines
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Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so ...
Style: humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: satire, politics, society, hopes, state affairs, memory loss, championship, whistling, proletarian, egoist, coach, socialist ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, tense, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, rebellion, aging, society, state affairs, dishonesty, new wave, political unrest, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, introspection, coincidence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france, andalusia ...
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, farm, family problems, social worker, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, germany ...
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Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, rebelliousness, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: musician, monk, monastery, auction, violin, classical music, romance, obsessive quest, collector, obsession, husband wife relationship, orphan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: prussia, shanghai, montreal, oxford university, beijing china ...
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, politics, injustice, religions or cults, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, commune, socialism, ideology, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, family problems, society, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, youth, family relations, human nature, crimes, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
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A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: village life, idealism, countryside, coming of age, nun, family relations, geologist, family in crisis, hopes, youth, society, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, rome italy ...
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Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: youth, friendship, eviction, kids in trouble, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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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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Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa's political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she ...
Style: feminist film, suspense
Plot: marxism, communism, feminism, female director, human rights, gunfight, unhappy ending, revolutionary, political oppression, political activist, communist, political persecution ...
Time: year 1916
Place: berlin germany
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Why Not? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of ...
Style: witty, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, fish out of water, rich and poor, culture clash, satire, society, state affairs, heroes, samurai, edo period, bridge, arrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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Dangerous Moves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: World Chess Champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) faces his former pupil Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years earlier, for the World Chess Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. The tension and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: chess, politics, prodigy, rivalry, contests and competitions, state affairs, moral dilemma, kgb, cold war, doctor, professor, communism ...
Time: 80s
Place: moscow russia, geneva switzerland, israel, lithuania, soviet union
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Children of the Revolution (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man (Richard Roxburgh) the Australian government blames for 1990s political woes blames his mother (Judy Davis), a communist Stalin seduced in 1951.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, revolution, pregnancy, torture, josef stalin, farce, political unrest, parents and children, rebelliousness, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, russia, latvia, moscow russia, soviet union ...
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, danger, escapades, politics, military, against humanity, soldier, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
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The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
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Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sex comedy
Plot: labor union, satire, toilet, factory, coach, seaside, picket line, worker, mother, bet, social satire, horse race ...
Time: 70s
Place: brighton, england
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