Coal mining movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant coal mining movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with coal mining, miner, society, coal mine, family relations, death, catastrophe, coal, life is a bitch and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as coal mining: The Molly Maguires (1970), The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976), Sub terra (2003), Margaret's Museum (1995), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Wish You Well (2013), Mine 9 (2019), Pit Pony (1997), Blind Shaft (2003), Gundermann (2018).

List of coal mining movies

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, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, adventure, fighting the system, escapades, family, danger, daring rescue, animal life, friends, youth, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: fighting the system, workplace, rebellion, injustice, working class, rebelliousness, society, love and romance, workplace situations, political unrest, family business, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: chile
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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, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: dance lesson, coal mining, bagpipes, mining, love and romance, life is a bitch, labor union, museum, mine, power relations, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia
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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, relationship vs career, career change, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
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Wish You Well (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl and her brother come of age at their great grandmother's house in Virginia during the 1940s. After a family tragedy, a young girl moves from New York with your younger brother to live with their great grandmother on a Virginia farm ...
Plot: coal mining, female director, grandmother, family tragedy, large family, loss of parents, little brother, shock, farm, car accident, overalls, death of parents ...
Place: virginia
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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: disturbing, entertaining, captivating, tense, disaster movie
Plot: mine, catastrophe, survival, gas explosion, rescue, danger, deadly, fight, struggle, trapped, coal mining, rookie ...
Place: west virginia
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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: semi serious, realistic, epic, social
Plot: pony, parents and children, coming of age, youth, hopes, family, dangerous animal, follow your dream, society, teenage life, school, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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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, 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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Gundermann (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
Plot: informant, stasi, miner, songwriter, communist party, marital infidelity, husband wife relationship, little girl, death of father, rock band, husband wife conflict, love triangle ...
Time: year 1992, year 1975
Place: budapest hungary, budapest
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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, holiday, prostitute, miner, fear of death, female stockinged legs, man hits a woman, pantyhose, prostitution, black bra ...
Place: amsterdam
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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, disorder, power relations, misfit, workplace, love and romance, fish out of water, americana, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
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Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The gleefully irreverent Jefferies skewers “grabby” celebrities, political hypocrisy and his own ill-advised career moves in a brash stand-up special.
Plot: sexual assault, sign language, food poisoning, sex tape, birthday present, immigration, coal mining, father son relationship, stand up comedian, ex wife, diarrhea, miscarriage ...
Place: canada, england
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Strikebound (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "...reconstructs the true story of a coal miners' strike in the small town of Korumburra in the mid-30's... based on the real-life story of two remarkable characters, Wattie Doig, a miner who became a militant ...
Plot: mine, scot, riding a bicycle, strike, communist, funeral, bicycle, cemetery, husband wife relationship, coal mining
Time: 1930s
Place: australia
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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family life, family relations, aging, life is a bitch, terminal illness, parents and children, single parent, parents separation, golden years, supportive parent, dedication, deadbeat dad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, love triangle, romance, friendship, honeymoon, couples, family relations, family problems, human nature, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps, paris france
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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, 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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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, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, injustice, working class, human spirit, human nature, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war one, village, friendship, fall in love, fish out of water, romance, culture clash, countryside, cons and scams, village life, comedy of errors, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbianism, feminism, forbidden love, love and romance, marriage of convenience, marriage, betrayal, orphan, broken heart ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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