Labor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant labor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, talky, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with labor, friendship, destiny, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, mentor, husband wife relationship, labor union and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, Spain, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as labor: Norma Rae (1979), Ip Man 2 (2010), New in Town (2009), Deadly Stranger (1988), Rat Man (1988), Roma (2018), From Your WIndow to Mine (2011), The Bullet Train (1975), Giant (2009), Ghostbox Cowboy (2018).

List of labor movies

 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, labor union, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, factory, single mother, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.6
 85K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, pride and honor, british, mentor, master, bail, labor, contests and competitions, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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Deadly Stranger (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An undercover cop infiltrates an illegal labor racket on a remote, Texas/Mexican border farm. After falling for the farm owner's mistress, the two discover the tables have been turned and they are the hunted.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: farm, labor, undercover, immigrants, adventure, crimes, crime, law enforcement, working undercover, workplace situations, dishonesty, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas
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 4.4
 605
Rat Man (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A maniac butchers a fashion model on a Caribbean island and leaves the body to be eaten by rats. The model's sister suspects something isn't quite right with the police investagation and decides to go snooping on her own. With her friend, ...
Plot: rat, fashion photographer, labor, revenge, violence, murder, gore, blood splatter, stabbed in the back, bitten in the face, stabbed to death, female nudity ...
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 7.8
 95K
Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Plot: maid, master servant relationship, middle class, nanny, mopping a floor, watching a movie, house, martial arts training, childbirth, car, class differences, saving a life ...
Time: year 1971, year 1970, 70s
Place: mexico city, mexico
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From Your WIndow to Mine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for ...
Plot: operation, postman, tunnel, opera, fish, love letter, tape recorder, labor, anarchist, swing, sheep, political prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s
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The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, speed, train, master criminal, race against time, save the day, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.9
 2K
Giant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.
Style: serious, sincere, clever, realistic, touching
Plot: janitor, supermarket, stalking, obsession, voyeurism, suburbs, dishonesty, nightshift, brother sister relationship, surveillance camera, internet dating, fired ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Ghostbox Cowboy (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tech entrepreneur Jimmy Van Horn arrives in China armed with an invention and confidence, only to learn that being American is not enough to succeed.
Plot: surrealism, ghost, technology, business, labor, entrepreneur, social satire, anti capitalism, ghosts, capitalism
Place: china
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In Dubious Battle (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim ...
Plot: strike, period piece, labor, valley, birth, apple, apple tree, pregnancy, labor strike
Time: 1930s
Place: california
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Teddy Boy My Love (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two young lovers are discovering that the widowed parents keep hidden bond and plan to marry soon Life, salesman dream and consumer goods of our civilization, will enter the life Asimaki, a benevolent and middle-aged widower chromatopoli, having ...
Plot: widower, love, saleswoman, father, inheritance, father daughter relationship, money, secret, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, trust, loner ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, future
Place: greece
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The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: kidnapping, prison, gang, rescue, fugitives, on the run, mistaken identity, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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 6.1
 357
Midwives (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes ...
Plot: snow, death in childbirth, caesarean birth, lawyer, knife, childbirth, trial, labor, midwife
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 3.9
 567
Locked Up (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an American teenager gets bullied at her school in Southeast Asia, she fights back--and gets sent to a reform school. But the "school" is more like a prison, and the young teenager must fend off predatory guards and menacing gangs to ...
Plot: shaved labia, lesbian cunnilingus, female full frontal nudity, female masturbation, female nudity, lesbian kiss, villainess, bully, bullying, tyrant, prison escape, desperation ...
Place: thailand
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Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: alienation, class struggle, train, ship, labor
Place: usa, new york
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 7.3
 198
Net Worth (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the NHL's early years, focusing on the battle between the players, led by Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, and the owners, over issues of benefits, pensions and the like.
Plot: sport, restaurant, friendship, lawyer, contract, rookie, hockey stick, sports hero, hockey player, death of friend, labor, labor union ...
Time: 1950s
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Killing Machine (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a gang of thugs brands a hard working truck driver a traitor and murders his bride, He retaliates by being even more violent than his attackers.
Plot: murder, revenge, mafia, terrorist, burned alive, violence, explosive, eta, road, plastic explosive, flashback, torture ...
Place: europe
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 7.1
 123
Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: listening to a radio, motel, razor, cafe, sugar, sex, revenge, alimony, female nudity, wig, police, prostitute ...
Place: chicago illinois, cross country, pennsylvania
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Sister Stella L. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nun who acts as a counselor in a home for unwed mother undergoes political awakening when her friend and namesake belonging to the same congregation as hers inspires her to get involved in the struggle for justice and freedom of striking workers ...
Plot: abuse, strike, capitalist, suppression, company, reporter, murder, suicide, capitalism, solidarity, labor, nun ...
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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.
Style: political comedy, one man show
Plot: communist, winston churchill, republican party, oval office, josef stalin, head of state, husband, wife, political, ghost, labor union, father ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: washington state, japan, israel, north korea, minnesota ...
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Heart of Steel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A steel factory that employs most of the town shuts down, leaving a man desperate to keep his family and friends together while alcohol consumes him in this depressing drama.
Plot: drinking, house, unemployment, labor, drinking problem, blue collar, truck, layoff, union, steel mill
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The Survivors (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A bourgeois Cuban family of aristocratic origin locks itself into its mansion when the Cuban Revolution comes to power, waiting for the new regime to be overthrown. As time passes, they regress to older and older systems of policital order, from ...
Plot: cuban revolution, estate, shotgun, truck, priest, rifle, jealousy, party, servant, radio, survival, beating ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: cuba
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A Mother's Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Medy, a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week.
Plot: airport, mother, gambler, father, housekeeper, american dream, annulment, crutches, shoes, employer employee relationship, immigration, labor ...
Place: united states
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 7.6
 3K
Chatrapathi (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Sivaji is a young kid from Sri Lanka who's family consisting of a mother and brother Ashok is uprooted from their community in Sri Lanka ends up in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. There they are unjustly forced into work by a local mob boss named Baji ...
Plot: hospital, jealousy, blood, labor, separation, benefactor, envy, refugee, orphan, leader, violence, brother brother relationship ...
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sadistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, childhood, jewish, condom, slingshot, socialism, fascist, child abuse, reform school, working class, bigotry ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, civil war, politics, white house, cold war, head of state, journalism, interracial relations, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, mexico, japan, montreal, south africa ...
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 6.1
 353
The Year 01 (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions beginning with "We stop everything" and the second "After a total downtime ...
Plot: utopia, class struggle, phone ringing, worker, political protest, anarchism, protest, workshop, labor strike, train station, bicycle, bare breasts ...
Place: france
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 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, on the road, folk music, great depression, music, desert, hitchhiker, folk, americana, musician's life, rich and poor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, texas, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
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