Class struggle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant class struggle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with class struggle, society, working class, family relations, father daughter relationship, politics, violence, rebellion, rivalry and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as class struggle: In Dubious Battle (2016), Communists (2014), Where Once We Walked (2011), Martin Eden (2019), A Man is Dead (2018), At War (2018), Jimmy's Hall (2014), Manderlay (2005), Under the Pines (2013), Snowpiercer (2013).

List of class struggle movies

In Dubious Battle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
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 ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: strike, class struggle, labor, rebellion, righting the wronged, idealism, rebelliousness, landowner, countryside, civil unrest, labor movement, apple ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california
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Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, serious, experimental
Plot: working class, state affairs, politics, society, social differences, human nature, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: tuscany, egypt
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, revenge, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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Martin Eden (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The tale of an individualist proletarian in a time marked by the rise of mass political movements. In early 20th-century Italy, illiterate sailor Martin Eden seeks fame as a writer while torn between the love of a bourgeois girl and allegiance to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sweet, sentimental ...
Plot: typewriter, love at first sight, class struggle, individualism, love and romance, rags to riches, couples, social differences, love affair, secret love, love triangle, young lovers ...
Time: 70s
Place: naples italy
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A Man is Dead (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Brest, 1950. The war ended five years ago and nothing remains of the city. Massive bombings and intense fighting lasting more than a month turned the city, its docks, its arsenal, into ashes. Thousands of workers will build it up again, brick by ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, visually appealing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: communism, strike, class struggle, working conditions, working class, french politics, film within a film, worker, war, communist, police violence, labor union ...
Time: year 1950, post world war two
Place: france
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At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: strike, labor union, working class, class struggle, business manager, hard labor, factory, mayor, news report, anger, police, layoff ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, society, discrimination, blacks and whites, injustice, understanding ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, social decay, against the odds, society, follow your dream, social relations, small town, class struggle, worker, strike, family relations, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, revolution, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, 2030s ...
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Snapphanar (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Sweden, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: In the year of our Lord 1678, Sweden is plagued by countless wars and a dysfunctional royal rule. One night, the young and devout Nils losing everything he holds dear and tragedy drives him on a quest for vengeance. It will be a raid, which makes ...
Style: realistic, serious, depressing, suspense
Plot: resistance, resistance fighter, noble, escape, save the day, solidarity, society, anti war, danger, class struggle, desertion, renegades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden
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Polycarp (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anna, a young slave girl, is rescued and adopted by Christians in 2ND Century Smyrna, and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. As Anna is taught by Polycarp and her new family, she struggles to reconcile her beliefs with those of the ...
Style: christian film, psychological, philosophical, melancholic, biblical
Plot: christianity, faith, roman empire, christian propaganda, christian, moral dilemma, slave girl, mentor, haunted by the past, destiny, religion, class struggle ...
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Barkskins (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: american indian, indigenous people, showdown, settler, murder investigation, land grab, colonization, preaching, rivalry, class struggle, power struggle, survival ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: quebec, canada, france, north america
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, disorder, family problems, youth, family relations, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, single parent, teenage life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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5th Passenger (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.
Style: exciting, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: escape pod, war, rivalry, crimes, deadly, attack, adventure, danger, officer, friendship, youth, survival ...
Time: future
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M.K.B.K.M. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: village, romance, on the road, parents and children, couples, supportive parent, family relations, social relations, bollywood, couple relations, politician, landowner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Many socially-concerned priests in Catholic Latin America have at some time left their parish churches to go and work in the fields and factories of the poor. Such priests, usually adherents of "liberation theology," are called ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, conscience, religion, injustice, poverty, catholic church, solidarity, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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The Painting (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three characters living in an unfinished painting venture out into the real world in search of their creator to convince him to finish his work.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: painter, parallel world, painting, obsessive quest, heroic mission, family, society, social differences, fall in love, escapades, objects come to life, surrealism ...
Place: france, venice
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Fly Me To The Saitama (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: People from Saitama Prefecture are persecuted and, because of this, they hide the fact that they are from there. In Tokyo, Momomi Hakuhodo (Fumi Nikaido) is a male high school student and the son of the Tokyo governor. Physically, Momomi Hakuhodo ...
Plot: drifter, excavation, moustache, long haired male, horny, japanese police, rural road, bow, high school friend, countryside, japanese schoolgirl, trenchcoat ...
Place: tokyo
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Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, realism, loan, petty job, family problems, rainy, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
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San Babila-8 P.M. (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A quartet of young neo-Fascists terrorise the Milanise locals while the Police mostly look the other way.
Plot: bomb, brutality, police station, female nudity, sunglasses, rape, gang rape, kidnapping, politics, years of lead, informant, wealthy family ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
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Tepepa (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, crimes, on the run, state affairs, rebellion, society, chases and races, orchestral, rivalry, escapades, danger, disorder ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, realism, couples, injustice, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, factory, working class, couple relations, class struggle, labor union
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
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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, male nudity, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
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Hungarian Rhapsody (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie portrays a peasant revolt in Hungary in the early twentieth century.
Plot: russian roulette, male nudity, murder, politics, class struggle
Place: hungary
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, family relations, prince, politics, opportunist, civil war, decadence, nobility, introspection, social differences, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, strait jacket, graphic violence, urban, against the odds, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, fighting the system, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, strike, misery, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
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The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, rebellion, greek mythology, revolution, soldier, heroic mission, rebelliousness, forces of nature, danger, military, rivalry, adventure ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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