Labor movement movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant labor movement movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sincere and political films and TV shows about / with labor movement, working class, labor union, society, fighting the system, labor, union, rebellion, workplace and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Finland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as labor movement: Radium Girls (2018), Norma Rae (1979), Enola Holmes 2 (2022), Cesar Chavez (2014), The Trouble with Girls (1969), Evita (1996), At War (2018), In Dubious Battle (2016), Come See the Paradise (1990), The Organizer (1963).

List of labor movement movies

Radium Girls (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young women toiling in a factory are exposed to hazardous material which takes a disastrous toll on their health.
Style: disturbing, captivating, social, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, american history, workplace problem, disgruntled worker, labor union, labor movement, social injustice, worker, social problems, labor leader, fighting the system ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new jersey
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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: inspirational, political, touching, feel good, light ...
Plot: labor union, working class, women, small town, courage, business, whistleblower, fighting the system, social change, american politics, feminist, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to ...
Style: entertaining, clever, captivating, witty, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: victorian england, sherlock holmes, love, sister, teenage girl, girl, journey, heroine, boy, secret, city, friend ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, political ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, hopes, leadership, working class, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social relations, labor union, migrant worker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
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The Trouble with Girls (1969)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.
Style: psychotronic, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: elvis presley, music, love, lecture, investigation, labor union, americana, musician's life, workplace, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: iowa
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Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: intense, lyrical, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, dancing, rise to power, political unrest, music, redemption, ambition, female protagonist, hopes, rise to the top, love and romance, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, spain ...
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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, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: strike, labor union, business manager, working class, class struggle, mayor, factory, worker, hard labor, protest, anger, demonstration ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, political
Plot: strike, class struggle, rebellion, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, idealism, landowner, intrigue, suspense, christmas, world war one, countryside ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, love, racism, family relations, war, culture clash, holocaust, marriage, bomb, death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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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: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: factory, politics, labor union, strike, running from police, prostitution, solidarity, social change, sex, bus, fighting the system, working class ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
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Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story concentrates around a tenant farmer family, although ...
Style: epic
Plot: labor movement, inequality, family relations, class society, prisoner of war camp, high society, countryside, peasant, swamp, struggle, class differences, priest ...
Time: 1890s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: finland
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: court, class differences, rebel, brother brother relationship, revenge, husband wife relationship, socialism, socialist, working class, family history, class conflict, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1910s
Place: finland
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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: anarchist, utopia, labor movement, class struggle, revolutionary, nude, bicycle, train station, female nudity, male nudity, worker, labor strike ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
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Edvard Munch (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: art film, psychological, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, expressionism, scandinavian culture, cult, art history, artists' life, depression, child, women's rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s, 1890s ...
Place: norway, germany, berlin germany, paris france, copenhagen ...
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, tense, sincere ...
Plot: racism, african american, labor union, interracial relations, injustice, ambition, rise to the top, fighting the system, workplace, dishonesty, rebellion, journalism ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
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Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sad, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, whistleblower, working class, workplace, women, research, environmental, fighting the system, contamination, uncover truth, corporate crime, lesbian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, factual, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, labor union, organized crime, politics, conspiracy, working class, suspense, prison, social activist, corruption, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new jersey, michigan, new york, usa ...
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, price of justice, against the odds, poverty, life is a bitch, society, human nature, human spirit, legal, ambition, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, appalachia, usa, new york
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, union, election, campaign, murder, labor union, miner, workplace situations, fighting the system, workplace, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, 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: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, social decay, against the odds, society, follow your dream, social relations, small town, worker, strike, family relations, class struggle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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No End (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Taking place in a 1982 Poland a translator loses her husband and becomes a victim of her own sorrow. She looks to sex, to her son, to law, and to hypnotism when she has nothing else in this time of martial law when Solidarity was banned.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: hypnotist, death, heart attack, existentialism, totalitarian regime, love, grandmother grandson relationship, loss of husband, communism, new love, wife, court case ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: eastern europe, poland, europe, warsaw poland
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