Working class movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant working class movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, harsh, talky, dramatic and reflective films and TV shows about / with working class, society, mentor, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, life philosophy, storytelling, loneliness and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as working class: Shameless (2004), Shameless (2011), The Dream Team (2012), Suffragette (2015), Married with Children (1986), Kes (1969), All or Nothing (2002), Land and Freedom (1995), Quadrophenia (1979), The Full Monty (1997).
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Shameless
Comedy, Drama
USA
46 min.
 8.7
Married with Children
Comedy
USA
22 min.
 8.1
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The Significant Other
Drama
Philippines
109 min.
 7.3
A Man is Dead
Animation, Drama
France
66 min.
 6.4

List of working class movies

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, women, life, life philosophy, female friendship, happiness, happy ending, women in society, working class, illegitimate child, love story, midlife crisis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 8.0
 13K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: emotional, humorous, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, working class, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, social misfits, alcohol abuse, scam, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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 8.7
 155K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, entertaining, dark humor, ironic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, poor family, drugs/alcohol, family problems, alcoholic, teenage sex, siblings relations, working class, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Dream Team
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, sport, sport team, self discovery, hopes, contests and competitions, reunion, working class, ambition, lifestyle, village, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 6.9
 32K
Suffragette
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: factual, captivating, inspirational, bleak, serious ...
Plot: feminism, women, fighting the system, courage, rebelliousness, discrimination, workplace, british, mentor, gender, adoption, working class ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland
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Married with Children
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, family life, family problems, struggle, parents and children, promiscuous daughter, working class, husband wife conflict, misfit, adult humor, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.9
 16K
Kes
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, friendship, school, childhood, coming of age, teacher, realism, british, bullying, adolescence, lone hero, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, yorkshire ...
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All or Nothing
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, drinking, poverty, realism, couple relations, taxi driver, hospital, relationships, parents and children, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey, algeria ...
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Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 7.3
 15K
Quadrophenia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working class, motorcycle, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, rebellion, drug abuse, adolescence, drugs, hotel, estrangement ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, brighton ...
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 7.2
 90K
The Full Monty
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, british, male nudity, disco, buddies, suicide attempt, happy ending, small town, underdog, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, yorkshire
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Raining Stones
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, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, realism, obsessive quest, religion, poverty, family drama, greed, parents and children, shark, down on your luck, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, city life, adoption, relationships, weekend, dysfunctional family, family bonds, family life, parents and children, depression, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 5K
Billy Liar
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: working class, coming of age, imagination, fantasy world, drinking, friendship, storytelling, realism, imaginary kingdom, hospital, loneliness, dreams ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england, europe, new jersey, london, yorkshire ...
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 7.7
 110K
Billy Elliot
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: ballet, coming of age, working class, father son relationship, small town, dancing, single father, dance, childhood, prejudice, poverty, cross dressing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, northern england, mine
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 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Life Is Sweet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 17K
Brassed Off
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, small town, romance, music band, mining, fighting the system, british, competition, music, political, hospital, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, yorkshire ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 32K
Secrets & Lies
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: adoption, working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, realism, secrets, parents and children, parenthood, family drama, race issues, secret, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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Human Resources
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: serious, meditative, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, workplace, betrayal, factory, father son relationship, drinking, parents and children, intern, hopes, sacrifice, russian, french ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan, normandy ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 4K
The Van
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
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Mondays in the Sun
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, working class, small town, destiny, redemption, drinking, storytelling, friends, russian, suicide, unlikely friendships, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, rio de janeiro, australia, seaport, europe ...
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Ladybird Ladybird
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, biting, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, immigrants, single parent, violence, drinking, hospital, parents and children, custody, life philosophy, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, talky, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, culture clash, literature, college, opposites attract, mentor, depression, character study, self discovery, relationships, loneliness, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 45K
Pride
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Plot: working class, gay, homosexuality, aids, culture clash, prejudice, small town, unlikely partners, politics, political, lesbian, mining ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, london, california, wales
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My Name Is Joe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, working class, soccer, drugs, realism, starting over, addiction, loneliness, debt, drinking, alcohol abuse, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe
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Looking for Eric
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, talky, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, soccer, working class, dysfunctional family, imaginary friend, british, football, realism, gangster, hospital, teaching the ways of the world, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, texas, manchester
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 19K
Breaking Away
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, underdog, working class, father son relationship, sport, teenager, cycling, coming-of-age, college, racing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 4K
Germinal
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: realistic, emotional, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, poverty, revolution, death, parents and children, mining, justice, rich and poor, storytelling, french, period piece ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, flanders, mine
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social differences
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Elena 2011
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unemployment
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Fun with Dick and Jane 2005
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society
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7.5
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poverty
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Slumdog Millionaire 2008
8.0
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006
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5.7
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sincere
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6.7
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
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8.3
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7.4
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england
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Elizabeth 1998
7.5
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6.9
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
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6.7
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british
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The Patriot 2000
7.2
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
Pride and Prejudice 1995
8.9
Eddie the Eagle 2016
7.4
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depression
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6.6
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7.0
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