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, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty and sentimental films and TV shows about / with working class, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, couples, dysfunctional family, family, husband wife relationship and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as working class: The King of Queens (1998), Shameless (2004), Radio Days (1987), Brooklyn (2015), All or Nothing (2002), Raining Stones (1993), Breaking Away (1979), Life Is Sweet (1990), Human Resources (1999), The Storage (2011).

List of working class movies

The King of Queens (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: working class, sitcom, living with parents, friendship, marital problem, family problems, workplace, family relations, friends, love and romance, family life, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 13K
Shameless (2004)
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, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: working class, family problems, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, everyday life, life is a bitch, grownups, social misfits, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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 7.6
 29K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, radio show, working class, americana, rescue, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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 7.5
 117K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, working class, immigrants, love and romance, true love, love affair, starting over, community, ship, boarding house, journey, marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, usa, manhattan new york city, europe, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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All or Nothing (2002)
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, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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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, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, priest, catholic, family problems, obsessive quest, rainy, family relations, loan, society, urban, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
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 7.7
 20K
Breaking Away (1979)
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, cycling, sport, coming of age, small town, friendship, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, serenade, friends, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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Life Is Sweet (1990)
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, offbeat, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, class differences, rebellious daughter, food, family relations, society, human nature, nothing goes right, family in crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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Human Resources (1999)
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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: working class, factory, labor union, intern, unemployment, politics, workplace, betrayal, graduation, social differences, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, korea, paris france ...
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 6.0
 1K
The Storage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Antero Rousku is a storeman in a paint store. His job requires raw muscle power, mixing paints and carrying house repair materials around to earn his daily bread. But the basic salary is not enough for Rousku. He also sells a lot of stuff on the ...
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, witty, sincere ...
Plot: working class, workplace, pregnancy, blackmail, unwanted pregnancy, life turned upside down, couple relations, workplace situations, sexual relations, workplace romance, suburbs, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Likely Lads is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. However, only eight of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, sitcom, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, friends, factory worker, society, buddies, pub, electrician, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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 7.2
 3K
Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, friendship, skinhead, youth, single parent, kids in trouble, family relations, dysfunctional family, racism, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, london, england, east end london
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 6.0
 1K
Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: working class, small town, gay relationship, gay parent, breakup, coma, gays and lesbians, gender, society, solace, couples, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: serious, touching, sexual, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: working class, friendship, coming of age, single parent, youth, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, gay, single mother, teenage pregnancy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 4K
High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, parents and children, couple relations, hippie, pregnancy, friendship, culture clash, politics, aging, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
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All in the Family (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, liberal, conservative, stupidity, generation gap, eccentric family, couples, social problems, family relations, interracial relations, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 37K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, realistic, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, working class, family, family life, lesbian, overweight, americana, coming of age, youth, couples, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, obsession, coming of age, gas station, dysfunctional marriage, romance, society, social differences, mechanic, snobbism, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, illinois
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Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: working class, sitcom, black market, van, uncle, family relations, cons and scams, hopes, siblings relations, nothing goes right, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father and son played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett who deal in selling used items. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: working class, sitcom, workplace, family relations, partners, family problems, family life, dealer, lifestyle, urban, society, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, england
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Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unemployment, working class, love, society, human nature, social differences, couples, single parent, factory, friends, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence
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Steptoe and Son (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, family life, disorder, couples, family relations, odd couple, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, nothing goes right, marriage, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, spain
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The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, sitcom, living with parents, parents and children, siblings relations, grandparent and grandchild, couple relations, family relations, suffering, eccentric family, temperamental, oldtimer ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: northern england, manchester, england, europe
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, school, life is a bitch, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 113K
Billy Elliot (2000)
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: uplifting, touching, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, audition, dancer's life, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: england, northern england, london, europe, mine
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 4.9
 7K
EastEnders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The everyday lives of working-class residents of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, social realism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, social relations, society, workplace intrigue, intrigue, family in crisis, family business, small community, british, neighbor neighbor relationship, small town, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 7.2
 17K
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: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, touching ...
Plot: radiation, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crimes, research, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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 8.7
 167K
Shameless (2011)
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: humorous, biting, offbeat, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, family relations, drinking problem, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 949
Monday Morning (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other.
Style: humorous, sincere, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, factory, working class, lifestyle, social differences, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, village, painting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, venice, egypt
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Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, sitcom, black family, bully, high school, working class, eccentric family, family life, friendship, social relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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