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, talky, bleak, reflective, dramatic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with working class, society, culture clash, runaway, family relations, mentor, friendship, catastrophe, storytelling and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
working class
working class movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as working class: Human Resources (1999), Life Is Sweet (1990), Billy Elliot (2000), Pride (2014), All or Nothing (2002), Made in Dagenham (2010), Only Fools and Horses (1981), The Full Monty (1997), Among Giants (1998), Educating Rita (1983).

List of working class movies

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: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, betrayal, intern, father son relationship, politics, social differences, workplace situations, life is a bitch, labor union, workplace ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, japan, tokyo, normandy ...
Is relevant ?
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: compassionate, melancholic, funny, sweet, humorous ...
Plot: working class, compassion, midlife crisis, depression, rebellious daughter, class differences, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, eccentric family, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
Is relevant ?
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
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, inspirational, feel good, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, gay, father son relationship, boxing, dancing, follow your dream, audition, working class, hopes, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
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, witty, sincere, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, prejudice, working class, homosexuality, culture clash, gay slur, protest, gay couple, gay relationship, coming out, lesbian couple ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: england, wales, london, united kingdom, california ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
Is relevant ?
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, inspirational, factual, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, revolution, gender, politics, discrimination, fighting the system, workplace, idealism, feminism, women, injustice, protest ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, michigan ...
Is relevant ?
Only Fools and Horses (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, cockney, cons and scams, black market, disorder, eccentric family, scam, world war two veteran, veteran, siblings relations, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, 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: feel good, funny, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stripper, working class, male stripper, unemployment, gay, friendship, lgbtq, striptease, loser, british, happy ending, desperation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england, london, united kingdom, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
Among Giants (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian ...
Style: melancholic, intense, sincere, sexy, emotional ...
Plot: working class, romance, friends, life, love triangle, catastrophe, society, human nature, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, ireland, london
Is relevant ?
Educating Rita (1983)
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: talky, witty, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, troubled marriage, teacher student relationship, teacher, literature, professor, self discovery, university, social differences, infidelity, hopes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, dublin ireland, liverpool
Is relevant ?
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
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: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: working class, seaport, friendship, unemployment, destiny, redemption, small town, job seeking, self esteem, life is a bitch, family problems, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, rio de janeiro, australia, europe, galicia ...
Is relevant ?
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, serious, art house, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, vengeance, visceral, murder, character study, redemption, pregnancy, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, young woman ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: helsinki finland, finland
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
england movies
british movies
society movies
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, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, rain, runaway, poverty, religion, depression, life, life philosophy, loneliness, male nudity, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, england, manchester, europe, london
Is relevant ?
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: feel good, touching, realistic, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sport, coming of age, working class, friendship, bicycle, underdog, teenager, bicycle race, riding a bicycle, teenage life, small town, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, new jersey, california, usa
Is relevant ?
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, compassionate, depressing ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, working class, rape, injustice, miscarriage, neighbor, life is a bitch, pregnancy, idealism, abortionist, double life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: london, england, europe, hamburg germany, korea ...
Is relevant ?
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, erotic, romantic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, working class, small town, romance, dysfunctional marriage, sex scene, obsession, family relations, family feud, social differences, rich and poor, americana ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
Is relevant ?
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, light, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, disco, slut, working class, dancer, nightclub, slutty attitude, music, dysfunctional family, teenager, dance performance, dance contest ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
Is relevant ?
The King of Queens (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: working class, husband wife relationship, living with parents, father daughter relationship, friendship, marital problem, family relations, family problems, workplace, friends, everyday life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tragic ending, psychological ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, class differences, scam, social satire, basement, wealth, scheme, poor family, tutor, maid, housekeeper ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
Is relevant ?
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, working class, farm, boy, corporal punishment, youth, family relations, bullying, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: unemployment, working class, layoff, economic crisis, job interview, supermarket, poverty, society, coworker relationship, surveillance camera, stealing food, petty theft ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, carpenter, working class, single mother, friendship, heart attack, self discovery, immigrants, social services, prostitution, welfare, bureaucracy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: britain, england, united kingdom, northern england
Is relevant ?
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: sexy, talky, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, interracial relations, friendship, social realism, single mother, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, teenage pregnancy, loss of virginity, unwed pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
honest movies
reflective movies
worker movies
poignant movies
Wonderland (1999)
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: realistic, sincere, touching, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, life, multiple storylines, existentialism, parents and children, society, couple relations, sister sister relationship, weekend, adoption, melancholy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, los angeles, england, europe
Is relevant ?
Kes (1969)
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, depressing, serious, sad ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, school, neglected child, boy, working class, friendship, bird, teacher, child protagonist, small town, falcon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, united kingdom, london, scotland ...
Is relevant ?
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: touching, bleak, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: working class, catholicism, fascism, youth, anti semitism, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
Is relevant ?
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: 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: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, political ...
Plot: feminism, women, feminist, fighting the system, sexual harassment, rebellion, working class, adoption, rebelliousness, politics, prejudice, girl power ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: london, england, ireland, israel, europe ...
Is relevant ?
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
Is relevant ?
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, meditative, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, working class, small town, murder mystery, love triangle, investigation, loneliness, character study, factory, mystery, dull life, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: california, ohio, usa
Is relevant ?
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: emotional, sentimental, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poverty, working class, death, terminal illness, children, friendship, justice, best friend, single father, irish, happy ending, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists