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, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky and sentimental films and TV shows about / with working class, society, family relations, friendship, family, parents and children, culture clash, loneliness, dysfunctional family and dialogue 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: Raining Stones (1993), Human Resources (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Breaking Away (1979), The Storage (2011), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Life Is Sweet (1990), Pit Stop (2013), The King of Queens (1998), Shameless (2004).

List of working class 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, hopes, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, petty job, realism, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
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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: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: working class, factory, unemployment, intern, politics, betrayal, labor union, workplace situations, social differences, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, korea, tokyo ...
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 7.5
 10K
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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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 7.7
 21K
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: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, riding a bicycle, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, coming-of-age, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition ...
Time: 70s, quarry, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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 5.9
 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: sexy, sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, workplace, pregnancy, blackmail, unwanted pregnancy, couples, workplace romance, sexual relations, workplace situations, friendship, society, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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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, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, americana, rich and poor, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
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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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, family relations, class differences, rebellious daughter, family problems, nothing goes right, human nature, eccentric family, family in crisis, society, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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 5.9
 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: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: working class, living with parents, friendship, marital problem, family problems, family relations, workplace, love and romance, buddies, battle of the sexes, family life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 14K
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: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, alcohol abuse, everyday life, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, black market, cons and scams, eccentric family, disorder, veteran, hopes, dishonesty, partners, siblings relations, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.5
 31K
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, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.9
 18K
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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: working class, bird, childhood, school, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), soccer, falcon, friendship, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
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 7.5
 128K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, USA
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, romantic, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, true love, love affair, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, humorous, atmospheric, inspirational, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, salesman, friends, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.0
 888
Among Giants (1998)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
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: sincere, melancholic, intense, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friends, working class, love triangle, romance, human nature, society, friendship, life, catastrophe, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, ireland, london
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 7.1
 4K
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, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
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 6.9
 2K
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, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
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 7.5
 483
Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, starting over, change of luck, family life, family relations, destiny, society, hopes, cause and meaning, foreknowledge, working class family, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: australia
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 7.5
 815
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, society, factory worker, factory, realism, parents and children, family relations, rich and poor, mechanic, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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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: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, friendship, workplace situations, friends, factory worker, buddies, society, workplace, pub, electrician, male friendship, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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Till Death Us Do Part (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Till Death Us Do Part is a ground-breaking British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1975. First airing as a Comedy Playhouse pilot, the show aired in seven series until 1975. Six years later, ITV continued the sitcom, calling it Till Death.... ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: working class, satire, racism, fanatic, pub, husband, wife, baby, daughter, conservative, immigrants, society ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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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: touching, humorous, gloomy, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, mentally challenged, skinhead, estrangement, family problems, kids in trouble, resentment, family relations, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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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: touching, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, working class, friendship, interracial relations, family relations, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, youth, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 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, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, couples, yuppie, liberal, realism, politics, suburban life, friendship, suburbs, social differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: sitcom, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: working class, family relations, conservative, liberal, satire, success, stupidity, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: sitcom, witty, clever, touching, humorous ...
Plot: working class, family business, father, son, family relations, family problems, dealer, partners, workplace, reluctant partners, odd couple, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unemployment, working class, love, human nature, social differences, factory, friendship, family relations, friends, couples, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, marseille, 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: working class, love and romance, odd couple, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couples, family life, fall in love, parents and children, horse and cart, father ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, spain, europe, london
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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: sitcom, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, family relations, suffering, indoor, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild, couples, temperamental, in-laws ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
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