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 emotional films and TV shows about / with working class, society, family relations, family, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship and runaway 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: Shameless (2004), Brooklyn (2015), All or Nothing (2002), Raining Stones (1993), Life Is Sweet (1990), Shameless (2011), Human Resources (1999), Breaking Away (1979), The Likely Lads (1964), Only Fools and Horses.... (1981).

List of working class movies

 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, dysfunctional family, family problems, homosexual, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, drugs/alcohol, scam, life is a bitch, unemployed, council estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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 7.5
 113K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, working class, love and romance, love affair, community, starting over, true love, boarding house, ship, journey, marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa, europe ...
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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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, 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, semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, priest, catholic, realism, obsessive quest, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, london, california
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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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, rebellious daughter, class differences, food, realism, family in crisis, twins, family problems, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, alcoholic father, drinking problem, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, career, midlife crisis, working class, women, happiness, love story, couple relations, women in society, illegitimate child, life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, factory, intern, labor union, unemployment, politics, parents and children, workplace, betrayal, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: working class, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, small town, bicycle race, serenade, bicycle, coming-of-age, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, sitcom, friendship, buddies, pub, friends, workplace situations, society, workplace, factory worker, odd couple, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: sitcom, working class, van, uncle, cons and scams, family relations, black market, siblings relations, business, ambition, flat, scam ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: england, 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: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, working class, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, society, couples, in-laws ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: northern england, manchester, england, europe
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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, serious, realistic, social realism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, intrigue, society, family business, social relations, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, small community, british, neighbor neighbor relationship, father figure, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 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, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, coming of age, hopes, father son relationship, prejudice, friendship, working class, poverty, dance school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
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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, touching, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, radio show, dysfunctional family, cigarette girl, beach, binoculars, coming of age, americana, enema, baseball, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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 7.9
 16K
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, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, falcon, bird, friendship, childhood, soccer, realism, life is a bitch, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england, 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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, working class, gay parent, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, coma, breakup, unfulfillment, looking for love, romance, family life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, realism, couple relations, parents and children, family, class differences, social differences, suburban life, suburbs, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: humorous, realistic, witty, cynical, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, working class, family, family life, overweight, lesbian, verbal byplay, parents and children, siblings relations, suburban life, suburbs, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, working class, living with parents, marriage, friendship, marital problem, african american, couples, suburbs, family relations, in-laws, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, conservative, stupidity, liberal, couple relations, parents and children, family, social issues, eccentric family, family life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Land and Freedom (1995)
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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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: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
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House of Payne (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tyler Perry's House of Payne is an American comedy-drama television series created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolved around a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta led by ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, parents and children, family life, social relations, suburbs, family relations, elderly, youth, african american protagonist, suburban life, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, working class, reluctant partners, parents and children, business, son, father, family business, urban, family life, partners, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, teenage life, sitcom, black family, high school, working class, bully, parents and children, eccentric family, shyness, teenager, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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: semi serious, gloomy, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, skinhead, friendship, unemployment, coming of age, single parent, sibling relationship, social misfits, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: working class, unwanted pregnancy, blackmail, workplace, pregnancy, sexual relations, workplace romance, store, theft, suburbs, workplace situations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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 6.9
 33K
Suffragette (2015)
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: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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The Kids Are Alright (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
Style: humorous, funny, atmospheric, absurd, comic
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, retro, conservatism, irish catholic, career, career change, family conflict, large family, show business, seminary, suburbs, family
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