Communism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant communism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious, intense, interesting and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with communism, storytelling, politics, mentor, betrayal, culture clash, idealism, runaway, political and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as communism: The Lives of Others (2006), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), Kolya (1996), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Citizen X (1995), The Last Emperor (1987), East/West (1999), J. Edgar (2011), Trumbo (2015), The Quiet American (2002).

List of communism movies

The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, communism, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, paranoia, morality, corruption, spy, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: communism, friendship, gay, politics, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gender, human nature, platonic, gem, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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 7.8
 13K
Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, russian, friendship, womanizer, politics, funeral, musician, language barrier, concert, cellist, socialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czechoslovakia ...
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, communism, unwanted pregnancy, friendship, hotel, black market, roommate, doctor, young woman, pregnancy, romanian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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 7.6
 15K
Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, psychiatrist, forensics, execution, shallow grave, corpse, bureaucracy, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, california
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, emperor, suicide attempt, japanese occupation, royal family, teacher, empress, arson, confession, interrogation, throne ...
Time: 1910s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
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 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, immigration, emigrant, freedom, stalinism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
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 6.6
 115K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, homosexual, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting crime, government official, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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 7.5
 67K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, touching, suspense ...
Plot: communism, communist, hollywood, movie business, politics, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, prison, release from prison, screenwriter, mccarthyism ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, journalism, love triangle, communism, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
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 7.3
 101K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, intense, epic ...
Plot: survival, escape, danger, communism, freedom, wilderness, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape, confined, pow ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, tibet ...
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Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: social differences, small town, fascism, election, communism, politics, family disapproval, family relations, family life, small town life, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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 7.4
 74K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, art, communism, bisexuality ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, betrayal, totalitarianism, russian history, stalinism, repression, symbolism, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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 7.2
 42K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, communism, army, execution, dictatorship, doctor, cuban revolution, idealism, rebellion, rise to the top, legendary, latinos ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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 8.8
 13K
Love is God (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: communism, accident, odd couple, airport, destiny, terrorism, introspection, social differences, social relations, fall in love, self discovery, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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 8.3
 14K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, destiny, battles, village, reward, loss of son ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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 7.7
 128K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, deception, confession, arrest, taxi driver, russian, doctor, socialism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, soviet union ...
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, suicide, media, journalist, friendship, singer, fear, patriotism ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york, california, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, clever, biting ...
Plot: cold war, election, brainwashing, conspiracy, communism, suicide, strangulation, cards, senator, nightmare, nervous breakdown, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, korea ...
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 7.2
 4K
Hipsters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.
Style: stylized, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, politics, love and romance, counterculture, rock, rebellion, adoption, state affairs, subculture, dance, communism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: moscow russia, soviet union
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, clever, disturbing, realistic, biting ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, ventriloquist, politics, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, social activist, power relations, celebrity culture, injustice, bohemian life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 20K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, state affairs, unfulfillment, war, fall in love, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, communism, transvestism, espionage, romance, infidelity, mistaken identity, opposites attract, politics, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, france, europe, paris france ...
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 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, navy, arranged marriage, cabaret, communism, love triangle, communist, naval officer, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
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 7.8
 10K
Character (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: loan, eviction, communism, office, murder, vengeance, chess, society, life is a bitch, family relations, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1900s, 1910s
Place: netherlands, poland
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 7.0
 24K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: stylized, touching, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: exile, communism, politics, monastery, buddha, buddhism, oppression, injustice, religions or cults, righting the wronged, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, poland ...
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: radio, communism, assassination, rebellion, gangsters, deadly, fighting the system, dishonesty, radio show, idealism, small town, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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 6.9
 49K
The Majestic (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: hollywood, small town, mistaken identity, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, americana, starting over, amnesia ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, usa
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The Professional (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Till recently a University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime meets the man, unknown to him, but who knows every tiny detail of his life. Man tells ...
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: communism, life turned upside down, working undercover, mind game, social decay, uncover truth, secret agents, opponent, ex law enforcer, taxi driver, rivalry, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
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