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, interesting, political and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with communism, storytelling, politics, runaway, betrayal, idealism, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe and suprisingly clever plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as communism: Citizen X (1995), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), The Lives of Others (2006), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), Kolya (1996), Trumbo (2015), Love is God (2003), The Last Emperor (1987), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Tales from the Golden Age (2009).

List of communism movies

 7.5
 17K
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, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, bureaucracy, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
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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, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, communism, rape, friendship, female friendship, realism, doctor, young woman, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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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, sincere, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: communism, friendship, politics, gays and lesbians, gay, human nature, love affair, fall in love, gender, love and romance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 7.8
 14K
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, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, musician, friendship, family relations, womanizer, politics, language barrier, cello, socialism, cellist, concert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, prague czech republic, central europe ...
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 7.5
 75K
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, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
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 8.7
 15K
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: serious, realistic, talky, buddy movie
Plot: life changing experience, communism, odd couple, accident, social differences, self discovery, introspection, terrorism, fall in love, destiny, social relations, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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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, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., china ...
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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Tales from the Golden Age is composed of 5 unconventional short stories, each one dealing with the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. The title of the film refers to the alluded ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, social decay, family relations, dictatorship, life changing experience, christmas, theft, pretense, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: romania, europe
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Silent Wedding (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village of Communist-era Romania a young couple wish to marry, but Joseph Stalin dies the night prior to their wedding ceremony forcing the bride and groom to marry in silence.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: communism, village, parents and children, family life, fighting the system, occupation, wedding preparations and rituals, injustice, youth, against the rules, life is a bitch, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: romania, europe, soviet union
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 6.5
 121K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, ambition, communism, notoriety, politician, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, homosexual ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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 7.0
 518
Miracle (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland, UK, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Close to bankruptcy, Irena, the owner of a struggling pig farm in a tiny post-Communist town, finds a surprising benefactor in a handsome American man who appears to be the answer to all her prayers.
Style: tragicomedy, ironic, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: capitalism, communism, small town, farm, dream, transformation, poverty, financial crisis, betrayal, church, money, faith ...
Time: year 1992
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: texas, china, usa, asia, houston texas ...
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 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, folk hero, military, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1967
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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: politics, love triangle, journalism, cia, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, indochina, southeast asia ...
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 8.0
 68K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, communism, idealism, state affairs, fighting the system, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, social realism, philosophical
Plot: time travel, father son relationship, communism, war hero, trapped, mining town, repeated event, alternate reality, time loop, deja vu, arrest, adultery ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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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: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, politics, family relations, small town, family life, election, communism, state affairs, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story, MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION, is the tale of a family from Bingley in Yorkshire, who defect to East Germany. Here they find a nightmare of rationing, censorship and the most spied upon people in history rather than the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, strong female lead, strong female character, society, female director, hare krishna
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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 7.3
 108K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
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, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, freedom, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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 7.7
 11K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
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 7.7
 136K
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, humorous, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: coma, idealism, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle change, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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 7.4
 80K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, new york ...
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, stylized, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, totalitarianism, betrayal, russian history, repression, symbolism, family relations, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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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, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, society, actor's life, rich and poor, racism, celebrity culture, power relations, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: politics, friendship, state affairs, elderly, communism, holiday, dictatorship, retired, small town, husband wife relationship, satire, anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
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 8.3
 16K
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, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, wedding, family relations, funeral, battles, hopes, cultural revolution, child abuse, poverty ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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Comrade Pedersen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era politically influenced by Marxism and Leninism.
Plot: marxism, communism, political activist, communist, nude with glasses, smoking, nipples, panties, cigarette, sex scene, progressive rock, blonde ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: norway, scandinavia
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