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, enigmatic, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with communism, storytelling, betrayal, politics, mentor, culture clash, runaway, idealism, society and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as communism: Citizen X (1995), The Lives of Others (2006), Che: Part Two (2008), Trumbo (2015), Che: Part One (2008), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), Kolya (1996), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Mirror for a Hero (1987), Anbe Sivam (2003).

List of communism movies

 7.5
 20K
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, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, bureaucracy, crimes, politics, mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, 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: gloomy, sexual, tense, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, stasi, spy, iron curtain, interrogation, communism, blackmail, german, espionage, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, europe, german democratic republic ...
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 6.8
 34K
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, historical character, rebel, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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 7.5
 81K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, screenwriter, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, released from prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s, year 1950, 60s ...
Place: usa
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 7.1
 46K
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, communism, dictatorship, execution, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, freedom, military ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1957
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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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, sincere, clever ...
Plot: communism, gay, friendship, politics, gays and lesbians, sexual content, love and romance, gender, platonic, friends, gem, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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 7.8
 15K
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, musician, friendship, womanizer, politics, family relations, cellist, socialism, funeral, language barrier, revolution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, moscow russia ...
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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, rape, communism, friendship, realism, young woman, doctor, female friendship, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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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, philosophical
Plot: time travel, repeated event, communism, trapped, father son relationship, alternate reality, time loop, war hero, mining town, deja vu, adultery, robbery ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1949
Place: ussr
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 8.7
 20K
Anbe Sivam (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, atheism, odd couple, accident, introspection, social differences, self discovery, terrorism, social relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, France, USA
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, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, childhood, world war two, communism, arranged marriage, suicide attempt, breast feeding, teacher, revolution, arson, divorce, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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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, sentimental, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, life changing experience, family relations, dictatorship, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, social decay, theft, friends, christmas, pretense ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: romania, europe
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 7.0
 590
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: ironic, tragicomedy, captivating, humorous, tense ...
Plot: capitalism, communism, small town, farm, dream, poverty, transformation, financial crisis, faith, secret, money, betrayal ...
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, emotional, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1989, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, usa, asia, china, houston texas ...
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 7.4
 2K
The Assets (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames. Sandy is in a race against time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, communism, secret agents, kgb, spy, political intrigue, investigation, double agent, top secret, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, ussr, russia
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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: love triangle, cia, politics, journalism, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, war crime, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina, saigon, southeast asia ...
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 8.0
 76K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, 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, revolution, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
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 7.8
 149
The Informant (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
TV show
Story: The first half of the fifties, Czechoslovakia, Prague. Stanislav Láník is a talented actor. However, his position affects the staff profile. The father died in the resistance, the mother was killed after a neighbor was accused of allegedly ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, touching, tense, political thriller ...
Plot: communism, actor, double life, gay, co worker co worker relationship, spy, family relations, secret agents, aspiring actor, social climbing, ambitious man, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: central europe
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 6.9
 7K
Baaria (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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, family relations, small town, politics, family life, election, communism, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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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, parents and children, couple relations, strong female lead, strong female character, society, hare krishna, female director
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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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: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, symbolism, repression, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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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, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, senator, strangulation, suicide, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: new york, korea, usa, alaska, ussr ...
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 7.7
 12K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 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, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, childhood, poverty, demonstration, politics, classmate, youth, bully, communism, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america, argentina ...
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 7.7
 145K
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: idealism, coma, politics, deception, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, social differences, parents and children, lifestyle change, young man, family secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1990
Place: east germany, germany, german democratic republic, europe, berlin germany ...
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 7.3
 116K
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: survival, freedom, wilderness, prison escape, gulag, escape, journey, pow, wartime, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, tibet ...
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 7.3
 89K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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: bohemian life, painter, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, painting, artist, lesbian love, disability, female artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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, serious, disturbing, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, actor's life, society, power relations, celebrity culture, rich and poor, racism, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 11K
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: psychological, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, eviction, loan, office, murder, chess, family relations, parents and children, rivalry, society, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: netherlands, poland
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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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic, biting ...
Plot: village, communism, dark humor, wedding preparations and rituals, injustice, occupation, fighting the system, family life, parents and children, dictatorship, oppression, plan gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: romania, europe, ussr
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 6.5
 128K
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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, politician, ambition, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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