Socialist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant socialist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, epic, serious, bleak, dramatic and talky films and TV shows about / with socialist, socialism, politics, husband wife relationship, communist, working class, marriage, society, brother brother relationship and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres shot in Finland, Italy, France and other countries.
socialist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as socialist: 1900 (1976), Born in Flames (1983), Gemma Bovery (2014), Citizen Smith (1977), Bread & Roses (1994), The Promised Land (1973), China Is Near (1967), The Dream (1985), Hu Tu Tu (1999), And Next Year at Balaton (1984).

List of socialist movies

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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, execution, death, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, futuristic, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: feminism, revolution, working class, militant, fighting the system, idealism, rebelliousness, future dystopia, cult, political unrest, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, united states, manhattan new york city
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Gemma Bovery (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, death, small town, literature, village, countryside, midlife crisis, couple relations, parent child relationship, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, normandy
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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, survival, russian, japanese army, chinese, captivity, anti war, war, wartime life, estrangement, confined, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
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Citizen Smith (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, rebellion, buddies, unemployed, marxism, rebelliousness, friendship, urban, unemployment, society, friends, failed attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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Bread & Roses (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based upon the life of activist and trade unionist (and later MP) Sonja Davies. The film covers her life up to 1956, when, at age 33, she was elected to the Nelson Hospital Board. During this period she develops strong socialist beliefs, marries ...
Plot: tuberculosis, nurse, women's rights, politician, labor union, strike, socialist, activist, hospital, illegitimate child, government, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: new zealand
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The Promised Land (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the socialist government of Marmaduke Grove in 1932, a group of villagers decide to take some land in the area of ​​Palmilla. Almost like a mythical journey, problems arise when seated and in a position to bring the socialist ideal in the ...
Style: epic
Plot: rape, politics, massacre, circus, farming, socialism, farmer, poverty, commune, snow, horse, pilot ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chile, andes mountains
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: brother sister relationship, affair, controversy, politics, sex, brother brother relationship, socialist, villa, abortion, dog, socialism, marxism ...
Time: 1960s
Place: italy
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The Dream (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Netherlands' submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985
Plot: prosecutor, coward, martyr, socialist, brother brother relationship, revenge, political activist, wrongful imprisonment
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: holland, netherlands
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Hu Tu Tu (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Panna is the only daughter of politician Maltidevi. Panna is very critical of her mother, when she decides to separate from her dad, and asked Chief Minister Sawantrao Gadre to move in with them, for political reasons. Sawantrao has been using ...
Plot: flashback, father daughter relationship, explosion, infidelity, suicide, hostage, village, blackmail, abduction, miscarriage, rebellious daughter, cuckold ...
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And Next Year at Balaton (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: East Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jonas and Ines are in love and want to spend their vacation together camping on the Baltic coast. But Ines’s narrow-minded parents intervene and insist that the young couple joins the family vacation. Problems arise, so everyone ends up traveling ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, male full rear nudity, maid, hitchhiker, socialism, family vacation, train, female nudity, hippie, socialist ...
Place: europe, bulgaria, east germany, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
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Taiwan Canasta (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Once one of the leaders of the 1968 protests, Sasa Belopoljanski is now an out-of-work architect who makes "movers" for living, some funny little mediapan mobiles which nobody takes seriously but him. Dreaming about the honest world free ...
Plot: architect, art gallery, construction, exhibition, corruption, blueprint, unemployment, older man younger woman relationship, arrest, money, party, art student ...
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
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Letters from Marusia (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The ...
Plot: worker, explosion, execution, severed arm, history of chile, class struggle, company, miner, socialist, rebellion, train tracks, shot to death ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, schoolhouse, isolation, canadian, prayer, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, song, blackboard ...
Place: canada
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My Daughter, the Socialist (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liza falls in love with one of her father's employees. Her socialistic ideas about employment drive her to collide with her father and the sociopolitical status of the time.
Plot: socialist, worker, dance, beach, strike, rally, political commentary, sunday, singing, boss, factory, daughter ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: greece
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Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Style: epic, family saga, pre war
Plot: death of father, school, teacher, world war two, soldier, marriage, farm, society, car, village, violence, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
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Back to the USSR (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A film by Jari Halonen
Plot: farce, suicide, communism, socialist, suicide attempt, hanging, vampirism, robbery, communist, divorce, village idiot, execution ...
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Flight North (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johanna (Katharina Thalbach) has fled Nazi Germany to visit a friend in Finland, and from there she continues on to her friend's family's estate. Once at the estate, Johanna passionately argues with her friend's pro-Nazi brother and ...
Plot: male nudity, sex scene, masturbation, nazi, stock footage, smoking after sex, dissident, lapland, arctic, summer, road trip, world war two ...
Time: 1930s
Place: finland
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Ernesto (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ernesto (Martin Hahn) is a young Italian Jew of the early 1900s who works in his uncle's factory in Trieste. Not entirely secure with his sexual orientation, Ernesto enters into an affair with one of his uncle's employees--then experiments ...
Plot: first gay sexual experience, homosexuality, misery, song, wedding, drink, party, prank, food, painting, fired from the job, horse and carriage ...
Time: 1910s
Place: italy
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Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story concentrates around a tenant farmer family, although ...
Style: epic
Plot: family history, socialist, finnish, rebel, working class, peasant, power, class differences, farm, priest, labor union, class society ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1890s, 1910s, 1800s
Place: finland
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The Interrogation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nuori nainen on saanut kutsun saapua poliisin kuultavaksi. Hän pelkää joutuvansa ansaan. Hän on täydellistä suomenkieltä puhuva Neuvosto-desantti, joka on varomattomuuttaan jättänyt vakoiluradionsa pesulaan säilytettäväksi.
Plot: interrogation, mental breakdown, cell, female spy, communism, idealism, humanism, socialist, jail cell, world war two, russian spy, military officer ...
Time: year 1942, year 1943, year 1944, 1940s
Place: soviet union, finland
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic
Plot: labor union, priest, war crime, trial, class differences, shot to death, civil war, execution, revolution, class conflict, class distinction, socialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: finland
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Prairie Giant (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Story: In 1930s Saskatchewan, a small town parish has a new young new pastor, Tommy Douglas. However, for all his regular duties, which include boxing lessons, Tommy sees the poverty and injustice around him which seem beyond his power to address with the ...
Plot: speech, great depression, compassion, debate, social activism, pastor, socialist, election, boxing, parliament, police brutality, strike ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: family saga
Plot: socialism, lower class, shot to death, love triangle, suicide, divorce, photographer, marriage, leftist, socialist, activism, working class ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Better Mus Come (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized dramatization of real historical events, specifically, the Green ...
Plot: gang violence, ambush, spirituality, ritual, attempted rape, political corruption, socialist, jamaican, human rights, third world, organized crime, assassination ...
Place: jamaica
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: talky, intellectual, dramatic, earnest, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, jewish, culture clash, hospital, friendship, atheist, sexual repression, college freshman, wallpaper, crying, nickname ...
Time: 1950s, year 1955
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sadistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, childhood, jewish, condom, slingshot, socialism, fascist, child abuse, reform school, working class, bigotry ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
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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: bleak, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, anti semitism, unemployment, sin, domestic violence, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, seaport, liverpool, ireland ...
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Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychological
Plot: politics, memory loss, hopes, society, state affairs, dream, revolution, amnesia, thief, atheist, imperialism, fan ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: commune, poison, suicide, cult, murder, racism, clergy, human spirit, palaces castles and temples, psychopath, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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