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, serious, talky, captivating, emotional and tense films and TV shows about / with socialist, politics, society, mother son relationship, state affairs, husband wife relationship, marriage, father son relationship, dancing and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
socialist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as socialist: Under the North Star (2009), Morning Dew (2008), Where Once We Walked (2011), My Daughter, the Socialist (1966), Reds (1981), Liam (2000), Red Wood Pigeon (1989), Don's Party (1976), Windhorse (1998), Funny Dirty Little War (1983).

List of socialist movies

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, serious, captivating
Plot: trial, rebel, class differences, brother brother relationship, working class, revolution, class conflict, socialism, revenge, family history, war crime, socialist ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: finland
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Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, society, rebellion, state affairs, medical school, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ethiopia, africa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, revenge, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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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, factory, factory worker, romance, arrest, political commentary, sea, rally, field trip, greek, boss, worker ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, athens greece, athens, hellas
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: sentimental, captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, portland oregon ...
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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: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
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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, psychological, humorous
Plot: satire, politics, memory loss, society, hopes, state affairs, revolution, amnesia, theft, surrealism, dream, robbery ...
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: commune, poison, cult, fighting the system, leadership, rebellion, psychopath, religions or cults, drug abuse, against humanity, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa, san francisco
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Don's Party (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, cuckolded husband, friends, friendship, suburbs, infidelity, party, australian, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1969
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Windhorse (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, politics, buddhism, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life, society, dishonesty, coming of age, state affairs, clergy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1979
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal
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Funny Dirty Little War (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ranging from the town drunk to young peronists to help hold his ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, hostage, farce, village, village life, small town, small town life, political intrigue, kidnapping, chaos and mayhem, hostages, confined ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Railway Station Man (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Irish artist, widowed by an IRA bombing, gradually learns that the American man she has become involved with is not who he seems.
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: village, terrorism, politics, widow, railway station, village life, haunted by the past, ira, battles, rock, state affairs, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, usa, scotland ...
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: police brutality, patriotism, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, revolution, society, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, male prostitute, love triangle, murder, vandalism, militant, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
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Flying Blind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frankie is in her forties, ambitious and successful. She works in the aerospace industry at Filton, designing surveillance drones for the military. Shes never married, and is completely in control of every part of her life. Her closest relationship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: older woman younger man sex, betrayal, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, falling in love, fall in love, older woman younger man, race against time, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Pound (1970)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a pound, 18 dogs wait to be adopted.
Style: offbeat, biting, surreal, semi serious, experimental ...
Plot: satire, confined, animal life, captivity, news report, serial murder, siamese cat, map, terrier, fez, solitary, argument ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, adventure, society, clergy, danger, escapades, survival, wilderness, friends, graphic violence, dog sled, card playing ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, london, yukon
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Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, commune, ideology, socialism, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, family problems, society, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
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Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sincere, stylized, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, friendship, wedding, immigrants, citizenship, romance, society, social issues, prejudice, couple relations, farmer, eviction ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, asia ...
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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: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., soviet union ...
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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, year 1990, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, who done it, crimes, graphic violence, a vision, psychic, police investigation, police detective, life is a bitch, freemason, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, east end london ...
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, anti semitism, political unrest, idealism, wartime life, church, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, gloomy, dark humor, talky, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, incest, child abuse, child rape, pedophile, family secret, hotel, depression, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
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The Murri Affair (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husband happened to be a member of the Italian ...
Plot: falsely accused, fleeing the country, crying man, stabbed to death, newspaper headline, lawyer, murder, murder trial, murder investigation, widow, college professor, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: italy, venice
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Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, violence, vengeance, frame up, law enforcement, deadly, aging, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
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