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, thought provoking, serious, political, talky and complex films and TV shows about / with socialist, politics, society, violence, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, corruption, brutality and greed plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
socialist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as socialist: 1900 (1976), Born in Flames (1983), Under the North Star (2009), Morning Dew (2008), Where Once We Walked (2011), Reds (1981), The Battle of Culloden (1964), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The War Game (1966), The Plague of the Zombies (1966).

List of socialist movies

1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 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, disturbing, thought provoking, controversial, compassionate ...
Audience: adult
Plot: fascism, italian history, politics, world war two, revolution, brutality, friendship, socialist, communism, class struggle, worker, peasant ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, victorian era ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris 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: feminist film, political, experimental, indie film, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminist, lesbian, feminism, revolution, anarchism, gender, racism, police brutality, sexual harassment, socialist, radical, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, serious, captivating
Plot: court, class differences, rebel, brother brother relationship, revenge, husband wife relationship, socialism, socialist, working class, family history, class conflict, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1910s
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, idealism, haunted by the past, society, rebellion, political unrest, medical school, state affairs, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, germany, europe, 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, revenge, politics, revolutionary, socialist, unrequited love, lower class, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, year 1918, 1920s ...
Place: helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: epic, political, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, revolutionary, russian revolution, love triangle, communism, reporter, writers, adaptation, love story, idealism, world war one ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: russia, california, new york, st. petersburg russia, usa ...
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, satirical, dark, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cold war, military, satire, end of the world, nuclear war, anti war, disaster, nuclear threat, u.s. president, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1942
Place: canada, washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: cerebral, political, philosophical, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: battles, war, socialist, british army, soldier, power relations, militant, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, england
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, art house, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: revolution, torture, military, muslim, bomb, protest, resistance, terrorism, freedom, french algerian war, war, politics ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, algeria, france, italy, paris france ...
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The War Game (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: controversial, disturbing, apocalyptic, futuristic, semi documentary ...
Plot: nuclear war, apocalypse, distopia, catastrophe, post apocalypse, nuclear threat, cold war, nuclear disaster, nuclear holocaust, war, disaster, found footage ...
Time: 60s, future
Place: europe, england, britain
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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sir James Forbes arrives in a remote Cornish village to identify a mysterious plague afflicting the population. Local squire Charles, a disciple of Haitian witchcraft, is using the voodoo magic to resurrect the dead to work in his decrepit and ...
Style: slasher, gothic, gothic horror, serious, scary ...
Plot: zombie, monster, supernatural, zombie attack, occult, cemetery, pagan, socialist, apocalypse, macabre, living dead, voodoo ...
Time: 60s
Place: cornwall, haiti, caribbean, europe, england
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Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, tense ...
Plot: surrealism, plastic surgery, haunted by the past, new identity, macabre, cult, suspense, existentialism, redemption, midlife crisis, faked death, mental disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, malibu california, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, controversial, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, social satire, private school, coming of age, boarding school, boys' school, school, violence, school shooting, teacher, surrealism, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, mysterious character, villain, cowboy, revenge, gunfight, gang, death, small town, desert, farm ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, cynical, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: journalism, politics, photographer, nude, hippie, culture clash, vietnam war, counterculture, violence, male nudity, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., tokyo, usa, west virginia ...
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, suspense, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, spy, who to trust, life turned upside down, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, canada, usa ...
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Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: realistic, disturbing, clever, neo noir, cynical ...
Plot: union, working class, labor union, gangsters, heist, female nudity, blaxploitation, fighting the system, crime gone awry, suspense, criminal, factory worker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, africa, usa
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Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: epic, captivating, talky, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, immigrants, love triangle, culture clash, prostitute, brothel, cattle ranch, ranch, female nudity, gunfight, justice, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: montana, wyoming, usa, harvard university, asia ...
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, corruption, conspiracy, military, missing person, journalist, character study, political intrigue, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina ...
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Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa's political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she ...
Style: political, feminist film, political thriller
Plot: women, anarchist, world war one, woman, revolutionary, communism, social problems, protest, marxism, reform, socialist, judaism ...
Time: year 1916
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: political, sexy, gloomy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: spanish civil war, revolution, politics, working class, communist, anarchist, trench warfare, anti war, civil war, world war two, worker, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, catalonia, barcelona, europe, england
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Peterloo (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough, political ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: protest, political repression, massacre, historical event, society, dishonesty, monarch, socialist, politics, radical, bureaucracy, cat ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century, regency period, georgian era
Place: england, manchester
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: poverty, working class, carpenter, bureaucracy, single mother, homeless, friendship, heart attack, self discovery, immigrants, social services, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, northern england
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Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: poverty, working class, father daughter relationship, social realism, teenage boy, father son relationship, bus, job interview, couples, adaptation, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, year 2008, year 1984, year 1996
Place: united kingdom
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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: factory, socialist, factory worker, socialism, beach, boss, greek, dancing, arrest, strike, rally, worker ...
Time: 60s
Place: athens greece, hellas, greece
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And Next Year at Balaton (1980)
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 ...
Style: road movie
Audience: kids
Plot: male full rear nudity, female nudity, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, train, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the road, hitchhiker, hippie, socialist, socialism ...
Place: berlin germany, bulgaria, europe, prague, central europe ...
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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, humorous ...
Plot: politics, friends, female nudity, exploitation, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, married couple, friendship between men, husband wife conflict, socialist, conservative ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1967
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: philosophical, political, art house, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: stroke, death of husband, orphan, marriage of convenience, maid, tumor, wedding night, transformation, time travel, disability, interwar period, women ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, spain, europe
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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: humorous, political, sentimental, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, berlin wall, politics, idealism, society, culture clash, communism, childhood, capitalism, deception, german reunification, cold war ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: east germany, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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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: political, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, heist, gangsters, criminal, betrayal, corruption, singer, prison, suspicion, socialist, career criminal, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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