Films based around Coal Mining

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1.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
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A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
2.
Under Rich Earth (2008 Documentary)
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In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers face the dismal prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a mining project. (91 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Rogge
 
3.
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
4.
Salt of the Earth (1954)
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Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph. (94 mins.)
 
5.
Outland (1981)
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
6.
Uranium Boom (1956)
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Deep in the badlands of Colorado, Brad (Dennis Morgan) and Grady (William Talman) stumble across a large deposit of uranium... (67 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
7.
Germinal (1993)
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In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them. (160 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
8.
Fury Below (1936)
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Jim Cole, heir to a mining operation, takes over the mine, which is suffering from unexplained low production... (58 mins.)
Director: Harry Fraser
 
9.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
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A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
10.
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town. (158 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
11.
Matewan (1987)
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles