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1. Made in Dagenham (2010)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 11,203 | Gross: $1.09M

2. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,170

3. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 5,939 | Gross: $1.68M

4. Which Way Is Up? (1977)

R | 94 min | Comedy

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Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 1,018

5. Bread and Roses (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

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57 Metascore

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee

Votes: 4,532 | Gross: $0.53M

6. 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama

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Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton, Mario Van Peebles, Brock Peters

Votes: 245

7. Harlan County War (2000 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

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A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson

Votes: 453

8. The $5.20 an Hour Dream (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

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A newly-divorced woman with a young daughter fights male chauvinism to win a job on the assembly line of the engine company for whom she works.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Linda Lavin, Richard Jaeckel, Nicholas Pryor, Pamela McMyler

Votes: 24

9. Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A twelve-year-old Jewish immigrant girl living in New York in the early 1900s persues her dream of acting.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Natalie Vansier, Dov Tiefenbach, Heather Brown, Joshua Peace

Votes: 26

10. Made in L.A. (2007)

70 min | Documentary

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Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a ... See full summary »

Director: Almudena Carracedo

Votes: 55

11. A Shot in the Factory (1973)

79 min | Drama

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The events surrounding a factory in a small town are gone through in documentary style.

Director: Erkko Kivikoski | Stars: Urpo Poikolainen, Aarne Hakulinen, Pentti Viljakainen, Artturi Haikonen

Votes: 89

12. Dear America: So Far from Home (1999 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Working at a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, teenage Mary, a recent immigrant from Ireland, finds that life in America is not what she expected.

Stars: Laura Bertram, Steven McCarthy, Lynne Griffin, Gema Zamprogna

Votes: 41

13. The Glorious Adventure (1918)

Drama

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Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Mae Marsh, Wyndham Standing, Sara Alexander, Paul Stanton

14. Tillitsmannen (1976)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Oddvar Bull Tuhus

15. Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 1: CYC Toronto (1967)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter Pearson | Star: Saul Alinsky

16. Héctor, el tejedor (2000)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: José Pedro Charlo

17. The Quality of Faith (1916)

Drama

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Director: Richard Garrick | Stars: Alexander Gaden, Gertrude Robinson, Lucile Taft, Charles W. Travis

18. The Spindle of Life (1917)

Comedy

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Director: George Cochrane | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Jessie Pratt, Ed Brady

19. Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs (2012– )
Episode: No Going Back (2012)

History

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Director: Paul Berczeller | Stars: Pamela Cox, Edith Argy, Caroline Carr-Whitworth, Lucy Delap

20. Ripper Street (2012– )
Episode: Tournament of Shadows (2013)

TV-MA | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A Jewish man is murdered, and it soon becomes clear that he had uncovered a complex spy plot involving striking workers and the Russian secret police.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 283