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1. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 102,070 | Gross: $9.60M

2. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with organized crime, and mysteriously disappears in 1975.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 17,278 | Gross: $24.28M

3. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 14,073 | Gross: $35.60M

4. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 18,267

5. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 22,932 | Gross: $6.71M

6. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 16,761 | Gross: $0.07M

7. 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: 5,953 | Gross: $1.68M

8. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,578

9. No End (1985)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 2,613

10. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 474

11. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

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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.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,122

12. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

210 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum

Votes: 2,250 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Strike (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigori Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 4,947

14. 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

15. The Year 01 (1973)

90 min | Comedy

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The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions beginning with "We stop ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Doillon, Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch | Stars: Véronique Alain, Josiane Balasko, Georges Bernier, Romain Bouteille

Votes: 317

16. 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: 246

17. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

88 min | Documentary

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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 551

18. Under the North Star (2009)

193 min | Drama, Romance, War

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A new film-adaptation of Väinö Linna's famous book here Beneath the North Star.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 441

19. Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)

186 min | Drama, History, War

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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Aarno Sulkanen, Titta Karakorpi, Risto Taulo, Anja Pohjola

Votes: 633

20. The Battle of Chile: Part III (1979)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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Completed two years after _Batalla de Chile: La insurrección de la burguesía, La (1975)_ and _Batalla de Chile: El golpe de estado, La (1977)_, this film deals with the creation of ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 431

21. Native Land (1942)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History

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Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand | Stars: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick

Votes: 203

22. Landes (2013)

90 min | Drama

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Director: François-Xavier Vives | Stars: Marie Gillain, Jalil Lespert, Miou-Miou, Steve Driesen

Votes: 75

23. Be Seeing You (1968)

55 min | Documentary

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1967, one year before may '68. The strike at the Rhodiaceta textile plant in Besançon sounds like the rehearsal of the rising to come. Indeed for the first time ever, the workers' claims ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Marret

Votes: 69

24. The Shanghai Drama (1938)

76 min | Drama

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A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Christl Mardayn, Louis Jouvet, Raymond Rouleau, Dorville

Votes: 55

25. The Inheritance (1964)

58 min | Documentary, Short

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The Inheritance shows what life was really like for immigrants and working Americans from the turn of the century through the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. This stirring history of ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Mayer | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anne Revere, Lionel Stander

Votes: 12

26. The Undressing (1986)

87 min | Drama

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One night Finnish cabinet minister (Saarela) runs into his old girlfriend from years back (Eloranta), an intelligent woman who has become a prostitute, yet remained loyal to the same ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Erkki Saarela, Eeva Eloranta, Aarno Laitinen, Alpo Suhonen

Votes: 89

27. Rebel Frontier (2004 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

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Of all the emigrant groups to arrive in the United States the Finns and the Irish were the most restless. Both pushed west with the frontier and in 1917 in Butte, Montana, their paths ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Bell | Star: Martin Sheen

Votes: 10

28. Revolution (2006)

80 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Director: Jouko Aaltonen | Stars: Tarmo Aaltonen, Pekka Aarnio, Kaj Chydenius, Charlotta Ericson

Votes: 86

29. A Shot in the Factory (1973)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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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

30. Working Class (2004)

97 min | Documentary

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Director: Veikko Aaltonen | Stars: Eino Ruottinen, Manta Ruottinen, Jukka Kärnä, Arto Reinikainen

Votes: 19

31. Memoria Viva (Living Memory) (2014)

120 min | Documentary

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The Living Memory Project began back in 2009 on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War with the recording of the event, organized in Paris to the Spanish Exiles and the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio J. García de Quirós Rodríguez | Star: Coral

32. Pohjantähti (1973)

202 min | Drama, History, War

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A combination of Here, Beneath the North Star (1968) and Akseli ja Elina (1970), edited together by István Szintai for foreign markets.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Olavi Ahonen, Dagi Angervo, Pekka Autiovuori, Asta Backman

Votes: 11

33. Voittajat ja voitetut (2011)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Jarmo Jääskeläinen

Votes: 6

34. The Battle of Local 5668 (2007)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: C. Shawn Bennett | Stars: Marc Zyla, Jack Collins, Marge Flanigan, Joy Randolph

35. Men of Iron (1943)

37 min | Short, Drama

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Directors: Eero Leväluoma, Olavi Linnus, Erkki Uotila | Stars: Lennart Vaikonpää, Oili Jaatinen, Usko Kantola, Eija Karipää

36. Prairie Fire: The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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On May 15, 1919, the largest labour uprising in Canadian history saw 25,000 people, virtually every working man and woman in Canada's third largest city, walk off their jobs. Winnipeg was paralyzed. The country was in shock and in fear.

Director: Audrey Mehler | Star: Ann Medina

37. Professori Masa (1949)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Tauno Palo, Ansa Ikonen, Leo Riuttu, Eija Inkeri

Votes: 70

38. Tillitsmannen (1976)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Oddvar Bull Tuhus

39. Taistelun vuosilta (1953)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Eino Vuori | Star: Kaarlo Halttunen

40. Harry Bridges: A Man and His Union (1992)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Berry Minnott | Stars: Harry Bridges, Studs Terkel

41. Sto dni (1981)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Directors: Tomasz Malinowski, Tomasz Malinowski

42. Communal Workers (1973)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kari Kyrönseppä

43. 50 vuotta työn kunniaksi (1957)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ulf Bäckström | Stars: Lauri Kuosmanen, Eero Antikainen, Urho Kekkonen, Atte Pakkanen

44. Aika vaatii - Sydän vastaa (1977 TV Movie)

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Directors: Eero Olhava, Raimo Ruuskanen | Stars: Pekka Aarnio, Monna Kamu, Martti Launis, Liisa Tavi

45. Never Turning Back: The World of Peggy Lipschutz (2008)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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The life and work of 90 year old Peggy Lipschutz. Peggy is an artist, book illustrator, political activist, labor unionist, feminist, pacifist, humanist. She pioneered the "chalk-talk"- a ... See full summary »

Director: Jerri Zbiral

46. Työväenlaulaja (1973 TV Movie)

55 min | History, Music, Talk-Show

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Director: Jotaarkka Pennanen | Stars: Fanny Haaja, Kristiina Halkola, Hannu Kahakorpi, Liisamaija Laaksonen

47. Veli, sisko (1979 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Timo-Erkki Heino | Stars: Elsa Rautee, Väinö Virtanen, Veikko Ohinmaa, Amine Kettunen

48. Czlowiek z laska (1979)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Antoni Halor | Star: Jerzy Zietek

49. Sydämet saata hehkumaan (1975 TV Movie)

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Director: Erkki Pohjanheimo | Stars: Pekka Aarnio, Jukka Hauru, Monna Kamu, Martti Launis

50. Tiennäyttäjä (1976 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Jarmo Nieminen | Stars: Veikko Mylly, Marjukka Ihalainen, Eero Soininen, Marjut Sariola