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1. Beneath (V) (2013)

89 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.

Writers: Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano | Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey

2. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Writers: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

3. Wicked Little Things (2006)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror

5.1
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Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.

Writers: Boaz Davidson, Ben Nedivi | Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Lori Heuring, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Geoffrey Lewis

4. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

5. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo ... See full summary »

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

6. Cave In (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.9
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When a cave in threatens the lives of four miners, including a father and son, it becomes a fight for survival. The superintendent (Mimi Rogers) struggles against the ticking clock to save her crew and family from impending doom.

Writer: Peter Sullivan | Director: Rex Piano | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Ted Shackelford, Bruce Allpress, Paul Gittins

7. Germinal (1993)

R | 160 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Writers: Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann, Émile Zola | Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

8. The Clairvoyant (1934)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Writers: Charles Bennett, Ernst Lothar, Bryan Edgar Wallace | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

9. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.

Writers: Roger Whately, H.W. Hanemann, Jack O'Donnell | Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

10. Dynamite (1929)

Passed | 129 min | Drama

7.1
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Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, John Howard Lawson, Gladys Unger | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye

11. Trapped (2010)

86 min | Drama

5.3
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A team of Chilean miners are trapped underground for months and hold out for a miraculous rescue.

Writers: J.J. Barrios, Jacobo Bergareche, Antonio Recio | Director: Antonio Recio | Stars: Alejandro Goic, Mario Soto, Cristian Mercado, Pancho González

12. A Light in Dark Places (2003 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Writer: Benedikt Roeskau | Director: Kaspar Heidelbach | Stars: Heino Ferch, Jan Josef Liefers, Heike Makatsch, Nadja Uhl

13. If You Were Young: Rage (1970)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Ai Kennedy, Koji Matsumoto, Takehiro Nakajima | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsuo Ishidate, Gin Maeda, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Hideki Hayashi

14. Der Uranberg (2010 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Kurt Meinel returns from his Soviet POW camp to his native mining village, hating Hitler enough for wrecking Europe to support the Russian regional occupation commander Bursky, in charge of... See full summary »

Writers: Hans-Werner Honert, Thomas Schulz | Director: Dror Zahavi | Stars: Vinzenz Kiefer, Nadja Bobyleva, Henry Hübchen, Christian Redl

15. The Toilers (1928)

80 min | Drama

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Writers: Harry Braxton, Gordon Rigby | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jobyna Ralston, Harvey Clark, Wade Boteler

16. The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975)

40 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A look at the Buffalo Creek disaster, which occurred when a coal-waste dam collapsed. Includes interviews with survivors, mining officials, and union representatives, along with footage of the flood itself.

Director: Mimi Pickering

17. Fire at the Mines (1911)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Léonce Perret

18. Night Ride (1937)

70 min | Drama

5.5
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Two truck drivers fired by the crooked trucking firm they worked for start their own company. Their former boss, worried about the competition, tries everything he can to drive them out of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ralph Gilbert Bettison, Julian Vedey | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Julian Vedey, Wally Patch, Jimmy Hanley, Joan Ponsford

20. Senghenydd: Portrait of a Mining Town (1966)

Documentary, Short

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A documentary on the South Wales village of Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, which suffered the greatest disaster in British coal mining history in 1913, when 439 men lost their lives in a coal dust explosion.

Writer: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas | Director: Jim Clark | Star: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

21. Meeting Again: Remembering the Millfield Mine Disaster (2001)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Through the eyes of the last survivor, Sigmund Kozma, Meeting Again captures a terrible personal moment that makes up the only real record of Ohio's largest mining disaster.

Writer: Justin Zimmerman | Director: Justin Zimmerman | Star: Sigmund Kozma

22. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Comstock Conspiracy (1957)

49 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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Bret goes to the office of a wealthy mine owner to collect a substantial gambling debt. When the man refuses to pay and then draws his gun, Bret is forced to kill him. Bret goes to report ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Levitt | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: James Garner, Ruta Lee, Werner Klemperer, Ed Prentiss

23. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #2.10 (1977)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Caroline goes to London after her child's death, Whitworth reestablishes relations with money, and Ross secretly visits Elizabeth during a Warleggan party.

Writers: Martin Worth, Winston Graham | Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Christopher Biggins, Michael Cadman

24. Sunday Night (1965–1968)
Episode: Master Singers: Two Choirs and a Valley (1965)

44 min | Documentary

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Two neighbouring choirs exchange a visit in the Welsh village of Senghenydd, the site of Britain's worst mining disaster many years previously.

Director: Robert Vas | Star: Ewan MacColl

25. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: The Rage of Princess Ann (1960)

30 min | Western

6.8
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Bat has an interest in a mine in Colorado and discovers its conditions are unsafe, but the general manager is forcing the miners to work in it anyway. He decides to convince the other owners including its pretty namesake to improve safety.

Writers: Richard O'Connor, Ellis Kadison | Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Gene Barry, Elaine Stewart, Ron Hayes, Gene Roth

26. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
Episode: The Uranium Mine (1952)

Drama

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Helen Davis is dispatched to report on a mine disaster and discovers the catastrophe was no accident - it was meant to hide the theft of uranium ore.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Sydna Scott, Bernard Farrel, Dora Doll, Lou Van Burg

27. The Doctor (1952–1953)
Episode: Those Who Wait (1952)

Drama

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Four men are trapped in a coal mine disaster resulting in the death of one of the miners. Their wives wait to learn which of their husbands survived the cave-in.

Writer: Rod Serling | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mary Anderson, Bernadene Hayes