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1. 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.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 66,760 | Gross: $32.48M

2. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 16,469

3. Wicked Little Things (2006)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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.

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

Votes: 7,167

4. Beneath (V) (2013)

89 min | Horror

5.5
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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.

Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 3,498

5. 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.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

Votes: 3,622 | Gross: $0.38M

6. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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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: 2,227

7. Los 33 de San José (2010)

86 min | Drama

4.7
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A team of Chilean miners are trapped underground for months and hold out for a miraculous rescue.

Director: Antonio Recio | Stars: Alejandro Goic, Mario Soto, Cristian Mercado, Pancho González

Votes: 128

8. The Clairvoyant (1935)

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 ...

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 764

9. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

Votes: 103

10. Dynamite (1929)

Passed | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye

Votes: 280

11. 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.

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

Votes: 139

12. If You Were Young: Rage (1970)

89 min | Drama

7.0
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Riveting story of five kids who come to Tokyo for work in 1960. Fukasaku shows the shocking consequences for these idealistic youths whose dreams are soon torn apart in the chaos of class turmoil and youthful indiscretion.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsuo Ishidate, Gin Maeda, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Hideki Hayashi

Votes: 175

13. Das Wunder von Lengede (2003 TV Movie)

182 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Director: Kaspar Heidelbach | Stars: Heino Ferch, Jan Josef Liefers, Heike Makatsch, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 294

14. Night Ride (1937)

70 min | Drama

5.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 21

15. Scotland's First Oil Rush (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Geologist Professor Iain Stewart tells the fascinating story of the shale oil industry in Scotland and its impact on the people, landscape and culture of West Lothian.

Director: Brian Ross | Stars: Iain Stewart, Tina Doyle, David Darling, Sybil Cavanagh

16. The Toilers (1928)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jobyna Ralston, Harvey Clark, Wade Boteler

17. 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 »

Director: Dror Zahavi | Stars: Vinzenz Kiefer, Nadja Bobyleva, Henry Hübchen, Christian Redl

Votes: 52

18. 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

Votes: 44

19. 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.

Director: Justin Zimmerman | Star: Sigmund Kozma

20. The Courage of the Common Place (1917)

Drama

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Director: Ben Turbett | Stars: Leslie Austin, William Calhoun, Mildred Havens, Jessie Stevens

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

17 min | 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.

Director: Jim Clark | Star: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

22. Fire at the Mines (1911)

12 min | Short, Drama

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A tale of two rivals for the same girl's heart, the loser, a noble fellow who later sacrifices his life in order to save that of his former rival. Both are colliers in the same mine, and ... See full summary »

Director: Léonce Perret

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

49 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 42

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

52 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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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.

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Christopher Biggins, Michael Cadman

Votes: 9

25. 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

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

30 min | Western

7.5
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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.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Gene Barry, Elaine Stewart, Ron Hayes, Gene Roth

Votes: 16

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

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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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

28. 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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mary Anderson, Bernadene Hayes

29. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: Wheresoever I Enter... (1962)

30 min | Drama

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While covering a coal mine accident in West Virginia, Adam learns that a doctor passing through the town is treating injured workers miles below the earth's surface and wonders what could have motivated him to risk his life for strangers.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Harry Guardino, Alejandro Rey, Sara Taft