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The Best Movies About Or Featuring Communism

Best communism movies

“What are the best movies about Communism?” We looked at 20 of the top films about Communism, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 20 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Communism” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 125+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.



Top 20 Communism Movies



20 .) 1900 (1976)

 1900 (1976) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

Set in Bertolucci’s ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.

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19 .) Che: Part One (2008)

 Che: Part One (2008) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

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18 .) Che: Part Two (2008)

 Che: Part Two (2008) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.

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17 .) Frida

 Frida Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

“Frida” chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary

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16 .) Interrogation (1989)

 Interrogation (1989) Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • The Culture Trip

In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials interrogate, torture and humiliate her, she fights for survival and to maintain her innocence by refusing to sign a false confession. As her years of imprisonment pass, her relationship with her captors grows more complicated.

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15 .) Lal Salam (1990)

 Lal Salam (1990) Lists It Appears On:

  • The Culture Trip
  • Wikipedia

The story revolves around two phases of the lives of three Comrades – before and after the imprisonment of Sakhav Nettoor Stephen, Sakhav T.K. Antony and Sakhav Sethulakshmi, members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

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14 .) Land and Freedom (1995)

 Land and Freedom (1995) Lists It Appears On:

  • The Culture Trip
  • Wikipedia

The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists. Similar to George Orwell’s experiences documented in Homage to Catalonia, he joins the POUM worker militia and witnesses first hand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by the Stalinists, loyal only to the dictat of Moscow.

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13 .) Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army (2008)

 Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army (2008) Lists It Appears On:

  • The Culture Trip
  • Wikipedia

Shangri-La to hell in ten years: How did Nepal, a peaceful landlocked country, become home to the most dramatic Maoist insurgency in modern history? “RETURNED: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army” follows several Nepali boys and girls as they attempt to reintegrate into civil society after fighting with the Maoists in the “People’s War.” The film confronts Maoist leaders and examines why these children are compelled to join armed groups. The film explores the prevention of future recruitment through the voices of former child soldiers and experts in the field.

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12 .) Rocky IV (1985)

 Rocky IV (1985) Lists It Appears On:

  • Only Good Movies
  • Scene Stealers

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

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11 .) The Assassination of Trotsky

 The Assassination of Trotsky Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky’s house.

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10 .) The Trotsky

 The Trotsky Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa’s clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term ‘student union’, determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world.

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9 .) The Way Back (2010)

 The Way Back (2010) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Movie Guide

Peter Weir’s follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man’s struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.

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8 .) Naked Among Wolves

 Naked Among Wolves Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia

Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created for television, it is the third film version of the literary text. The film takes place in the years 1944 and 1945 towards the end of World War II in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

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7 .) October: Ten Days That Shook the World

 October: Ten Days That Shook the World Lists It Appears On:

  • Only Good Movies
  • RBTH
  • Wikipedia

October is Sergei M. Eisenstein’s docu-drama about the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Made ten years after the events and edited in Eisenstein’s ‘Soviet Montage’ style, it re-enacts in celebratory terms several key scenes from the revolution.

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6 .) Red Dawn (1984)

 Red Dawn (1984) Lists It Appears On:

  • Movie Guide
  • Only Good Movies
  • Scene Stealers

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

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5 .) The Lives of Others (2006)

 The Lives of Others (2006) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Movie Guide
  • Ranker

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

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4 .) Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)

 Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Only Good Movies
  • The Culture Trip
  • Wikipedia

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.

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3 .) Reds (1981)

 Reds (1981) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Only Good Movies
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

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2 .) The Blue Kite (1993)

 The Blue Kite (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • Only Good Movies
  • Ranker
  • The Culture Trip
  • Wikipedia

The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

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1 .) The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Lists It Appears On:

  • Movie Guide
  • Only Good Movies
  • Ranker
  • Scene Stealers

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot.

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The 125+ Additional Best Movies About Or Featuring Communism



 

# Movie Lists
(Films Appear On 1 List Each)
21 12:08 East of Bucharest Ranker
22 300 Miles to Heaven Wikipedia
23 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Scene Stealers
24 A City-Stomping Insect in The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Mental Floss
25 A Flesh-Eating Mass in The Blob (1958)
Mental Floss
26 A Grotesque Shape-Shifter in John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)
Mental Floss
27 A Pin for the Butterfly Wikipedia
28 A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Movie Guide
29 Admiral Ranker
30 All My Lenins Wikipedia
31 Also recommended:
Only Good Movies
32 Anastasia Ranker
33 Angels of the Revolution, 2014 RBTH
34 Animal Farm (1954) IMDB 2
35 Apa Khabar Orang Kampung Wikipedia
36 Arabikkatha Wikipedia
37 Baarìa (2009) IMDB
38 Barbara Ranker
39 Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
Taste Of Cinema
40 Big Jim McLain Ranker
41 BITTER HARVEST
Movie Guide
42 Black Book (2006) IMDB
43 Blame it on Fidel (2006) IMDB 2
44 Blood Alley Ranker
45 Bolshevism on Trial Ranker
46 Born in 68 (2008) IMDB
47 Branded (2012) IMDB
48 Brazil Ranker
49 Burnt by the Sun (1994) IMDB
50 By the Bluest of Seas Wikipedia
51 Cambodia: Between War and Peace Ranker
52 Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) IMDB
53 CAPTAIN AMERICA
Movie Guide
54 Chakravyuh (2012) IMDB
55 Chapaev, 1934 RBTH
56 Children of Glory Ranker
57 Chinese Action Movies – A Brief History
Only Good Movies
58 Citizen X
Only Good Movies
59 Conspiracy Movie – 12 Best Conspiracy Movies
Only Good Movies
60 Defiance (I) (2008) IMDB
61 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Scene Stealers
62 Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko, 1930)
Taste Of Cinema
63 Eisenstein in Guanajuato Wikipedia
64 ELENI
Movie Guide
65 Ernst Thälmann (film) Wikipedia
66 Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010)
Taste Of Cinema
67 Game for Vultures Wikipedia
68 Giant, Extraterrestrial Pods in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Mental Floss
69 give Netflix a try
Only Good Movies
70 Good Movies Banned in China
Only Good Movies
71 Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
Scene Stealers
72 Goodbye to Language Wikipedia
73 HANOI HILTON
Movie Guide
74 Heaven & Earth Ranker
75 Hibiscus Town Ranker
76 Hong Kong Confidential (1958 film) Wikipedia
77 I Am Cuba (1964) IMDB 2
78 Imperialist Aliens in Earth vs
Mental Floss
79 Indochine Ranker
80 Inside Job (2010) IMDB
81 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
Movie Guide
82 Katyń Ranker
83 Kondaveeti Donga Wikipedia
84 La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000) IMDB 2
85 Lenin in October, 1937 RBTH
86 Lenin in Paris Wikipedia
87 Les Misérables (2012) IMDB 2
88 Lights in the Dusk Wikipedia
89 Looking for Fidel (2006) IMDB 2
90 Luxury Hotel Ranker
91 Man of Iron Ranker
92 Man of Marble Ranker
93 Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
Taste Of Cinema
94 MAO’S LAST DANCER
Movie Guide
95 Marx Reloaded Wikipedia
96 MEET JOHN DOE
Movie Guide
97 METROPOLIS
Movie Guide
98 Minivan-Sized Ants in Them! (1954)
Mental Floss
99 Mission to Moscow Ranker
100 Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
Taste Of Cinema
101 Murderous Plants in The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Mental Floss
102 My Brother Is an Only Child (2007) IMDB
103 Names in Marble Ranker
104 Neruda (film) Wikipedia
105 NINE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Movie Guide
106 Novecento (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976)
Taste Of Cinema
107 O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization Ranker
108 October (Sergei Eisenstein, 1928)
Taste Of Cinema
109 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Ranker
110 One, Two, Three
Only Good Movies
111 Orange Valley Wikipedia
112 Oru Mexican Aparatha Wikipedia
113 Pakarnnattam Wikipedia
114 Persepolis (2007) IMDB
115 Piagol Wikipedia
116 Porcile (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969)
Taste Of Cinema
117 Priyappetta Nattukare Wikipedia
118 Professor Mamlock (1938 film) Wikipedia
119 Professor Mamlock (1961 film) Wikipedia
120 Rakthasakshikal Sindabad Wikipedia
121 REPENTANCE
Movie Guide
122 S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine Ranker
123 Sakhavinte Priyasakhi Wikipedia
124 Salt Ranker
125 Seeing Red (1983 film) Wikipedia
126 Sexmission Ranker
127 South of the Border (2009) IMDB 2
128 Spies Like Us (1985)
Scene Stealers
129 STRIKE
Movie Guide
130 Sunflower Ranker
131 Sunstroke, 2014 RBTH
132 Swept Away (2002 film) Wikipedia
133 Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)
Taste Of Cinema
134 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu Wikipedia
135 The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) IMDB
136 The Battleship Potemkin
Only Good Movies
137 The Best of Youth (2003) IMDB
138 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) IMDB 2
139 The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia Ranker
140 The Ditch Ranker
141 The Exam Ranker
142 The Flight, 1970 RBTH
143 The Front Ranker
144 The Gospel According to St. Matthew (film) Wikipedia
145 The Hand Ranker
146 The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Scene Stealers
147 The Key for Determining Dwarfs Ranker
148 The Killing Fields (1984)
The Culture Trip
149 The Kite Runner (2007) IMDB
150 The Last Bolshevik (1993) IMDB
151 The Last Communist Wikipedia
152 THE LOST CITY
Movie Guide
153 The Man with the Carnation Wikipedia
154 The Missing Picture Ranker
155 The Oak Ranker
156 The Quiet American Ranker
157 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003) IMDB 2
158 The Revolutionary Wikipedia
159 The Right Stuff (1983)
Scene Stealers
160 The Vow (1946 film) Wikipedia
161 The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) IMDB 2
162 Three Songs about Lenin (Dziga Vertov, 1934)
Taste Of Cinema
163 Together Ranker
164 TOY STORY 3
Movie Guide
165 Underground (1995) IMDB
166 Veendum Kannur Wikipedia
167 Walesa: Man of Hope Ranker
168 We Cellar Children Wikipedia
169 White Slaves Ranker


11 Best Communism Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
IMDB Communism/AntiCommunism – IMDb
IMDB 2 Communism & Socialism in Film – IMDb
Mental Floss 7 Movie Monsters That Allegedly Represent Communism | Mental Floss
Movie Guide Best Anti-Communist, Anti-Socialist Movies of All Time – Movieguide
Only Good Movies Top Communist Movies – List of Commie Films – Soviet Cinema
Ranker The Best Movies About Communism – Ranker
RBTH 6 unmissable films about the 1917 Russian Revolution – Russia Beyond
Scene Stealers J.D.’s Top 10 Red Scare Movies – Scene-Stealers
Taste Of Cinema The 10 Best Movies Influenced by Marxist Philosophy – Taste of Cinema
The Culture Trip The Top 12 Communist Movies Every Film Buff Should See – Culture Trip
Wikipedia Category:Films about communism – Wikipedia

 

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