The Best Movies About Communism

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Movies about communism and communists.
Communism is a stateless social order based on common ownership of money, class, social status and economics. The main things that probably come to mind when we hear the word “communism” is history’s most famous communist leader, Karl Marx, the German philosopher and revolutionary socialist who influenced most of modern communistic views in the world. But many films have been made about communism as well.
 
The movies featured on this list cover a variety of themes and genres – some focus on historical events, while others are completely fictional, such as a romantic war movie with a communist theme.
 
This list has the best movies about communism, including: I Married a Communist, Salt, The Quiet American, One in the Chamber, The Assassination of Trotsky, The Blue Kite, Frida, I Was A Communist for the FBI, The Lives of Others, and Marx Reloaded. Vote up your favorite movie about communism below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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  • The Lives of Others
    1
    Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck
    33 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
    The Lives of Others is a 2006 German drama film, marking the feature film debut of filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, about the monitoring of East Berlin by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's ...more
  • The Key for Determining Dwarfs
    2
    Eliška Doušová, Julie Ritzingerová, Edita Levá
    6 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Martin Šulík
    The Key for Determining Dwarfs is a 2002 drama film written by Pavel Jurácek and directed by Martin Sulík.
  • Bolshevism on Trial
    3
    Robert Frazer
    5 votes
    • Released: 1919
    • Directed by: Harley Knoles
    Bolshevism on Trial is a 1919 American motion picture drama made by the Mayflower Photoplay Company and distributed through Lewis J. Selznick's Select Pictures Corporation. Directed by Harley Knoles ...more
  • Reds
    4
    Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson
    17 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Warren Beatty
    American journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty) journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant (Diane ...more

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