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The Best Movies About Communism  

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List Rules 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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Mollevangsvagen added Eliška Doušová, Julie Ritzingerová, Edita Levá
The Key for Determining Dwarfs is a 2002 drama film written by Pavel Jurácek and directed by Martin Sulík.
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Mollevangsvagen added Robert Frazer
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 ...more
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Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck
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 ...more
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S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine is a 2003 documentary film directed by Rithy Panh. Rithy, himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, brought together two former prisoners of the regime with ...more
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Admiral is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Communism
Mollevangsvagen added Anna Kovalchuk, Fedor Bondarchuk, Viktor Verzhbitsky
Admiral is a 2008 biopic about Alexander Kolchak, a Vice-Admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy and leader of the anti-communist White Movement during the Russian Civil War. The film also depicts ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Stuhr, Leon Niemczyk
O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization is a 1985 Polish drama science fiction film written and directed by Piotr Szulkin. Starring Jerzy Stuhr and Krystyna Janda, the film takes place in a ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Hele Kõre, Alo Kõrve, Karol Kuntsel
Names in Marble is an Estonian 2002 film directed by Elmo Nüganen. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Albert Kivikas in 1936 about the Estonian War of Independence fought ...more
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The Heart of a Dog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Communism
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Agnieszka Holland, Krystyna Janda, Janusz Gajos
Interrogation is a 1982 Polish film about false imprisonment under the Stalinist pro-Soviet Polish regime in the early 1950s. An ordinary, apolitical person heroically refuses to cooperate with ...more
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Sexmission is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Communism
Mollevangsvagen added Jerzy Stuhr, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Olgierd Łukaszewicz
Sexmission is a 1984 cult Polish comedy science fiction action film. It also contains a hidden political satire layer specific to the time and place of its production.
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Mollevangsvagen added Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Barbara is a 2012 German drama film directed by Christian Petzold. The film competed at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012, where Petzold won the Silver Bear for Best ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, ...more
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Hibiscus Town is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Communism
Mollevangsvagen added Jiang Wen, Liu Xiaoqing, Shibin Zhu
Hibiscus Town is a 1986 Chinese film directed by Xie Jin, based on a novel by the same name written by Gu Hua. The film, a melodrama, follows the life and travails of a young woman who lives ...more
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Walesa: Man of Hope is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Communism
Mollevangsvagen added Zbigniew Zamachowski, Joanna Kulig, Robert Więckiewicz
Walesa: A Man of Hope is a 2013 biographical drama film directed by Andrzej Wajda.
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Mollevangsvagen added Sergei Garmash, Danuta Stenka, Andrzej Chyra
Katyń is a 2007 Polish film about the 1940 Katyn massacre, directed by Academy Honorary Award winner Andrzej Wajda. It is based on the book Post Mortem: The Story of Katyn by Andrzej Mularczyk. ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Kata Dobó, Tamás Jordán, Iván Fenyő
Szabadság, szerelem (English: Children of Glory) is a 2006 drama film directed by Krisztina Goda.
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Mollevangsvagen added Lech Wałęsa, Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Seweryn
Man of Iron is a 1981 film directed by Andrzej Wajda. It depicts the Solidarity labour movement and its first success in persuading the Polish government to recognize the workers' right to an ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Krystyna Janda, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Krystyna Zachwatowicz
Man of Marble is a 1976 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda. It chronicles the fall from grace of a fictional heroic Polish bricklayer, Mateusz Birkut, who became the Stakhanovite symbol of an ...more
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The Missing Picture is a 2013 Cambodian-French documentary film directed by Rithy Panh about the Khmer Rouge. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Valentin Popescu, Irina Petrescu, Claudiu Istodor
Hotel de Lux is a 1992 Romanian film directed by Dan Pița. It won the Silver Lion at the 49th Venice Film Festival. The movie has 105 minute running time and includes several important actors in ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Tom Courtenay, Alfred Burke, Eric Thompson
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a joint Norwegian-British film, based on the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn with the same name and released in 1970. The Norwegian title is En dag i ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added Teodor Corban, Luminița Gheorghiu, Mircea Andreescu
12:08 East of Bucharest is a 2006 Romanian film directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, released in 2006 and winner of the Camera d'Or Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also released in the ...more
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Mollevangsvagen added János Kulka, Ferenc Elek, Áron Dimény
The Exam is a 2011 thriller drama film written by Norbert Köbli and directed by Péter Bergendy.
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The Hand is a 1965 short animated film written and directed by Jirí Trnka.
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Mollevangsvagen added Zhengwu Cheng, Haoyu Yang, Cenzi Xu
The Ditch, also known as Goodbye Jiabiangou is a 2010 film produced and directed by Wang Bing, an independent Chinese filmmaker better known for his work on documentaries. The film, on the ...more