Labor Movement movies

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This list contains movies which include the labor movement as part of their narrative. Featuring organizing, unions, and strikes, these movies depict the efforts of workers throughout history to work together for better conditions and treatment.

This list strives to be comprehensive, and thus includes ...
- movies that depict the labor movement in a positive light
- movies that honestly depict the occasional errors and ambiguity of the labor movement
- movies in which the labor movement is merely a background feature to a narrative focused on other themes
- movies influenced by tendentious corporate interests that malign the working people through exaggeration and slander


Please consult the following sources for more information:
- Ken Margolies, "Silver Screen Tarnishes Unions," Screen Actor, 1981 (https://bit.ly/2Q8iCxw)
- Steve Ross, "Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America," 2000 (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/6180.html)
- The Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/findaid/labor.html)
- The Labor Film Database (https://laborfilms.com/)

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    Balanchard en grève

    1910 — a.k.a. Mr. Faddleaway Is on Strike, in 0 top lists
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    Comment le cinéma se défend contre la grève

    1910 — a.k.a. How They Work in Cinema, in 0 top lists
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    The Girl Strike Leader

    1910, in 0 top lists Check
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    Pete Wants a Job

    1910, in 0 top lists
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    The Strike at the Little Jonny Mine

    1911, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Strike at the Mines

    1911, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tim Mahoney, the Scab

    1911, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Agitator

    1912 — a.k.a. The Cowboy Socialist, in 0 top lists Check
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    Brothers Under the Skin

    1912, in 0 top lists Check
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    How the Cause Was Won

    1912, in 0 top lists
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    Lazy Bill and the Strikers

    1912, in 0 top lists
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    From Dusk to Dawn

    1913, in 0 top lists Check
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    Germinal

    1913 — a.k.a. Germinal; or, The Toll of Labor, in 1 top list Check
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    The Struggle

    1913, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dough and Dynamite

    1914, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Jungle

    1914, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Strike

    1914, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Strike at Coaldale

    1914, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Valley of the Moon

    1914, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Absentee

    1915, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Blacklist

    1916, in 0 top lists Check
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 23 top lists Check
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    Dangerous Hours

    1919, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Right to Happiness

    1919, in 0 top lists Check
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    Uncle Sam and the Bolsheviki - I.W.W. Rat

    1919, in 0 top lists Check
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    The New Disciple

    1921, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Tailor-Made Man

    1922 — a.k.a. A Tailor Made Man, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bell Boy 13

    1923, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gossip

    1923, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Right to Strike

    1923, in 0 top lists Check
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    Alice's Egg Plant

    1925, in 0 top lists Check
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    Coming Through

    1925, in 0 top lists Check
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    Labor's Reward

    1925, in 0 top lists Check
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    Stachka

    1925 — a.k.a. Strike, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Dixie Flyer

    1926, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mat

    1926 — a.k.a. Mother, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Passaic Textile Strike

    1926, in 0 top lists Check
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    Brüder

    1929 — a.k.a. Brother, in 0 top lists Check
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    Uncle Moses

    1932, in 1 top list Check
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    Dezertir

    1933 — a.k.a. Deserter, in 1 top list Check
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    Misère au Borinage

    1934, in 4 top lists Check
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    The St. Louis Kid

    1934 — a.k.a. A Perfect Week-End, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sons of Steel

    1934, in 0 top lists Check
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    Black Fury

    1935, in 0 top lists Check
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    Fury Below

    1936, in 0 top lists Check
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    Le crime de Monsieur Lange

    1936 — a.k.a. The Crime of Monsieur Lange, in 7 top lists Check
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    Millions of Us

    1936, in 0 top lists Check
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    Redes

    1936, in 3 top lists Check
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    Riffraff

    1936, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mannequin

    1937, in 1 top list Check