Films on the Labor Movement

110904_labor_painsMovies about the Labor Movement, working people and Unions:

  • Strike (Stachka), 1924 (Metalworks industry)
  • The Grapes of Wrath, 1940 (Migrant workers)
  • Bound for Glory, 1940 (Migrant workers)
  • How Green Was My Valley, 1941 (Coal miners)
  • Native Land, 1942
  • On the Waterfront, 1954 (Longshoremen)
  • Salt of the Earth, 1954 (New Mexico zinc miners)
  • The Pajama Game, 1957 (Musical, textile workers)
  • I’m All Right Jack, 1959 (Management relations comedy)
  • The Organizer, 1963 (Italian textile workers)
  • The Molly Maguires, 1970 (Coal miners)
  • Sometimes A Great Notion, 1970 (Oregon logging industry)
  • Harlan County USA, 1976 (Miners strike)
  • F.I.S.T., 1978 (Trucking industry)
  • Blue Collar, 1978 ( Auto industry)
  • Norma Rae, 1979 (Textile industry)
  • With Babies & Banners, 1979 (Auto industry)
  • The Triangle Shirt Factory Fire Scandal, 1979 (Garment industry)
  • Silkwood, 1983 (Nuclear power Industry)
  • The Killing Floor, 1985 (Food processing labor industry)
  • Matewan, 1987 (West Virginia coal miners)
  • Hoffa, 1992 ( Teamsters union)
  • At the River I Stand, 1993 (Memphis sanitation workers)
  • The Burning Season, 1994 (Rubber tappers union, Brazil)
  • The Fight in the Fields, 1997 (Cesar Chavez)
  • Cradle Will Rock, 2000 ( Theater and steel industries)
  • Bread and Roses, 2000 (Custodians)
  • Erin Brockovitch, 2000 (Power industry)
  • 10,000 Black Men Named George, 2002 (Railroad Industry)
  • Occupation, 2002 (Harvard Sit-in to support service workers)
  • A Day Without A Mexican, 2004 (Labor Industry)
  • North Country, 2005 (Female coal miners)YouTube Movie Trailer
  • Fired!, 2007 (Downsizing) YouTube Movie Trailer