Topic: Communism

Fiction films where Communism is the central focus, plays a primary role or underlies the action.

Films made from a Marxist or Leftist perspective, but where the manifestation of revolutionary ideology is not the focus of the narrative or setting are not included.

Recommendations appreciated.

Note: I haven't added literally everything I could find. There's heaps of terrible and non-notable Soviet & American propaganda films that I don't want to clutter the list with.

  • Battleship Potemkin
  • I Am Cuba
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Che: Part One
  • Che: Part Two
  • The Killing Fields
  • Strike
  • Good Bye Lenin!
  • The Lives of Others
  • Interrogation
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Blue Kite
  • Red Dawn
  • Animal Farm
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Ninotchka
  • Reds
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex
  • Platform
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • The Red Detachment of Women
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Red and the White
  • Freedomfighters
  • Land and Freedom
  • One, Two, Three
  • 100 Days Before the Command
  • Mao's Last Dancer
  • Rocky IV
  • Red Heat
  • The Trotsky
  • The Joke
  • Hans Westmar
  • The Death of Captain Pilecki
  • Hitler Youth Quex
  • La Chinoise
  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)
  • A Generation
  • Man of Iron
  • The Last Bolshevik
  • A Grin Without a Cat
  • United Red Army
  • Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War
  • Cradle Will Rock
  • Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
  • Film Socialisme
  • The Hour of the Furnaces
  • How I Was Systematically Destroyed by Idiots
  • Comrades
  • Hearts and Minds
  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange
  • Far from Vietnam
  • Salt of the Earth
  • The Traitors
  • Arsenal
  • Earth
  • Zvenigora
  • Aerograd
  • Rosa Luxemburg
  • The Hollywood Ten
  • South of the Border
  • Salvador Allende
  • Comandante
  • The Spirit of '45
  • Face
  • Matewan
  • The Front
  • Z
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal
  • The Brickmakers
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Man on a Tightrope
  • The Green Berets
  • Silk Stockings
  • Shack Out on 101
  • The Interview
  • Trumbo
  • The Majestic
  • Camera Buff
  • The Seduction of Mimi
  • If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
  • The Fearmakers
  • Soviet Toys
  • Chapayev
  • Red Army
  • Together
  • High Hopes
  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Enthusiasm
  • The Future
  • Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists
  • Chico
  • A Report on the Party and the Guests
  • The Commissar
  • Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema
  • Bananas
  • The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • The Concert