List of films that depict class struggle

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This is a list of films in which the theme of class struggle is a prominent element.

title year citation
1984 1956 [1]
The Admirable Crichton 1957 [2]
The Battle of Algiers 1966
Battleship Potemkin 1925 [3]
Bicycle Thief 1948 [4]
Brazil 1985
Born in Flames 1983 [5]
Capitalism and Other Kids' Stuff 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
A Clockwork Orange 1971
Dawn of the Dead 1978 [5]
Dawn of the Dead 2004 [5]
District 9 2009
Escape from L.A. 1996 [5]
Escape from New York 1981 [5]
Fight Club 1999 [6]
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 [4]
The Great Dictator 1940 [5]
Guerrilla Girl 2005
Harlan County, USA 1976 [4]
The Hunger Games 2012 [7][5]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 [7][5]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 2014 [7][5]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 2015 [7][5]
Ikiru 1952 [5]
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK 2006 [5]
The Immigrant 1917 [5]
Intolerance 1916 [4]
Land of the Dead 2005 [5]
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 [4]
The Machinist 2004 [5]
Mad Max 1979 [5]
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981 [5]
Malcolm X 1972
Malcolm X 1992
Metropolis 1927 [8]
Modern Times 1936 [9]
Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 [1]
Norma Rae 1979 [4][5]
Persepolis 2007
Red Lion 1969 [5]
Selma 2014 [5]
Strange Days 1995
Strike 1925 [10]
Swept Away 1974 [11]
Taxi Driver 1976 [5]
Three Faces West 1940 [4]
They Live 1988 [5]
The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006
V for Vendetta 2006 [12]
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971
Winstanley 1975
The Working Class Goes to Heaven 1971 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bossche, Edmond van den (1 January 1984). "The Message for Today in Orwell's '1984'". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Giddins, Gary (2001). Bing Crosby: a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940. Hachette Digital, Inc. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-316-88188-3. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Rennie, Paul (8 September 2008). "Revolution on the barrel of a gun". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Rampell, Ed (31 August 2014). "Top Ten Working Class Hero Films". The Progressive. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Flaneur (23 October 2013). "Working class cinema: a video guide". Libcom.org. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Lalor, Brendan (2000). "Fight Club: Marx & Hegel in the Pitt". Open Philosophy. 
  7. ^ a b c d "The Hunger Games' Theme of Society and Class". Shmoop. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Porter, Chris (6 February 2015). "A look at class struggle and the future, two elements that made Metropolis one of the most influential and relevant films in history". Go Flik. 
  9. ^ imdb review of Modern Times
  10. ^ imdb review of Strike
  11. ^ Giroux, Henry A. (2002). Breaking in to the movies: film and the culture of politics. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-631-22604-8. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Couzens, Terry (7 May 2014). "A Critical Analysis on 'V For Vendetta' from a Marxist perspective". Understanding Media Theory - Marxist Theory. 
  13. ^ Film Review, http://linchpin.ca/Blogs/Film-Review-Working-Class-Go-Heaven
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