Tag: working class

From the East (1993) 7.3

From the East (1993)

Storyline:A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.User Reviews: Years ago I discovered this film from reading an interview with Gus Van Sant where he mentions "D'Est" as an in...

Starstruck (1982) 7

Starstruck (1982)

Storyline:Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.User Reviews: The director of "My Brilliant Career", the Production D...

EastEnders (TV Series 1985– ) 4.7

EastEnders (TV Series 1985– )

Storyline:Set in the East End of London, the show focuses on the tensions between love and family with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedies. And there's plenty of funny moments...

Inventing the Abbotts (1997) 6.1

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

Storyline:In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between E...

All or Nothing (2002) 7.1

All or Nothing (2002)

Storyline:Penny works at a supermarket and Phil is a gentle taxi-driver. Penny’s love for Phil has run dry and they lead joyless lives with their two children, Rachel, a cleaner, and Rory, who is unemployed and aggres...

High Hopes (1988) 7.6

High Hopes (1988)

Storyline:Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious si...

Requiem for the American Dream (2015) 7.8

Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Storyline:Through interviews filmed over four years, Noam Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality tracing a half-century of policies designed to f...

Dutch (1991) 6.5

Dutch (1991)

Storyline:Working-class good guy Dutch Dooley is the current boyfriend of a wealthy, snobbish tycoon's ex-wife. Volunteering to drive the woman's son home for Thanksgiving to Chicago from his boarding school in Georgi...

Touching Home (2008) 5.9

Touching Home (2008)

Storyline:The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.User Reviews: This film starts out very, very vanilla...the drunken father..the...

Life Is Sweet (1990) 7.5

Life Is Sweet (1990)

Storyline:Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a fri...

Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) 5.9

Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Storyline:This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site so...

Northern Soul (2014) 6.4

Northern Soul (2014)

Storyline:'Northern Soul' is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation.It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England . The film is an authentic and upli...

Breaking Away (1979) 7.7

Breaking Away (1979)

Storyline:Best friends Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher have just graduated from high school. Living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana, they are considered "cutters": the working class of the town so named sinc...

The Selfish Giant (2013) 7.3

The Selfish Giant (2013)

Storyline:An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsi...

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 8.2

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Storyline:Peter Falk is a blue collar man trying to deal with his wife's mental instability. He fights to keep a semblance of normality in the face of her bizarre behavior, but when her actions affect their children, ...

Meantime (TV Movie 1983) 7.2

Meantime (TV Movie 1983)

Storyline:An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin, a slow and possibly intellectually disabled man living with his parents and brother in a housing pro...