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1. Comradeship (1931)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

Votes: 1,555

2. Czarne diamenty (1939)

77 min | Drama

A mining adventure centered on a courageous engineer and his love.

Director: Jerzy Gabryelski | Stars: Zbigniew Sawan, Zofia Kajzerówna, Stanislawa Wysocka, Ina Benita

Votes: 24

3. The Stars Look Down (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

Davey Fenwick (Sir Michael Redgrave) leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 1,087

4. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Family

88 Metascore

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 24,330

5. The Mark of the Day (1949)

101 min | Drama

Socially conscious and realistic treatment of hard working coal miners in the north of France, and a struggle between a younger and older engineer.

Director: Louis Daquin | Stars: Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre, Marie-Hélène Dasté, Loleh Bellon

Votes: 38

6. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 36,085 | Gross: $3.97M

7. Sonnensucher (1958)

116 min | Drama

People are sent off to a Soviet controlled uranium mine in 1950's Germany.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Ulrike von Zerboni, Günther Simon, Erwin Geschonneck, Manja Behrens

Votes: 151

8. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 2,280 | Gross: $0.96M

9. Black Wings (1963)

105 min | Drama

Based upon the mining disaster of 1923 in the "Reden" coal mine of Dombrowa Górnicza, Poland: miners in one of the mines in Dombrowa Basin receive new of planned redundancies, and they go ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski | Stars: Kazimierz Opalinski, Czeslaw Wollejko, Zdzislaw Karczewski, Stanislaw Niwinski

Votes: 10

10. Germinal (1993)

R | 160 min | Drama, Romance

In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

Votes: 5,316 | Gross: $0.38M

11. Perla w koronie (1972)

111 min | Drama

Film set during the Silesian Uprising in the 1920's. The German owners of a mine decide that it is unprofitable and want to close it by flooding it. The miners go on strike.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Lucja Kowolik, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Jan Englert, Franciszek Pieczka

Votes: 300

12. Paciorki jednego rózanca (1980)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

The crusty hero, Habryka, is an old miner who has won many worker medals and is now retired with his youngest son and latter's family living with him. To build new apartment buildings, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Marta Straszna, Augustyn Halotta, Ewa Wisniewska, Franciszek Pieczka

Votes: 195

13. Smierc jak kromka chleba (1994)

116 min | Drama, History

The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and... See full summary »

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Trela, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Mariusz Benoit

Votes: 233

14. The Iron Bridge (2019)

85 min | Drama

Kacper, who works as a foreman, has an affair with the wife of his best friend Oskar, also a miner. To meet his mistress, he assigns Oskar to the distant and dangerous coal seams. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Monika Jordan-Mlodzianowska | Stars: Julia Kijowska, Bartlomiej Topa, Lukasz Simlat, Andrzej Konopka

Votes: 216

15. Underground (2020)

97 min | Drama

Maxime is a miner with a troubled past. After an explosion at his mine, Maxime attempts to find redemption by saving his fellow miners.

Director: Sophie Dupuis | Stars: Joakim Robillard, Jean-François Boudreau, Guillaume Cyr, Chantal Fontaine

Votes: 333

16. Pustina (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In a remote village where everyone knows each other, a girl goes missing under suspicious circumstances.

Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek, Eliska Krenková, Jan Cina

Votes: 2,025

17. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 57,314

18. The Mine (2016)

97 min | Drama

Fictionalized story about the founding of the ill-fated Finnish mining company Talvivaara.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén, Saara Kotkaniemi

Votes: 962

19. The Battleship Island (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

60 Metascore

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

Director: Seung-wan Ryu | Stars: Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-seob, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun

Votes: 7,335

20. Planeta Petrila (2016)

80 min | Documentary

In Petrila, a Romanian mining town, an ex-miner uses art and absurdism in a struggle to keep history alive.

Director: Andrei Dascalescu | Stars: Ion Barbu, Catalin Cenusa, Mihai Barbu, Ilinca Paun-Constantinescu

Votes: 695

21. Winter Brothers (2017)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Director: Hlynur Pálmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Vic Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 1,580

22. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

Votes: 42,932 | Gross: $18.32M

23. Blind Shaft (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Yixiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $0.03M

24. A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama

77 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 11,849 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Little Boy Red (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A look at the difficult living conditions in two small mining villages in Bolivia as seen through the eyes of the young children who are forced to work there.

Director: Pasquale Scimeca | Stars: Antonio Ciurca, Marcello Mazzarella, Omar Noto

Votes: 35

26. Cave In (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a cave in threatens the lives of four miners, including a father and son, it becomes a fight for survival. The superintendent struggles against the ticking clock to save her crew and family from impending doom.

Director: Rex Piano | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Ted Shackelford, Bruce Allpress, Paul Gittins

Votes: 175

27. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 38,254 | Gross: $12.19M

28. Beneath (V) (2013)

Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

34 Metascore

A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.

Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 4,411

29. Wicked Little Things (2006)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Lori Heuring, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 8,413

30. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

A traveling family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 171,448 | Gross: $41.78M

31. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 57,095 | Gross: $51.55M

32. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 21,930 | Gross: $5.67M

33. The Strangeness (1985)

90 min | Horror

A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

Director: Melanie Anne Phillips | Stars: Dan Lunham, Terri Berland, Rolf Theison, Keith Hurt

Votes: 730



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