The Top 12 Communist Movies Every Film Buff Should See
Ever since the rise of the Soviet Union and the ensuing Cold War, there has been a fascination with Communism across politics, society and the arts. Communism and Communist ideology have been a central feature of some of the past century’s most acclaimed and widely watched films. Here are 12 films made by or about communists which are indispensable in any good movie collection.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Ernst Thälmann (1954-55)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Killing Fields (1984)
The Interrogation took 7 years to complete ( Zespól Filmowy)
Lal Salam (1990)
The Blue Kite (1993)
The Blue Kite (Kino International)
Land and Freedom (1995)
Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army (2008)
During Mao’s regime, Nepal surprisingly became home to one of the most prominent insurgencies, and resulted in a dramatic and protracted civil war. The insurgents extensively recruited children, many joining voluntarily when they were as young as 11 years old. Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army visits many of these children after they return home from the war. They tell their stories of why they joined the army, what their experiences were, and how they are adjusting to civilian life when many of their communities have turned their back on them. The film is a stark portrayal of the hidden stories in Communist regimes.