Most Popular Hard Labor Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)
R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Votes: 90,033 | Gross: $0.43M
2. Papillon (1973)
R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 116,953 | Gross: $53.27M
5. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Votes: 69,453 | Gross: $6.17M
8. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.
9. Solarbabies (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.
Votes: 3,859 | Gross: $1.58M
11. The Big Doll House (1971)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.
Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $10.00M
13. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War
German death camp in Sobibor, Poland, killed two hundred fifty thousand Jews. It had the most successful prisoner escape in World War II on October 14, 1943.
15. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
16. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Comedy, Western
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
Votes: 3,816 | Gross: $0.64M
19. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)
86 min | Drama, War
Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether God has gone against the Holy Covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.
20. Sounder (1972)
G | 105 min | Drama, Family
The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.
21. At War (2018)
113 min | Drama
After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $0.00M
22. Kray (2010)
Not Rated | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.
23. Two Way Stretch (1960)
TV-PG | 78 min | Comedy, Crime
Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »
25. The Joke (1969)
80 min | Drama
In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »
26. Minnesota Clay (1964)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, War, Western
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.
28. Break Free: Two People. Two Years. One Dream (2019)
125 min | Documentary, Adventure
When Lena and Ulli start the engine of their old Land Rover, Lady Terés, they have a plan: to drive from Hamburg to South Africa in six months. What they don't know yet is that they won't ... See full summary »
29. China Cry: A True Story (1990)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »
Votes: 474 | Gross: $4.21M
30. In the Crosswind (2014)
90 min | Drama, History
"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »
32. 21 Up (1977 TV Movie)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
33. Thunder II (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama
Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »
34. Proteus (2003)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
An interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa about two men -- a black prisoner living in a Cape Town penal colony and a Dutch sailor -- who weather injustices as a result of their affair.
35. Jeene Do (1990)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Drama
For years powerful landlords have held sway over the poor illiterate farmers, keeping them impoverished, making them work as bonded laborers for paltry loans they had taken years ago, but ... See full summary »
36. Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya (1975)
167 min | Drama, History, Romance
In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and... See full summary »
38. Life Lessons (2013 Video)
27 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
In this Story by Richard Price, Lionel Dobie is an acclaimed artist who finds himself unable to paint before a gallery exhibition and uses his messy lifestyle to create artwork.
39. The Tin Mine (2005)
111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in 1950 and based on the series of autobiographical short stories by Archin Panjabhan, the beginning finds Archin (Pijaya Vachajitpan) expelled from Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University ... See full summary »
40. The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010)
46 min | Documentary, News
In the cocoa plantations of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, children aged from 7 to 15 years old, with the promise of paid work, they are forced into slave labour. Does the world know about the dark side of chocolate?
41. Everlasting Regret (2005)
115 min | Drama, Romance
A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally ... See full summary »
43. Island of Lost Souls (1974)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The film version of Jose Leon Sanchez's best-selling novel about the author's 20 years of imprisonment on an island ruled by brutality.
44. Pepe Saclao: Public Enemy No. 1 (1986)
Pepe Saclao is hired by the newly elected mayor of his town to track down the thieves responsible for stealing livestock from the peasants. He becomes the enemy and has to take justice into his own hands to ensure his survival.
45. The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
Country doctor Samuel Mudd is unfairly punished by the U.S. Government after he unwisely shelters a wounded John Wilkes Booth during the night after Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
46. Siberian Exile (2013)
125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Mass deportations to Siberia of the 1940s as seen through eyes of a young boy called Staszek Dolina. His family members are among the 2 million Polish citizens, who are sent to the cruel Siberian work camps.
47. Hate for Hate (1967)
Not Rated | 97 min | Western
A self-loathing bank robber forms an uneasy alliance with a resourceful Mexican prospector to save his family from a murderous former partner-in-crime.
48. The Little Convict (1979)
77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
After failing to sell any of his paintings at a funfair, an artist begins to tell his granddaughter about the origins of his paintings. We are then transported on board a British convict ... See full summary »
49. Chain Gang (1950)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts (Douglas Kennedy), masquerades as a prison guard and gets a job attached to the chain gang. Using a tiny camera in the shape of a cigarette lighter, he ... See full summary »