Which are the New York Labor History Association’s best ever union movies? Points for director, lead actor and actress

1. How Green Was My Valley (US, 1941) – John Ford, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara

2. Salt of the Earth (US, 1954) – Herbert Biberman, Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas

3. On the Waterfront (US, 1954) – Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint

4. The Pajama Game (US, 1957) – George Abbott and Stanley Donen, John Raitt, Doris Day

5. I’m All Right, Jack (UK, 1959) – John Boulting, Ian Carmichael, Margaret Rutherford

6. The Molly Maguires (US, 1970) – Martin Ritt, Sean Connery, Samantha Eggar

7. Harlan County, USA (US, 1976) – Barbara Kopple, John L Lewis, Florence Reece

8. F.I.S.T. (US, 1978) – Norman Jewison, Sylvester Stallone, Melinda Dillon

9. Blue Collar (US, 1978) – Paul Schrader, Richard Pryor, Lucy Saroyan

10. Norma Rae (US, 1979) – Martin Ritt, Beau Bridges, Sally Field

11. Silkwood (US, 1983) – Mike Nichols, Kurt Russell, Meryl Streep

12. Matewan (US, 1987) – John Sayles, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell

13. Roger & Me (US, 1989) – Michael Moore, Michael Moore, Rhonda Britton

14. Hoffa (US, 1992) – Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Natalija Nogulich

15. Newsies! [UK title The News Boys] (US, 1992) Kenny Ortega, Christian Bale, Ann-Margaret

16. Germinal (France, 1993) – Claude Berri, Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou

17. Office Space (US, 1999) – Mike Judge, Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston

18. Bread and Roses (UK, 2000) – Ken Loach, Adrien Brody, Pilar Padilla

19. Made in Dagenham (UK, 2010) – Nigel Cole, Bob Hoskins, Sally Hawkins

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