by Kate Childs Graham  |  February 24, 2012

Norma Rae

The red carpet has been rolled out. Gowns and tuxedos are pressed. Billy Crystal is brushing up on his material. It must be time for the Academy Awards.

This year, The Help, which chronicles the plight of domestic workers in the Jim Crow South, was nominated for Best Picture; its stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are nominees for Best Actress in the leading and supporting categories, respectively.

That has us wondering, what are the best films about workers? We took the question to Twitter:

Know of a movie not on this list? Use the hashtag #unionoscars, and tell us your favorite worker-related movie on Twitter.

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