Best Social Realist Filmsby brownmpaul | created - 25 Sep 2015 | updated - 01 Dec 2015 | Public
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3. Poor Cow (1967)
Approved | 101 min | Drama
A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »
The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Up the Junction
72 min | Drama
Fragments of the life of three working-class women, and the people around them, in South London in the 1960s. Scenes in homes, streets, pubs, prison and their workplace cover family, friendship, romance, sex, and abortion.
6. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
11. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama
Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »
14. Billy Liar (1963)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
Votes: 5,233 | Gross: $0.04M
15. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport
A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave) with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
16. Riff-Raff (1991)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class
Votes: 3,726 | Gross: $0.30M
18. Naked (1993)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.
Votes: 30,840 | Gross: $1.77M
19. A Way of Life (2004)
91 min | Drama
At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) ... See full summary »
21. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 33,854 | Gross: $0.48M