Most Popular Social Criticism Movies and TV Shows
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3. Sorry We Missed You (2019)
101 min | Drama
Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
4. The Host (2006)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and begins attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Votes: 89,307 | Gross: $2.20M
5. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (2018– )
25 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
In this weekly show, the former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger grim trends shaping our fragmented world.
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Votes: 61,818 | Gross: $5.74M
8. Red State (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Votes: 60,063 | Gross: $1.10M
9. Leviathan (2014)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Votes: 44,816 | Gross: $1.09M
10. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Russia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 40,527 | Gross: $0.18M
11. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his position while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope visits.
Votes: 93,755 | Gross: $0.01M
12. American Pastoral (2016)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.
Votes: 13,607 | Gross: $0.54M
13. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
15. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.
Votes: 26,349 | Gross: $6.17M
16. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
X | 121 min | Drama
Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $20.24M
17. Band of the Hand (1986)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.
Votes: 2,565 | Gross: $4.87M
20. La belle verte (1996)
99 min | Comedy
The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »
21. I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama
The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »
22. Shree 420 (1955)
168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
24. The Wanderings of Ivan (2018)
75 min | Drama
Ivan is a young Russian vagrant in Paris. Rejected by all, he takes refuge in the woods of Vincennes. But this new haven of peace turns into a nightmare when Ivan tries to resist the traffic of an underworld wildlife.
25. A Walk with Love and Death (1969)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War
In a story set during the Hundred Years War, a student who has abandoned his studies in Paris, pairs with a young noblewoman with whom he has fallen in love.
26. The Journey (1992)
R | 142 min | Drama
A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.
27. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)
131 min | Drama
Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »
30. The Salamander (1971)
125 min | Comedy, Drama
Two men, arty though somewhat staid, are drawn to the spirited and quixotic Rosemonde, a young working-class woman whom they meet because they're writing a teleplay about a minor but ... See full summary »
31. It All Starts Today (1999)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,230 | Gross: $0.01M
33. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.
34. 75 (2017)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.
35. Portraits of Women (1970)
X | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire ... See full summary »
36. Harvester (1996 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Amnesiac named Steve wakes up in a strange little town called Harvest, a place seemingly straight out of 1950s Americana but with a noticeably eerie and twisted pitch black dark side, that's preparing for the annual festival of blood.
37. Köpek (2015)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
An ordinary day in the mega-city of Istanbul: Ten-year-old Cemo sells paper tissues in the streets, Hayat is controlled by her husband and transsexual Ebru sells her body. All three have a ... See full summary »
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
40. The American Nightmare (2000)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror
An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.
42. Messidor (1979)
123 min | Crime, Drama
Two young women from very different backgrounds journey into the countryside seeking respite from unsatisfactory lives and relationships, but ultimately find that there is no way back to ... See full summary »
43. La femme flic (1980)
103 min | Drama, Thriller
Corinne Levassuer, a Paris police inspector, uncovers some embarrassing evidence during one of her investigations and is transferred to a northern French mining town.
44. Video on Trial (2005– )
30 min | Comedy, Music
It's all about dish, dirt and deconstruction as top pop culture experts analyze today's hottest music videos with candid commentary, scathing reviews and tongue-in-cheek profiling.
45. Man of Straw (1951)
109 min | Comedy, Drama
Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »
46. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (2016 Video)
3 min | Animation, Short, Drama
Max Fleischer-style animated video from the album "These Systems Are Failing" which questions the impact of technology on modern society.
47. The Clown (1976)
111 min | Drama
Hans Schnier has earned his living as a clown, though he is in fact a very covert sort of social critic. After enduring a difficult childhood in Bonn during the Second World War, including his mother's fanatic Nazism.
48. Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969)
88 min | Drama
Abram returns to his small village and although his repairing skills are needed, people's suspicion about his sexual preferences make his life hard.
49. The Beggar's Opera (1953)
94 min | Crime, History, Musical
When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real-life counterpart, he's disappointed with his lack of dash.
50. Shadow of Angels (1976)
101 min | Drama
Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, ... See full summary »