Most Popular "Social Criticism" Titles
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1. South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Host (2006)
R | 119 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
7. Stalker (1979)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
8. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
9. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.
11. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 73 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.
12. 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 »
13. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, 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.
14. 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 »
15. Pixote (1981)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc
16. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)
117 min | Comedy
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.
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
19. The American Nightmare (2000)
73 min | Documentary, Horror
An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.
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.
21. Ankur (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 »
22. Feed (1992)
76 min | Documentary
This is a documentary about the 1992 New Hampshire primaries. It includes much footage of candidates as they meet people, and just before they go "on-air".
23. It All Starts Today (1999)
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 »
24. 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 »
26. 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.
27. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
81 min | Comedy
Life story of a charming scoundrel, with little dialogue other than the star/director's witty narration. As a boy, only he survives a family tragedy when he's deprived of supper (poisonous ... See full summary »
28. 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 »
29. The Journey (1992)
R | 142 min | Drama, History
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.
30. Bayad puri (1999)
Three women who come from different background work hard to earn a living in Manila, but only realize that they are victims of sexual exploitations.
31. 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 »
32. 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.
35. 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 »
36. 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 »
37. 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 »
38. 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.
43. Spin (1995)
57 min | Documentary
Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »
44. Reel Black Love (2012)
70 min | Documentary
A look at Black romantic films by over 70 actors, directors, and producers and how those films have impacted the culture.
45. Portraits of Women (1970)
X | 86 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 »
49. Mathias Kneissl (1970)
94 min | Drama
Inspired by the real life events of Mathias Kneißl, a marginal man, son of poor farmers from Bavaria, in the late XIX Century. Mathias stole from the riches to give to the poor, becoming a ... See full summary »