Social satire movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant social satire movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, suspense, funny, absurd and not serious films and TV shows about / with social satire, satire, society, dark humor, violence, disorder, husband wife relationship, family relations, drinking alcohol and father son relationship plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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social satire movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as social satire: Thank You for Smoking (2005), Sorry to Bother You (2018), Paradise PD (2018), Parasite (2019), Trading Places (1983), Futurama (1999), Assassination Nation (2018), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Wonder Showzen (2000), Day of the Wacko (2002).

List of social satire movies

Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: entertaining, witty, political, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: advertising, marketing, business, lobbyist, satire, tobacco, social satire, reporter, lung cancer, journalism, society, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., vermont, california, usa, japan ...
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Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, captivating, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social satire, satire, black american, corporation, labor union, absurdism, slave labor, capitalism, labor strike, slavery, anti capitalism, performance art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oakland california
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 6.8
 19K
Paradise PD (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: An eager young rookie joins the ragtag small-town police force led by his dad as they bumble, squabble and snort their way through a big drug case.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, absurd, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, social satire, police investigation, goofy hero, incompetence, disorder, bad cop, small town, stupidity, police, criminal, buddies ...
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 8.5
 794K
Parasite (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tragic ending, psychological ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, basement, class differences, wealth, scam, scheme, plot twist, social satire, tutor, poor family, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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 7.5
 153K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, gloomy, christmas special ...
Plot: stock market, switching roles, fish out of water, beggar, wrongful arrest, prostitute, wager, class differences, manipulation, christmas, rags to riches, investor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 8.5
 238K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: adult animation, cynical, futuristic, surreal, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: scientist, space travel, robot, mad scientist, social satire, alien, goofy hero, space and aliens, adult humor, cyclops, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 20th century, distant future
Place: new york
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Assassination Nation (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the ...
Style: suspense, brutal, emotional, exciting, dark ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: murder, school, social satire, murderer, home invasion, violence, high school, gang, hacker, society, friends, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, siblings relations, prodigy, dark humor, teenage life, suburbs, suburban life, youth, social satire, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Wonder Showzen (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The show's format is that of educational PBS ...
Style: parody, surreal, not serious, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: puppet, social satire, absurd humor, satire, social problems, racial slur, disorder, dark humor, religions or cults, stupidity, children, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Day of the Wacko (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 44 year-old teacher, who reads poetry during school ...
Style: tragicomedy, suspense, humorous, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: midlife crisis, social satire, nothing goes right, teacher, obsession, self loathing, dark humor, mental illness, paranoia, nervousness, polish, rage ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, central europe
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 7.2
 66K
The Square (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Style: surreal, satirical, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: modern art, art, social satire, sex scene, society, theft, art exhibition, trust, museum, ape man, hypocrisy, performance art ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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 6.0
 28K
Jexi (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Phil's new phone comes with an unexpected feature, Jexi...an A.I. determined to keep him all to herself in a comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than all else.
Style: entertaining, light, psychological, colourful, captivating ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, first kiss, social satire, first date, romance, technology, facebook, addiction, lifestyle, love and romance, social awkwardness, social problems ...
Place: san francisco, oakland california, usa
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 6.5
 165K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, absurd, futuristic, humorous, funny ...
Plot: distopia, stupidity, evolution, future dystopia, satire, time travel, society, hibernation, social decay, dimwit, intelligence, brainwashing ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 150K
Brüno (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, parody, stylized ...
Plot: gay, satire, social satire, gay slur, lgbt, gender, fame, stereotypes, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexuality, sex, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, israel, europe ...
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 7.2
 531K
Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: funny, apocalyptic, thought provoking, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: asteroid, end of the world, disaster, comet, meteorite, astronaut, save the world, natural disaster, social satire, climate change, chaos, politics ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1994, 2020s, distant future
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan, illinois, new york ...
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 7.4
 24K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, sexy, political, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, school shooting, private school, coming of age, boarding school, boys' school, school, violence, social satire, teacher, teenager, satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california
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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who ...
Style: parody, absurd, funny, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, dumb, friendship, youth, sarcasm, hip hop, stupidity, urban ghetto, social satire, family relations, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, social injustice, judge, insanity, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism, villain, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.4
 3K
Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: surreal, not serious, cynical, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: postmodernism, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, society, dark humor, disorder, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, satire, comedian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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 7.7
 71K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: cynical, depressing, disturbing, art house, dark ...
Plot: pedophilia, dysfunctional family, rape, loneliness, dark humor, obsession, depression, sexual abuse, phone sex, pedophile, multiple storylines, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.8
 542
Vincent (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vincent is a 17-year old ecologist who drives his family crazy with his attempts to reduce their carbon footprint. Vincent‘s giddy French aunt Nikki takes him on a trip to France, convinced that the boy‘s obsession is related to his suffocating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: suicidal, social satire, teenager, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, aunt nephew relationship, journey, save the day, mediterranean, teenage protagonist, reckless driving, on the road ...
Place: france, paris france
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 8.5
 2K
Monkey Dust (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Monkey Dust is a British satirical cartoon, notorious for its dark humour and handling of taboo topics such as bestiality, murder, suicide and paedophilia. There were three series broadcast on BBC Three between 2003 and 2005. Following co-creator ...
Style: cynical, adult animation, surreal, funny, absurd ...
Plot: dark humor, sexual abuse, antisocial behavior, social satire, satire, life is a bitch, child abuse, missing person, dysfunctional family, terrorism, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 9K
Stromberg (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Stromberg is a German television series which is produced by Brainpool and broadcast on the commercial television channel ProSieben. The series was proclaimed as a copy of the BBC series The Office, although initially the producers claimed it was ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, not serious, sitcom ...
Plot: office, boss, social satire, workplace, boss and employee, insurance, workplace situations, workplace problem, human relationship, rivals, coworker, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, germany
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 8.5
 31K
The Boondocks (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series premiered on November 6, 2005 and was created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same ...
Style: adult animation, semi serious, humorous, sitcom, manga ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: african american, topical humor, street kid, interracial relations, satire, youth, leaving home, social satire, family relations, fish out of water, brother brother relationship, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 25K
Little Britain (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the ...
Style: parody, not serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: stupidity, satire, social satire, lifestyle, sexual humor, social misfits, society, misfit, gender bending, human nature, false identity, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, paris france, britain, london
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The Jews Are Coming (2014)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Satire sketches, examining the history of the Jewish people since biblical times.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, bible, social satire, political satire, society, disorder, jewish, bible story, jewish life, jewish history, sketch
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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As Luck Would Have It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roberto is an unemployed publicist who achieved success when he thought of a famous slogan: "Coca-Cola, the spark of life." Now he is a desperate man, trying to remember the happy days, back to the hotel where he spent the honeymoon with ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: social satire, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, desire for fame, change of luck, couples, down on your luck, theater, job seeking, business, death of protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 8.4
 6K
Review (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series uses “mockumentary” techniques to depict the fictional, reality television-style adventures of enthusiastic professional critic Forrest MacNeil, who hosts a TV show called "Review" in which he engages in any life experience ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: critic, social satire, workplace, fish out of water, media, dark humor, comedian, divorce, stupidity, tv show, neighbor, casual sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.8
 4K
Afonya (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even ...
Style: sincere, funny, satirical, ironic
Plot: love, social satire, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, coworker relationship, social relations, slacker, social misfits, social outcast, alcohol abuse, communism ...
Place: ussr, russia
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What's Wrong with This Picture? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A snapshot of the state of the Danish nation: in one of the stories, a woman enters a pole-sitting contest in a desperate bid to reinvent herself. Another is about Erik, whose wife has been lobbying a Better Homes and Gardens type magazine to do a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic, porno movie
Plot: european, social satire, misery, family relations, love, friendship, infidelity, loneliness, dysfunctional family, drunkenness, model, satire ...
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