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, not serious, realistic, clever, witty and suspense films and TV shows about / with social satire, satire, disorder, friendship, family relations, society, parody, husband wife relationship, drinking alcohol and violence plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Animation genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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social satire movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as social satire: The Simpsons (1989), Rick and Morty (2013), Futurama (1999), South Park (1997), Family Guy (1999), Paradise PD (2018), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Assassination Nation (2018), Jam (2000), The Spark of Life (2011).

List of social satire movies

 8.7
 363K
The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, social satire, parents and children, eccentric family, small town, satire, mischievous children, goofy hero, society, suburbs, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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 9.2
 369K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, time travel, graphic violence, adventure, family relations, prodigy, grandfather grandson relationship, relatives, satire, escapades, imaginary ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 212K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, 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: futuristic, cynical, surreal, humorous, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, social satire, robot, alien, benign alien, escapades, space and aliens, androids and robots, time travel ...
Time: future, year 1999, 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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 8.7
 330K
South Park (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, offbeat, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, parody, elementary school, social satire, death, friends, mischievous children, small town, vicious, buddies, killings, child swearing ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.1
 303K
Family Guy (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social satire, family relations, small town, parents and children, dog, eccentric family, satire, family life, siblings relations, adolescence, goofy hero, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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 6.9
 13K
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: dark humor, not serious, cynical, humorous, adult animation ...
Plot: police investigation, social satire, small town, goofy hero, stupidity, disorder, buddies, dumb, bad cop, criminal, police protagonist, satire ...
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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: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, business, social satire, marketing, advertising, reporter, tobacco, lie, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, north carolina, vermont ...
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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: brutal, emotional, suspense, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social satire, school, feminist, society, feminism, friends, violence, murder, corruption, avenger, killer, perversion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 2K
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, cynical, dark humor, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: social satire, absurdism, irreverence, society, postmodernism, disorder, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, satire, comedian, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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The Spark of Life (2011)
Genre: 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, suspense, sincere, rough ...
Plot: social satire, life is a bitch, unemployment, couple relations, down on your luck, theater, couples, desire for fame, husband wife relationship, death of protagonist, death of father, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 6.6
 145K
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, humorous, not serious, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.7
 53K
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of ...
Style: enigmatic, surreal, tense, absurd, art house ...
Plot: art collector, gay, art dealer, social satire, supernatural, art theft, painting, surrealism, art gallery, murder, blood, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, miami
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 7.9
 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: funny, satirical, sincere, ironic
Plot: love, older man younger woman relationship, social satire, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, soviet, dancing, plumber, coworker relationship, social relations, colleague colleague relationship ...
Place: soviet union, 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, dysfunctional family, love, loneliness, friendship, infidelity, model, drunkenness, satire ...
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Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: witty, humorous, funny, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, french, village life, fish out of water, friendship, provence, dialect, postman, foe turned friend, social satire, unlikely friendships, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, flanders ...
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Lipstick Under My Burkha  (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four ordinary women, inflicted by silly societal norms, have to steal, lie, cheat and hide in order to lead the lives that they rightfully deserve.
Style: captivating, entertaining, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: social satire, patriarchy, countryside, sexuality, muslim, small town, friendship, family relations, equality, husband wife relationship, self esteem, women ...
Place: india
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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: absurd, slang, humorous, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, parody, friendship, youth, teenage life, dumb, urban ghetto, stupidity, family relations, social satire, comedy team, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.7
 66K
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: banned film, cynical, dark humor, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, loneliness, sibling relationship, divorce, marriage, therapist, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family, child abuse, unhappiness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.8
 143K
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, satirical, absurd, funny, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, fame, gay slur, society, gay, gender, lifestyle, stereotypes, satire, misfit, social satire, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, austria, vienna ...
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Looking for Eric (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, touching, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, self esteem, old love, sport, family in crisis, imaginary, daydreamer, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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 6.0
 20K
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, topical humor, light, colourful
Plot: artificial intelligence, technology, romance, social satire, first date, first kiss, facebook, lifestyle, love and romance, addiction, revenge, social relations ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, concert film, one man show ...
Plot: performance, animal life, stand up comedian, social satire, live performance, live audience, monologue, artists and showbiz, society, fish, british, home movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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 7.6
 488
Best Week Ever (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Best Week Ever is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. It started airing in 2004 and was put on hiatus in the summer of 2009. In January 2010, it was announced that the show was cancelled. On August 3, 2012, ...
Style: cynical, humorous, not serious, witty, topical humor ...
Plot: comedian, celebrity, celebrity culture, celebrity guests, social satire, musician, monologue, joke, pop culture, gossip and rumors, studio, band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.8
 151
A Man Like Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A postal worker has some lunch in a chinese restaurant and falls in love with the waitress, who happens to be chinese. They start dating and quickly fall in and out of love, the waitress returning to China. The young man looks for comfort in his ...
Style: multicultural, romantic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: chinese, interracial romance, cultural difference, dysfunctional family, social satire, male female relationship, lost love, longing, fall in love, follow your dream, chinese restaurant, asian ...
Place: iceland, scandinavia, hong kong, china
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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: dark humor, cynical, surreal, bad taste humour, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, antisocial behavior, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, terrorism, missing person, manipulation, deadly, manipulations, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 8.3
 8K
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
Plot: office, insurance, boss, boss and employee, workplace, coworker, workplace problem, workplace situations, rivals, human relationship, social satire, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, europe
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: witty, humorous, live comedy, topical humor, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, media satire, state affairs, society, celebrity culture, stand up comedian, social satire, political satire, celebrity, live performance, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.5
 216K
Community (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.
Style: witty, not serious, sitcom, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college life, friendship, lifestyle change, student life, friends, social relations, odd, hardcase students, geek, uptight character, silly humor, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
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The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) ...
Style: feel good, witty, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, love triangle, love and romance, fall in love, new year, couple relations, soviet, farce, comedy of errors, unfulfillment, social satire, drunken man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
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 7.8
 18K
Portlandia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, ambitious, charity, dimwit, human relationship, goofy hero, bohemian life, social satire, parody, singer, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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