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, absurd, suspense, clever, realistic and witty films and TV shows about / with social satire, satire, family relations, disorder, society, dark humor, husband wife relationship, friendship, dysfunctional family 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), Family Guy (1999), Paradise PD (2018), Futurama (1999), South Park (1997), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Assassination Nation (2018), Brüno (2009).

List of social satire movies

 8.6
 375K
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: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, odd ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dark humor, siblings relations, family relations, social satire, parents and children, eccentric family, small town, satire, mischievous children, goofy hero, society, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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 9.2
 414K
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: offbeat, humorous, entertaining, absurd, odd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, adventure, prodigy, graphic violence, family relations, relatives, escapades, satire, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Place: usa
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 8.1
 312K
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: cynical, humorous, parody, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, social satire, family relations, small town, parents and children, eccentric family, satire, talking animals, goofy hero, adolescence, dog, absurdism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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 6.9
 16K
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: cynical, not serious, absurd, humorous, adult animation ...
Plot: dark humor, social satire, police investigation, small town, goofy hero, stupidity, disorder, police officer, buddies, bad cop, satire, dumb ...
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 8.4
 218K
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, parody, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, social satire, robot, alien, escapades, benign alien, space and aliens, adult humor, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: new york
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 8.7
 340K
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: parody, cynical, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, elementary school, social satire, death, friends, gay slur, mischievous children, small town, vicious, buddies, killings, adult humor ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: colorado, 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: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, suburban life, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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, marketing, advertising, business, social satire, tobacco, cigarette smoking, capitalism, cigarette, reporter, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, vermont, japan ...
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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, suspense, emotional, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: feminist, social satire, feminism, hacker, school, society, female protagonist, friends, murder, violence, killer, corruption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 146K
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, parody ...
Plot: gay slur, satire, gay, social satire, fashion, fame, society, gender, lifestyle, stereotypes, misfit, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, austria, vienna ...
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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, not serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: postmodernism, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, dark humor, disorder, society, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, satire, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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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, controversial, suspense ...
Plot: satire, social satire, political satire, society, disorder, jewish, bible, 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, rough, touching, sincere ...
Plot: social satire, life is a bitch, unemployment, couple relations, down on your luck, theater, change of luck, couples, desire for fame, husband wife relationship, job seeking, media coverage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 6.6
 152K
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, humorous, not serious, offbeat ...
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
 56K
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, surrealism, art gallery, murder, blood, painting, 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: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
Plot: love, social satire, older man younger woman relationship, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, soviet, dancing, plumber, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, coworker relationship ...
Place: soviet union, 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: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, porno movie
Plot: european, social satire, misery, family relations, loneliness, friendship, dysfunctional family, love, infidelity, drunkenness, model, 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: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, french, fish out of water, friendship, postman, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, provence, europe, southern france, south of france ...
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Lipstick Under My Burkha  (2016)
Genre: Comedy, 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: humorous, stylized, clever, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: patriarchy, social satire, small town, sexuality, muslim, countryside, family relations, friendship, equality, parents and children, husband wife relationship, 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: parody, absurd, slang, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, dumb, friendship, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto, stupidity, family relations, social satire, comedy team, father son relationship, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.7
 68K
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, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to the United States with his young daughter, and reveals more about the culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections.
Style: absurd, humorous, satirical, fable
Plot: masked man, amazon, disguise, prank, presidential election, social satire, father daughter relationship, countryside, male protagonist, feminism, epiphany, political rally ...
Place: manhattan new york city, kazakhstan, new york, texas, xian
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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, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, old love, self esteem, sport, family in crisis, disorder, life is a bitch, society, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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 6.0
 23K
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, colourful
Plot: artificial intelligence, technology, romance, social satire, first date, facebook, first kiss, topical humor, lifestyle, addiction, love and romance, social relations ...
Place: san francisco, oakland california, usa
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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: humorous, captivating, semi serious, absurd
Plot: black american, poverty, social satire, success, absurd humor, dark humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coworker relationship, employer employee relationship, friendship, fame, tv commercial ...
Place: oakland california
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 6.9
 518
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 ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, suicidal, social satire, journey, husband wife relationship, teenager, dysfunctional family, save the day, teenage protagonist, eiffel tower paris, reckless driving, gasoline ...
Place: france, paris france
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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, light, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, disorder, soviet, fall in love, new year, couple relations, farce, comedy of errors, unfulfillment, drunken man, social satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: st. petersburg russia, soviet union, russia, ussr, moscow russia
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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, biting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self hatred, self loathing, nervousness, human nature, social satire, dark humor, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, central europe
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 8.4
 28K
The Boondocks (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Korea, Canada
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: semi serious, humorous, adult animation, suspense, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, interracial relations, hip hop culture, racism, youth, family relations, fish out of water, blacks and whites, leaving home, street kid, culture clash, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 23K
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: humorous, witty, not serious, cynical, parody ...
Plot: satire, stupidity, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, social misfits, society, gender bending, human nature, false identity, social satire, fast talker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france, britain
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