Social decay movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant social decay movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with social decay, society, brutality, violence, life is a bitch, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, pornography and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
social decay
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social decay movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as social decay: Fight Club (1999), Taxi Driver (1976), Black Mirror (2011), Green Street Hooligans (2005), Sin City (2005), The Hunger Games (2012), The Class (2007), The Purge (2013), The Walking Dead (2010), City of God (2002).

List of social decay movies

 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, violence, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.3
 606K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: lone wolves, obsession, social decay, crimes, character study, violence spree, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, depression, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 8.9
 248K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, biting, clever, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, media satire, computers and web, society, technology, alternate reality, technology gone awry, chaos, news, technophobia, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: england
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, obsession, fist fighting, social decay, uninhibited rivalry, friends, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, harvard university, europe
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 8.0
 704K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, corruption, gory, tough heroes, dark hero, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 13K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, misfit, friendship, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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 5.7
 173K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, home invasion, future dystopia, society, danger, life is a bitch, self defense, chaos, escapades, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, supernatural, plague, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, chaos, danger, vestiges of humanity, fear, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, journalism, urban ghetto life, social decay, street gang, photographer, gang war, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, survival, zombie apocalypse, social decay, family in danger, gory, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, danger, female protagonist, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 126K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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: offbeat, thought provoking, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Plot: stupidity, social decay, future dystopia, adventure, misfit, society, army, brainwashing, human nature, hibernation, evolution, experiment ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: sex, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, friends, midlife crisis, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 7.9
 39K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, poverty, downfall, social decay, life is a bitch, teenage life, redemption, innocence lost, prostitution, youth, violence ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, mcdonald's restaurant, denmark ...
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 7.0
 66K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, virginity, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, puberty, teenage life, social decay, society, first sex, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, organized crime, vengeance, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, revenge, social decay, irish, corruption, mob boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, courtroom drama, society, religions or cults, americana, legal, social decay, politics, wizards and magicians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 7.8
 392K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school life, friendship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, teachers and students, family problems, school, realism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: suspense, brutal, bloody, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, female politician, rebellion, election ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.9
 24K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, prison, disfigurement, crime, police investigation, social decay, runaway, dysfunctional family, brutality, hitchhiker, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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 7.7
 67K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, unhappiness, classroom, animal abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, violence, gang, social misfits, violence spree, psychopath, human nature, prison, controversy, society, brutality, freedom ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s
Place: britain
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 7.9
 45K
Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: satirical, philosophical, dark humor, psychological, futuristic
Plot: surrealism, schizophrenia, experimental drug, medical experiment, borderline personality disorder, alternative medicine, pill, future shock, twists & turns, social decay, society, psychiatric patient ...
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The Domestics (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.
Style: futuristic, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: violence, cannibalism, gangs, chaos and mayhem, danger, social decay, survival, survival horror, chase, family in danger, spouse in danger, violence spree ...
Time: future
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, small town, justice, prison, vengeance, drug dealer, social decay, car accident, drug use, manslaughter, working class, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey, indiana
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 7.0
 640
Whatever (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is a story of a depressed, isolated man stuck in a tedious but well-paying programming job.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: social decay, midlife crisis, dull life, unfulfillment, misfit partners, human nature, obsession, looking for sex, singleness, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, social decay, drug dealer, ghetto, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 79K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, loneliness, murder, widower, social decay, vengeance, crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, chess, veteran, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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