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, interesting, disturbing and stylized films and TV shows about / with social decay, society, violence, life is a bitch, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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social decay movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as social decay: Fight Club (1999), Taxi Driver (1976), Black Mirror (2011), City of God (2002), Idiocracy (2006), Green Street Hooligans (2005), The Purge (2013), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Hunger Games (2012), Fear the Walking Dead (2015).

List of social decay movies

 8.8
 1.7M
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: twists and turns, mind bending, surprise ending, biting, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, split personality, social decay, fist fighting, nihilism, insomnia, against the rules, violence, life philosophy, fighting the system, paranoia, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.3
 626K
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, violence spree, depression, alienation, crimes, taxi, loner, nightlife, taxi driver ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
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 8.9
 297K
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, cynical, serious ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, society, computers and web, media satire, alternate reality, mind control, technology, paranoia, news, media, gadget ...
Time: future
Place: england
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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, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, social decay, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, poverty, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 6.6
 130K
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, futuristic, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: future dystopia, stupidity, social decay, evolution, society, sent to the future, army, intelligence, life turned upside down, brainwashing, experiment, capitalism ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, skinhead, uninhibited rivalry, social decay, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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 5.7
 180K
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: home invasion, family in danger, survival, society, self defense, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, social decay, escapades, violence spree, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 40K
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: sincere, bleak, thought provoking, serious, depressing ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, social decay, teenage life, redemption, youth, slavery, prostitution, rape ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, denmark, russia ...
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, future dystopia, contests and competitions, young heroes, against the odds, heroes, death, killings, trap, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
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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, scary, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, chaos, parents and children, social decay, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, apocalypse, survival, family in danger, gory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 69K
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, thought provoking, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, unhappy, dedicated educator, society, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.0
 712K
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, dark, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, neo noir, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, torture, crimes, vigilante, corruption, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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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, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, misfit, youth, friendship, human nature, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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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, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, chaos, post apocalypse, fear, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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 7.0
 67K
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, youth, virginity, urban ghetto life, puberty, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, social decay, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, survival, rebellion, future dystopia, danger, strong female character, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, escapades, youth ...
Time: future
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, vengeance, vigilante, vigilantism, social decay, violence spree, violence, anti heroes, absurdism, massacre, prostitute, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: 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: tense, suspense, stylized, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, gang war, vengeance, betrayal, revenge, social decay, gangsters, corruption, army, criminal heroes, mob boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, banned film, psychedelic, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, insanity, brainwashing, gang, violence, psychopath, social misfits, surrealism, social decay, sadism, violence spree, society ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
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 7.8
 96K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: idealism, whistleblower, police corruption, fighting the system, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, bribery, ethics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, african american, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.3
 95K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: transplant, future dystopia, cyberpunk, chase, black market, on the run, social decay, brutality, evil corporation, mercenary, violence, singer ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
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 7.2
 11K
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, lifestyle, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, sexual relations, friends, gluttony, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, social decay, politics, courtroom drama, legal, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, social decay, disorder, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 5.0
 42K
Cosmopolis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: surreal, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: billionaire, murder, losing-it hero, social decay, downfall, wall street, on the road, city life, taxi, anarchist, limousine, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 9K
The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: native american, life is a bitch, social decay, misfit, americana, injustice, family relations, unemployment, alcohol abuse, society, gang, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
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 4.2
 951
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, murder, crime, life is a bitch, false accusation, police corruption, social decay, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, sexual, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, infidelity, teenager, adultery, juvenile delinquency, social decay, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 398K
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: touching, sincere, disturbing, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, morality, social decay, immigrants, bigotry, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, california, puerto rico ...
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