Social class movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant social class movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, psychological, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with social class, society, family relations, class differences, social differences, maid, betrayal, love, mother daughter relationship and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as social class: The Cook of Castamar (2021), Howards End (2017), Snowpiercer (2013), Parasite (2019), Lady Chatterley (2006), Gosford Park (2001), Where Once We Walked (2011), Triangle of Sadness (2022), Crisis in Six Scenes (2016), Emma: A Victorian Romance (2005).

List of social class movies

The Cook of Castamar (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set in early 18th-century Madrid, the plot follows the love story between an agoraphobic cook and a widowed nobleman.
Style: captivating, epic
Plot: maid, social class, domestic servant, changing lives, male female relationship, drastic change of life, wealthy family, society, relationships, employer employee relationship, character change, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: madrid
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Howards End (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.
Style: sentimental, captivating, romantic, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: social class, class differences, wealthy family, house, sister, class system, love, love and romance, society, love affair, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, allegory, tense, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, distopia, survival, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, social differences, winter, class struggle, society, snow ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, year 2014, 2010s ...
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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: exciting, captivating, tragic ending, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: wealthy family, social satire, poverty, basement, scam, class differences, scheme, plot twist, suspense, tutor, poor family, wealth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea, india, seoul, asia
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Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: sexy, romantic, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Audience: adult
Plot: passion, infidelity, forbidden love, lady, extramarital affair, sex, sensuality, husband wife relationship, female nudity, dysfunctional marriage, class differences, erection ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: riviera, mediterranean sea, europe, france
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: dark, biting, atmospheric, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, country estate, estate, society, whodunit, murder mystery, high society, twists and turns, butler, servant, murder investigation, suspense ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, pre world war two, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revenge, politics, revolutionary, socialist, unrequited love, lower class, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, year 1918, 1920s ...
Place: helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
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Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Sweden, UK, Germany, France, Turkey, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Mexico
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged captain. What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.
Style: disturbing, captivating, entertaining, satirical, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, yacht, cruise ship, class differences, inequality, stranded on an island, social satire, shipwreck, cruise, model, fashion model, asian woman ...
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Crisis in Six Scenes (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: During the turbulent 1960s, an American family receives a visitor who changes everything.
Style: satirical, feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: middle class, society, social satire, social class, lifestyle change, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, satire, family life, social relations, working class, crisis ...
Time: 20th century
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Emma: A Victorian Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In 19th-century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which people are born dictates the path their lives will follow. Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, never felt her place in life to be a burden. But then she ...
Style: anime, sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, society, love and romance, working class, fall in love, couples, family business, maid, social class, tragedy, slice of life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: united kingdom, europe, london, england
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, space station, distopia, future dystopia, space, class conflict, space and aliens, dystopic future, dark future, apocalypse, post apocalypse, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, africa, usa
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The Love of Courtyard (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The nostalgic account of the lives of the Beijing working class residing in the ghetto-ish quad-court from the late 60s to the early 90s. The stories are told around a frank and outspoken factory canteen chef nicknamed "Shazhu" (dumb ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: social differences, lifestyle, society, social problems, social class, cultural revolution, middle class, social issues, revolution, working class, class differences
Place: china
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Fly Me To The Saitama (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: People from Saitama Prefecture are persecuted and, because of this, they hide the fact that they are from there. In Tokyo, Momomi Hakuhodo (Fumi Nikaido) is a male high school student and the son of the Tokyo governor. Physically, Momomi Hakuhodo ...
Style: humorous, captivating, disturbing
Plot: discrimination, student, japanese school, class conflict, classism, revolution, class differences, high society, social activist, society, civil rights, revolutionary ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Silvana Sin Lana (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A high society woman loses everything and has to move with her three daughters, and her mom to a middle-class neighborhood.
Style: captivating, humorous, disturbing
Plot: family problems, family relations, class differences, social class, couple relations, lifestyle change, financial problem, family life, social problems, middle class, money problems, mother daughter relationship ...
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The Guide to the Perfect Family (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple in Québec deals with the pitfalls, pressure and high expectations of raising kids in a society obsessed with success and social media image.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, feel good
Plot: parenthood, mother son relationship, school, parents and children, social network, kids and family, social class, society, father daughter relationship, supportive parent, male female relationship, parenting ...
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An Impossible Love (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: love, mother daughter relationship, single mother, violence against women, incest, father daughter incest, class differences, illegitimate child, little girl, father daughter relationship, office worker, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 50s, 60s
Place: france
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Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, bleak, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, manly
Plot: rage, anger, midlife crisis, violence, obsession, urban decay, police officer, vigilante, alienation, losing-it hero, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Swept Away (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue. He is stood up.
Style: sexy, talky, melancholic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: island, sexual relations, strong sexual content, love story, survival, sodomy, stranded, love, fall in love, happy ending, opposites attract, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, italy
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The Second Mother (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, melancholic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: class differences, depression, honest, loneliness, family relations, character study, nanny, family problems, parent child relationship, brazilian, twists and turns, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, tokyo, australia, sao paulo brazil ...
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The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family relations, adult child friendship, mischievous children, fall in love, obnoxious boss, parents and children, little boy, fish out of water, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, harlem ...
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, compassionate, breathtaking, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, assassination, tennis, family relations, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: italy, poland, germany, israel, europe ...
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A Dream of Splendor (2022)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Zhao Pan'er is a smart and savvy teahouse owner in Qiantang, living alongside her two best friends Sun Sanniang and Song Yinzhang. When she finds out her fiancé left her for another woman of a high ranking officer after becoming an official in ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: society, feminist, problem, civil rights, female protagonist, dynasty, ambitious woman, women's rights, power struggle, feminism, lifestyle, outcast ...
Place: china
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The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Manhattan socialite begins to fear for her troubled younger brother when he starts behaving bizarrely and he seems to have been friends with a backstreet murderer.
Style: psychotronic, satanic, psychological, slasher, serious ...
Plot: boy, voodoo, supernatural, occult, possession, brother sister relationship, psychopath, hippie, religion, city, class differences, spiritualism ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, morocco
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Paradise Hills (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility's beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.
Style: atmospheric, colourful, realistic, psychological, light ...
Plot: dystopic future, women, island, high society, teenage girl, classism, flowers, operation, social problems, lgbt, overweight, therapy ...
Time: future
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East West 101 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, racism, police investigation, haunted by the past, law enforcement, fighting crime, ego clash, society, rivalry, loss of son, woman with a gun, nypd ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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The Bastard Executioner (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set ...
Style: bleak, melancholic, rough, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, executioner, knight, betrayal, corruption, brutality, sword and shield, forbidden love, society, intrigue, disguise, violence ...
Time: 14th century
Place: wales
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Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, medical, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, family relations, boss and employee, lifestyle, lifesaver, doctors and patients, medicine, doctor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prejudice, love, wooing, countryside, opposites attract, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, rich and poor, looking for love ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, tragic love, infidelity, politics, revolution, hopes, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, fall in love, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
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Masquerade (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: plot twist, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, police investigation, sex scene, sex, woman in danger, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, couples, dangerous attraction, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
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