Social issues movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant social issues movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological and touching films and TV shows about / with social issues, society, family relations, friendship, love, youth, couples, murder, teenager and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Iran and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as social issues: Girl From Nowhere (2018), Sense8 (2015), Princess (2006), Bol (2011), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Sweet Land (2005), Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012), Freaks of Nature (2015), Swades (2004), It's Winter (2006).

List of social issues movies

Girl From Nowhere (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
Style: atmospheric, serious, harsh, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: school, bullying, social issues, social problems, vigilantism, death, betrayal, teenager, revenge, high school, violence, redemption ...
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Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, supernatural ability, gay, telepathy, love affair, secret organization, lesbian, conspiracy, sex scene, transsexual, homosexuality ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mumbai india, mexico city, london, san francisco, chicago illinois ...
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Princess (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of August who loses his beloved sister Christina, a former porn star known as The Princess. He adopts Christina's five-year-old daughter Mia. Weighed down by grief and guilt, August breaks down and with Mia in tow, he embarks on a ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: social issues, child abuse, family problems, childhood sexual abuse, porn star, life is a bitch, vigilantism, rivalry, clergy, addiction, death in the family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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Bol (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: social issues, family relations, family values, life is a bitch, parents and children, strong female presence, feminist, death sentence, murder, society, media, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pakistan, india, middle east
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Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, first sex, social issues, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, up and down relationship, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, melancholic, stylized, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, citizenship, prejudice, friendship, society, social issues, small town, farmer, wedding, fall in love, mail order bride, self discovery ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
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Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Fearlessly funny stand-up comic and sitcom star Donald Glover puts on a live show in New York, confessing his love for Cocoa Puffs and Toys "R" Us.
Style: sincere, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racial issues, social issues, society, actor's life, family relations, racism, family life, parents and children, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, absurd humor, stand up special ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: funny, parody, humorous, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, vampire, apocalypse, small town, high school, nerd, alien, supernatural, monster, alien invasion, humanity, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 18th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: poverty, discrimination, village, human spirit, follow your dream, self discovery, obsessive quest, journey, change of heart, social differences, homecoming, social issues ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: winter, society, unemployment, love affair, working class, social issues, marriage crisis, realism, human nature, life is a bitch, survival, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, romantic, inspirational, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, society, aristocracy, social differences, love and romance, high society, forbidden love, white male black female relationship, victorian england, slave ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era, 1780s
Place: england, london, africa, europe, vienna ...
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Kaiba (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where memories exist in memory chips separate from the body, death of the body no longer means death of the soul. It is possible for memories to be viewed, altered, and transferred between bodies. These memory chips are used by the rich ...
Style: anime, futuristic, captivating, psychedelic, psychological ...
Plot: social issues, memory, social relations, social problems, class society, space, sociology, technology, advanced technology, society, lifestyle, dream world ...
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Angels of the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Northeastern of Brazil, the father of the twelve years old illiterate Maria sells his daughter to Tadeu to be employed as a housemaid and have a better life. However, the girl is resold to the farmer Lourenço that deflowers her, and he gives the ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: child prostitution, prostitution, brothel, sex slave, teenage prostitute, slave trader, child abuse, sex slavery, forced prostitution, slave trade, prostitute, slavery ...
Time: year 2002
Place: brazil
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gypsy, racism, family relations, couples, unemployment, life is a bitch, realism, family problems, social misfits, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: thought provoking, depressing, suspenseful, intense, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, internet, multiple storylines, couples, cyberspace, dishonesty, lawyer, bullying, social media, lifestyle, character study, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Son of the South (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Bob Zellner, grandson of a Klansman, comes of age in the Deep South and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, inspirational
Plot: civil rights movement, civil rights, ku klux klan, social issues, american history, moral dilemma, fighting the system, society, social problems, repression, family relations, social relations ...
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Invisibles (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following a city councils decision, a women's shelter will soon be closed and social workers have only three months to accommodate the residents.
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: social issues, social worker, female protagonist, group therapy, social decay, adaptation, society, friendship, family relations, life philosophy, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 2010s
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Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, dark
Plot: abuse, single mother, lawyer, custody, hearing, children, child abuse, class differences, courtroom drama, social issues, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
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The Portrait (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A musical tale about two impoverished sisters' anguish over whether or not to sell the final masterpiece of their recluse father days before the second world war, in Manila.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, love interest, friendship, betrayal, sister sister relationship, intrigue, young man, romantic obsession, love, social issues, deception, politics ...
Time: 1940s
Place: manila philippines
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Superior Donuts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The relationship between Arthur, the gruff owner of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee, Franco, and their loyal patrons in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.
Style: sitcom, light, captivating, sincere, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: restaurant, employer employee relationship, interracial friendship, friendship, prejudice, social issues, culture clash, generation gap, rivalry, society, youth, ambition ...
Place: chicago illinois
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One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, society, lifestyle, nightlife, social differences, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, class differences, social issues, class society, extramarital affair ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: sincere, light, sentimental, political, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: african american, love, lawyer, wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, one day, social issues, politics, civil rights movement, african american protagonist, president, u.s. president ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, year 1989, future
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, africa, america, kenya ...
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Unfaithful Women (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television survey says over sixty percent of women in Chile are unfaithful. True or not, this movie presents some interesting answers.
Style: realistic, serious, humorous, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, sex with stepson, couple relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems, breakup, extramarital affair, adultery, social issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
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Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, looking for love, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, teenage life, social relations, society, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, society, hopes, love and romance, self discovery, human spirit, military, military life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
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Battle of the Classes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As everyone knows, children make no difference between social classes, skin colors or religions. But then why does Corentin, Paul and Sofia's nine-year-old son, only have friends like him at Bagnolet's school? And when his friends all ...
Style: light, entertaining, humorous, sincere
Plot: school, father son relationship, humiliation, teacher, school teacher, couples, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, religion, female lawyer, social issues, blended family, movie theatre ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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X Quinientos (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: X Quinientos tells the story of Alex, David and Aurora, three people who live in opposite ends of the American continent, but who are connected due to their incapacity to accept mourning and to their need of changing in order to move on with their ...
Style: psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: brother brother relationship, mexican, migration, homecoming, teenage protagonist, death of father, teenage girl, killer child, teenage boy, gang leader, deportation, social issues ...
Place: canada, mexico, colombia, mexico city, montreal ...
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Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: avant garde, touching, sincere, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, female homosexuality, lesbianism, illegal immigrant, immigrants, unconditional love, american, sexuality, dark secret, u.s. canadian border, border patrol ...
Place: los angeles, vancouver, montreal, new york, california ...
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Pirated Copy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated DVDs.
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: smuggler, chase, obstacle, police officer, adultery, hardship, love, chinese, robbery, police, prostitute, social issues ...
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Pursuit of Loneliness (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After an elderly hospital patient dies, a nurse tries unsuccessfully to contact the next of kin. Later, a social worker continues the effort but finds only the neighbor who was feeding the patient’s dogs. A county investigator fails to locate any ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: nurse, old age, veterinarian, hospital, social issues, social worker, loneliness, isolation, pet dog, elderly woman, pharmacy, ranch ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas, los angeles
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