71 Best Social Issue Dramas Movies To Watch

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71 Best Social Issue Dramas Movies To Watch

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The Swimmers (2022)

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8.0

Equal parts sweet and searing, this weighty refugee drama is buoyed by tender moments of sisterhood and solidarity

Happening (2021)

best

8.6

Set nearly 60 years ago, this realistically harrowing abortion drama still rings true today

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

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8.7

A stunning and sobering World War I drama from Germany

To Leslie (2022)

best

8.5

A humane portrait of poverty and addiction

Red Rocket (2021)

7.4

A beautiful but heartbreaking look at life in the heartland

Argentina, 1985 (2022)

7.9

A gripping courtroom drama tracking the fall of Argentina's military dictatorship

The Nightingale (2018)

7.1

An unsettling but important social horror from the director of The Babadook

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

7.2

A winning outsider tale set in the Deep South

Leona (2018)

7.6

A Jewish Latina confronts truths about love, life, and self

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

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8.6

A quiet kafkaesque nightmare lashing out at an inhumane healthcare system

Retablo (2017)

7.0

A quiet but potent coming-of-age drama
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