5 Social Issue Movies


The Platform (2019)

Spanish social science fiction-horror film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.


The film is set in a large, tower-style "Vertical Self-Management Center". Its residents, who are switched every 30 days between its many floors, are fed via a platform which, initially filled with food at the top floor that gradually descends through the tower's levels, stopping for a fixed amount of time on each. The system inevitably leads to conflict, as the residents at the top levels get to eat as much as they can, with each level getting only the leftovers from the previous ones.




Mother! (2017)


American psychological horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.


A poet and his wife lead a tranquil existence in a burnt-out house. However, when uninvited guests come barging in, the couple's life turns chaotic and shocking events unfold.











Cadaver (2020)


Norwegian horror film.


In the starving post-apocalyptic aftermath of a nuclear disaster, people are very desperate for food and comfort. Streets are full of bodies and people are struggling to keep alive. A family accepts a charitable offer to join a the dinner show at a luxurious mansion, which turns into a sinister game.










Hard Candy (2005)


Hayley is a precocious teenager who goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff, the photographer she met on the internet. Jeff thinks he is in for a real treat, but Hayley plays a trick on him. After drugging Jeff and tying him down, Hayley reveals that she knows Jeff preys on teenage girls, and she has a plan to wring a confession from him.











The Circle (2017)


Based on Eggers' 2013 novel of the same name.


Mae is ecstatic to be employed in the biggest tech company in the world. But after she gets involved in an experiment that could change the world, she realizes its adverse consequences.












-K

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