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Movies for Sociological Review



This is a list of possible entertainment movies for you to view and do a sociological Review. I am not necessarily saying these are "good" movies...just a sampling of possible ones. I placed them in categories, but many could be in more than one. To Review a movie you must use the Guidelines I provide. However, you are certainly NOT limited to these choices...this is only a sampling of many many movies which can be used. If you know of a good movie...or come across one...do it (no need to ask my approval)...and let me know so I can add it to the list. Thanks

I suggest you utilize a movie review site on the Internet to find out something about the movies before doing a Review. Some are older, some brand new...ALL can be interpreted sociologically. Although there are any number of good sites available, I suggest All Movie Guide. It usually gives a decent synopsis of the movie...sometimes a review. There are also links to 'genre' and other essays which present other possible choices. I've provided links to a few of AMG's genres (at the bottom of the page) you can explore for other movies.





MASS MEDIA

Network
Broadcast News
Wag The Dog

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT/MILITARY

Catch-22
Bullworth
The Candidate
Dr. Strangelove
Bob Roberts
The Day After
Three Days of the Condor
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Born on the 4th of July
Apocalypse Now
Brave New World
1984
Fahrenheit451
The Handmaid's Tale
Brazil
Antz
The Siege
Dave
12 Monkeys
The Postman
Life is Beautiful
Open City (1945)
Courage Under Fire
Three Kings
Things to Come (1936)
Missing
Burn
Salvador
Reds
1900

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

The Gods Must Be Crazy
Mr. Baseball
Falling Down
Grand Canyon
Lord of the Flies
The Long Walk Home
Logan's Run
After Hours
Rollerball
Blade Runner
THX 1138
Fight Club
A Clockwork Orange
The Lathe of Heaven
The Wall
Pleasantville
The Truman Show
Memento
The Matrix
Babette's Feast
Nightfall
Lord of the Flies
A Bugs Life
Anger Management
The End of Violence

WORK AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Towering Inferno
The Insider
The China Syndrome
The Conversation
Norma Rae
Wall Street
Other People's Money
Clerks
Glengarry Glen Ross
Shock to the System
Salaam Bombay!
With Honors
Boyz 'N the Hood
Office Space
Modern Times (1936)
Affluenza
Salt of the Earth
Matewan
A Civil Action
Erin Brokovich
The Cradle Will Rock

SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

Working Girl
Educating Rita
The Grapes of Wrath
They Live
Higher Learning
El Norte
Risky Business

GENDER/ORIENTATION

Tootsie
When Harry Met Sally
Baby Boom
A League of Their Own
Mr. Mom
9 to 5
The Stepford Wives
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Birdcage
Boomerang
Disclosure
The Laramie Project
Private Benjamin
Gas Food Lodging
Girlfight

HEALTH AND AGING

On Golden Pond
Rain Man
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Doctor
Outbreak
The Band Played On
A Beautiful Mind
Girl, Interruppted
The Elephant Man
Shine
Patch Adams
Philadelphia
John Q
Wit
Lorenzo's Oil
If These Walls Could Talk
KPAX
Frances
Mr. Jones
Awakenings
M*A*S*H
Dark City
Logan's Run
Titicut Follies (DOC)
The Hospital
The Hospital (DOC)
Clockwork Orange
Road to Wellville
The Making of a Doctor (DOC)
Nell
Cider House Rules
Gattaca
Momento
My Life
Kids
My Name is Joe
A Civil Action
Once Were Warriors
Erin Brockovich
El Norte
Margaret's Museum
Salaam Bombay
Men With Guns
Twilight of the Golds
Twin Falls Idaho
Passion Fish
The Waterdance
Murderball
Longtime Companion
A Woman's Tale
Gross Anatomy
Gray's Anatomy
Baby Girl Scott
Coma
Miss Evers' Boys
Charly

Medical Drama...from AMG
-----Great list of course related films

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

Ordinary People
A River Runs Through It
American Beauty
Parenthood
The Burning Bed
Paris, Texas

EDUCATION

Dead Poet's Society
Inherit The Wind
Harrison Bergeron
Dangerous Minds

RELIGION

Dogma
Last Temptation of Christ
Stigmata
Chocolat
Meet Joe Black
The Magdalene Sisters
Romero

RACE

Guess who's coming to dinner?
To Kill A Mockingbird
Black Like Me
The Color Purple
Legends of the Fall
Menace II Society
Cooley High
Nothing But a Man
Crash
Beloved
Amistad

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Shawshank Redemption
The Last Castle
Dead Man Walking
12 Angry Men
Unforgiven
Pulp Fiction
Traffic
Witness (1985)
Black Rain
































SOME GENRES AT AMG

Social Problems Films

Family Drama

Docudrama

Courtroom Dramas

Prison Dramas

Crime Drama

Future Dystopias

Addiction Drama

Comedy Drama

Marijuana

Political Drama

Psychological Sci-Fi

Medical Drama

Assumed Identities

Biography (Fiction)

Biography (Non-Fiction)

Comedy of Manners

Comedy on the Edge

Culture & Society

Environment Movies

Erotic Drama

Fighting the System

Historical Movies in Chronological Order

Homeless

Literate

Marriage Drama

Message Movie

Mindbenders

Period Films

Race Relations

Satire

Self-Discovery

Sophisticated Comedy