Netflix Social Issue Dramas movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Social Issue Dramas movies and series. 69 titles were found.

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Roped
May 8, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 90 minutes
A star cowboy in a traveling rodeo gets thrown off course when he falls in love with the daughter of a tough-minded town councilman.
The Stand at Paxton County
May 8, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 102 minutes
A military veteran comes home to find her father harassed by a sheriff intent on confiscating the livestock on their ranch under shady pretenses.
All Day and a Night
May 8, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 121 minutes
While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.
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R.K.Nagar
April 29, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 132 minutes
Things look up for a Chennai man struggling to make ends meet when he falls for a politician’s daughter -- until he gets entangled in a murder case.
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This Earth of Mankind
April 24, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 180 minutes
A Javanese royal and half-Dutch woman fall in love as Indonesia rises to independence from colonial rule. Based on Pramoedya Ananta Toer's famed novel.
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Vikrithi
April 17, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 119 minutes
Mistaking the sleeping passenger on his train for a drunk, a young man posts a picture of him online, unaware of his impulsive act's ugly repercussions.
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School Life
April 10, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 112 minutes
In one of the poorest areas of Paris, a school counselor devotes herself to working with disadvantaged students, while facing challenges of her own.
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Sitara: Let Girls Dream
March 11, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 15 minutes
In this silent short set in 1970s Pakistan, 14-year-old Pari longs to be a pilot, unaware that her father plans to marry her off to a much older man.
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Guilty
March 6, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 119 minutes
When a college heartthrob is accused of rape by a less popular student, his girlfriend navigates various versions of the story in search of the truth.
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Six Windows in the Desert
February 28, 2020 | Show | 2020
From a theatre play to the aftermath of a plane crash, this collection of shorts from Saudi filmmakers depicts the nuances of Saudi Arabian culture.
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Miss Virginia
February 17, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 102 minutes
Determined to give her son a private school education, a single mother in the inner city uses all her resources to try to effect change in the system.
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Jezebel
January 31, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 86 minutes
During the internet's infancy, a vulnerable woman follows her sister into the sex industry as a webcam model but her sudden popularity tests their bond.
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Made in China
January 31, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 127 minutes
After a trip to China, a struggling entrepreneur returns to India as the supplier of an illegal aphrodisiac — but all he ends up stimulating is chaos.
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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
November 28, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 105 minutes
After a traumatic event, two Indigenous women in Vancouver are brought together and form a deep bond despite leading different lives.
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Brother
November 24, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 96 minutes
Thrust from a violent home into a brutal custody center, a teenager learns to navigate a tough new reality and forge unlikely alliances to survive.
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Mallesham
November 22, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 131 minutes
A self-trained engineer risks debt, love and reputation in his quest to improve the grueling work conditions of his mother and her weaving community.
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American Son
November 2, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 90 minutes
Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
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Up North
October 20, 2019 | Movie | 2018 | 99 minutes
A pampered heir must complete a year of service work to inherit his dad's assets but unearths new goals when he's placed in an unfamiliar region.
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In My Country
October 20, 2019 | Movie | 2018 | 99 minutes
A teacher turns to a dubious man to raise money for her daughter's life-saving surgery, a crisis that is unexpectedly catapulted to a national stage.
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Street Flow
October 13, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 96 minutes
Three brothers -- a gangster, a scholar and an impressionable teen -- learn hard lessons in the gritty suburbs while searching for the means to survive.
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