Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1990s

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1990s! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1990s, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Full Monty (1997)

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.

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1997-08-13 | Comedy

Cast

Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy

Rating

rating icon 7.011
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #28 for
    blue-collar
  2. Ranked #39 for
    scrawny
  3. Ranked #150 for
    remarkable

Trailer

The Full Monty trailer
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2 Dead Man Walking (1995)

A death row inmate turns for spiritual guidance to a local nun in the days leading up to his scheduled execution for the murders of a young couple.

Info

1995-12-29 | Drama

Cast

Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn

Rating

rating icon 7.324
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #42 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #80 for
    didactic
  3. Ranked #158 for
    bludgeoned to death

Trailer

Dead Man Walking trailer
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3 Pleasantville (1998)

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

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1998-09-17 | Fantasy / Comedy

Cast

Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    afterschool special
  2. Ranked #23 for
    didactic
  3. Ranked #70 for
    with biblical reference

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Pleasantville trailer
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4 Philadelphia (1993)

Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Info

1993-12-22 | Drama

Cast

Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

Rating

rating icon 7.726
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #47 for
    didactic
  2. Ranked #62 for
    Courtroom Drama
  3. Ranked #110 for
    extraordinary

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5 Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

Info

1991-07-12 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Rating

rating icon 7.617
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #88 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #189 for
    with bangers
  3. Ranked #211 for
    showing underbelly

Trailer

Boyz n the Hood trailer
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6 Lone Star (1996)

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Info

1996-06-21 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #170 for
    like The Last Picture Show
  2. Ranked #189 for
    flashback sequence
  3. Ranked #207 for
    exceptional

Trailer

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7 Malcolm X (1992)

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

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1992-11-18 | Drama / History

Cast

Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett

Rating

rating icon 7.533
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #62 for
    hagiography
  2. Ranked #79 for
    natural light
  3. Ranked #96 for
    Biography

Trailer

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8 Caro diario (1993)

Nanni Moretti recalls in his diary three slice of life stories characterized by a sharply ironic look: in the first one he wanders through a deserted Rome, in the second he visits a reclusive friend on an island, and in the last he has to grapple with an unknown illness.

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1993-10-12 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri

Rating

rating icon 7.401
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    vainglorious
  2. Ranked #62 for
    travelogue
  3. Ranked #173 for
    narcissist

Trailer

Caro diario trailer
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9 The Cider House Rules (1999)

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

Info

1999-12-17 | Drama

Cast

Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron

Rating

rating icon 7.039
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #82 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #168 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  3. Ranked #178 for
    mawkish

Trailer

The Cider House Rules trailer
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10 The Celebration (1998)

During a family gathering, a celebration for their father's 60th birthday, the eldest son presents a speech that reveals a shocking secret to everyone.

Info

1998-06-19 | Drama

Cast

Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen

Rating

rating icon 7.718
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #60 for
    natural light
  2. Ranked #65 for
    cinema verite
  3. Ranked #111 for
    with epiphany moments

Trailer

The Celebration trailer
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