Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 2008

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 2008! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 2008, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Doubt (2008)

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse.

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2008-02-27 | Drama

Cast

Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #86 for
    cat-and-mouse
  2. Ranked #98 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #106 for
    proof positive

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2 The Class (2008)

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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2008-09-24 | Drama

Cast

François Bégaudeau, Arthur Fogel

Rating

rating icon 6.986
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #34 for
    cinema verite
  2. Ranked #104 for
    ad lib
  3. Ranked #121 for
    self-improvement

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3 Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

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2008-04-18 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Rating

rating icon 6.579
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    devil-may-care
  2. Ranked #108 for
    sassy
  3. Ranked #118 for
    flirtatious

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4 A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the family? Perhaps a liquor store? While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.

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2008-02-25 | Drama / TV Movie

Cast

Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #231 for
    Treasure Hunt
  2. Ranked #258 for
    with gravitas
  3. Ranked #398 for
    role filling in big shoes

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5 Milk (2008)

The true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office. In San Francisco in the late 1970s, Harvey Milk becomes an activist for gay rights and inspires others to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.

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2008-11-05 | History / Drama

Cast

Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch

Rating

rating icon 7.246
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #23 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #49 for
    sad
  3. Ranked #53 for
    hagiography

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6 Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

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2008-11-18 | Adventure / Romance

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

Rating

rating icon 6.593
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #88 for
    like Titanic
  2. Ranked #122 for
    cardboard cutouts
  3. Ranked #199 for
    unabashed

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7 Departures (2008)

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.

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2008-09-13 | Drama

Cast

Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue

Rating

rating icon 7.847
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #98 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #116 for
    masterpiece
  3. Ranked #168 for
    consoling

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8 The Reader (2008)

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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2008-12-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

Rating

rating icon 7.466
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #124 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #156 for
    with epiphany moments
  3. Ranked #157 for
    like Pride & Prejudice

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9 Blindness (2008)

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

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2008-05-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

Rating

rating icon 6.528
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #136 for
    Disaster Movie
  2. Ranked #316 for
    thought-provoking question
  3. Ranked #369 for
    cautionary tale

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10 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

A teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

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2008-11-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla

Rating

rating icon 7.731
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #16 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #40 for
    great sound effects

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