Top movies with a societal issue that have commanding attention

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

1 Bad Hair (2021)

In 1989, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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2021-05-05 | Horror / Comedy

Cast

Elle Lorraine, Jay Pharoah

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ingenue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    textured
  3. Ranked #1 for
    blunt

Trailer

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2 After Class (2019)

An NYC Professor spends the week reconnecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college. Meanwhile, his family is determined to make an around-the-clock effort to support their matriarch when she’s admitted to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital and is expected to die within a few days.

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2019-12-06 | Comedy

Cast

Fran Drescher, Justin Long

Rating

rating icon 5.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    awfully hard
  2. Ranked #2 for
    tunnel vision
  3. Ranked #3 for
    expert writing

Trailer

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3 Two Ways Home (2020)

Soul-touching and moving, TWO WAYS HOME compassionately follows Kathy (Tanna Frederick), a woman newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder who is released from prison on good behavior and returns to her country home in Iowa to reconnect with her estranged 12-year-old daughter (Rylie Behr) and her cantankerous elderly grandfather (Tom Bower). Her return home is turbulent and a rough, unwelcome transition in which Kathy must come to terms with her diagnosis and its implications on her identity, while also realizing that her family was happier when she was gone. Conflict with her family intensifies as she struggles to keep her head above water, putting her self-worth and well-being to the ultimate test.

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2020-12-29 | Drama

Cast

Tanna Frederick, Tom Bower

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    awkward conversation
  2. Ranked #2 for
    most poignant
  3. Ranked #4 for
    most affecting

Trailer

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4 Groupers (2019)

A grad student kidnaps two homophobic high-school bullies to use as her subjects in an experiment performed at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.

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2019-03-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Nicole Dambro, Peter Mayer-Klepchick

Rating

rating icon 4.375
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    virtually unknown cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    topical issue
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eagerly looking forward to

Trailer

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5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

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2021-02-12 | Drama / History

Cast

Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya

Rating

rating icon 7.352
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    electrifying
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ably played
  3. Ranked #1 for
    impactful

Trailer

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6 Limbo (2021)

An offbeat observation of refugees waiting to be granted asylum on a fictional remote Scottish island. It focuses on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by the weight of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.

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2021-04-30 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Amir ElMasry, Vikash Bhai

Rating

rating icon 6.812
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    melancholy mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    awaited
  3. Ranked #1 for
    serious approach

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7 Vengeance (2022)

A journalist and podcaster from New York City travels to West Texas in order to report on the death of a girl he was hooking up with.

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2022-07-29 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

B.J. Novak, Boyd Holbrook

Rating

rating icon 6.619
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fish out of water
  2. Ranked #1 for
    insightful
  3. Ranked #2 for
    cultured

Trailer

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8 American Skin (2019)

A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.

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2019-09-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi

Rating

rating icon 7.147
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    conversation starter
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mind-boggling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    boggling

Trailer

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9 Emily the Criminal (2022)

Desperate for income, Emily takes a shady gig buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a charismatic middleman named Youcef. Seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills, they hatch a plan to take their business to the next level.

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2022-08-12 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi

Rating

rating icon 6.707
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    convincing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lean
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wholly convincing acting

Trailer

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10 Herself (2020)

Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one - from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ultimately recover her own sense of self.

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2020-11-26 | Drama

Cast

Clare Dunne, Molly McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    important topic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    abusive
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tenacious

Trailer

Herself trailer
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