Top rated 40 topical issue movies with directorial touch

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

1 Waves (2019)

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

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2019-11-15 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell

Rating

rating icon 7.383
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    picking up pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    imaginative directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sob story

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2 Blue Bayou (2021)

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Info

2021-09-10 | Drama

Cast

Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander

Rating

rating icon 7.571
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gut-punch
  2. Ranked #1 for
    heady
  3. Ranked #1 for
    vivid depiction

Trailer

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3 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Info

2019-06-17 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Rating

rating icon 8.18
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    acting with subtle expression
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unblinking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    visual poetry

Trailer

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4 Candyman (2021)

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green. After a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

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2021-08-25 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris

Rating

rating icon 6.04
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Urban Legend
  2. Ranked #1 for
    socially aware character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    political overtone

Trailer

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5 Athena (2022)

Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.

Info

2022-09-09 | Action / Drama

Cast

Dali Benssalah, Anthony Bajon

Rating

rating icon 6.647
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    inventive camera work
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lasting forever
  3. Ranked #2 for
    chaotic

Trailer

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6 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

Info

2020-03-13 | Drama

Cast

Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder

Rating

rating icon 7.15
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    humane
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ample support
  3. Ranked #2 for
    empathetic character

Trailer

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7 Parasite (2019)

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Info

2019-05-30 | Comedy / Thriller

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

Rating

rating icon 8.516
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with large gap
  2. Ranked #1 for
    overrated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterpiece

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8 In the Heights (2021)

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Info

2021-06-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins

Rating

rating icon 7.228
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    joyous character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    splashy imagery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ebullient character

Trailer

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9 Armageddon Time (2022)

In 1980, Queens, New York, a young Jewish boy befriends a rebellious African-American classmate to the disapproval of his privileged family and begins to reckon with growing up in a world of inequality and prejudice.

Info

2022-10-28 | Drama

Cast

Banks Repeta, Anne Hathaway

Rating

rating icon 6.577
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    washed out
  2. Ranked #4 for
    growing up
  3. Ranked #4 for
    sensitive directing

Trailer

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10 Cicada Song (2019)

Karen is a tough, corn fed, outspoken, farm manager who cares about the people she works for and the migrant people who work for her. When one of her farmhands approaches her about a little girl that has recently disappeared, she becomes closer to her employees than she ever thought possible. But, when her lover, Annabelle, disappears, the bubble Karen lives in bursts and she begins an investigation only to uncover something dark in the little town she grew up in.

Info

2019-09-27 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Lyndsey Lantz, Jenny Mesa

Rating

rating icon 5.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    contemporary issue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    well-paced
  3. Ranked #1 for
    good directing

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