Scratch's Most Important Movies (Social And Political)

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These are the movies which have had the greatest impact on my world view, be it politically, spiritually, religiously, or philosophically. These are subversive, anti-authoritarian (and left-leaning at times, if I'm honest) films which reached me beyond the level of simple or pleasant 'entertainment' with happy endings, and impacted me as a person in a deep, personal and major way, making strong if not unassailable statements which require that you adjust your lens on the world and make difficult personal change in the real world. Many other films indeed come with a strong message, but these really put that forward. Change first, entertainment second.

No particular order generally, though I like the ones near the top the most.

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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 23 top lists Check
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    Network

    1976, in 13 top lists Check
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
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    Bulworth

    1998, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Matrix

    1999, in 27 top lists Check
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    Do the Right Thing

    1989, in 23 top lists Check
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    Children of Men

    2006, in 10 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    American History X

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Corporation

    2003, in 5 top lists Check
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    Waking Life

    2001, in 8 top lists Check
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    Food, Inc.

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    Forks Over Knives

    2011 Check
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    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 10 top lists Check
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    I Heart Huckabees

    2004, in 2 top lists Check
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    Contact

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
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    Religulous

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    Jesus Camp

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Koyaanisqatsi

    1982, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
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    Into the Wild

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Truman Show

    1998, in 14 top lists Check
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    Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

    2011, in 1 top list Check
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    Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

    1992, in 2 top lists Check
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    Coach Carter

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    Collapse

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Act of Killing

    2012, in 7 top lists Check
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    12 Years a Slave

    2013, in 18 top lists Check
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    Blue Jasmine

    2013, in 1 top list Check
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    Inside Job

    2010, in 3 top lists Check
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    Hotaru no haka

    1988 — a.k.a. Grave of the Fireflies, in 18 top lists Check
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    In the Loop

    2009, in 2 top lists Check
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    Four Lions

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    Thank You for Smoking

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    Election

    1999, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sicko

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Capitalism: A Love Story

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    Office Space

    1999, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Interrupters

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 31 top lists Check
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    Too Big to Fail

    2011 Check
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    Dark City

    1998, in 5 top lists Check
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    Deliver Us from Evil

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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