NETFLIX Genre: Social Issue Dramas



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Netflix box art for 12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave
2013 / 134
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A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup. In America before the Civil War, a free man had nothing to fear. Unless he also happened to be black.

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Netflix box art for 17 Girls 17 Girls
2011 / 3.0 / 90
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Seventeen teenage girls at a school in small-town France become pregnant at the same time, baffling the adults -- and the boys -- in their lives. When a teenager becomes pregnant, 16 others follow suit. This pregnancy pact? It's gotten a little out of hand.

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Netflix box art for 28 Days 28 Days
2000 / 103

After her drunken antics result in property damage, an alcoholic journalist enters rehab -- and soon meets a fellow resident who changes her outlook. A party-hearty journalist spins out of control. Her life is a mess ... can she turn it around in less than a month?

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Netflix box art for 96 Minutes 96 Minutes
2011 / 3.3 / 94
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This indie thriller tells the story of a violent carjacking from the perspective of both the perpetrators and their unsuspecting victims. Nobody to guide them and nowhere to go. Four young lives collide as they spiral toward a devastating event.

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Netflix box art for Aarakshan Aarakshan
2011 / 163

The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.

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Netflix box art for Amazing Grace Amazing Grace
2006 / 117
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Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of an 18th-century English politician who fought for the abolition of slavery. A noble man's goal is the freedom he himself has -- for everyone. But freedom doesn't make the fight any easier.

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Netflix box art for American History X American History X
1998 / 118

A neo-Nazi gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can he prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps? He went into prison a soldier of hate. He came out pursuing peace. But he may not live long enough to find it.

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Netflix box art for Amistad Amistad
1997 / 154

Steven Spielberg directed this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising's tragic aftermath. They left Spain as property. Now, on American soil, a slave crew's bloody mutiny may lead to freedom.

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Netflix box art for Babel Babel
2006 / 3.3 / 143
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When an American couple vacationing in Morocco falls victim to a random act of violence, a series of events unfolds across four countries. People from different corners of the globe make random -- and dangerous -- impressions on each other's lives.

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Netflix box art for Blood Diamond Blood Diamond
2006 / 4.0 / 143
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In war-ravaged Sierra Leone, a diamond smuggler offers to reunite a local fisherman with his family in exchange for a gigantic gem he discovered. A gunrunner and a fisherman are trapped in the violent African diamond trade. The sparkle is only on the surface.

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Netflix box art for Boyz n the Hood Boyz n the Hood
1991 / 112

A South Central Los Angeles high schooler struggles to please his father and to stay straight in a community polluted by drugs, violence and racism. In South L.A., passing cars mask the death and gunfire that's a daily reality. These friends need to make a choice.

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Netflix box art for Cable Girls - Season 2 Cable Girls - Season 2
2017 / 54
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In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship and the modern workplace. Four very different women. When work draws them together, they'll fight for love and independence -- on their own terms.

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Netflix box art for Coach Carter Coach Carter
2005 / 136

Controversial basketball coach Ken Carter puts school before sports and benches his undefeated high school team for poor academic performance. Student first, athlete second. And if you can't get those priorities straight, you're out. Even if it's the whole team.

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Netflix box art for The Constant Gardener Constant Gardener, The
2005 / 3.4 / 128
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Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. A diplomat in Africa suspects that his wife was murdered because she knew too much. Now he does too.

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Netflix box art for Crash Crash
2004 / 3.8 / 112
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In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of people from all walks of life converge during a 36-hour period. L.A. Thirty-six hours. Disparate lives. Strangers don't intersect here; they crash into each other to notice each other.

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Netflix box art for Dangerous Minds Dangerous Minds
1995 / 98

A Marine turned teacher squares off against a classroom of impudent, inner-city teens, whose bullying tactics nearly drive her out the first day.

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Netflix box art for Deadline Deadline
2012 / 95

Following a fateful meeting with an altruistic woman, a young man sets out to solve the long-forgotten murder of a black youth in rural Alabama. Years ago, a black youth was killed in Alabama. No one's solved it. One driven reporter is about to find out why.

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Netflix box art for Doubt Doubt
2008 / 103
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Sister Aloysius begins to have doubts about doting Father Flynn, who seems to have become overly involved in the life of an African American pupil. A nun has awful fears about a priest. A young boy's future and that of her school hinges on whether or not she's right.

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Netflix box art for Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy
1989 / 3.8 / 99
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After strong-willed widow Miss Daisy crashes her car, she reluctantly hires a chauffeur, and the two strike up an unexpected friendship. At first he's just her driver, but a bond begins to form. As the country changes, so does their relationship.

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Netflix box art for Ellis Ellis
2015 / 14

This short explores the abandoned buildings of Ellis Island, where a haunting art installation recalls its history as a port of entry for generations. Decades and frozen waters separate it from the city. But the voices of the past still echo down its empty halls.

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Netflix box art for Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
2000 / 131

Julia Roberts earned an Oscar in this emotional drama for her portrayal of a twice-divorced mother who sees an injustice and takes on the bad guys. She was a single mom long on debt and short on hemlines. And she was one corporation’s worst nightmare.

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Netflix box art for Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation
2006 / 113

Richard Linklater's fictional tale critiques the junk-food juggernaut that's arguably responsible for America's alarming obesity rates.

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Netflix box art for Footloose Footloose
1984 / 107

Kevin Bacon shot to fame as Ren McCormick, a decidedly urban teen who's transplanted to a small Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed. He moved to a small town where dancing is outlawed. This big-city kid is going to wage rebellion -- with his feet.

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Netflix box art for Freedom Writers Freedom Writers
2007 / 122

While her at-risk students are reading classics such as "The Diary of Anne Frank," a teacher asks them to keep journals about their troubled lives. Inner-city teens are heading nowhere fast until one tenacious teacher's inspiration gives them something to reach for.

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