10 Intelligent Movies About Society

7º – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)A man, seeking to escape from prison, alleges insanity and is sentenced to serve time in a psychiatric institution after a crime. Instead, the man will realize that his decision may not have been the right one, developing, however, a strong affective bond with the patients of the institution. Milos Forman’s masterpiece, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ elevates a positive aura by telling his story, presenting different compendia of the human heart in the world.


6º – Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)A veteran presenter of an American television channel suffers an exacerbated break with the standards ruled in his life, deciding to use his space in the media to distill extreme scores on his social siege, soon becoming a big celebrity because of his positioning. A masterpiece of the 1970s, ‘Network’ is impeccable from the first to the last scene, bringing to the viewer an intelligent plot that “hammers” several of the untouchable concepts of a traditional society.


5º – The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)Surrounded by a routine of inexorable habits, a man, by mere chance, ends up realizing that his whole life was a great lie and his day-to-day life was, in fact, all programmed and controlled by a kind of television show. Now, it’s up to him to go after the whole truth behind this story: ‘The Truman Show’ is different in its arch of history, promoting the most diverse situations, provoking a sense of reevaluation of life on the part of those who watch the film.


4º – Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)An honest policeman ends up at a crossroads when his entire department is corrupt. We will see the battle of this policeman against this corruption rooted in his profession and the consequences of this in his professional and private life.

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