The Best Social Problem Films of the 1990s

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La Haine

1995    Mathieu Kassovitz    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Message Movie

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Naked

1993    Mike Leigh    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Lone Star

1996    John Sayles    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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And the Band Played On

1993    Roger Spottiswoode    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film

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Nil by Mouth

1997    Gary Oldman    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Marriage Drama

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Brassed Off

1996    Mark Herman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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City of Hope

1991    John Sayles    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Social Problem Film

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Stanley & Iris

1990    Martin Ritt    Rated PG13

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Crazy in Alabama

1999    Antonio Banderas    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Period Film

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Riff-Raff

1991    Ken Loach    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Social Problem Film

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Ladybird Ladybird

1994    Ken Loach    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Social Problem Film

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14

If These Walls Could Talk

1996    Cher, Nancy Savoca    Rated R

Anthology Film    Drama    Feminist Film

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Raining Stones

1993    Ken Loach    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Social Problem Film

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Hamoun

1990    Dariush Mehrjui    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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17

Daens

1993    Stijn Coninx    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Carla's Song

1996    Ken Loach    Not Rated

Drama    Political Drama    Romance

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Guelwaar

1992    Ousmane Sembene    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Social Problem Film

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Human Resources

1999    Laurent Cantet    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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