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Social Justice to the Movies

We think it’s better, and on a whole, it is, but we are also reminded that there’s a long way to go.

This edition of Beaches|life we are featuring films that address social justice. Some are Hollywood re-tellings, others are documentaries, but all are considered some of the best on the subject. They are funny, sad and most of all thought provoking. They say art and film should spark conversation, these films definitely fit that definition. 

Bowling For Columbine (2002) Dir. Michael Moore; Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson

John Q (2002) Dir. Nick Cassavetes; Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Kimberly Elise

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Dir. Davis Guggenheim; Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush

Food, Inc.(2008) Dir. Robert Kenner; Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb

Milk (2008) Dir. Gus Van Sant; ​​​​​​​Sean Penn, James Franco, Josh Brolin

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée; Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Selma (2014) Dir. Ava DuVernay; David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo, Common

Hidden Figures (2016) Dir. Theodore Melfi; Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner

BlacKkKlansman (2018) Dir. Spike Lee; John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Support The Girls (2018) Dir. Andrew Bujalski; Regina Hall, Shayna McHale, Haley Lu Richardson