Here’s an interesting selection of movies for a cause. The movies cover a diverse range of causes and every month we add to the list. Movies have a huge potential to create awareness and generate support for a cause. For reference we have included a list of famous movies that have dealt with a social cause. The list is divided into Hollywood movies and movies made by filmkaar.com. Given the large pool of movies to choose from, we have only included a few of the memorable ones.
Movies for a Cause: Movie of the month
This short movie deals with the cause of climate change and it’s impact on health in an innovative way.
List of Hollywood Movies around a social cause
A curated list of some amazing movies set amidst the backdrop of a social cause:
Movie: WALL-E (2008)
Cause: Environmental Degradation
Synopsis: A touching love story set in the distant future that involves a small waste collecting robot named WALL-E. Wall-E inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Movie: Blood Diamond (2006)
Cause: The developed world’s obsession for Diamonds and it’s impact on developing countries in Africa.
Synopsis: Set during the Sierra Leone (Africa) Civil War in 1999, the film shows a country torn apart by the struggle between government soldiers and rebel forces. In the film a fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Movie: Erin Brockovich (2000)
Cause: Corporate Social Responsibility
Synopsis: An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
Movie: Philadelphia (1993)
Cause: HIV / AIDS
Synopsis: When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Movie: Syriana (2005)
Cause: Oil Economies
Synopsis: A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it
Movie: Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Synopsis: The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it was discovered he was born biologically female.
Movie: When the Wind Blows (1986)
Cause: War and Nuclear Arms
Synopsis: A poignant story of an elderly British couple who are stuck in the middle of a nuclear war.
Movie: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Cause: Racial Discrimination
Synopsis: Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Movie: City of God (2002)
Cause: Poverty and Crime
Synopsis: A brilliant film that tells an interweaving story of two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The story follows the two boys as they take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
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