Socialogy Movie!!

  1. Ok. So I just had my first socialogy class and I have to pick a movie with a strong socialogical theme.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions?
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  3. by   lady_jezebel
    There are countless movies like that. Go to the documentary section of any video store. There are movies about HIV, sex, drugs, unionization/workers rights, the feminist movement, politics, etc...
  4. by   Hodge
    Any Monty Python movie will do....The Meaning of Life would be a good one followed closely by the Holy Grail if you want a more political look on life. If you are looking for a religous outlook, try the Life of Brian.....good crowd dynamics there.......
  5. by   LKG6
    Quote from jodyangel
    Does anyone have any good suggestions?
    Suggestions from a Pre-Nursing forum:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...ight=sociology

    Katie
  6. by   misschelei
    Natural Born Killers takes you on a satirical roller coaster of societal issues such as family dynamics, culture, children becoming products of thier enviroment, and of course murder and socitety's adoration/hatred for murderers.
  7. by   ICRN2008
    What about a movie like Philadelphia? It has the added benefit of including a medical topic (AIDS).
  8. by   dian57
    Mr. Jones with Richard Gere is an excellent look at schizophrenia

    Ordinary People (Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland) deals with the deterioration of a family following the death of one of the children.

    In The Bedroom with Sissy Spacek also deals with a couples reaction to the death of their only child.
  9. by   teelee
    Quote from jodyangel
    Ok. So I just had my first socialogy class and I have to pick a movie with a strong socialogical theme.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions?

    Believe it or not a pastor I know has chosen "Napoleon Dynomite" to help teach the youth spiritual truths to cope with society. You could go to the church website for more information and possibly get a copy of his outline.

    www.racinefellowship.org

    I wish you well. Teelee
  10. by   joyflnoyz
    Quote from jodyangel
    Ok. So I just had my first socialogy class and I have to pick a movie with a strong socialogical theme.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions?

    How about West Side Story?
  11. by   stlnurse
    Quote from jodyangel
    Ok. So I just had my first socialogy class and I have to pick a movie with a strong socialogical theme.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions?
    I took a Medical Sociology course recently and we watched a movie entitled, "The Doctor" with William Hurt in it. Really spoke a lot about the medical establishment. You might buy it on amazon.com for less than $20.
  12. by   ChristineN
    What about a movie with that deals with racism such as To Kill a Mockingbird?
  13. by   QuigRN
    How about "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"?
  14. by   schroeders_piano
    When I was in sociology a few years ago, we watched "Mosquito Coast" with Harrison Ford in class. It has some great sociological themes.

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