Movies: Middle class
Ordinary People (1980)Ordinary People
Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having di...
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)My Neighbors the Yamadas
The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humorous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, pro...
Yi Yi (2000)Yi Yi
Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries. NJ is morose: his brother owes him money, his mother is in a coma, his wife suffers a spiritual crisis when she finds her life a blan...
In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time....
Finding Your Feet (2017)Finding Your Feet
A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair....
Tokyo Sonata (2008)Tokyo Sonata
A young boy takes interest in piano while his family begins to disintegrate around him after his father loses his job....
About Elly (2009)About Elly
The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers....
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sadomasochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her hu...
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)Capturing the Friedmans
An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story...
Badhaai Ho (2018)Badhaai Ho
A 25-year-old man tries to suppress his embarrassment when his mother announces that she is pregnant....
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)The Romantic Englishwoman
A marriage crisis between a writer and his wife leads her to flee to Germany and eventually return with another man, through whom the writer is going to overcome his writer's block....
Requiem for the American Dream (2015)Requiem for the American Dream
Through interviews filmed over four years, Noam Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of t...
Inequality for All (2013)Inequality for All
U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich tries to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap....
Teefa in Trouble (2018)Teefa in Trouble
Teefa goes to Poland to get Anya to Pakistan to marry Butt gangster's son but lands up in trouble with Anya's gangster father and the Polish police....
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight Goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, doze...
The film revolves around a middle class Malayalee family. Problems arise when the eldest son alienates his father and gets thrown out of home. The film portrays the other members struggling between the two....
Desperate Characters (1971)Desperate Characters
Sophie and Otto Bentwood are a middle-aged, middle class, childless Brooklyn Heights couple trapped in a loveless marriage. He is an attorney, she a translator of books. Their existence is affected not only by their disintegrating relationship but by...
O.C. and Stiggs (1987)O.C. and Stiggs
O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class....
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2012)Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse o...
The Chiltern Hundreds (1949)The Chiltern Hundreds
Young Viscount Tony Pym wangles National Service leave on the pretext of standing as a Tory candidate for a local seat held by his family for generations. The request is a ruse to enable Pym to marry his wealthy American fiancee while she's still in ...