Movies: Middle class
In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time....
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
Finding Your Feet (2017)Finding Your Feet
A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair....
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 Braid (2023)The Braid
Three women Smita, Giulia and Sarah from different parts of the world who have never met but they are bound by something intimate and unique....
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....
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...
Inequality for All (2013)Inequality for All
U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich tries to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap....
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...
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...
Kath & Kimderella (2012)Kath & Kimderella
Kath & Kim turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale....
Nuts in May (1976)Nuts in May
A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them....
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...
Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century – the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of th...
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....