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Ken Loach Movies

Known for his social-realistic depictions of British working-class life, and treatment of social issues such as poverty, drug-addiction, and labour rights. Genuine activism is all too rare in modern cinema, and rarer still are directors who can make it work like Loach, with powerful messages that never come across as preachy.

'Movies Like Bend it Like Beckham': From the British-Asian Perspective

Movies in the vein of 'Bend it Like Beckham': Indians, Bangladeshis, and Pakistanis adjusting to life in the UK. "What Ammi don't know won't hurt her" is the mentality, as the 2nd generation struggle to balance tradition with the allures of modern Western living.

'Movies like Sin Nombre': From the Immigrant's Eyes

A well-populated collection of heart-wrenching dramas examining the struggles immigrants face in the quest for a better life than the one they left behind. Make sure to give 'Sin Nombre' a watch for the fantastic Odyssey of two young Honduran immigrants attempting to make the border.

'Glesga tae Embra': Scottish Social Realism

From Glesga (Glasgow) tae Embra (Edinburgh), these gritty depictions of Scottish working-class struggles show life in Scotia is more difficult than tossing logs and eating delicious oatmeal.