One of the biggest success stories in films turned out to be Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite with multiple awards under its kitty and a prestigious Oscar nomination. The film was reportedly celebrated by critics for its subtle yet efficient commentary on financial inequality and class divide. Though this is not the first film to do so, it has evidently brought attention to the genre of class warfare commentary in films, with films like Joker and The Purge turning out to be blockbusters. Below are some of the best films revolving around the concept of class warfare.
With the journey Parasite has encompassed from getting a limited release in South Korea to becoming an Oscar contender, Parasite has evidently become a pivotal film in class warfare commentary. Revolving around the story of a poor family living in semi-basement who eventually manipulate a rich family to hiring them. The film was praised unanimously for its representation of the current class divide and also for its accurate depiction of the struggles of being poor.
The Purge film franchise takes the concept of class warfare to a much fictional and violent route. Though the first film has been deemed as a popcorn flick by many fans, some do feel that the film tells the story of totalitarian control over people. The film also subtly narrates a radical analysis of class warfare with some people having the luxury of staying safe during the violent Purge night.
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2019 with over a billion dollars under its kitty. The film was described to be a commentary on the extremes of a person going through mental health issues by director Todd Phillips. Joker also showcases a class of people rising up against the control and influence of the elite as a revolt puts Gotham city to haywire.
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