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You could learn from this small selection of movies.  They can give you a vision of utopian and of dystopian possibilities for now and for the future, of the dangers on Earth at the moment, fascinating insights into the nuances of Society, differences in personalities and lifestyles, instances of Attack hitting, the good, bad, fear, hope and beauty of life on Earth and beyond.

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In alphabetical order with summaries inspired by the #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly hashtag:
• 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) IMDb
  Humans regret building a humanoid computer.
• A River Runs Through It (1992) IMDb
  Violent hippies lose their grandchildren.
• Addiction, The (1995) IMDb
  The vampiric desire for knowledge.
• Affliction (1997)
  Rural man hassled by everyone.
• Aliens (1986)
  Schizo Chick living in fantasy world steals a British kid.
• American History X (1998)
  Activist gets downtrodden by Society into thinking he's bad.
• Animal House (1978)
  How to complete college.
• Apocalypse Now (1979)
  Colonel starts a Cambodian commune for AWOL 'Nam soldiers.
• Arlington Road (1999)
  Misunderstood neighborly family get persecuted by grieving lecturer.
• Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
  A diddler makes a sexbot for diddlers.
• Beach, The (2000)
  A group of travelers rebel by overstaying their Thai visas.
• Beautiful Girls (1996)
  Diddler gives up on true love due to peer pressure to suffer.
• Being John Malkovich (1999)
  E. A. Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.
• Big Lebowski, The (1998)
  Stoner bowler mixes with wealth.
• Bill Hicks' comedy concerts
  Depressive, sardonic druggie leaves suicide note.
• Blade Runner (1982)
  Robocop meets sexbot in '80s fashion show.
• Bleeder (1999)
  Danske thirty-something angst.
• Blue Steel (1990)
  Rookie cop chick loses her gun then seduces her bosses into blaming a trader.
• Body Snatchers (1993)
  Chick finds living on a military base too regimental.
• Boyz In Da Hood (1991)
  Negros try to make friends in their neighborhood.
• Braveheart (1995)
  Monarchy doing what it does.
• Brazil (1985)
  A typo introduces bureaucrat to terrorist Chick.
• Breaking The Waves (1996)
  Ms. Watson gives the best acting performance ever, bar none, in the most tragic film imaginable.
• Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) and the TV Series
  Dumb, blond, teen gymnast uses older men to get over her abandoning father.
• Clerks. (1994)
  Despairing working class men can't get laid.
• Clueless (1995)
  Ditsy Chick's erotic life.
• Colors (1988)
  LA's ethnic minorities play with each other and the cops.
• Contact (1997)
  Scientist searches the universe for her dead parents.
• Craft, The (1996)
  Satanic, lesbo, teen gang-bang.
• Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  Ancient Chinese levitating cult.
• Dances With Wolves (1990)
  European immigrant trades illegal guns with neighbors for language lessons.
• Dead Zone (1983)
  Distanced teacher realizes his enlightenment estranges him from others.
• Donny Darko (2001)
  Schizo diddler hero can't escape most unlucky small town in America.
• Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV, 1994)
  The funniest thing Society has ever made.
• E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  Government agents chase illegal immigrant back home.
• Easy Rider (1969)
  Hippies learn the best place for them is in a commune.
• Ecstacy (short) (1999)
  Music and dancing.
• eXistenZ (1999)
  Even Canadian video game designers live in the countryside.
• Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
  Drugs are bad.
• Fight Club (1999)
  Office worker finds enlightenment and drops out of Society.
• Fun (1994)
  Two teen Chicks learn playing with knives can be a social faux pas.
• Ghost Busters (1984)
  Scientists delude public for profit.
• Gift, The (2000)
  Fortune telling Chick gets hassled for being different.
• Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  Mentally ill Chick learns to convince doctors that she’s cured.
• Go (1999)
  Some go to a club, others to Vegas. Both have to leave early.
• Godfather, The, Trilogy, Goodfellas, La Scorta, Casino, Carlito's Way
  Hardworking Italian immigrants make a safe community for themselves.
• Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988)
  Chick loves gorillas.  And why not?
• Gremlins (1984)
  The spread of Negros through backwater America wreaks havoc.
• Greystoke (1984)
  Man raised by apes unsurprisingly turns his back on Society.
• Haine, La (Hate) (1995)
  Three ghetto kids learn not to play with guns.
• Hellraiser (1987) + II
  Hell on Earth.
• Human Traffic (1999)
  Brit clubbers enjoy clubbing.
• I.D. (1995)
  Brit sports hooligans convince a cop to join them.
• Instinct (1999)
  This film explains everything you ever needed to know.
• Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  Spock turns into an evil dominator.
• It (TVM) (1990)
  The asthmatic kid did it.
• Jacob's Ladder (1990)
  Vietnam soldier gets some good grass.
• Jaws (1975)
  Chief cop escapes the sharks of the big city.
• Jetée, La (1962)
  Dystopian future turns man into mole.
• JFK (1991)
  VPOTUS spots opportunity to advance career.
• Kids (1995)
  Chick blames ghost for spreading HIV.
• Kundun (1997)
  Poor kid dreams of being president.
• Lawnmower Man, The (1992)
  Village idiot gets addicted to video games.
• Life of Brian (1979)
  Wannabe Jesus' struggles with his destiny.
• Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  Cutest kid's druggie grandpa teaches her to strip.
• Magnolia (1999)
  Synchronicity at work in LA.
• Malcolm X (1992)
  The Muslims come home to roost.
• M*A*S*H (1972)
  Draftees get high on the job in Korea and sing about a well hung dentist.
• Matrix, The (1999)
  Technophobic propaganda.
• Memento (2000)
  Insurance man loses it when his addict wife ODs.
• Midnight Express (1978)
  How to get your date to show you her tits.
• Movies by Abel Ferrara; Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction, The King of New York, Ms. 45, etc..
  Dark, megopolic NYC.
• Movies by Takeshi Kitano; Hanna Bi, Sonatine, Kikujiro, Boilingpoint, etc.
  Nihongo (Japanese man) sees his country’s violent nature as black comedy.
• Movies by Mike Leigh; Life is Sweet, Made in Britain, Meantime, Secrets & Lies, Naked, etc..
  This heresy of his ~unique Slice of Life genre is what the USA never had the guts to show on the silver screen.
• Movies by David Lynch; Blue Velvet, The Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., The Straight Story, Wild At Heart, etc..
  Surreal Americana rocks the world.
• Movies with Jackie Chan; Meals on Wheels, Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story, etc.
  Grandmaster Chan saves the world, advises against cannabis, etc..
• Movies with Bruce Lee; Fists of Fury, Enter The Dragon, Way of the Dragon, etc.
  Grandmaster Lee kills people while looking like he’s troubled by it.
• Music and Lyrics (2007)
  Nymphet pop idol gets propped up by people with talent.
• Niagara, Niagara (1997)
  Ticcing Chick discovers Kanuks are a bunch of…
• Night On Earth (1991)
  Proof humor is a global epidemic.
• Nightmare on Elm Street Series
  Elderly janitor encourages high school students to believe in their dreams.
• Ninth Gate, The (1999)
  Wealthy book collector gets immolated by jealous colleague.
• Offence, The (1973)
  Cop beats diddler.
• Once Were Warriors (1994)
  Maori bodybuilder finds diddler in his pack.
• One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  Mental hospitals can be dangerous places.
• Paris, Texas (1984)
  Tribute to Taxi Driver.
• People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
  Hustler's story of groundbreaking immorality.
• Pi (1998)
  Jew succumbs to peer pressure not to be a genius.
• Planet of the Apes (1968)
  Returning vets can't integrate back into society.
• Poltergeist (1982)
  House hides cutest kid.
• Pulp Fiction (1994)
  BDSM music video featuring Uma Karuna Thurman.
• Pusher (1996)
  Danske rom-com.
• Robocop (1987)
  Assaulted cop gets revenge.
• Rockers (1978)
  Dreads repair hood.
• Romper Stomper (1992)
  Racist violence.
• Scarface (1983)
  Incestuous, Cuban immigrant addict fails to make a new life for himself in America.
• Se7en, 8mm, The Silence of the Lambs Series
  Megopolic violence gets addressed.
• Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
  Therapy helps frigid Chick.
• Shining, The (1980)
  The hotel bites back.
• Short Circuit (1986)
  Warbot turns into pacifist.
• Silent Running (1972)
  Hippie gardener gets over protective of his gardens.
• Single White Female (1992)
  Schizo coder Chick kills unfaithful fiancée.
• Sixth Sense, The (1999)
  Boy finds solution to therapist fees yet still torments his mom.
• Slacker (1991)
  Stoners exist sometimes even in USA's fav propaganda mechanism.
• Slam (1998)
  Negro poet survives a harsh society.
• Star Trek Series and the TV Group of Series
  Utopian fools embrace death and interracial romance.
• Star Wars Series
  Religious extremists recruit naïve teenage hick to destroy government building and kill thousands.
• Strange Days (1995)
  Early cybernetic systems get shunned by Luddites.
• Taxi Driver (1976)
  Mafia kill cabbie for obsessing over one of their young hos.
• Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  Robots war and humans win.
• Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1974)
  Southern family assert right to deal with trespassers.
• Thin Red Line, The (1998)
  Americans conquer a hill in the best war film made.
• Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (1997)
  Kiwi folk listen to chilled out music.
• Trading Places (1983)
  Trader gets Helsinki syndrome and marries a ho.
• Traffic (2000)
  Strong anti-drug propaganda.
• Trainspotting (1996)
  Skag addict diddler waits for nymphet.
• Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  A dentist and a ho inadvertently help stop climate change.
• Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and the TV Series
  An incestuous, diddler lawyer evades capture for ages.
• Vallée, La (1972)
  Pink Floyd go travelling.
• Waking Life (2001)
  Esoteria finally makes the big screen.
• War Zone, The (1999)
  Incestuous diddler doesn't realize his home sucks.
• West Side Story (1961)
  NYC youth tries to stop immigration.
• West Wing, The (TV)
  The most intelligent thing ever to grace TV, ever, ever.
• Wild Side (1995)
  Classy ho tries to f*ck herself into wealth.
• Wish You Were Here (1987)
  Impudent, Brit Chick gets knocked up by diddler.

NB Try watching Taxi Driver over Paris, Texas.  Both at the same time.