Babylon 5

It's a cold-war set in space, with politics aligning towards left of center. It showcases the dangers of nationalism, with great leaders ending up causing enormous damage and harm because of their being hard-core patriotic.

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It's focuses on the survivors of humans in devastated colony worlds. The politics of this series reflect the left-wing reaction to the war on terror, stressing on the significance of democracy and civilian leadership.

The old ‘70s series, and it’s newer remake have, surprisingly different political ideologies, with the same basic story line.

Game Of Thrones

... which is based on George R.R. Martin’s book series "A Song Of Ice And Fire", addresses a range of diverse political issues.

Most of the people hungry for power are showcased as maniacs and reflect on the wrongdoings of global political elites and career politicians.

The Hunger Games

It's set in the post-apocalyptic future having a ‘big brother’ type government who likes to have Roman style death matches which are nationally telecasted.

The oppressive government uses the matches to distract and divert it’s people from the truth. The show's political messages are libertarian, and anti-government. It is also showcasing commercialism, death sports and the oppression of the poor by the rich.

The Lord Of The Rings

This is one of the most influential fantasy series by J.R.R Tolkien. The Rings of Power are a metaphor of political power, and as they say, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The Rings powers cannot be used for good, even by the seemingly good people. The series is also critical of socialism and was reflective of the author’s disdain of industrialization and modern technology.

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Nostalgia Reloaded

Pop culture, be it movies, music or TV series, is increasingly and blatantly relying on the past, and using our feeling of the longing of the past, our nostalgia, to bait us into watching or liking the content.

The world, according to many people, is heading towards a wrong and dangerous direction, and we are longing for a less complicated life, trying to find it in the past.

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Joker’s commentary on society

Joker is a psychological movie, showing the dangers of group action and the power of group narratives.

It is a very interesting commentary on society as it mirrors the phenomenon of deindividuation - where crowds assume a collective identity, dispense of individual responsibility and become willing to commit even the most heinous acts.

Apocalyptic movies

Ever since 1950, movies dealing with topics such as climate change, asteroid impacts, nuclear holocausts, pandemic etc have greatly increased in number. Especially between 2010 and 2019, these kind of movies having as main focus apocalyptic subjects kept movie theaters full to their maximum.

One of the greatest such movies was 'Avengers: Infinity War', which immediately after its release became a worldwide blockbuster.

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