4 Movies That Are a Lot Deeper Than You Might Think

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1. GET OUT

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It is pretty clear that the movie’s core theme is racism. However, the way Peele works makes it less obvious, right? Here, we are not talking about explicit acts of hate but more about the “culture” of racism. This is something easy to notice, especially in Rose’s family. They are constantly affirming how they don’t see colours, and how they could never be racists because they have black friends, etc.

2. MOTHER!

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Mother! carries a lot of easter eggs and symbolism. The plot is an allegory to the bible and the origin of the world. The house is the planet earth, the guy is god and the woman — mother — is mother earth. When we think about that, it gets easier to understand everything. Mother earth keeps taking care of the planet, coexisting solely with god, away from everyone else. Until the day god welcomes two new visitors into the world — Adam and Eve. From this point forward, everything gets out of control, and earth gets destroyed by humans until god restarts the whole process from scratch.

3. US

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Us is a big social metaphor that talks about America’s fear of outsiders and immigrants. Peele said that “we’re in a time where we fear the other. whether it’s the mysterious invader that we think is going to come and kill us and take our jobs, or the faction we don’t live near, who voted a different way than us. We’re all about pointing the finger. And I wanted to suggest that maybe the monster we really need to look at has our face. Maybe the evil, it’s us.”.

4. BACURAU

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Bacurau has a deeper plot that focuses on political criticism. As mentioned before, the small village struggles to survive, while shady politicians and outsiders threaten their peace. The movie gives subtle tips that, in the dystopic reality in which Bacurau exists, the culture of violence exploited by the media and the easy access to guns, made society normalize violence and death. With tons of references — even referencing Asterix and Obelix — the movie is open to multiple interpretations.

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