Discrimination movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant discrimination movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking and emotional films and TV shows about / with discrimination, society, prejudice, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, hopes, destiny, culture clash and segregation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
discrimination movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as discrimination: Hidden Figures (2016), The Help (2011), Milk (2008), Gattaca (1997), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Queer as Folk (2000), Made in Dagenham (2010), Nothing But a Man (1964), Alien Nation (1988), Philadelphia (1993).

List of discrimination movies

Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, factual, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, racial segregation, african american woman, strong female character, genius, scientist, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, storytelling, interracial relations, social relations, hopes, racial issues, writers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
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Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, village, witnessing a crime, journalist, conspiracy, stoning ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay love, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gender, age difference, gay teenager, gay sex, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, injustice, protest, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1968 ...
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool, michigan ...
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Nothing But a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, pursuit, family relations, interracial relations, couple relations, small town, social differences, working class, small town life, hopes, romance, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, birmingham alabama, united states
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, interracial relations, americana, racial segregation, social differences, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, discrimination, culture clash, murder, friendship, reluctant partners, crimes, fish out of water, opposites attract, deadly, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, terminal illness, hiv, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, interracial relations, aerial combats, military life, war, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: nasa, immigrants, discrimination, poverty, bollywood, village, change of heart, journey, search, self discovery, social differences, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, asia
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The Courage to Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: fighting the system, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, romance, lovers reunited, social decay, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, discrimination, friendship, society, injustice, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, orphan, rivalry, bullying, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, follow your dream, rise to the top, underdog, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, boston, new york, montreal, quebec
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District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, human nature, racism, alien race, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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X-Men (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series, is an American-Canadian animated television series which debuted on October 31, 1992, in the United States on the Fox Network as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup. X-Men was Marvel ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, mutant, good versus evil, save the world, team, discrimination, imaginary, teleportation, senator, professor, prejudice ...
Time: 1990s, future, 90s
Place: usa, russia, new york, scotland
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The Man Who Came Back (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Framed for murder and left for dead, a local legend comes back to make the guilty pay as he seeks revenge on those who killed his family, in this traditional Western about one man who stood against injustice.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: post civil war, discrimination, crimes, racism, americana, vengeance, old west, righting the wronged, injustice, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
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Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, discrimination, finnish, siblings relations, missing person, escapades, family relations, apprentice, solace, family, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Arte (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 16th century, Arte, a delightful young lady from an aristocratic family, dreams of being an artist and contributing to the renewal of civilization. However, with her father's death, she ends up losing the only person who believed in her ...
Style: seinen, humorous, witty, light, touching
Plot: discrimination, romance, apprentice, gender roles, artist, slice of life, teacher, social differences, society, women's rights, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: florence italy, florence, italy
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Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, talking animals, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, animals, prejudice, rabbit, friendship, stereotypes, investigation ...
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, discrimination, injustice, racism, politics, jury, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, dishonesty, disorder, religions or cults, family relations, transvestism, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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An Affirmative Act (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "An Affirmative Act" is pro-gay marriage film, starring Charles Durning, Eric Etebari, Costas Mandylor, Rachael Robbins, and Blanche Baker, about a lesbian couple where one pretends to be a man in order for the two to get married and equal ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, legal action, fighting the system, discrimination, courtroom drama, legislation, gender, society, injustice, righting the wronged, family relations, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, racial prejudice, protest, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, discrimination, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, contemplative, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, injustice, deadly, legal action, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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