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, sincere, touching, thought provoking and dramatic films and TV shows about / with discrimination, society, prejudice, racism, injustice, mentor, life is a bitch, politics, hopes and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, India and other countries.
discrimination movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as discrimination: Hidden Figures (2016), The Help (2011), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Gattaca (1997), Zootopia (2016), Gentleman Jack (2019), Made in Dagenham (2010), Milk (2008), Philadelphia (1993), Red Tails (2012).

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, sincere, factual, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, nasa, mathematics, space program, african american, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman, genius ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
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, inspirational, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, civil rights, friendship, hopes, social relations, master and servant, maid, discrimination, human spirit, writers, life is a bitch, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: injustice, discrimination, society, sadism, loss of family member, abusive husband, conspiracy, destructive relationship, religion, corruption, arranged marriage, death sentence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, israel, persia
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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, intellectual, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, twists and turns, discrimination, society, eugenics, paraplegic, future dystopia, science, utopia, philosophy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
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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: feel good, witty, allegory, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, pre-teens
Plot: animals, disney, rabbit, stereotypes, adventure, talking animals, anthropomorphism, police, anthropomorphic animal, conspiracy, happy ending, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
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Gentleman Jack (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, dramatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, strongman, love and romance, discrimination, society, social relations, private vs public, lgbtq, rivalry, lesbian love, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, yorkshire
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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, inspirational, factual, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, revolution, gender, politics, discrimination, fighting the system, women, workplace, idealism, protest, injustice, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, michigan ...
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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, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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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, realistic, uplifting, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, society, life is a bitch, family life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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: thought provoking, touching, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, lawsuit, court, judiciary, prejudice, courtroom, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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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: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, fighter pilot, airplane, interracial relations, aerial combats, aviation, military life, discrimination, military base, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, cuba, germany, italy, pentagon ...
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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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, buddy cop, alien, culture clash, discrimination, law enforcement, alien invasion, murder, space travel, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california, usa
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Aarakshan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: politics, discrimination, education, social activism, prejudice, teacher, demonstration, fighting the system, society, family relations, friendship, social differences ...
Place: india, asia
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Lawn Dogs (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, witty ...
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, magic realism, infidelity, coming of age, girl man relationship, adultery, male nudity, wealth, discrimination, suspicion, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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X-Men (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, mutant, supernatural ability, good versus evil, save the world, team, discrimination, senator, teleportation, genetic mutation, super strength, superhuman ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: usa, new york, scotland, russia
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: discrimination, post civil war, racism, crimes, righting the wronged, injustice, old west, americana, vengeance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prison escape ...
Time: 19th century
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Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 189 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: sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: poverty, discrimination, village, journey, change of heart, follow your dream, obsessive quest, human spirit, social differences, homecoming, self discovery, social issues ...
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: interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, white male black female relationship, injustice, discrimination, rebellion, social differences, society, life is a bitch, romance, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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: racism, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, prejudice, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, israel, usa, brooklyn new york city, 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, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, world war two, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, orphan, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, follow your dream, single parent, racial discrimination, husband wife relationship ...
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: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, sport, rivalry, hockey player, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, human spirit, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, year 1952 ...
Place: quebec, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, boston, montreal ...
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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: suspense, serious, cerebral, thought provoking, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, distopia, quarantine, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, mutation, alien invasion, alien encounter, alien race, metamorphosis, chaos and mayhem, transformation ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1982
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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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, sincere, captivating, political ...
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, fighting the system, teachers and students, righting the wronged, lifestyle, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: humorous, realistic, erotic, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, prison life, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, prison, strong female character, women in prison, violence, gender, women's prison, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, usa, new york
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Santa & Andres (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Colombia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Santa, a peasant woman loyal to the Revolution, is sent to guard Andrés, a gay writer who is under house arrest, considered “ untrustworthy” for his ideas and sexuality by the Cuban authorities. Set in a small village in eastern Cuba during ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: gay, discrimination, politics, sexuality, friendship, fleeing, jail, writer's life, lgbtq, gender, male masturbation, friend ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: cuba
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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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: finnish, discrimination, school, escapades, siblings relations, missing person, family, solace, family relations, apprentice, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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, disturbing, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, politics, legal, jury, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, gender, social misfits, hidden identity, discrimination, transvestism, disorder, religions or cults, family relations, society, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
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: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, interracial relations, racism, protest, social activism, racial prejudice, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, human spirit, discrimination, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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