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, emotional and interesting films and TV shows about / with discrimination, society, prejudice, racism, destiny, life is a bitch, mentor, african american, segregation and injustice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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discrimination movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as discrimination: Milk (2008), Queer as Folk (2000), Hidden Figures (2016), The Help (2011), Gattaca (1997), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Made in Dagenham (2010), Alien Nation (1988), Red Tails (2012), A Raisin in the Sun (2008).

List of discrimination movies

 7.6
 155K
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, politics, politician, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, civil rights, murder, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, minnesota ...
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 8.3
 17K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 47 min.
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, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, discrimination, gender, age difference, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, sexual activity, friendship, lesbian, aids, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.8
 172K
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: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, space program, racial segregation, nasa, scientist, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, single mother, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, master and servant, friendship, maid, discrimination, storytelling, racial segregation, hopes, blacks and whites, social relations, interracial relations, against the rules ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.8
 258K
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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, society, destiny, space travel, heart disease, distopia, presumed dead, paranoia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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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: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, village, witnessing a crime, stoning, sadism, society, loss of family member, tragic hero, adultery, death penalty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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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, clever, realistic, uplifting, humorous ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, injustice, protest, factory, sewing machine, gender, workplace, rebellion, idealism, revolution, fighting the system ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1968 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
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 6.3
 13K
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, police investigation, crimes, reluctant partners, friendship, opposites attract, law enforcement, partners, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1991, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aerial combats, military life, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, danger, heroic mission, interracial relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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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, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, family relations, injustice, social differences, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, follow your dream, single parent, racial discrimination, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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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, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, society, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, year 1955 ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal
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 7.9
 599K
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, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, alien, transformation, manhunt, racism, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, life is a bitch, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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 7.7
 204K
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, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 5.1
 3K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, propaganda film
Plot: police corruption, gay, society, fighting the system, discrimination, gender, brother sister relationship, parent child relationship, bigotry, police brutality, father son relationship, humiliation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
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 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.2
 3K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: slavery, gambling, african american, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, gory, discrimination, racism, opposites attract, infidelity, interracial relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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 7.6
 86K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 8.3
 15K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, family history, escape attempt, freedom, rape, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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 7.4
 528K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, heroes, adventure, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, canada, mississippi ...
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, blacks and whites, prejudice, president, racial slur, master and servant, parents and children, historical character ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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 6.8
 914
Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: sport, racism, friendship, boxer, contests and competitions, interracial relations, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, discrimination, follow your dream, against humanity ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, germany, berlin germany, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, society, fighting the system, legal, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, crimes, interracial relations, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
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 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, against the odds, rise to the top, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, power relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california ...
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison life, lesbian relationship, prison, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, gender, women's prison, fish out of water, abuse, women in prison, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: false accusation, discrimination, native american, friendship, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, politics, friends, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, montana, london, mexico, ireland ...
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Letters from Alou (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of Africans clandestinely reaches the coast of southern Spain. Among them is Alou, a 28 years old Senegalese. As all his belongings are stolen while in Almería, he has no choice but to engage in street vending. His only pleasure are the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, discrimination, racism, misfit, starting over, society, fish out of water, optimism, immigrants, hopes, racial discrimination, tradition versus modernity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hit and run, small town, office, racism, discrimination, racial prejudice, black cop, racial tension, americana, society, small town life, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
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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: touching, serious, sincere, clever, emotional ...
Plot: discrimination, unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, troublemaker, working class, americana, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states
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 8.3
 74K
Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 195 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, serious, emotional ...
Plot: nasa, discrimination, poverty, village, immigrants, young woman, social differences, change of heart, society, loss of parent, old friend, culture clash ...
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: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: injustice, fighting the system, discrimination, romance, life is a bitch, state affairs, interracial relations, social decay, culture clash, campaign, rebellion, church ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, new orleans
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