Immigrants movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant immigrants movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic, serious, melancholic and emotional films and TV shows about / with immigrants, society, culture clash, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe and immigration plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as immigrants: Without Name (2009), Brooklyn (2015), Samba (2014), Fresh Off the Boat (2015), Crash (2004), Gran Torino (2008), The Terminal (2004), Lilyhammer (2012), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Golden Door (2006).
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Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Comedy
USA
22 min.
 7.9
Gran Torino (2008)
Drama
Germany, USA
116 min.
 8.1
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ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok (2018)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Sweden
99 min.
 5.9
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Ireland, UK, France, Canada, USA
84 min.
 7.0

List of immigrants movies

 7.6
 29K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, social problems, chase, rape, hopes, youth, tragic love, family reunited, belief, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 7.5
 113K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, working class, immigrants, love and romance, love affair, starting over, true love, hopes, boarding house, marriage, ship, homesickness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa, europe ...
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 6.7
 13K
Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, society, betrayal, culture clash, illegal immigrant, fake identity, self discovery, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, australia
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Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.
Style: mumblecore, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: restaurant, immigrants, family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, school, youth, society, asian american, brother brother relationship, middle school ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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 7.8
 392K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, human nature, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
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 8.1
 646K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gang, interracial relations, elderly, friendship, priest, immigrants, veteran, gunfight, friends, golden years, haunted by the past, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.3
 350K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, culture clash, immigrants, fall in love, passport, autograph, fast food restaurant, language barrier, security camera, fish out of water, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, manhattan new york city, canada ...
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 8.0
 22K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: dark humor, witty, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, starting over, mafia, small town, lifestyle change, fish out of water, gangsters, crimes, business venture, criminal heroes, snitch, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking and food, culture clash, immigrants, village, chef, family, rivalry, indian lead, family business, workplace situations, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, india, mumbai india, southern france, paris france ...
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 6.9
 4K
Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Argentina
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, starting over, hopes, society, mute or deaf, village life, social relations, tradition, emigrant, mute, peasant, superstition ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: sicily, usa, italy, atlantic ocean, europe ...
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, utopia, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
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 7.9
 10K
Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crimes, anti heroes, crime, uncover truth, organized crime, russian, mafia, vengeance, one man army, who done it, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 782
Sallah (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish ...
Style: biting, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: immigrants, society, jewish, fighting the system, family life, rebellion, family relations, refugee camp, hebrew, poor, backgammon, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
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 8.3
 71K
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, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, village, nanny, discrimination, nasa, poverty, self discovery, hopes, society, bollywood, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, asia
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 7.7
 40K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, loneliness, self discovery, immigrants, drum, immigration, professor, lawyer, deportation, arrest, jazz, urban ...
Place: michigan, connecticut, manhattan new york city, syria, new york ...
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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, prostitute, illegal immigration, friendship, lebanese, black market, forgery, taxi driver, maid, surgery, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, nigeria, latin america
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 6.8
 21K
Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, compassionate ...
Plot: immigrants, rabbi, deportation, robbery, musician, culture clash, americana, society, life is a bitch, special agents, interracial relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, bangladesh, southern california, tijuana mexico ...
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 8.0
 46K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, suicide attempt, roommate, marriage, love, obsession, machismo, stabbing, muslim, romance, psychiatrist, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.1
 344
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, lottery, immigration, anthology, down on your luck, urban, racism, urban ghetto, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
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 7.2
 14K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, truck, illegal immigrant, gardener, immigrants, american dream, thief, theft, drugs/alcohol, urban, garden, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, beverly hills ...
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 6.6
 25K
The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: quarantine, prostitution, corruption, money, prostitute, nightmare, escape, doctor, murder, immigrants, polish, confession ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, manhattan new york city, latin america
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 7.3
 5K
Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, thanksgiving, oldies, parents and children, rabbi, synagogue, store, hopes, small town, society, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1919 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland
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The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, communism, social misfits, social differences, human nature, self discovery, society, vietnam war, blindness, poverty, human trafficking, defeat ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, texas ...
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 7.7
 4K
The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, village, culture clash, on the road, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, injustice, hopes, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, usa, central america ...
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 7.4
 36K
Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, friendship, redemption, on the road, promise, border patrol, immigrants, kidnapping, cowboy, loss of friend, sheriff, racial slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, cincinnati ohio ...
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Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, latin, obsessive quest, friendship, parents and children, escapades, coming of age, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, latin america, usa ...
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Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, friendship, culture clash, immigrants, fish out of water, kgb, musician's life, urban, music, hopes, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, moscow russia ...
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 7.3
 15K
Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: food, italian restaurant, jazz, restaurant, car salesman, immigrants, loan, oldies, siblings relations, family business, friends, human nature ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, mistaken identity, deportation, parody, comedy of errors, culture clash, interracial relations, immigration, factory, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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 7.2
 4K
Sugar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Dominican Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, sport, follow your dream, immigrants, fish out of water, american dream, rookie, small town, culture clash, homesickness, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, kansas, usa, puerto rico, caribbean ...
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