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The list contains the best, new and most relevant immigrants movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching, dramatic, harsh and serious films and TV shows about / with immigrants, culture clash, society, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, loneliness, life philosophy, dialogue and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Belgium and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as immigrants: Fresh Off the Boat (2015), The Visitor (2007), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Crossing Over (2009), The City (1998), Head-On (2004), A Better Life (2011), The Immigrant (2013), Avalon (1990), The Beautiful Country (2004).
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Head-On
Drama, Romance
Germany, Turkey
121 min.
 8.0
The Godfather: Part II
Crime, Drama
USA
202 min.
 9.0
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ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok
Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Sweden
99 min.
 8.2
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Ireland, UK, France, Canada, USA
84 min.
 7.4

List of immigrants movies

Fresh Off the Boat
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: family relations, immigrants, family life, parents and children, suburbs, teenage life, friendship, restaurant, asian american, youth, school, society ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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 7.7
 39K
The Visitor
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: immigrants, friendship, loneliness, self discovery, wine, jazz, urban, relationships, solitude, interracial relations, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Place: new york, michigan, new jersey, connecticut, syria ...
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Dirty Pretty Things
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, clever ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, betrayal, chess, hospital, working class, survival, crime, greed, british, secrets, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, latin america, nigeria
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 6.8
 21K
Crossing Over
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, gloomy, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, islam, adoption, australian, americana, jewish, corruption, pornography, society, life is a bitch, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, canada, bangladesh, southern california ...
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 7.1
 340
The City
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, working class, storytelling, school, photographer, poverty, homeless, drinking, money, father daughter relationship, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, latin america, mexico, usa, new jersey ...
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 8.0
 45K
Head-On
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, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, love, obsession, romance, german, marriage, culture clash, suicide attempt, drinking, drugs, hospital, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.2
 14K
A Better Life
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, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: immigrants, sacrifice, single father, father son relationship, poverty, drugs/alcohol, chase, family drama, gangs, single parent, mentor, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, beverly hills ...
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 6.6
 25K
The Immigrant
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, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, corruption, survival, drinking, quarantine, chase, sisters, prostitute, period piece, women, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 5K
Avalon
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, jewish, oldies, hospital, family bonds, relationships, family, parenthood, storytelling, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1919 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland
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The Beautiful Country
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, vietnam war, blindness, poverty, social misfits, social differences, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, human nature, culture clash, boat ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, usa, new york ...
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 7.7
 4K
The North
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, reflective, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, tragedy, on the road, indians, human nature, idealism, genocide, sacrifice, prejudice, parents and children, poverty ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, california, usa ...
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 6.7
 13K
Samba
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, betrayal, survival, love story, women, french, unlikely friendships, society, culture clash, happy ending, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, australia, paris france
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Under the Same Moon
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, friendship, coming of age, latin, sacrifice, obsessive quest, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor, workplace, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, south africa, tokyo ...
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 7.4
 36K
Three Burials
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, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: immigrants, desert, friendship, redemption, vengeance, small town, death, violence, murder, revenge, justice, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, california ...
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Moscow on the Hudson
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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, culture clash, writer's life, freedom, american dream, shopping, musician's life, urban, capitalism, cold war, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, russia, usa, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 15K
Big Night
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, clever, realistic, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, food, cooking, art, oldies, wine, brothers, obsession, relationships, siblings relations, family business, secrets ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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Born in East L.A.
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, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, parody, culture clash, comedy of errors, interracial relations, factory, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, farce, fish out of water, romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Bread and Chocolate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, fish out of water, rich and poor, down on your luck, bollywood, life philosophy, life is a bitch, german, poverty, childhood, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia
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 7.2
 4K
Sugar
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, serious, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, immigrants, small town, culture clash, sport, follow your dream, mentor, ambition, character study, brutality, tragedy, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, latin america, kansas, usa, canada ...
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In This World
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: immigrants, politics, death, on the road, drinking, poverty, storytelling, islam, hopes, society, orphan, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2001
Place: iran, middle east, afghanistan, turkey, pakistan ...
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 7.5
 109K
Brooklyn
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, romance, irish, love triangle, working class, prejudice, friendship, drinking, love, love story, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
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House of Sand and Fog
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, depression, tragedy, hospital, suicide, fighting the system, greed, moral ambiguity, small town, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Pushing Hands
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, immigrants, culture clash, human nature, father son relationship, family drama, kung fu, self discovery, parents and children, life philosophy, fight scenes, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, usa, new york, tokyo ...
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Breaking and Entering
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, infidelity, architect, drinking, robbery, depression, relationships, culture clash, hospital, human nature, social differences, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, sarajevo, bosnia
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 8.0
 11K
Stroszek
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, road movie, emotional, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, german, american dream, surrealism, art, dreams, on the road, loneliness, social misfits, life & death, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, canada ...
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, family, 9/11, islam, mentor, wall street, psychology, pornography, kidnapping, destiny, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, middle east, usa, canada, boston ...
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 7.9
 6K
The Promise
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, reflective, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, realism, brothers, innocence lost, parents and children, crime gone awry, redemption, working class, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
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An American Rhapsody
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: immigrants, family, coming of age, storytelling, runaway, guilt, justice, human nature, rebellion, adoption, self discovery, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 60s, year 1958 ...
Place: europe, california, hungary, tokyo, budapest hungary ...
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 6.4
 5K
The Border
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, crime, redemption, infidelity, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, greed, crime gone awry, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
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Ae Fond Kiss...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, culture clash, immigrants, interracial romance, irish, marriage, love, drinking, prejudice, nightclub, chase, sex ...
Place: scotland, manchester, glasgow scotland, pakistan, spain
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