Expatriate movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant expatriate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, sexy, visually appealing, melancholic and light films and TV shows about / with expatriate, death, friendship, couples, romance, love and romance, culture clash, redemption, bar and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Greece and other countries.
expatriate movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as expatriate: Welcome to Sweden (2014), Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015), The Durrells (2016), Night and Day (2008), Paris Blues (1961), The Moderns (1988), Cabo Blanco (1980), The Asian Connection (2016), The Ramen Girl (2008), High Season (1987).

List of expatriate movies

Welcome to Sweden (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The fish-out-of-water story of New York accountant Bruce, who falls in love with a Swedish girl named Emma and follows her to Sweden.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, expatriate, starting over, hopes, living with parents, meet the parents, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, misfit, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side.
Style: ambiguous ending, thought provoking, sincere, sentimental, captivating
Plot: chance meeting, expatriate, stranger, love interest, conversation, walking, chinese, american abroad, attraction, female director, meet cute, immigrants ...
Place: hong kong
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The Durrells (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In 1935, financially strapped widow Louisa Durrell, whose life has fallen apart, decides to move from England, with her four children (three sons, one daughter), to the island of Corfu, Greece. Once there, the family moves into a dilapidated old ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, stylized, based on true events
Plot: family, friendship, greek island, englishwoman abroad, expatriate, female protagonist, adventure, province, culture shock, dead husband, island, based on a novel ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: greece, mediterranean sea
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Night and Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: lovers reunited, starting over, interracial relations, fish out of water, culture clash, social relations, unfulfillment, painting, foreigner, expatriate, exile, city ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, seoul, north korea, south korea
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Paris Blues (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, fall in love, nightclub, friendship, musician, expatriate, composer, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, racism, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, lifestyle, romance, intrigue, couple relations, love affair, celebrity culture, cons and scams, alcohol abuse, actor's life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, new york
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Cabo Blanco (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giff Hoyt , a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The ...
Style: cult film
Plot: sunken treasure, expatriate, tough guy, mixed martial arts, blood spatter, brawl, suicide, revolver, martial arts, warrior, nazi, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1948
Place: peru, south america
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The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, exciting, touching ...
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, vengeance, street shootout, car chase, murder, violence, organized crime, attempted murder, accidental killing, police shootout, foot chase ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
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The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, american abroad, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, japanese culture, broken heart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey
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High Season (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, espionage, dishonesty, romance, golden years, island, cons and scams, couple relations, couples, female director, expatriate, art ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, russia
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Barcelona (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the 1980s, uptight Ted Boynton is a salesman working in the Barcelona office of a Chicago-based company. He receives an unexpected visit from his cousin Fred, a naval officer who has come to Spain on a public relations mission for a U.S. ...
Style: talky, witty, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, nato, navy, cousin cousin relationship, s&m, disorder, manners, couples, sexual content, profanity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, milan italy, barcelona spain ...
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This is Sanlitun (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: China, Iceland, Australia, Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: British sad sack Gary is a failed entrepreneur who has just arrived in Beijing's stylish Sanlitun district, allegedly to start a business. There are other reasons why he has uprooted himself — he's followed his ex-wife and young son, for ...
Plot: male friendship, great wall of china, friendship between men, cultural conflict, slice of life, love letter, delusion, deadpan, expatriate, beer, british humour
Place: beijing china
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To Rome with Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, ironic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, love and romance, parents and children, young people, culture clash, lifestyle, meet the parents, vacation, architect, newlyweds, sightseeing, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, paris france, new york ...
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Quantum of Solace (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, vengeance, secret service, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, spy, interrogation, 007, james bond, undercover, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: bolivia, haiti, london, russia, south america ...
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero. Until he learns by Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that there is a multiverse, called the "Spider-Verse", in ...
Style: exciting, light, colourful, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, african american, alternate universe, teenage superhero, teenager, multiverse, physics, spider, father son relationship, justice, love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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That Summer (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The mother of a girl decides to trust his father, with whom he is separated, when he learns that it is seriously ill. This summer will be the last for both of them and all that is left to Peter is to stand by their child.
Plot: dock, shipyard, tumor, brain tumor, physician, scuba diving, engineer, divorce, english teacher, decision, night, hellenic ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, athens, athens greece, hellas, london
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, self destructing, cancer, new life, eating ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, friendship between men, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1970 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, atlanta georgia, edinburgh scotland ...
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The Blue Beads from Greece (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A feud develops between a taverna with bouzoukia and a club next door that plays modern music.
Plot: band, rich girl, fall in love, nightclub, falling in love, music, dancing, folk music, social differences, fight, folk song, street urchin ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: athens, greece, athens greece
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Worlds Apart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three separate narratives each following a love story between a foreigner and a Greek. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe as a whole, only to connect as ...
Plot: librarian, smoking, bus, airport, death of daughter, bar, summer, racism, boomerang, pub, death, neighbor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: athens greece, greece, athens
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Morris from America (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.
Style: romantic, humorous, talky, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rap, culture clash, tutor, language barrier, coming of age, teenager, puberty, teenage girl, teenage boy, american in europe, 15 year old, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A photographer (Laurence Harvey) based in Tokyo, who's in love with local beauty Tamiko (France Nuyen), begins to court an embassy official (Martha Hyer) so she can help him gain entry into the United States. Drama.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, society, moral dilemma, down on your luck, true love, opposites attract, fall in love, immigrants, love and romance, forbidden love, romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, france, east asia, asia
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Baba Bizi Eversene (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A hopelessly yearning hippie is left alone with a newborn baby when his just married parents go for a vacation, but wittily he finds a solution to get back his expatriate girlfriend, utilizing the baby who has no idea what is going on.
Plot: man in underwear, older woman teenage boy relationship, woman rapes man, older woman younger man relationship, sex crime, singer, sex maniac, unpunished crime, cigarette smoking, female voyeur, smoking after sex, clothed female naked male ...
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The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Peter Churchman stopped robbing banks a long time ago and is now living as a wealthy and respected citizen in Pamplona, Spain. But then his former companion Angela appears and blackmails him to help her robbing the Spanish National Bank of Pamplona. ...
Plot: bank robbery, bank, world war two, carnival, heist, fiesta, statue, expatriate, soldier, explosive, caper, jewel theft ...
Place: spain, germany
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The Slave Wife (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When a stuck-up and privileged lady of a wealthy family is left to fend for herself, her butler decides to teach her some overdue humility through BDSM. His spiral of debauchery is soon overtaken by madness, and his sex games threaten to harm more ...
Plot: teasing, kindness, loan, humiliation, crow, dog, coffee, fire, captive woman, peeping, claw, suicide ...
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The Big Party (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a US military base. The guests drink, seduce and gossip, but some also plot against each other.
Plot: palace, party, betrayal, fascism, father son relationship, poet, blackmail, high society, dancing, expatriate, colonialism, puerto rican ...
Time: 1940s
Place: caribbean, puerto rico
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy ...
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American Adobo (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The everyday struggles of people trying to bridge two cultures, as well as their attempt to find happiness in their new homeland. Tere (Cherrie Pie Picache), mid-forties and single, hosts a dinner for a friend visiting from Manila, Lorna. Invited ...
Plot: female director, justice, death, food, singer, snow, sex, jealousy, brother brother relationship, cell phone, lie, confession ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines, new york, manhattan new york city
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Victor Victoria (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Style: sexy, witty, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, cabaret, nightclub, transvestite, sexual perversion, music, jazz, romance, lifestyle, gender, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: paris france, france, europe, chicago illinois
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, sexual attraction, photographer, love affair, marriage, obsession, depression, complex characters, divorce, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
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