Ethnic conflict movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ethnic conflict movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, intense, interesting and emotional films and TV shows about / with ethnic conflict, politics, violence, storytelling, mentor, redemption, murder, culture clash, brutality and prejudice plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ethnic conflict: Avatar (2009), Dances with Wolves (1990), Look Who's Back (2015), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Camp X-Ray (2014), The Scythian (2018), Gold (2016), Thunderheart (1992), The 33 (2015), Get on the Bus (1996).

List of ethnic conflict movies

Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, space and aliens, alien, scientist, adventure, virtual reality, mysterious planet, alien encounter, warrior, benign alien, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, civil war, friendship, warrior, native american, redemption, officer, lifestyle change, tribe, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
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Look Who's Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a ...
Style: satirical, twist ending, realistic, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: hitler, time traveler, politics, adaptation, fascism, morality, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash, idealism, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, poland
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: old west, civil war, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, post war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, female protagonist, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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The Scythian (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of ...
Style: bloody, stylized, epic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, culture clash, rivalry, ethnic conflict, massacre, murder, fight scenes, tough heroes, danger, friendship, rescue, legend ...
Time: ancient history
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Gold (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, philosophical, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, greed, jungle, ugly american, mining, money, business, cheating, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 1990s
Place: indonesia
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Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, native american, haunted by the past, dishonesty, deadly, redemption, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, gang, hopes, family relations, rich and poor, self discovery, injustice, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, tennessee, south central los angeles ...
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Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, touching, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: war, village, anti war, gun, bullet wound, carpenter, wood chopping, audio cassette, audio tape, photograph, burning house, head wound ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), estonia, europe, georgia, israel
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: leadership, human spirit, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, europe ...
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Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: epic
Plot: singing, prison, dead, mass murder, doubt, holocaust, husband wife conflict, murder of family, raid, violence, death, train ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: yugoslavia, central europe
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Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, on the road, tragic love, world, uncover truth, wartime life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, black market, ethnic conflict
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, kurdistan
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Easter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Easter is a five story-arc opera about the coming-of-age of juking. The first of its tales aptly deals with contemporary civil unrest with foci on the interrelationships between law enforcement in communities it serves, and corruption within the ...
Style: intense, suspense, slang
Plot: dawn, protege, manipulation, maniac, marital problem, black man, ethnic slur, prodigy, college campus, elderly man, father daughter relationship, mafioso ...
Time: 2010s, renaissance
Place: morocco, panama, pennsylvania, maryland, chile ...
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The Truth Commissioner (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield, played by Roger Allam, a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland. Eager to make good as a ...
Plot: politics, ira, ethnic conflict, war crime, intolerance
Place: northern ireland
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Blood of the Condor (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A community reacts against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.
Plot: brother, native american, genocide, indigenous, colonization, ethnic conflict, women's rights, mountain, village, tourist
Place: bolivia, andes mountains
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Rendezvous with Dishonor (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the wake of terrorist bombings, senseless assassinations and widespread destruction in Cyprus, the attempts of local government officials to negotiate peace is thwarted by renegade guerrilla leaders. The World Council steps in and decides that ...
Plot: terrorist bombing, spy, explosion, blackmail, civil war, shooting, ethnic conflict
Time: 1960s
Place: turkey, cyprus, greece
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Blackout (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paris, April 1994. Young freelance journalist Antoine Rives is making a report on Westerners who have been repatriated from Rwanda, fleeing the massacres. He meets Clément, a student of Hutu origin whose Tutsi fiancée Alice hasn’t been able to ...
Plot: machete, civil war, radio broadcast, self mutilation, manslaughter, video camera, handheld camera, news report, traumatic experience, ethnic conflict, tv news, surgeon ...
Time: 1990s, year 1994
Place: rwanda
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October 1970 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A dramatization of the actual events surrounding the October Crisis in the province of Quebec, Canada.
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, politics, ethnic conflict
Time: year 1970
Place: quebec, canada
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Trudeau (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 208 min.
Story: This docu-drama spans fifteen turbulent years in the political and personal life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, one of the most enigmatic and polarizing Prime Ministers in Canadian history. The film explores the many facets of his character and his ...
Plot: politics, politician, prime minister, hostage, canadian, kidnapping, ethnic conflict, terrorism
Time: 1960s
Place: canada
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: epic
Plot: independence, airplane, marriage, singer, newsreel footage, trust, fired from the job, fear, promise, map, photographer, record player ...
Time: year 1945, year 1947
Place: india, delhi, pakistan
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Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, massacre, vengeance, hindu, danger, society, archaeologist, destiny, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, middle east, asia, india
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Good Bye, Southern City (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Azerbaijan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film takes place in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku at the end of the 1980s. At this time, the Soviet Union was starting to fall apart, and with this came the start of a number of ethnic conflicts. Fariz and his family move into a Baku apartment ...
Plot: apartment building, gun, ethnic conflict
Place: ussr
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The High Sun (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.
Plot: money, bar, mother daughter relationship, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, sex, bare breasts, murder, rave party, trumpet player, ethnic conflict, rave ...
Time: year 2001, year 1991, year 2011
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Mission Kashmir (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphan, rebelliousness, crimes, parents and children, men hatred, family relations, militant, vengeance, haunted by the past, battles, bollywood, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, rebellion, injustice, estrangement, religions or cults, society, rebelliousness, siblings relations, redemption, fighting the system, family problems ...
Time: 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, asia
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Wedding in Galilee (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Palestine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor's condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for agreeing. Women ritually prepare the bride; men ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, family gatherings, military, soldier, culture clash, village life, family relations, chaos, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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In the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Hollywood messenger must endure cruelty and humiliation as he struggles for a chance to succeed. But when he's offered a lucrative opportunity, he must decide between compromising his closest friendship or giving his racist bosses the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense
Plot: hollywood, human nature, society, introspection, filmmaking, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, racism, ethnic hatred ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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