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 dramatic, realistic, intense, harsh, talky and interesting films and TV shows about / with ethnic conflict, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, politics, idealism and courage plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ethnic conflict: The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), The High Sun (2015), Avatar (2009), The Mission (1986), Future Lasts Forever (2011), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Big Sick (2017), Look Who's Back (2015), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Katyn (2007).

List of ethnic conflict movies

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, racism, water, police, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
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 7.1
 3K
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.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, disturbing, anthology
Plot: forbidden love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ethnic conflict, community, actress playing multiple roles, mother daughter relationship, post war, military, summer, love and romance, multiple time frames, oral sex ...
Time: year 2011, year 2001, year 1991
Place: balkan
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 7.8
 1.1M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien planet, creature, scientist, warrior, adventure ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.4
 55K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, jungle, clergy, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, christianity, wilderness, hopes, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
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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: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, on the road, tragic love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, journey, self discovery, thesis, society, strong female presence, black market ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
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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: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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 7.5
 119K
The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's ...
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hospital, comedian, illness, family, cultural difference, interracial love, relationships, life, ethnic conflict, coma, arranged marriage, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, japan, new york
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Look Who's Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitler, time traveler, politics, third reich, adaptation, fascism, morality, nazi, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash ...
Time: 2010s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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: civil war, violence spree, old west, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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 7.0
 15K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, nazism, survival, war, military life, captivity, life is a bitch, military, battles, oppression, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
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 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military life, battles, danger, military, behind enemy lines, heroes, losing-it hero, soldier, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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 6.8
 20K
A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: political, cynical, melancholic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, bosnian war, un, ruins, soldier, unlikely friendships, world politics, dialogue, war, ethnic conflict, life philosophy ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, balkan
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 7.6
 23K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, social decay, society, protest, social problems, conflict, life is a bitch, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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 6.9
 39K
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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, unlikely friendships, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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 5.5
 10K
Little (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear.
Style: sincere, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, male stripper, dancing, transformation, time lapse photography, employer employee relationship, middle school, bullying, love and romance, body transformation, black cast, fashion designer ...
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 6.2
 2K
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: exciting, bloody, stylized, epic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, heroic, tough heroes, rivalry, violence, legend, battles, massacre, danger, vengeance, culture clash, murder ...
Time: ancient history
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 6.7
 56K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, suspense, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, greed, jungle, cheating, business, ugly american, mining, money, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: indonesia
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 6.8
 14K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, murder, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, special agents, injustice, moral dilemma, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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 6.9
 35K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, 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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, rescue, race against time, mining, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
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 7.0
 14K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: war, battles, world war two, self esteem, algerian, heroes, society, politics, army, prejudice, nazi, justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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 7.4
 13K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, philadelphia, salt lake city utah ...
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The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, factual, political ...
Plot: war, mercenary, conflict, civil war, courage, betrayal, irish, politics, survival, fight scenes, propaganda, conspiracy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: congo, africa, ireland
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Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
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 7.4
 43K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 19K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, liberal, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, dictatorship, war correspondent, war, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: orchestra, musician, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, hopes, outback, aborigine, human spirit, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 13K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, racism, civil rights movement, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. vice president, political campaign, u.s. senator, presidential candidate ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
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 7.3
 12K
Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, family relations, soldier, mischievous children, danger, youth, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: suprisingly clever, stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, creativity, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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