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, dramatic, serious, interesting, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with ethnic conflict, politics, storytelling, mentor, brutality, redemption, culture clash, violence, catastrophe and corruption plots mostly in Drama, History and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
ethnic conflict
ethnic conflict movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ethnic conflict: Avatar (2009), The Mission (1986), Dances with Wolves (1990), Look Who's Back (2015), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Camp X-Ray (2014), Little (2019), The Scythian (2018), Gold (2016), Thunderheart (1992).

List of ethnic conflict movies

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, captivating, serious, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, alien, space travel, mysterious planet, scientist, warrior, fantasy world, space and aliens, adventure, interracial romance, interracial relations, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
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, realistic, thought provoking, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, murder, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
Is relevant ?
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: culture clash, native american, self discovery, american civil war, tribe, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
Is relevant ?
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, stylized ...
Plot: hitler, time traveler, politics, adaptation, fascism, morality, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash, idealism, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, poland
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
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, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
Is relevant ?
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: light, feel good, entertaining, humorous, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body transformation, transformation, employer employee relationship, time lapse photography, middle school, bullying, love and romance, black cast, fashion designer, black american, inferiority complex, ethnic conflict ...
Is relevant ?
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, heroic, culture clash, rivalry, fight scenes, tough heroes, massacre, murder, danger, ethnic conflict, rivals, rescue ...
Time: ancient history
Is relevant ?
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, 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
Is relevant ?
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, fbi, native american reservation, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, native american, haunted by the past, redemption, moral dilemma, special agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
Is relevant ?
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain
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: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, catastrophe, ethnic conflict ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, latin america, mine, south america, australia
Is relevant ?
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, racism, police, water, justice, magic, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
Is relevant ?
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
Is relevant ?
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, human nature, self discovery, family relations, injustice, gang, hopes, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, tennessee, south central los angeles ...
Is relevant ?
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, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: war, wartime life, anti war, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, rivalry, elderly, isolation, mistrust ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, caucasus, eastern europe ...
Is relevant ?
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, emotional, rough, touching ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, europe ...
Is relevant ?
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
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, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, 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 ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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: accusation, serbian, male female relationship, anti semitism, winter, morality, hate, train, violence, occupation, corporal, river ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: central europe, yugoslavia
Is relevant ?
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, emotional, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, wartime life, unfulfillment, uncover truth, life is a bitch, world, tragic love, on the road, black market, ethnic conflict
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, kurdistan
Is relevant ?
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: slang, intense, suspense
Plot: virtual reality, pub, church, drug dealer, coming of age, power outage, terrorism, vigilante, arrest, opera, gunfight, country music ...
Time: 2010s, renaissance
Place: new jersey, morocco, panama, philadelphia, pennsylvania ...
Is relevant ?
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, intolerance, war crime, ethnic conflict, ira
Place: northern ireland
Is relevant ?
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: ethnic conflict, genocide, village, mountain, indigenous, colonization, women's rights, native american, brother, tourist
Place: bolivia, andes mountains
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, ethnic conflict, blackmail, explosion, civil war, shooting
Time: 1960s
Place: turkey, cyprus, greece
Is relevant ?
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: news report, surgeon, machete, tv news, civil war, cameraman, gunshot, genocide, refugee, traumatic experience, handheld camera, video camera ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda
Is relevant ?
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
Is relevant ?
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, prime minister, politician, ethnic conflict, kidnapping, canadian, hostage, terrorism
Time: 1960s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
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, telegram, military uniform, pride, love at first sight, migration, misery, praying, peace, sikh, demonstration, father in law daughter in law relationship ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1947
Place: delhi, pakistan, india
Is relevant ?
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: bleak, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, massacre, vengeance, hindu, society, destiny, crimes, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, deadly, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, middle east, india, asia
Is relevant ?
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, ethnic conflict, gun
Place: ussr
Is relevant ?