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, intense, dramatic, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with ethnic conflict, violence, politics, mentor, murder, storytelling, redemption, death, brutality and culture clash 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), The 33 (2015), Tangerines (2013), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997).

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, adventure, benign alien, alien encounter, virtual reality, mysterious planet, soldier, scientist, escapades, alien ...
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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: self discovery, american civil war, culture clash, redemption, friendship, civil war, native american, officer, courage, tribe, lifestyle change, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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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: rough, tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: old west, violence spree, civil war, gunfight, family relations, feud, rivalry, american civil war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
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: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female protagonist, female soldier, american abroad, friendship, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
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, fight scenes, tough heroes, ethnic conflict, murder, massacre, danger, friendship, violence, battles ...
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: greed, gold, jungle, ugly american, mining, money, business, cheating, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 1990s
Place: indonesia
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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, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
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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, anti war, gun, audio cassette, village, bullet wound, wood chopping, head wound, burning house, photograph, carpenter, audio tape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia, europe, georgia (former ussr), estonia, 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, war, anti war, family relations, rescue, danger, courage, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, bosnia, europe ...
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, muslim, human spirit, freedom, idealism, politics, independence, hindu, british empire, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
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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: forbidden love, ethnic conflict, murder, sex, lake, spider, underwater scene, summer, community, techno music, post war, ethnic hatred ...
Time: year 2001, year 1991, year 2011
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Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, martial arts, investigation, prisoner, serial killer, partners against crime, undercover, master criminal, track down, undercover cop, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, semi serious, rough, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, foot chase, taser, absurdism, mansion, horse race, prostitute, strip club, one man army, hitman, back from the dead, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo
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The Disintegration (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three young men meet Djamel (Yassine Azzouz), a charismatic manipulator, who turns the three friends against society.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: buddies, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty, rebellion, society, friends, power relations, social misfits, fighting the system, manipulations, rebelliousness, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, brussels belgium
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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: cold the temperature, flashback, accusation, occupation, ethnic conflict, rape, murder, death, violence, husband wife relationship, world war two, execution ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: central europe, yugoslavia
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: world, on the road, haunted by the past, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncover truth, tragic love, unfulfillment, 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: slang, suspense, intense
Plot: rap, pub, church, blackmail, rescue, chaos, racism, power outage, opera, apocalypse, virtual reality, fight ...
Time: renaissance, 2010s
Place: panama, morocco, philadelphia, new jersey, 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, intolerance, war crime, ethnic conflict, ira
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: colonization, mountain, village, tourist, genocide, ethnic conflict, native american, brother, women's rights, indigenous
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, shooting, spy, blackmail, civil war, ethnic conflict, explosion
Time: 1960s
Place: cyprus, greece, turkey
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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: genocide, gunshot, civil war, surgeon, machete, tv news, war violence, news reporter, ethnic conflict, traumatic experience, refugee, cameraman ...
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: kidnapping, terrorism, 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, ethnic conflict, prime minister, canadian, kidnapping, hostage, 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, peace, dead mother, military uniform, protest, tragic event, dead wife, misery, cleaning, crying boy, ethnic conflict, asian indian ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, 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: bleak, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, vengeance, hindu, massacre, revenge, muslim, riot, political unrest, crimes, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, india, middle east, pakistan
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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: ethnic conflict, apartment building, gun
Place: ussr
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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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphan, criminal's revenge, vengeance, rebelliousness, parents and children, bollywood, death in the family, haunted by the past, battles, crimes, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: tragedy, racism, rise to the top, human spirit, rebelliousness, redemption, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, political unrest, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: africa, india, south 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, soldier, culture clash, wedding, political unrest, village life, nothing goes right, love and romance, military, society, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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