Racism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out inspirational, realistic, dramatic, interesting, captivating and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with racism, interracial relations, black, segregation, prejudice, african american, corruption, runaway, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
racism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as racism: The Help (2011), American History X (1998), Hidden Figures (2016), A Time to Kill (1996), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Selma (2014), Get Out (2017), Django Unchained (2012), Mississippi Burning (1988), Green Book (2018).

List of racism movies

The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, hopes, racial issues, writers, social relations, racial segregation, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 50s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rape, neo nazi, nazism, racial slur, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, factual, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, space program, african american, genius, discrimination, african american woman, strong female character, scientist, stereotypes, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, small town, poverty, single father, rape, court, childhood, legal, racial discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, political, factual ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, justice, african american, racial segregation, black history, idealism, righting the wronged, president, racial discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: racism, hypnosis, kidnapping, cult, satire, survival, interracial romance, african american, brainwashing, psycho, abduction, female villain ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: captivating, rough, epic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, revenge, violent, dark humor, african american, gunfight, old west, courage, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas, austin texas
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, small town, civil rights, african american, ku klux klan, police, investigation, murder, violence, racial segregation, racial slur, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, road movie, funny, captivating ...
Plot: racism, interracial friendship, friendship, road trip, journey, travel, musician, blacks and whites, friend, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, kentucky, manhattan new york city ...
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, heartbreaking, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: slavery, racism, torture, freedom, life is a bitch, interracial relations, survival, african american, civil rights, master and servant, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, rough, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war, hotel, war crime, cruelty, un, politics, murder, human spirit, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, american football, african american, sport, racial tension, high school, football, racial prejudice, prejudice, school, friendship, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, california, new jersey, southern usa
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Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: racism, sexual harassment, police, redemption, prejudice, multiple storylines, racist, racial tension, social injustice, police corruption, interracial relations, class differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, epic, political, factual, intense ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, african american, politics, civil rights movement, islam, black history, assassination, prison, muslim, police brutality, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, harlem, new york, middle east ...
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, african american, human spirit, u.s. navy, military, navy, courage, racial discrimination, racial segregation, determination, prejudice, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, usa, pacific ocean
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42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, emotional, factual, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, racism, sport, against the odds, racial segregation, rivalry, african american, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1948 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, california, new york, usa ...
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, political, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, crimes, coming of age, neo nazi, xenophobia, vandalism, social problems, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, northern england, europe, woodstock, britain
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Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, emotional, inspirational, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: slavery, interracial relations, racism, aristocracy, love and romance, social differences, society, white male black female relationship, high society, forbidden love, victorian england, estate ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe, caribbean, africa ...
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Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, college, skinhead, politics, lesbian, violence, prejudice, justice, stereotypes, corruption, rejection, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
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Where Hands Touch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: interracial romance, racism, nazi germany, world war two, concentration camp, hitler youth, overcoming, coming of age, young love, racial injustice, oppression, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: lawyer, racism, court, racial segregation, courtroom, injustice, african american, racial issues, african american protagonist, justice, investigation, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: connecticut, maryland, philadelphia, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: inspirational, realistic, touching, feel good, political ...
Plot: racism, teacher, debate, african american, professor, college, segregation, mentor, contests and competitions, prejudice, black american, labor union ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Style: inspirational, semi serious, thought provoking, factual, captivating ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, undercover cop, african american, white supremacy, black cop, racist cop, racist, husband wife relationship, black american, activist, redneck ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century, year 2017
Place: usa, colorado, africa
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, intense ...
Plot: racism, small town, prejudice, police, police investigation, african american, mystery, crimes, racial slur, police procedural, chief of police, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, california, north carolina ...
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Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, inspirational, political, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, track and field, african american, olympics, nazi, running, nazi germany, sport, racial prejudice, hitler, athlete, politics ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, year 1933, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, usa, cleveland ohio
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Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: racism, police violence, police, murder, police brutality, motel, riot, racial tension, justice, racial segregation, fear, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1943, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
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Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, white male black female relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, interracial sex, female nudity, eviction, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
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The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, bad ending, political, inspirational ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, u.s. president, butler, white house, president, african american, blacks and whites, racial discrimination, black history, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, year 1957, year 2008, year 1961, 50s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, tennessee ...
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, factual, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, aborigine, survival, kidnapping, australian outback, australian aboriginal, children, culture clash, justice, punishment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
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