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The list contains the best, new and most relevant racism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, dramatic, intense and clever films and TV shows about / with racism, african american, storytelling, society, murder, prejudice, race issues, violence, mentor and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as racism: Django Unchained (2012), American History X (1998), The Help (2011), The Blind Side (2009), Suburbicon (2017), Kings (2017), Sausage Party (2016), Victoria & Abdul (2017), The First Purge (2018), 2001 Maniacs (2005).
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The Help
Drama
USA, India, United Arab Emirates
146 min.
 8.1
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
The First Purge
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
98 min.
 5.3

List of racism movies

Django Unchained
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: dark humor, talky, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, gory, racial violence, brutality, old west, african american, united states of america, violence, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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American History X
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, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, redemption, prison, xenophobia, brutality, revenge, crime, skinhead, prejudice, racial slur, blacks and whites, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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 8.1
 377K
The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 5.6
 25K
Suburbicon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns
Plot: murder, racism, boy, father son relationship, scam, investigation, black american, dark secret, prejudice, child in peril, police, home invasion ...
Time: 1950s
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 4.7
 1K
Kings
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA, China, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.
Style: bleak, suspense, social, serious, based on true events
Plot: police, poverty, revolt, children, racism, legal action, chaos and mayhem, foster child, protest, single mother, death, blood ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
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 6.2
 149K
Sausage Party
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Style: humorous, funny, dark humor, absurd, satirical ...
Plot: food, parody, supermarket, foul language, weed, stereotypes, sarcasm, life & death, eaten alive, racism, hot dog, vulgarity ...
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Victoria & Abdul
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, stylized, touching, melancholic
Plot: queen victoria, queen of england, british history, hindu, intergenerational friendship, interracial friendship, servant, friendship, woman, intrigue, old age, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, scotland, taj mahal, buckingham palace, florence italy
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The First Purge
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: party, sadism, nazism, murder, experiment, survival horror, gory violence, fighting the system, serial killer, terrorism, nightmare, racism ...
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, flashback, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: rough, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, violence spree, psychopath, animal cruelty, slasher, small town, crimes, violence, cannibalism, death, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa, georgia
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Hap and Leonard
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, bounty hunter, small town, interracial relations, racism, crime, fighting crime, justice, flashback, escapades, society, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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 8.3
 43K
Hell on Wheels
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, lone wolves, haunted by the past, tough heroes, slavery, courage, vengeance, train, native americans, shooting, blood, brutality ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: suffering, anger, loss of daughter, revenge, regret, trial, cynicism, guilty conscience, police brutality, death of daughter, verbal abuse, name calling ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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American Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, crimes, family relations, interracial relations, tragedy, society, parents and children, murder, racism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Orange Is the New Black
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, cynical, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison life, women in prison, strong female character, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, fish out of water, lesbian relationship, warden, violence, smuggling, newcomer, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.8
 392K
Crash
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, redemption, police corruption, morality, storytelling, corruption, tragedy, immigrants, depression, plot twist, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
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 5.3
 10K
Desperation
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: small town, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, evil spirit, family in danger, danger, deadly, sheriff, supernatural, gory, murder, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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Mississippi Burning
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, police investigation, violence, investigation, idealism, sheriff, politics, segregation, uncover truth, corruption ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Higher Learning
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, college, violence, politics, skinhead, prejudice, university, innocence lost, resentment, stereotypes, segregation, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 108K
This Is England
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: realistic, bleak, tense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, coming of age, violence, innocence lost, childhood, adolescence, friendship, bullying, brainwashing, prejudice, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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 7.7
 73K
Malcolm X
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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: epic, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: racism, islam, assassination, redemption, politics, prison, childhood, prejudice, assassin, religion, leadership, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, harlem, africa, usa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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Do the Right Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, hip hop, radio, prejudice, violence, police brutality, interracial relations, race issues, segregation, violent, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, satirical, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, civil war, politics, alternate reality, head of state, runaway, jewish, assassination, war, journalism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, latin america, england, medical school, montreal ...
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 7.7
 330K
Get Out
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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: tense, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, interracial romance, plot twist, secrets, family, cult, brainwashing, violence, survival, missing, female villain, friendship ...
Place: new york
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 7.0
 32K
Serial
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, interracial relations, stereotypes, parents and children, family bonds, family relations, wedding, verbal byplay, family, family in crisis, culture clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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In the Heat of the Night
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: small town, crime, racism, culture clash, mystery, police investigation, prejudice, police, investigation, murder, chase, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, mississippi river
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Something the Lord Made
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, mentor, hospital, interracial relations, segregation, surgery, doctors, sacrifice, courage, laboratory, university ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
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 7.1
 29K
Race
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: dramatic, factual, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, olympics, nazi, nazis, racing, race issues, segregation, mentor, track and field, jews, nazi germany, african american ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Serial 2014
7.0
Avatar 2009
7.8
The Blind Side 2009
7.7
Shame 2015
8.8
Queen Sugar 2016
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racial slur
racial slur movies
American History X 1998
8.5
8 Mile 2002
7.1
South Park 1997
8.7
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999
7.5
Hier is Lola! 2010
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african american
african american movies
Django Unchained 2012
8.4
Luke Cage 2016
7.5
The First Purge 2018
5.3
Doctor Dolittle 1998
5.4
Marlon 2017
6.9
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prejudice
prejudice movies
Pride & Prejudice 2005
7.8
Pride and Prejudice 1995
8.9
American History X 1998
8.5
Chocolate 2000
7.3
The Help 2011
8.1
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racist
racist movies
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017
8.2
Frankie & Alice 2010
6.5
In the Heat of the Night 1967
8.0
White Dog 1982
7.1
Rising Damp 1974
7.7
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injustice
injustice movies
Boys Over Flowers Returns 2007
8.1
Atonement 2007
7.8
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993
6.7
Robin Hood 2006
7.5
Death Note 2017
4.6
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society
society movies
The Master and Margarita 2005
7.5
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015
6.5
Black Mirror 2011
8.9
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
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discrimination
discrimination movies
Suffragette 2015
6.9
Gattaca 1997
7.8
Orange Is the New Black 2013
8.2
Made in Dagenham 2010
7.2
A Dry White Season 1989
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