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 realistic, serious, interesting, captivating, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with racism, prejudice, society, mentor, storytelling, corruption, violence, african american, runaway and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racism: The Help (2011), Django Unchained (2012), American History X (1998), This Is England (2006), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Made in Britain (1982), A Time to Kill (1996), Green Book (2018), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Roots (1977).

List of racism movies

 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, blacks and whites, against the rules, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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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: dark humor, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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American History X (1998)
Genre: 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, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, racism, skinhead, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, crime, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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 7.7
 109K
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: bleak, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, vandalism, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, crimes, violence, marijuana, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Made in Britain (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, social worker, teenager, prison, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, city life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 118K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 8.2
 214K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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: captivating, road movie, light, funny, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, musician, violence, christmas, travel, driver, prejudice, black american, italian american ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: bronx new york city, america, southern usa, ohio, kentucky ...
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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: bleak, disturbing, emotional, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, racial slur, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 8.3
 15K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, family history, escape attempt, freedom, rape, injustice, interracial relations, discrimination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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Higher Learning (1995)
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, thought provoking, emotional, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, violence, rejection, politics, injustice, society, university, life is a bitch, student life, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
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 7.8
 172K
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: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, scientist, space program, prejudice, racial segregation, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, strong female character, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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Lee Daniels' 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, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, blacks and whites, prejudice, president, master and servant, parents and children, historical character, government official ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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Heart of a Lion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, fascism, gang, family relations, society, single parent, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, psychopath, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, african american, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
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 7.5
 77K
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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, power relations, rise to the top, hopes, athlete and trainer, americana, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, empire state building manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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 7.7
 13K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, racism, courtroom drama, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, heroes, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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 7.5
 77K
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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, righting the wronged, americana, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.7
 397K
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: psychological, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, racism, cult, survival, missing, interracial romance, friendship, plot twist, african american, human monster, brainwashing, violence ...
Place: new york
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 5.4
 814
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, small town, assassination, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, civil rights movement, investigation, interracial relations, mystery, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
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 7.9
 599K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, racism, manhunt, transformation, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, life is a bitch, slum, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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 8.1
 130K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, racism, skinhead, poverty, violence, protest, friendship, urban ghetto life, rebellion, youth, revenge, rebel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.4
 227K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, president, politics, head of state, idealism, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 7.2
 34K
The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, violence spree, identity crisis, nazism, bomb, holocaust, synagogue, rebelliousness, introspection, struggle, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, israel, germany, argentina
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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: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, african american, fbi, u.s. navy, motel, police ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.8
 398K
Crash (2004)
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: touching, sincere, disturbing, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, morality, social decay, immigrants, bigotry, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
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, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, slavery, civil war, white house, cold war, media, network, society, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, mexico, japan, washington d.c., south africa ...
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 7.9
 112K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, rough, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, war, civil war, sacrifice, military, prejudice, freedom, self esteem, letter, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england, boston
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 6.8
 35K
Romper Stomper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, violence, arson, gang, love triangle, strangulation, vandalism, nazi, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.5
 152K
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: semi serious, rough, factual, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, undercover cop, black cop, violence, gun, telephone, bomb, husband wife relationship, activist, friendship, standoff, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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