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, dramatic, interesting, captivating and intense films and TV shows about / with racism, society, prejudice, interracial relations, african american, segregation, storytelling, mentor, corruption and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racism: American History X (1998), The Help (2011), This Is England (2006), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Django Unchained (2012), Green Book (2018), A Time to Kill (1996), Hidden Figures (2016), 12 Years a Slave (2013), 42 (2013).

List of racism movies

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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, youth, crimes, prejudice, violence spree, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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 8.1
 412K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: maid, racism, friendship, master and servant, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, writers, racial issues, blacks and whites, discrimination, storytelling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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 7.7
 113K
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, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, social problems, crimes, childhood, youth, vandalism, xenophobia, juvenile delinquency, adolescence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
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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, lawyer, poverty, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, 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, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, racism, vengeance, slavery, african american, gory, torture, society, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, texas, tennessee
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 8.2
 323K
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, captivating, feel good, light, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, driver, journey, piano playing, american south ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, pittsburgh, memphis ...
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 7.5
 126K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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 7.8
 189K
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, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, scientist, prejudice, job promotion, genius, black woman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: heartbreaking, motivational, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, human trafficking, american history, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 81K
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, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, against the odds, americana, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, new york, missouri, pittsburgh, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.5
 81K
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: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, society, rebelliousness, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, juvenile delinquency, social worker, prison, teenager, urban ghetto life, city life, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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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, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, fascism, fall in love, graphic violence, single parent, family relations, gang, love and romance, crimes, psychopath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 42K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, racism, basketball, coach, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, ambitious, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, washington state, united states, mexico ...
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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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, blacks and whites, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, united states, south africa ...
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 7.2
 36K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, anti semitism, identity crisis, nazism, bomb, anger, synagogue, gang, judaism, violence spree, hate ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, debate, college, segregation, professor, student, radical, family relations, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, usa, harvard university ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 326K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
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: emotional, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, war crime, racism, un, cruelty, corpse, refugee, atrocity, massacre, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, violence, rejection, politics, society, injustice, college life, university, life is a bitch, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 460K
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, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial romance, hypnosis, racism, african american, survival, human monster, cult, friendship, psycho, missing person, missing, implied incest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 238K
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, emotional, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, racism, american civil war, president, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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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, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, violence, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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 7.2
 17K
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, tense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: lawyer, racism, court, racial segregation, injustice, investigation, racial issues, courtroom, rape accusation, jury, lie, apology ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: mississippi, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city
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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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport team, coach, sport, african american, prejudice, football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa, virginia, united states, new jersey ...
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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, educational film, satirical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, slavery, interracial relations, journalism, injustice, discrimination, society, political unrest, alternate reality, civil war ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, washington d.c., montreal quebec, south africa, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 117K
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, slavery, racism, battles, prejudice, battle, war, military life, captain, hopes, camp ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new england, south carolina
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 14K
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, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, court case, life is a bitch, family relations, teenage life, social differences, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 80K
Malcolm X (1992)
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, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, fighting the system, self discovery, police, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 38K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: captivating
Plot: mythical creature, dark fantasy, steampunk, fairy, monster, black magic, politician, love triangle, racism, manipulative woman, family secret, sorceress ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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