Racial segregation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racial segregation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic, inspirational and feel good films and TV shows about / with racial segregation, racism, interracial relations, african american, segregation, black, culture clash, mentor, civil rights and prejudice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racial segregation: Hidden Figures (2016), Marshall (2017), The Help (2011), Men of Honor (2000), 42 (2013), Selma (2014), Loving (2016), Mississippi Burning (1988), Motherless Brooklyn (2019), Hairspray (1988).

List of racial segregation movies

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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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 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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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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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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Loving (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Style: inspirational, romantic, melancholic, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial couple, interracial marriage, interracial love, racism, segregation, marriage, civil rights, racial segregation, love, supreme court, justice, court ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 60s
Place: virginia, australia, washington d.c., usa
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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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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: neo noir, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, interracial romance, murder investigation, crime investigation, investigation, murder, social injustice, politics, organized crime, racial segregation, tourette's syndrome, detective agency ...
Time: 50s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, usa, new york
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Hairspray (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: feel good, light, stylized, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: interracial love, fat girl, rock and roll, teenager, farce, music, social differences, dancing, civil rights, racial segregation, hair, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1963, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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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: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, single father, haunted by the past, african american, racial segregation, interracial relations, family business ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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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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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, racial segregation, discrimination, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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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Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of black history's unsung heroes in this entertaining -- and educational -- comedy special.
Style: thought provoking, funny, entertaining, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: black man, racial segregation, racism, african american, african american man, black american, interracial relations, black stereotype, ethnic humor, discrimination, civil rights, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Paradise: Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation ...
Style: sexual, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: tourist, beach, interracial relations, older woman younger man relationship, strong sexual content, black man white woman relationship, exploitation, male prostitute, resort, older woman younger man sex, lifestyle, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya
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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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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, compassionate, clever, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: racism, african american, poverty, working class family, segregation, dysfunctional family, civil rights, family relations, racial prejudice, racial segregation, family problems, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, gothic ...
Plot: civil rights movement, african american, civil disobedience, fighting the system, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: elderly, friendship, racism, master and servant, golden years, civil rights, jewish, chauffeur, prejudice, old age, interracial relations, widow ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta, georgia, usa
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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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, coach, college, sport, teamwork, racial slur, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, mexico ...
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, rough, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, high school, idealism, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, racism, school, survival, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2006, year 1992 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Selena: The Series (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, factual
Plot: singer, lifestyle, showbiz, dying young, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, childhood ...
Time: 90s
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating
Plot: theater, live performance, racism, dancing, dream, race, equality, society, social relations, rivalry, television, music ...
Time: 60s
Place: baltimore
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Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, supernatural, ghost, revenge, belief, monster, investigation, urban decay, bee, cult, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: erotica, racial segregation, helicopter, racism, interracial relations, small town, family relations, farm, small town life, family business, obsession, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: factual, inspirational, emotional, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, aviation, fighter plane, military, war, aerial combat, interracial relations, training, unlikely friendships, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, berlin germany, germany, africa, usa ...
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: feel good, humorous, lyrical, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, teenage love, artists and showbiz, dream come true, fat girl, overweight, follow your dream, racism, teenage girl, music, teenager, stereotypes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, chicago illinois
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, partisan, war, military, soldier, battles, war crime, racism, interracial relations, survival, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1984, 80s, year 1983, year 1944 ...
Place: rome italy, iraq, italy, europe, germany ...
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