Genocide movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant genocide movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, suspense, rough and disturbing films and TV shows about / with genocide, against humanity, survival, murder, danger, death, violence, mentor, life is a bitch and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as genocide: Hotel Rwanda (2004), Schindler's List (1993), Ararat (2002), Come and See (1985), Harrison's Flowers (2000), Ghetto (2005), Savior (1998), The Killing Fields (1984), The 5th Wave (2016), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001).

List of genocide movies

 8.1
 310K
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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: genocide, racism, cruelty, atrocity, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, against humanity, violence, death, murder, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 6.6
 11K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, incest, against humanity, ethnic, family problems, haunted by the past, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
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 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, battles, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, journalism, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, eastern europe ...
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 6.9
 1K
Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, war, anti heroes, anti semitism, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, against humanity, confined, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
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 7.3
 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, genocide, war, civil war, redemption, soldier, terrorism, war crime, pregnancy, sniper, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, bosnia, croatia ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, photographer, journalism, vietnam war, escape attempt, post war, communism, embassy, war, friendship, civil war, translator ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, d day, diary, anti semitism, dentist, attic, survival, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: magic, genocide, superhero, sacrifice, battlefield, teleportation, magical object, throne, supervillain, superhero team, super villain, team ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, scotland
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The Resistance (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1937, Japan began their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in the capital of Nanjing. The atrocities committed against women and their daughters are especially barbaric. One of them is Xiaoyun, a peasant girl who fights with the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: genocide, war, assassination, ninja, protection, assassin, revenge, vengeance, journalism, hitman, martial arts, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, usa
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, bayonet, massacre, rape, gore, dehumanization, danger, battles, captivity, society, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: genocide, hotel, massacre, civil war, racism, against humanity, escapades, society, ethnic, deadly, heroes, heaven and hell ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa
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 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, deportation, starvation, genocide, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 5.9
 105K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, power of love, vestiges of humanity, true love, teenage love, romance, self sacrifice, invasion, apocalypse, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: genocide, deportation, siblings relations, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, against humanity, desert, fall in love, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, village, desert, burned alive, journalism, adventure, life is a bitch, uncover truth, against humanity, injustice, survival, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: genocide, betrayal, against humanity, state affairs, danger, civil war, chaos, righting the wronged, military, politics, chaos and mayhem, bodies ...
Time: 90s
Place: rwanda, africa
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Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, genocide, escapades, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, love affair, fall in love, racism, opposites attract, politics, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rwanda, africa
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 7.3
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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 6.0
 778
Icon (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, terrorism, espionage, race against time, special agents, uncover truth, chases and races, secret agents, government agency, fighting the system, heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.1
 164K
The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, forced marriage, mass murder, tragic love, true love, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, good versus evil, chase, australian, fish out of water, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, misfit, society, self discovery, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, clever, bleak, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, future dystopia, space and aliens, survivor, androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, soldier, good versus evil, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, black market, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, nazism, moral dilemma, society, fascism ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 80s ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
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