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 realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, suspense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with genocide, against humanity, brutality, war, murder, danger, survival, death, life is a bitch and violence 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: Sometimes in April (2005), Schindler's List (1993), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ghetto (2005), Shooting Dogs (2005), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), Come and See (1985), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), The Pianist (2002), Attack on Darfur (2009).

List of genocide movies

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, serious, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, military, state affairs, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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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: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, jewish, ghetto, survival, rescue, wartime, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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 8.1
 344K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
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, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, un, war crime, cruelty, war, atrocity, corpse, massacre, refugee, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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 6.8
 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, realistic, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, survival, anti heroes, moral dilemma, human nature, war, anti semitism, anti hero, lifesaver, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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 7.7
 11K
Shooting Dogs (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: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, priest, teacher, survivor, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south 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: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic
Plot: genocide, betrayal, civil war, chaos, military, dishonesty, hopes, politics, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
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 8.3
 69K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
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, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: atrocity, war crime, brutality, genocide, against humanity, world war two, holocaust, occupation, war, military, german, teenage girl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, ussr, germany ...
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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: sincere, uplifting, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, auschwitz, confined, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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 8.5
 775K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, jewish, genocide, anti semitism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, village, desert, journalism, against humanity, uncover truth, survival, photojournalist, injustice, life is a bitch, danger, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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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, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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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, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, wartime life, human spirit, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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 7.6
 5K
Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, anti war, murder, escape, village, husband wife relationship, baby, nationalism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, genocide, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, siblings relations, wartime life, love and romance, family relations, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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 6.1
 14K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, politics, atrocity, filmmaking, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, canada, middle east, armenia ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 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, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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The Resistance (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
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: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, assassination, revenge, ninja, war, occupation, resistance, vengeance, wartime life, martial arts, world war two, protection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, usa, asia, japan
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller, 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, gore, bayonet, rape, massacre, dehumanization, gory, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, human spirit, racism, captivity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
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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, serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, against humanity, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, society, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rwanda, africa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 14K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
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Children of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Children of War is a movie based on the true events of the 1971 Genocide. Can we, in search of power, become animals? A genocide; neglected! The first use of rape as a weapon of war; undocumented! The lives of millions; unaccounted! The culprits; ...
Style: tense, suspense, contemplative, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: genocide, rape, independence, rape victim, brutality, women's rights, islam, brother sister relationship, liberation, women, cruelty, war for independence ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: bangladesh
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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, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, war crime, jungle, army, rescue mission, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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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: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, old west, against the odds, crimes, partners, danger, dishonesty, good versus evil, australian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, wyoming, pacific ocean, texas, london ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 11K
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, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, rape, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 20K
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, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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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, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural power, team, super villain, supervillain, fight scenes, magic, invasion, superhero, super powers, super strength, alien, teenage superhero ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 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: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, budapest ...
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, epic, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, society, danger, religions or cults, genocide, self discovery, heroic mission, palace intrigue, destiny, anti semitism, female protagonist, old testament ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 7K
120 (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men are fighting at four corners of the empire and therefore can ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: genocide, against humanity, military, battles, war, nationalism, world war one, armenian genocide, school, siblings relations, fictional reality, church ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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