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, captivating, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with genocide, against humanity, murder, survival, danger, war, brutality, violence, death and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
genocide movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as genocide: Schindler's List (1993), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Sometimes in April (2005), Ghetto (2005), Beyond the Gates (2005), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), Ararat (2002), Attack on Darfur (2009), The Pianist (2002).

List of genocide movies

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, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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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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, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, deadly, revolution, military, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, survival, war, anti heroes, anti semitism, anti hero, moral dilemma, human nature, lifesaver, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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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, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, survival, fighting the system, human spirit, moral dilemma, against the odds, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, 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, realistic, disturbing
Plot: genocide, betrayal, dishonesty, civil war, chaos, military, moral dilemma, politics, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
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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: sincere, uplifting, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, concentration camp, holocaust, war, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, human spirit, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, war crime, atrocity, filmmaking, self discovery, against humanity, haunted by the past, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire, canada, middle east, toronto ontario canada ...
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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: rough, captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, village, desert, survival, uncover truth, against humanity, photojournalist, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, injustice, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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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, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, 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: against humanity, atrocity, world war two, war crime, genocide, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, 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, missing person, war, murder, battles, photojournalist, obsessive quest, journalism, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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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, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, anti war, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebelliousness, human spirit, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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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: captivating, exciting, entertaining, tense, serious ...
Plot: genocide, war, assassination, revenge, ninja, resistance, occupation, vengeance, wartime life, martial arts, assassin, protection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, usa, asia, japan
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, controversial, rough, serious ...
Plot: genocide, rape, bayonet, massacre, gore, battles, power relations, coldhearted, danger, gory, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan
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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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, civil war, genocide, terrorism, war crime, redemption, war, soldier, hopes, pregnancy, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, europe, bosnia, croatia ...
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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, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: magic, supernatural power, battlefield, super villain, teenage superhero, team, superhero, save the world, end of the world, genocide, sacrifice, supervillain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, escape, husband wife relationship, baby, village ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1943
Place: poland
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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, realistic, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, wartime life, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, year 1915
Place: turkey, armenia, middle east, ottoman empire
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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: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, love affair, social differences, racism, journalism, society, politics, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rwanda, africa
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, vatican, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, austria ...
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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; ...
Plot: genocide, rape, rape victim, sexual assault, independence, brother sister relationship, bollywood, rape and revenge, sister, multiple storylines, liberation, women's prison ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: bangladesh
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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, australian, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, against the odds, old west, crimes, danger, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
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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, conspiracy, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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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: disturbing, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, genocide, deportation, concentration camp, holocaust, hopes, nazism, fighting the system, life is a bitch, wartime life, nazi occupation, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, spain ...
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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, battles, military, war, nationalism, world war one, armenian genocide, siblings relations, school, fictional reality, church ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: armenian genocide, love triangle, journalist, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, running for your life, true love, love affair, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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Titan A.E. (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Dredge are bent on mankind's destruction.
Style: serious, exciting, intense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: spacecraft, space battle, outer space, alien, alien encounter, mission, space station, scientist, adventure, galaxy, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: colorado
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The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, alien, youth, teenage life, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, london, bangkok thailand, ohio ...
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