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, dramatic, suspense and emotional films and TV shows about / with genocide, survival, murder, war, against humanity, death, violence, danger, brutality and massacre plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as genocide: Schindler's List (1993), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ararat (2002), Beyond the Gates (2005), The Killing Fields (1984), Harrison's Flowers (2000), The 5th Wave (2016), Sometimes in April (2005), The Host (2013), Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995).

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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, concentration camp, against humanity, confined, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 8.1
 304K
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, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, against humanity, hotel, violence, death, murder, war crime, african, refugee camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, somalia, congo
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, politics, filmmaking, incest, atrocity, war crime, haunted by the past, against humanity, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, armenia ...
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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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, violence, school, politics, civil war, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, rape, volunteer ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, photographer, vietnam war, embassy, civil war, war, escape attempt, post war, communism, friendship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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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: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, journalism, obsessive quest, love affair, kidnapping, battles, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, serbia ...
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 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, alien invasion, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, mysterious character, survival, end of the world, teenage life, youth, alien, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: genocide, hotel, racism, civil war, massacre, siblings relations, political unrest, war, revolution, battles, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa
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 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, vestiges of humanity, teenage love, power of love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, alien invasion, romance, self sacrifice, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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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, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, bayonet, rape, massacre, gore, gory, survival, captivity, chinese woman, war, chaos and mayhem, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: genocide, assassination, war, protection, ninja, assassin, revenge, martial arts, vengeance, mysterious character, soldier, female killer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, usa, japan
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, concentration camp, nazism, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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 8.2
 40K
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, surreal, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, anti war, insanity, surrealism, wehrmacht, teenage girl, holocaust, war, war crime, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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 8.5
 604K
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, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, nazi occupation, hunger, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw 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: realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: genocide, deportation, desert, life turned upside down, escape, smuggling, against humanity, disorder, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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 7.3
 9K
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, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, atrocity, mercenary, genocide, civil war, redemption, soldier, serbian, rape, pregnancy, terrorism, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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 6.1
 163K
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, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, family relations, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: space travel, alien, government agent, mission, trapped in space, spacecraft, creature, marketplace, marriage proposal, genocide, military, endangered species ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s
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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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: genocide, betrayal, anti war, righting the wronged, against humanity, chaos, life is a bitch, introspection, moral dilemma, chaos and mayhem, politics, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: rwanda, africa
Is relevant ?
 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, espionage, terrorism, fighting the system, special agents, race against time, uncover truth, government agency, secret agents, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.3
 12K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, prague ...
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, desert, village, burned alive, uncover truth, adventure, moral dilemma, injustice, against humanity, survival, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, sudan
Is relevant ?
 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, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, nazism, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
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 7.6
 115K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, nazi germany, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, bleak, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, space and aliens, outer space, androids and robots, survivor, imaginary, obsessive quest, genocide, good versus evil, soldier ...
Time: future
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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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, jungle, army, rebel, genocide, rescue, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 6K
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, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: genocide, school, church, war, siblings relations, mountain, battles, against humanity, military, fictional reality, world war one, nationalism ...
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, freedom, human spirit, british, war, heroic mission, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 7.7
 3K
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 ...
Plot: genocide, nationalism, war, nazi occupation, world war two, massacre, axe, torture, wedding, female nudity, murder, murder of a nude woman ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 1939
Place: poland
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: bleak, serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, racism, deportation, fascism, war, against humanity, society, state affairs, immigrants, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, palestine
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