Internment camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant internment camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, dramatic and emotional films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, internment camp, world war two, society, racism, husband wife relationship, war, friendship, soldier and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as internment camp: District 9 (2009), The Shield and the Sword (1968), The Terror (2018), Silver City (1984), The Darkest Minds (2018), The Army of Shadows (1969), Farewell to Manzanar (1976), Les Milles (1995), The Day the Clown Cried (1972), Azad (2017).

List of internment camp movies

District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, human nature, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, alien race, metamorphosis, human versus alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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The Shield and the Sword (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany
Duration: 344 min.
TV show
Story: Soviet spy film , based on a novel by Vadim Kozhevnikov, who was Secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union.
Plot: third reich, soviet, secret agent, world war two, spy, soviet spy, secret agents, concentration camp, agent, nazism, internment camp, recruitment ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: anthology, twist ending, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, cannibalism, arctic, beast, insanity, leadership, rescue, monster, dying, violence, paranoia, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
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Silver City (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were housed in separate barracks, the adults lived for two years ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, world war two, infidelity, fall in love, australian, post world war two, pregnancy, love triangle, society, friendship, misfit, couples ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1960s, year 1962, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, escape, mind control, love and romance, good versus evil, teenager, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, resistance, underground, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, big ben london ...
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Farewell to Manzanar (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Style: based on true events
Plot: internment camp, concentration camp, japanese american, world war two
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: pre war
Plot: national socialism, rabbi, anti semitism, ss, holocaust, leg wound, prayer, world war two, orphan, concentration camp, accusation, archive footage ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: prague, marseille, paris france
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Les Milles (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the beginning of the Second World War, Germans, Austrians and persons without nationality living in France are sent to the concentration camp of Les Milles by France government. Commander Charles Perrochon is the responsible for this camp and he ...
Plot: refugee, soccer fan, prisoner, dwarf, joke, fear of death, female reporter, soup, train station, army, world war two, hospital ...
Time: 1940s
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The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: death of child, clown, gas chamber, barbed wire fence, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, political prisoner, gestapo, holocaust, auschwitz, circus ...
Time: 1940s
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Azad (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this futuristic thriller based around resistance against a tyrant government that's propagating religious, political, and racial polarization and xenophobia, a Muslim immigrant flees The West in hopes of leaving his secretive past behind to ...
Plot: immigration, hitler, freedom, world war three, radical, racism, military, terrorism, deportation, concentration camp, crucifix, latin ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, usa, pakistan, america, iran ...
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense, complex ...
Plot: repression, concentration camp, german soldier, assassination, hostage, world war two, suppression, nazi uniform, execution, nazi soldier, nazi officer, retribution ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, rally, stoners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of ...
Plot: post apocalypse, redemption, loss of son, nephew, anti war, butler, post apocalyptic, ship, world war one, ghost, internment camp, charles dickens ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan
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The War Between Us (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, racism, deportation, war, immigrants, society, wartime life, internment camp, ice hockey, kimono, suicide by drowning, political oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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American Pastime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American Pastime tells a poignant story set against the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Rounded up and uprooted from their everyday lives, they remained loyal to the United States and ironically turned to that most American ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, human spirit, rivalry, immigrants, society, hopes, racism, anti war, wartime life, small town, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, utah
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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, pre war ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, painting, artist, ambassador, hotel, lifestyle, state affairs, gender, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: italy, florence, europe, germany, austria ...
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, japanese american, fisherman, racism, culture clash, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, washington state, seattle washington, seattle
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
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Mr. Klein (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, art collector, mistaken identity, infidelity, anti semitism, art dealer, couples, occupation, dealer, disorder, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, algeria, mexico ...
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, war, heroic mission, against the odds, u.s. navy, military life, danger, underdog, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
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I'll Remember April (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, japanese soldier, war, military, friends, racism, wartime life, boy, prejudice, friendship between boys, interracial relations ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, coming of age, stadium, japanese soldier, bravery, japanese army, chinese ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, interracial relations, racism, family relations, injustice, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: seattle, los angeles, north dakota, usa, japan ...
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Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, heroic mission, neo noir, pandemic, distopia, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington ...
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Baby Blue Marine (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, world war two, dishonesty, battles, social relations, boot camp, disgraced, disorder, power relations, dull life, military base ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, colorado
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, escapades, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, painting, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, high school, teenage love, supernatural power, teenage life, transformation, youth, life turned upside down, teen romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
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Littlerock (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A pair of Japanese siblings get stranded in small-town California and become friends with other twentysomethings they meet, despite the complete lack of a common verbal language.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, social relations, family relations, fish out of water, siblings relations, small town life, society, communication problem, white trash, promiscuous woman, teenage boy, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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