Citizenship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant citizenship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with citizenship, society, politics, culture clash, immigrants, husband wife relationship, death, catastrophe, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
citizenship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as citizenship: Sweet Land (2005), Secret Ballot (2001), The Swissmakers (1978), What We Do in the Shadows (2019), Maple Palm (2006), All That Really Matters (1992), Dondi (1961), A View from the Bridge (1962), Grey: Digital Target (1986), The Big Party (1986).

List of citizenship movies

Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sincere, stylized, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, friendship, wedding, immigrants, citizenship, romance, society, social issues, prejudice, couple relations, farmer, eviction ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
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Secret Ballot (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.
Style: surreal, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, politics, satire, citizenship, soldier, political unrest, campaign, odd couple, heroes, state affairs, island, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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The Swissmakers (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: immigrants, politics, surveillance, immigration, bureaucracy, culture clash, society, misfit, citizenship, narrow mindedness, proletarian, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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What We Do in the Shadows (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Style: humorous, light, absurd, bleak
Plot: vampire, supernatural, blood, fantasy world, friends, sex, victim, murder, storytelling, house, orgy, camp ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: avant garde, entertaining, melancholic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, female homosexuality, illegal immigrant, lesbianism, unconditional love, u.s. canadian border, secret, border patrol, hidden identity, dark secret, sexuality ...
Place: los angeles, montreal quebec, new york, venice california, montreal ...
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All That Really Matters (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992
Plot: family reunited, camp, escape, illness, deliberate cruelty, jewish, passport, arrest, prison, emigration, attempted rape, war atrocity ...
Time: year 1939
Place: siberia, kazakhstan
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Dondi (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: World War II GIs adopt an Italian war orphan.
Plot: orphan, u.s. army, stowaway, santa claus, campaign, cookie, christmas, disappearance, citizenship, adoption, barracks, song ...
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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A View from the Bridge (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two brothers, illegal immigrants, Marco and Rodolpho. Catherine ...
Plot: suicide, betrayal, citizenship, illegal immigrant, passion, taboo, incest, harbor, duel, respect, niece, woman ...
Place: new york, usa
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Grey: Digital Target (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Grey is a laconic trooper in a rough, futuristic military system which rewards success in battle with high pay and promotions, but only three precent of troopers live long enough for the final goal - citizenship, and the chance for a life above the ...
Plot: post apocalypse, cyborgs, cyberpunk, giant robot, wasteland, female soldier, fictional war, explosion, drone, infiltration, female nudity, citizenship ...
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The Big Party (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a casino is organizing a farewell party for its patrons, since it's about to be turned into a US military base. The guests drink, seduce and gossip, but some also plot against each other.
Plot: palace, party, betrayal, fascism, father son relationship, poet, blackmail, high society, dancing, expatriate, colonialism, puerto rican ...
Time: 1940s
Place: caribbean, puerto rico
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Cassette Love (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy directed by Rolf Lyssy.
Plot: citizenship, video cassette, wedding, bride and groom, male female relationship, foreigner, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, video tape, marriage, swiss, satire
Place: switzerland
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Heiran (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the rule of Taliban in Afghanistan, about 3 million illegal Afghani immigrants entered Iran and caused numerous problems for the Iranian society to accept them. This film depicts the story of a 17 year old rural girl by the name of Mahi ...
Plot: border crossing, fear, concentration camp, islam, chicken, kidnapping, cousin cousin relationship, separation, student, marriage, teenage love, interracial marriage ...
Place: afghanistan, iran
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, tragic hero, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
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Tar Angel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: computer virus, immigrants, muslim, uncover truth, rebelliousness, rebellion, society, family relations, militant, political unrest, missing person, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
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West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, starting over, social decay, hopes, family relations, society, haunted by the past, single mother, love triangle, intergenerational friendship, friendship, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
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Xenia (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Belgium
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Strangers in their own birthplace, a camp 16-year-old, lollipop-sucking Dany and his 18-year-old brother Odysseus cross the entire country (along with pet rabbit Dido ) in search of their Greek father, who they only know as “The Nameless”, ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Plot: youth, follow your dream, social misfits, society, hopes, misfit, on the road, brother brother relationship, gay, coming of age, audition, gay teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, albania, athens greece
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The Syrian Bride (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: wedding, politics, arranged marriage, occupation, culture clash, human spirit, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, society, military, family feud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, syria
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, spacecraft, space and aliens, soldier, evil alien, monster, future dystopia, space battle, military, space travel, heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, rivalry, love and romance, post september 11 2001, injustice, immigrants, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, syria, manhattan new york city
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, poet, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), kgb, love and romance, misfit, society, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, miami beach, miami ...
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French Kiss (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French Kiss is director Kasdan’s best film since the Bodyguard. The plot involves a couple in love and one woman’s attempt to fly to Paris to get her lover back from a business trip and marry him. On the way she unknowingly smuggles something of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, unlikely partners, fear of flying, smuggling, love and romance, escapades, chase, true love, infidelity, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cannes, riviera ...
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california, tijuana mexico, san diego california ...
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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, telekinesis, cat, ufo, benign alien, family, adventure, silly humor, disorder, friends, animal life, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, filmmaking, atrocity, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, family problems, against humanity, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1930s ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, armenia ...
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Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Sprawl, a seedy underworld of exploitation, violence, and zombies. In this maze of alleyways and speakeasies life is cheap, drugs are cheaper, and surviving to a ripe old age is an urban myth. At the center of it all is Johnny Sunshine, a porn ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, scary, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, life is a bitch, bounty hunter, crimes, supernatural, escapades, deadly, downfall, danger, murderous pair, rivalry, survival ...
Time: future
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I Do (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: lesbian interest, discrimination, fall in love, gays and lesbians, misfit, gender, immigrants, marriage, lgbt, uncle niece relationship, love and romance, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, spain, manhattan new york city
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, distopia, class conflict, outer space, politics, race against time, radiation, society, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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