Racial injustice movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racial injustice movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, suspense, thought provoking and rough films and TV shows about / with racial injustice, racism, interracial relations, society, african american, injustice, brutality, racial slur, violence and murder plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racial injustice: Resting Place (1986), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Enemy Territory (1987), Ragtime (1981), American Son (2019), One Night in Miami... (2020), Where Hands Touch (2018), American Violet (2008), I Am the Night (2019), Green Book (2018).

List of racial injustice movies

Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, vietnam war, racial injustice, parents and children, war, military life, military, interracial relations, investigation, mysterious death, patriot, death of son ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, aborigine, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
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Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, confined, crimes, vampire, deadly, society, danger, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, ghetto, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, siege, vandalism, american dream, pianist, piano, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: thought provoking, heartbreaking, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: mother son relationship, african american woman, police, racial injustice, discrimination, missing son, investigation, divorced parents, racial discrimination, ex husband, social injustice, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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One Night in Miami... (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, suspense, buddy movie
Plot: boxer, fight for justice, injustice, friendship between men, inequality, racism, racial injustice, social injustice, victory, civil rights movement, hotel room, racial segregation ...
Time: year 1965, year 1964, year 1963
Place: miami, georgia
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Where Hands Touch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: nazi germany, interracial romance, concentration camp, racism, overcoming, nazi concentration camp, coming of age, young love, society, world war two, human spirit, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
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American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: sentimental, rough, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal, urban ghetto, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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I Am the Night (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, based on true events, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, riddles and clues, pedophile, journalist, sex party, young girl, serial killer, racism, surrealism, neo noir, secret past ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, road movie, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: mercilessness, human rights, racist, explosion, sadness, black white relations, shot in the chest, spit in the face, white flag, racial discrimination, abuse, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia
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Johnny Firecloud (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American Indian war veteran avenges the hanging of his grandfather by local thugs.
Style: suspense
Plot: jail, rancher, heroes, gun, fistfight, mercilessness, violence, scalping, sadism, cowboy boots, murder, native american reservation ...
Place: california
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Detached (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Detached is a contemporary Scrooge tale set in the Hollywood Hills that follows Chadh Campbell, an unscrupulous mortgage broker, as he receives a stream of anonymous holiday greetings during Christmas Eve and Day. As Chadh searches for the ...
Plot: hollywood, selfishness, hate, murder, secret, mockery, revenge, regret, christmas, holiday, brutality, racial injustice ...
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The Old Settler (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The Old Settler is the story of two middle-aged sisters, Elizabeth and Quilly, who share an apartment in Harlem in 1943. The sisters quarrel amiably, but they share a wounded history that becomes revealed as the tale unfolds. An earnest but ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: unhappy marriage, lost love, female friendship, identity crisis, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, racial prejudice, female director, duo, nightlife, seductress, urban setting ...
Time: 1940s
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Mischief Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone has Halloween, but in Yorkshire, they have Mischief Night, where madness and mayhem rule. In the course of one night, the barriers that separate two families—one white, one Asian—come tumbling down in a blaze of crime, clubbing, love ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, rebelliousness, social differences, racism, social decay, starting over, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, interracial friendship, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, violence, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, racism, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, injustice, graphic violence, crimes, courtroom drama, small town life, deadly, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, road movie, entertaining, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: adventure, prison escape, obsessive quest, on the run, runaway, small town, creativity, prophecy, criminal heroes, seduction, treasure hunt, rescue ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, african american, racial slur, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, human spirit, friends, power relations, injustice, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, frame up, dishonesty, life is a bitch, partners, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932 ...
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, death sentence, justice, stephen king ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Follow Me Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on the White House. Along the way they meet a mysterious Black ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: sexism, redemption, spirituality, tomahawk, drug addiction, painter, little girl, enlightenment, radical, collaboration, feminism, illiteracy ...
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Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, investigation, martial arts, prisoner, serial killer, undercover, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, rape, incest rape, feminism, life is a bitch, slavery, african american, dysfunctional family, self discovery, childbirth ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: electric chair, murder, interracial relations, false accusation, racism, injustice, mystery, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
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Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, controversial, sexy, sexual, rough ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, death, brutality, sadism, rape, captivity, slavery, cruelty, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s, 1830s, 20th century ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, memphis, virginia
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Cellmates (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville, dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses ...
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, racism, redemption, society, hopes, confined, fight, cell, unlikely friendships, transformation, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america
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