Ethnic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ethnic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, humorous, harsh and captivating films and TV shows about / with ethnic, family relations, society, culture clash, friendship, brutality, storytelling, parents and children, mentor and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ethnic: The Syrian Bride (2004), Time of the Gypsies (1988), Ararat (2002), George Lopez (2002), The Man Who Cried (2000), Citizen Khan (2012), Jessie (2011), Walkaway (2010), Easy Money (2010), The Black Donnellys (2007).

List of ethnic movies

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, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: wedding, politics, arranged marriage, occupation, ethnic, culture clash, human spirit, love and romance, nationalism, family feud, family tradition, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, syria
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Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1968. To a small town in the south of Israel, mostly inhabited by Moroccan immigrants, a few families from India arrive, searching for a better life in the west. The instinct driven Moroccans patronize the "black" Indians, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: desert, racial discrimination, friendship, ethnic, immigrants, social differences, teenage life, teenage love, culture clash, settler, society, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
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Time of the Gypsies (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
Style: surreal, touching, cerebral, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, magic realism, gypsy, ethnic, vengeance, bittersweet, racism, revenge, poverty, hospital, paranormal phenomena, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, eastern europe, europe, milan italy
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 15K
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, sexy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, filmmaking, politics, armenian, freedom, atrocity, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: armenia, canada, israel, ottoman empire, middle east ...
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 6.8
 12K
George Lopez (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: family relations, factory worker, factory, family, optimism, ethnic, friends, unsupportive coworkers, promotion, disorder, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: lyrical, intense, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, culture clash, gypsy, love story, adaptation, wartime, secrets, adoption, family relations, holocaust, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, paris france, france, poland ...
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 6.2
 3K
Citizen Khan (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan and his long suffering family, wife Mrs Khan ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, family life, satire, society, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, social relations, ethnic, family man, family, sports fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.0
 16K
Jessie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage girl, butler, mischievous children, workplace, nanny, school, family, large family, family relations, wealth, teenager, youth ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, texas
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 5.4
 812
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, romance, friendship, society, lifestyle, love and romance, family relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, ethnic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
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 6.7
 19K
Easy Money (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, sexual content, taxi driver, betrayal, cocaine, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drugs, lifesaver, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, murder, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, blind ambition, family business, ethnic, suspicion, family relations, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa
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 7.9
 10K
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, witty, reflective, affectionate, allegory ...
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, kids in trouble, childhood, youth, homeless, ethnic, sex, drugs, betrayal, friendship, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
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Once Were Warriors (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gang, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, child abuse, sexual abuse, children, family relations, suicide, abuse, gangsters, indigenous people, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so ...
Style: surreal, art house, witty, ironic, breathtaking ...
Plot: magic realism, music, nothing goes right, gypsy, dark humor, surrealism, wedding, cat, debt, ethnic, friendship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, balkan, europe, serbia, former yugoslavia
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: romantic, funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, date night
Plot: wedding, romance, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, love, prejudice, bride and groom, dysfunctional family, family, love and romance, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 3K
Tulpan (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, arranged marriage, family disapproval, family life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, looking for love, hopes, desert, self discovery, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, harsh, heartbreaking, brutal ...
Plot: journalism, adoption, bosnian war, civil war, anti war, war, family relations, morality, rescue, politics, orphan, military ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 2K
Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bosnian war, war crime, genocide, balkan war, ethnic cleansing, atrocity, state affairs, life is a bitch, military, against humanity, soldier, war ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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Short Sharp Shock (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional, cult film
Plot: gangsters, friendship, bully, immigration, wedding, empire, mafia, migration, islam, arms deal, foreigner, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 90s
Place: hamburg germany, germany, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 3K
Moon Father (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Russia, France, Japan, Tajikistan, Switzerland, Uzbekistan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The unborn child of Mamlakat is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, surreal, humorous, touching ...
Plot: village, village life, surrealism, pregnancy, rape, disappearance, handicapped, mentally challenged, eccentric family, unwanted pregnancy, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia
Is relevant ?
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: survival, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, political unrest, heroes, politics, state affairs, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, sarajevo
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 7K
Tanguy (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: mama's boy, nothing goes right, living with parents, family life, family problems, leaving home, breaking point, dark humor, parents and children, independence, psychoanalysis, separation from family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, china, beijing china
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 39K
Summer of Sam (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, infidelity, drugs, lust, gangsters, psychopath, punk rock, dark humor, violent, punk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city ...
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, massacre, murder, civil war, racism, against humanity, mass murder, coup, politics, battles, political unrest, mass child killing ...
Time: year 1994, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: road trip, marijuana, stoners, weed, college, nothing goes right, stoner, drugs, friendship, teenager, party, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, amsterdam
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 28K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, melancholic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, adoption, foster home, foster child, teenage life, gays and lesbians, troubled teen, adolescence, lesbian mother, supportive parent, gay, step siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 99K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: harsh, tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, confined, cruelty, gang, convict, prison escape, racial slur, guilt, respect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 304K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, mexican border, parenthood, depression, guilt, society, redemption, tragic event, suicide, language barrier, cultural difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, morocco, tokyo, mexico, asia ...
Is relevant ?
Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom, epic ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, dark humor, african american, racism, guest, interracial relations, media, artists and showbiz, impersonating, ethnic humor, television ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, motivational, realistic, uplifting, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: poverty, childhood, love, orphan, rags to riches, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, street life, cheating, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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