Immigration movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant immigration movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, touching, sincere and tense films and TV shows about / with immigration, immigrants, society, family relations, love, couples, love and romance, friendship, love story and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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immigration movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as immigration: A Moment in the Reeds (2017), The Perez Family (1995), The Charmer (2017), The Border (2008), Marussia (2013), For Here or to Go? (2015), Lucky Miles (2007), The Visitor (2007), Saint Judy (2018), The Wolves (2019).

List of immigration movies

A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, lgbt, gay lead character, gay romance, sex scene, immigration, gay sex, lake house, homosexuality, syrian refugee ...
Place: finland
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The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, human nature, society, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, florida
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 6.6
 1K
The Charmer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time runs out, he falls in love and his past catches up with him. The film deals with themes of race, class, and the struggle for a better life.
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, intense
Plot: immigration, racism, love, fall in love, sex scene, infidelity, party, breakup, romance, deception, lie, poverty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: copenhagen, iran, copenhagen denmark
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 7.0
 825
The Border (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Border is a Canadian drama that aired on CBC Television and 20 other TV networks worldwide. It was created by Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole of White Pine Pictures. The Executive in Charge of Production is Janice ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, immigration, law enforcement, crimes, abduction, fighting crime, politics, society, national security, border, border patrol, border crossing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.9
 89
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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For Here or to Go? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: immigration, entrepreneurship, cultural difference, immigrants, coping, ambitious man, lifestyle, direction and purpose, aspiration, social differences, businessman, blind ambition ...
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 7.1
 731
Lucky Miles (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Although most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination to ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, thought provoking, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: journey, desert, immigration, security, family relations, australian outback, father son relationship, boat, refugee, coast, outback, ocean ...
Place: australia, indonesia, iraq, cambodia
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 7.6
 42K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, professor, life, deportation, lawyer, arrest, immigration, friends ...
Place: michigan, new york, syria, manhattan new york city, senegal ...
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 6.4
 1K
Saint Judy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, factual
Plot: immigration, lawyer, courtroom drama, court case, justice, female friendship, prejudice, courage, court, trial, evidence, chase ...
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 7.1
 709
The Wolves (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney.
Style: controversial, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, unusual plot structure
Plot: immigration, mexican, brother brother relationship, grownups, secret, mother son relationship, immigrant family, illegal immigration, motive, bigger dreams, airport, american flag ...
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 5.1
 904
Sunnyside (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A disgraced New York politician who was the city's youngest city councilman in history until he was brought down by a public intoxication incident gets an opportunity to rebuild his life when he is hired by a group of immigrants who hope to ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, light, captivating, humorous
Plot: immigration, society, adaptation, friendship, youth, romance, disorder, lifestyle, family, love, rivalry, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 447
Australia Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of ...
Style: multicultural, suspense, touching, sincere, controversial ...
Plot: sociology, sex slavery, criminal underworld, immigration, nationalism, racial tension, manhunt, australian, culture, on the run, human trafficking, gang ...
Time: 2010s
Place: australia, austria, china
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 2K
Lottery (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two Iranian teenagers in love want to get married, travel to the US to get a green card and live there, but their parents object. With not enough money saved, they pin their hopes on winning the state lottery to fund their trip, but tragedy derails ...
Style: tense, psychological, touching, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, aspiration, immigration, foreign language, green card, love, youth, couples, troubled marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iran
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, football, sport, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, against the rules, coach, tradition, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
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According to her (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: mother, love, immigration, mother love, career, french, piano, love and romance, couples, mother son relationship, psychological drama, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 391
La león (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, isolation, couples, disagreement, love and romance, immigration, murder, gay slur, gay lead character, island, male rape, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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In the Name of God (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, muslim, islam, culture clash, falsely accused, family relations, family disapproval, escape attempt, social relations, false arrest, oppression ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary
Place: pakistan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, middle east ...
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 7.4
 5K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, josef stalin, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
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I'm No Longer Here (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: subculture, cartel, gang war, gang, loneliness, homeless, teenager, deportation, party, immigration, war on drugs, immigrants ...
Place: new york
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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young New Yorkers begin to fall in love over the course of a single day, as a series of potentially life-altering meetings loom over their heads - hers concerning her family’s deportation to Jamaica, and his concerning an education at ...
Style: feel good, thought provoking, romanticism, semi serious, exciting
Plot: love, deportation, chance meeting, fall in love, first love, love story, time, immigration, saving a life, time jump, planetarium, astronomy ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Year I Did Nothing (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set in 1985, Manila, 3 siblings spend an extended summer waiting to immigrate to the United States, while their country gets ready to evict their homeland's notorious dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, political
Audience: kids
Plot: martial law, protest, immigration, politics, election, revolution, coming of age, summer, activism, life is a bitch, youth, pop culture ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: the philippines
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 6.4
 434
Saf (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Romania
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Turkish director Ali Vatansever weighs the human cost of politically motivated urban renewal in his achingly resonant second feature, about a young couple forced to compromise their ideals and work for the very industry encroaching on their Istanbul ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, hiding place, death, immigration, refugee, arabic, romanian, social justice, migration, construction, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 6.4
 2K
Melbourne (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amir and Sara are a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, immigration, fear, tragedy, depression, existentialism, couples, down on your luck, suffocation, tobacco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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 970
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, freedom, suspicion, intergenerational friendship, immigration, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany ...
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 6.9
 89
My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, culture clash, family relations, society, single parent, immigration, holocaust survivor, neo nazism, siblings relations, misfit, uncircumcised penis
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
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 6.7
 5K
Adu (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reach Europe and crouched before an airstrip in Cameroon, a six-year-old boy and his older sister wait to sneak into the holds of an airplane. Not too far away, an environmental activist contemplates the terrible image of ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: tribe, assassination, immigration, social problems, multiple storylines, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, interlinked stories, money problems, social relations, financial problem, family problems ...
Place: africa, spain, senegal
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 7.6
 56
Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A group of friends in Downtown Los Angeles find love and laughs while running a sexy underwear company.
Style: sex comedy, sitcom, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: grownups, immigrants, muslim, sex, friendship, latina, immigration, gay, variety, abortion, star trek, adoption ...
Place: los angeles
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A Mother's Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medy, a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week.
Style: unusual plot structure, contemplative, light, psychological, tense ...
Plot: employer employee relationship, getting home, overseas worker, gambler, immigration, housekeeper, american dream, mother, family problems, relationship vs career, relationships, family relations ...
Place: usa, the philippines, united states
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Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, lifestyle, fall in love, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, society, state affairs, gays and lesbians, fascism, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, berlin germany, england ...
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 6.9
 5K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: erotic, serious, melancholic, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, jail, politics, pianist, love, society, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, unrequited love, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy, africa, europe, paris france ...
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