Undocumented immigrant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant undocumented immigrant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, sincere and captivating films and TV shows about / with undocumented immigrant, illegal immigrant, immigrants, family relations, society, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, survival, friendship and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as undocumented immigrant: My Father's Guests (2010), Beneath Us (2019), Undocumented (2010), The North (1983), Blissfully Yours (2002), Capernaum (2018), Icebox (2018), Eternity and a Day (1998), Frozen River (2008), The Promise (1996).

List of undocumented immigrant movies

My Father's Guests (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A human-rights activist takes in an illegal immigrant and her daughter, then shocks his family when they learn that he has married the sexy 28-year-old.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: breaking point, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, undocumented immigrant, couples, misfit, elderly, golden years, immigrants, society, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Beneath Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Everyday, thousands of immigrants line the parking lots of hardware stores and climb into cars with strangers they've never met, all for the promise of paid work. In Beneath Us, a group of undocumented workers are lured into the home of Liz ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: survival, worker, mexican, killer, torture, nightmare, migrant worker, murder, hostage, terror, betrayal, sadist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Undocumented (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, torture, racism, held captive, immigrants, crimes, filmmaking, gang, society, kidnapping, murder, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
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The North (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, feel good ...
Plot: immigrants, magic realism, immigration, culture clash, working class, american dream, tragedy, rat, racism, friendship, distopia, segregation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, california, argentina ...
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Blissfully Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: sensuality, picnic, romance, forbidden love, immigrants, on the road, countryside, mature woman, explicit sex, infidelity, strong sexual content, illegal immigrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001
Place: asia, burma, thailand
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Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, neglected child, refugee, child labor, child protagonist, life is a bitch, low lives, starving child ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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Icebox (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Forced to flee his home in Honduras, Óscar seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the immigration system.
Style: ambiguous ending, rough, suspense, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, escape, fear, gang, violence, court, tattoo, arrest, breakup, undocumented immigrant, boy, illegal immigrant
Place: usa
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Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, art house, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, art, writers, immigrants, death, greek, hospital, mentor, memory, writer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, winter, native americans, native american, snow, working class, survival, christmas, courage, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada, california, new york state, usa ...
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, allegory, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, existentialism, immigrants, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, art, melancholy, glbt, immigration, twists and turns, ethnicity ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, belgium, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, murder, crimes, u.s. mexico border, police, moral ambiguity, hitman, dark hero, kidnapping, emigration, police corruption, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
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Dolan's Cadillac (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife's death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, prostitution, bomb, surveillance, gangsters, witnessing a crime, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, exploitation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, nevada
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Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitution, friendship, sex, lifestyle, prostitute, self discovery, society, social differences, women, hopes, loneliness, sex scene ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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Seven Lucky Gods (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Albania, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An illegal immigrant from Albania infiltrates the lives of a group of Londoners with devastating consequences.
Style: unusual plot structure, touching, romantic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, gay for pay, illegal immigrant, gay hustler, gay interest, handicapped, love and romance, gay couple, sexless marriage, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century
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Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, undocumented immigrant, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, immigrants, law enforcement, rivalry, society, desert, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona
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Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, depressing, sad, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Plot: single father, redemption, terminal illness, death, parenthood, immigrants, family relations, suffering, life is a bitch, cancer, reconciliation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, mexico
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The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial marriage, mother's boyfriend, childhood, cultural difference, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, single parent, love and romance, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, china, asia, melbourne australia, hong kong
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Kabukicho Love Hotel (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This erotically charged drama from Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors at a notorious "love hotel" in Tokyo's red-light district.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, couple relations, workplace, couples, workplace situations, strong sexual content, wench, sexual relations, strong female character, east asian woman, chick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, road movie, stylized, surreal, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: lust, weed, drugs, road trip, desert, chase, stoners, nudity (full frontal - brief), arab, limousine, gas station, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, new jersey, las vegas
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Poetical Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like a Candide dreaming of Eldorado, Jallel lands in France, hoping to try his luck. From encounter to encounter, hostel to social welfare group, Jallel will make his way through a Paris of outcasts. Although failing to achieve his hopes, he ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sex addict, friendship, hospital, family life, looking for love, lifestyle, social outcast, curses spells and rituals, adoption, romance, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, single father, family relations, u.s. mexico border, thief, american dream, truck, father son relationship, theft, single parent, character study, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, mexico, southern california, usa ...
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Clique (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: In the first year of uni, childhood best friends Holly and Georgia find themselves drawn to an elite clique. When Holly begins to suspect darkness lurks beneath the glamour, she will do anything to save her soulmate.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, psychological thriller
Plot: feminism, university, female friendship, brother sister relationship, female nudity, society, student, rivalry, mysterious character, college, high school life, feminist ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, britain
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In the Heights (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere
Plot: dancing, city life, ambition, longing, direction and purpose, social relations, urban setting, society, desire for fame, ambitious, lifestyle, ambitious man ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century, year 1943
Place: puerto rico, bronx new york city, dominican republic, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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I Carry You with Me (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, melancholic, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay interest, immigrants, gay relationship, coming out, lgbtq, male nudity, restaurant, teacher, lgbt, love ...
Time: 21st century, year 1994
Place: usa, mexico
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Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, witty, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, whodunit, murder mystery, murder, mansion, murder investigation, large family, mystery killer, eccentric family, crimes, death, private detective ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, autism, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, youth, imagination, boy, illness, train, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
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La doble vida de Estela Carrillo (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After witnessing a murder, single mother Estela Carrillo must hide the fact that she is an undocumented immigrant escaping a dark past. While hiding her secret, romantic interests and her dream of becoming a singer complicate her plans.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: dark past, single mother, illegal immigrant, musician, personality change, confronting the past, female protagonist, immigrants, female singer, murder, murder mystery, witness ...
Place: california, los angeles
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Eastern Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: gay, sexual relations, strong sexual content, prostitute, life is a bitch, male prostitute, hustler, disorder, immigrants, middle aged man, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, chechnya
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Mr. Belvedere (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friends, disorder, power relations, workplace, family, society, master and servant, lifestyle, youth, culture clash, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
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Angels Wear White (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of ...
Style: political
Plot: chinese, women, woman, teenage girl, chinawoman, making love, sexy teenager, beach, lawyer, hospital, hotel, hotel room ...
Place: china
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