Deportation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deportation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with deportation, society, immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, culture clash, politics, misfit and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
deportation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as deportation: Doctor Zhivago (1965), In the Crosswind (2014), The Sun Is Also a Star (2019), The Cut (2014), Hidden Away (2014), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016), Never Forever (2007), Bread and Roses (2000), Desert Flower (2009), Oranges and Sunshine (2010).

List of deportation movies

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war one, love triangle, communism, deportation, revolution, war, rape, poet, russian revolution, betrayal, love, russian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, gulag, wartime life, ethnic cleansing, world war two, political prisoner, labor camp, stalinism, getting home, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century, 50s
Place: siberia, estonia, russia, europe, ussr
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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, semi serious, exciting, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: love, deportation, teenager, fall in love, chance meeting, first love, love story, romanticism, time, immigration, time jump, brother brother relationship ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, world war one, diaspora, refugee, deportation, mute, desert, turkish history, mass murder, odyssey, charlie chaplin ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey, north dakota
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Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: gay, gay love, gay teenager, gay romance, closeted gay, gay slur, unlikely couple, teenage life, deportation, outcast, lgbt, gay youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandr and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspense
Plot: gulag, deportation, world war two, survival, labor camp, politics, grief, cruelty, political prisoner, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, male nudity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1957, 50s
Place: siberia, latvia, russia, ussr
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Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.
Style: erotic, realistic, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, horny wife, infidelity, trying to get pregnant, deportation, romance, cheating wife, illegal immigrant, blonde, family relations, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, korea
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, political, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, working class, deportation, realism, janitor, fighting the system, politics, workplace, relationships, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, usa, guatemala ...
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: model, life is a bitch, supermodel, fighting the system, fashion, feminism, un, injustice, homelessness, interracial marriage, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: year 1997, contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, london, england
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, deportation, fighting the system, uncover truth, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, child abuse, rebellion, family reunited ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, australia, united kingdom, europe, adelaide south australia ...
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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: suspense, psychological, captivating, tense, political ...
Plot: subculture, teenager, deportation, alienation, gang, gang war, war on drugs, homeless, immigrants, immigration, party, loneliness ...
Place: new york
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Lost Birds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1915 in an Armenian village in Anatolia. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird 'Bacik.'
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: children, deportation, armenian, brother sister relationship, travel, family, social misfits, social problems, search for mother, life is a bitch, search for father, family relations ...
Time: year 1915
Place: armenia
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, gangsters, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, africa, england, canada, usa
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Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, parody, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, mistaken identity, deportation, farce, adaptation, adventure, fish out of water, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
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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, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, tragic event, depression, guilt, parenthood, redemption, suicide, nanny, language barrier, cultural difference, deaf girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, morocco, tokyo, mexico, africa ...
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, harsh, cerebral, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, train, deportation, nazi, railway, anti semitism, wartime life, village, bittersweet, sexual content, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, poland, germany, europe, central europe ...
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The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching, romantic ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, sex scene, illegal immigrant, poverty, deportation, prostitution, forced prostitution, adventure, love affair, gang, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, happy ending, initially antagonists, opposites attract, relationships, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace romance, fake marriage, boss and employee, pretend relationship, marriage of convenience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, new york, canada, usa, boston
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Last Call for Nowhere (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French border cop José Fernandez has just one last extradition to do before his long-awaited promotion to the crime bureau. But his detainee Akim, victim of a judiciary glitch, is outraged to find himself saddled with the identity of a potential ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, feel good
Plot: deportation, refugee, foe turned friend, mistaken identity, refugee camp, disorder, adventure, fish out of water, stereotypes, social relations, reluctant partners, police
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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Coyote (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two Americans find that smuggling illegal immigrants into the country is more lucrative than a regular job.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: deportation, heroes, dishonesty, partners, best friends, misfit, immigrants, crimes, illegal immigration, greed, border patrol, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, arizona, latin america
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, idealism, nazi occupation, genocide, deportation, hopes, concentration camp, life is a bitch, fighting the system, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest, sweden, spain
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, world war two, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, vienna, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: family relations, deportation, immigrants, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, family problems, estrangement, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, aging, hopes, family problems, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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The Deposit (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story follows a group of people who are kidnapped from the street and held hostage in an underground prison to await deportation. Will they escape? What will be the cost of freedom?
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: prison, deportation, escape, freedom, illegal immigrant, self sacrifice, prisoner, female protagonist, female prisoner, escape attempt, sacrifice, prison guard ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, deportation, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
Place: bangladesh, new york, afghanistan, pakistan
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, political ...
Plot: priest, fighting the system, deportation, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, ambition, rebellion, social relations, dance school, injustice, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: ireland, new york
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Hungary, Philippines, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: captivating, serious, sexy, adult animation, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, love affair, romance, latin, lovers apart, ambition, follow your dream, young lovers, lifestyle, musician's life, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, paris france, las vegas ...
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Style: factual, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crimes, justice, investigation, psychologist, judge, violence, greed, obsession, manipulation, mentor, tragedy, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: poland, los angeles, san francisco, california, usa ...
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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, emotional, touching, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, friendship, immigrants, life, professor, lawyer, jazz, immigration, existentialism, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Place: new york, connecticut, new jersey, michigan, senegal ...
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