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, emotional, captivating, thought provoking and sincere films and TV shows about / with deportation, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, culture clash, family relations, death, hopes, misfit and idealism plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
deportation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as deportation: The Sun Is Also a Star (2019), Train of Life (1998), Uprising (2001), The Pianist (2002), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016), Home Again (2012), Born in East L.A. (1987), Babel (2006), In the Crosswind (2014), Coyote (2007).

List of deportation movies

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, planetarium, time jump, emigrant ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, optimism, oppression, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, central europe, palestine, germany ...
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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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, suspense, disturbing
Plot: deportation, gulag, survival, world war two, cruelty, politics, grief, political prisoner, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, labor camp, period piece ...
Time: year 1941, year 1957, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ussr, soviet union, siberia, russia, latvia
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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: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, injustice, rivalry, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, canada, usa, england, united states
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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, not serious, parody, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, misfit, comedy of errors, false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, los angeles
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Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France, Morocco, Japan
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: multiple storylines, nanny, desert, deportation, tragic event, family relations, doctor, police brutality, loss of son, redemption, depression, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, tokyo, asia ...
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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, getting home, labor camp, wartime life, family in danger, survival, life is a bitch, danger, family relations, parents and children, on the road, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: estonia, siberia, europe, russia, soviet union ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Plot: deportation, heroes, partners, best friends, crimes, immigrants, misfit, dishonesty, 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: 197 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, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 80s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, budapest, sweden ...
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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, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, belgrade, vienna, switzerland, harvard university ...
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, deportation, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, family problems, estrangement, society, love and romance, politics, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai, shanghai china
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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: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Never Forever (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 90 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: emotional, realistic, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horny wife, adultery, deportation, family relations, infidelity, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, family problems, self discovery, cheating wife, couple relations ...
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, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico city, guatemala, beverly hills ...
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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, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, injustice, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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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, disturbing, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, politics, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, idealism, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
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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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, homeless, deportation, social differences, human nature, breaking point, alienation, social decay, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, kosovo, france, europe, africa ...
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, USA
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: serious, captivating, stylized, adult animation, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, love affair, success, society, latin ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, latin america ...
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: judge, psychologist, deportation, negotiation, district attorney, crimes, justice, media, paparazzi, media circus, husband wife relationship, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, europe, santa monica california, california, los angeles ...
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Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, bangladesh, tijuana mexico, southern california ...
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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: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, deportation, communism, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia
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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, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, professor, life, deportation, lawyer, arrest, immigration, friends ...
Place: michigan, new york, manhattan new york city, syria, senegal ...
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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: feel good, romantic, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, boss and employee, workplace romance, happy ending, initially antagonists, fake marriage, love story, marriage of convenience, employer employee relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
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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, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: deportation, prison, escape, freedom, illegal immigrant, female protagonist, female prisoner, prisoner, self sacrifice, escape attempt, female director, sacrifice ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, funny, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: foe turned friend, deportation, refugee, mistaken identity, refugee camp, adventure, fish out of water, disorder, stereotypes, social relations, reluctant partners, police
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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Cookie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adeline's Chinese housekeeper suddenly disappears, leaving behind a little boy who doesn't speak a word of French. Helped by her sister, she takes care of the child and proceeds to locate the mother.
Style: semi serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, deportation, immigrants, youth, family relations, escapades, getting home, hopes, redemption, siblings relations, kids in trouble, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, music, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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