Race riot movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant race riot movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful and disturbing films and TV shows about / with race riot, society, racism, interracial relations, violence, riot, politics, husband wife relationship, death and gangsters plots mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as race riot: Rosewood (1997), Fritz the Cat (1972), Remember the Titans (2000), Bombay (1995), Hey Ram (2000), The Many Saints of Newark (2021), I Am the Night (2019), Absolute Beginners (1986), Detroit (2017), We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014).

List of race riot movies

 7.2
 8K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, rough, political, visually appealing, talky ...
Plot: racism, small town, racial slur, murder, black history, african american, politics, massacre, civil rights, serial killer, violence, death ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: florida, california, south africa, usa
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 6.2
 13K
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.
Style: adult animation, disturbing, psychedelic, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: cat, sexual abuse, hippie, satire, sex, addiction, social satire, sexual humor, superhero, drug abuse, drugs, trippy ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: new york, usa
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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 8.1
 13K
Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs ...
Style: social, inspirational, romantic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, family reunited, music, journalism, twins, forbidden love, race riot, bittersweet, hate, society, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: year 1993, year 1992, 90s
Place: mumbai india, india, asia, bombay india
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 7.9
 13K
Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, violence, religious intolerance, muslim, crimes, destiny, husband wife relationship, revenge, religion, hindu, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: india, middle east, asia, pakistan
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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, criminal, crimes, mob boss, mafioso, bandit, cosa nostra, organized crime, criminal underworld, gang war ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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I Am the Night (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter incest, serial killer, court case, riddles and clues, journalist, pedophile, young girl, incest, secret past, investigation, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: clever, colourful, melancholic, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fashion, jazz, rock, rock and roll, british, dancing, gay, fashion show, musician, runaway, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 80s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: london, new york, europe, england, mount everest ...
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 7.3
 54K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, rough, factual, tense ...
Plot: racism, police violence, police, murder, police brutality, motel, riot, justice, racial tension, violence, fear, african american ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
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We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: neo nazism, racism, xenophobia, group of friends, arson, angry mob, politician, fear, crimes, society, couples, hate crime ...
Time: year 1992
Place: germany
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Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renowned director Samuel Fuller's final film stars Keith Carradine as a former pop music star whose career was cut short after his throat was slit for dating a gangster's girlfriend. Carradine roams the country as a vagrant, until the day ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: drifter, homeless, false accusation, vengeance, gangsters, streetfighting, forbidden love, political unrest, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, police corruption, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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There Goes My Baby (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vietnam war, coming of age, high school, rock and roll, surfer, college, lgbtq, teenager, education, hopes, high school prom, summer ...
Time: 60s, year 1965
Place: los angeles, california, asia, vietnam, usa
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 7.3
 10K
Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Plot: radio, civil rights, ex convict, protest, segregation, society, media, ambition, friendship, civil rights movement, african american, hip hop ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, new york, usa, california
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, feminist film ...
Plot: vaudeville, showbiz, cabaret, lifestyle, rising to stardom, performer, racism, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 70s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
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 6.6
 74K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, dancing, music, showbiz, manager, musician, unlikely friendships, fame, backstage, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
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 6.6
 23K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, intense, harsh, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, crimes, corruption, police, investigation, police officer, rookie, robbery, partners, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california
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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: thought provoking, political, intellectual, serious, emotional ...
Plot: politics, protest, fighting the system, idealism, police brutality, freedom, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, canada, washington d.c., latin america
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Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: political, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, prison riot, gangsters, ghetto, prison life, workplace situations, injustice, life is a bitch, fighting the system, confined, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 6.9
 3K
The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, drug abuse, civil rights, protest, politician, rock music, summer of love, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, anti war protest, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: woodstock, vietnam, san francisco, los angeles, usa ...
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The Combination (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the maligned western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John gets out of gaol to discover his younger brother Charlie is caught up with drugs, hookers and crime. Charlie oscillates between the streets and school. Daily clashes between ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: racism, war on drugs, criminal heroes, gang, homecoming, fall in love, gangsters, starting over, crimes, society, drug dealing, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sydney australia, australia
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The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Style: noir
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, race riot, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, juvenile delinquency, generation gap, racial violence, knife fight, prejudice ...
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 5.8
 970
Down Under (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racial slur, chase, violence, australian, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police, tattoo, rapper, cell phone, family relations ...
Place: new south wales, sydney australia
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Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Remembrance of Things Fast represents the culmination of Maybury's work in video, which has developed alongside the technology itself. Starring Tilda Swinton and Rupert Everett in lead roles, the tape confronts the conventions of world ...
Plot: gay stereotype, technology, sex, rape, homosexuality, drugs, gossip, expressionism, homoeroticism, media, sexuality, erotica ...
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