Culture clash movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant culture clash movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, melancholic and funny films and TV shows about / with culture clash, society, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, stereotypes, runaway, life philosophy and prejudice plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as culture clash: Avatar (2009), Dances with Wolves (1990), Chocolate (2000), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Lilyhammer (2012), The Intouchables (2011), Everything Is Illuminated (2005).

List of culture clash movies

 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, warrior, alien, scientist, fantasy world, mysterious planet, alien encounter, adventure, space and aliens, virtual reality, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: culture clash, american civil war, self discovery, tribe, native american, civil war, friendship, warrior, officer, redemption, lifestyle change, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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 7.3
 167K
Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, prejudice, chocolate, mayor, love and romance, society, couple relations, lifestyle change, social misfits, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, prejudice, unlikely couple, wedding preparations and rituals, romance, family, eccentric family, traditional versus modern, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, banned film, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, racism, travel, misfit, anti semitism, fish out of water, stereotype, male nudity, sarcasm, misogynist, irony, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: kazakhstan, california, cross country, usa, alabama ...
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Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: humorous, funny, witty, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, friendship, french, fish out of water, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town, mining town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina
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Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: culture clash, tourist, fish out of water, adventure, escapades, opposites attract, adventurer, society, love and romance, fall in love, newspaper, boat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, australia, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 7.6
 26K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, royal family, culture clash, royal court, emperor, ruler, politics, dishonesty, bollywood, win over, princess ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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 8.0
 23K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: witty, dark humor, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, starting over, lifestyle change, crimes, small town, fish out of water, business venture, gangsters, shooting, snitch, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, journey, collector, search, on the road, friendship, holocaust, anti semitism, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, social differences, politics, royal court, forbidden love, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, culture clash, tribe, rivalry, danger, wilderness, adventure, utopia, traditional versus modern, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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 6.4
 6K
The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: culture clash, identity crisis, taxi driver, muslim, ethnic, family relations, religions or cults, rabbi, misfit, social differences, society, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.9
 16K
East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family life, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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 6.2
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, labor union, business, worker, factory worker, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, vacation, taxi, taxi driver, romance, couples, dishonesty, disorder, urban, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, venice
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, racism, african american, radio, racial slur, family business, punk, heat, money, pizzeria, pizza ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.1
 30K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, nightclub, romance, society, family relations, opposites attract, nothing goes right, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, nevada, mexico ...
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 6.7
 19K
Easy Virtue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, high society, mind game, culture clash, manipulations, eccentric family, dishonesty, fish out of water, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, france, britain, london
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, society, partners, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, customs officer, comedy duo, colleague colleague relationship, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: europe, france, belgium
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 6.7
 149K
Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: forbidden love, princess, culture clash, native american, romance, disney, interracial romance, tragic love, adventure, parents and children, prejudice, greed ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, africa
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Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though ...
Style: feel good, humorous, colourful, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bollywood, culture clash, opposites attract, love and romance, jane austen, unlikely couple, modern day adaptation, class differences, fall in love, initially antagonists, society, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, london, usa, asia, europe ...
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: culture clash, artists and showbiz, backstage, generation gap, fame, music, the beatles, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, police chase, railway station ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Double Happiness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jade Li is a feisty, 20-something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, interracial romance, audition, immigrants, family, couples, genie, parents and children, romance, love and romance, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
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Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, estrangement, disorder, city life, nothing goes right, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, europe, paris france ...
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, family gatherings, immigrants, couple relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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 7.7
 20K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, culture clash, wilderness, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, geologist, camel, death, picnic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, teenage girl, fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, social differences, hopes, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, usa, europe ...
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