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, romantic, feel good, light and touching films and TV shows about / with culture clash, mentor, society, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, friendship, prejudice, dialogue and destiny 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: Dances with Wolves (1990), Avatar (2009), The Intouchables (2011), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Gung Ho (1986), Walkabout (1971), Chocolat (2000), Anna and the King (1999), EuroTrip (2004).

List of culture clash movies

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: touching, epic, scenic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, friendship, civil war, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien, culture clash, adventure, space and aliens, fantasy world, creature, alien planet, space travel, mysterious planet, human nature, beautiful scenery, expedition ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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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: absurd, humorous, parody, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, culture clash, dark humor, racism, jewish, travel, anti semitism, stupidity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, road trip, male nudity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, new york, usa ...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, chef, restaurant, culture clash, food, prejudice, beautiful scenery, interracial relations, interracial romance, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, south of france, paris france, london ...
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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: feel good, funny, romantic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: wedding, culture clash, romance, mother daughter relationship, greek, prejudice, bride and groom, dysfunctional family, love, stereotypes, family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, light, funny, captivating, bad ending ...
Plot: culture clash, business, friendship, unemployment, factory, workplace, worker, labor union, car, society, buddies, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, tokyo, asia
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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: thought provoking, atmospheric, meditative, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, teen drama
Plot: desert, coming of age, survival, suicide, culture clash, wilderness, rite of passage, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, language barrier, australian outback, tribe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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Chocolat (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: romantic, feel good, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, culture clash, love story, life philosophy, lifestyle change, single mother, love and romance, food ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
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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: romantic, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, fall in love, interracial relations, culture clash, opposites attract, love and romance, royal court, palace, social differences, unlikely friendships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: asia, thailand, southeast asia, england, burma
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EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: teen sex comedy, funny, sex comedy, road movie, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, boys' night
Plot: travel, nudity (full frontal - brief), nothing goes right, youth, marijuana, culture clash, nude beach, hitchhiking, obsessive quest, stereotypes, sexual humor, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: paris france, berlin germany, amsterdam, europe, germany ...
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Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Action, 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: feel good, romantic, humorous, exciting, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: culture clash, tourist, jungle, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, adventurer, crocodile, swamp, life philosophy, transformation, creativity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, australia, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, motivational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, loneliness, culture clash, immigrants, happy ending, passenger, stranded, fish out of water, nothing goes right, misfit, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
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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, sexy, stylized, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high society, family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, parents and children, love and romance, meet the parents, mind game, manipulation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, future
Place: england, london, europe, france, britain
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Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: suspenseful, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: empress, love, palace intrigue, love triangle, female warrior, chinese emperor, historical figure, betrayal, crown prince, throne, sword fight, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
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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, sincere, touching, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: jewish, ukrainian, culture clash, holocaust, anti semitism, collector, prejudice, dog, journey, on the road, friendship, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
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, serious, captivating, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: true love, royal family, culture clash, love and romance, emperor, ruler, royal court, politics, dishonesty, princess, historical character, initially antagonists ...
Time: 16th century, 50s, future
Place: india, asia
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Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, talky, stylized, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, dark humor, gangsters, starting over, blackmail, lifestyle change, crimes, middle aged, business venture, businessman, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: ridiculous, humorous, exciting, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden identity, farce, follow your dream, culture clash, couples, taxi, starting over, american dream, vengeance, faked death, superhuman, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city ...
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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, inspirational, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: french, village life, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, postman, happy ending, family, foe turned friend, prejudice, adaptation, post office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, provence, argentina, south of france, flanders ...
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are ...
Style: witty, exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: spy, reluctant partners, cold war, secret agents, secret service, cia agent, chase, espionage, female spy, culture clash, save the world, cia ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, germany, rome italy, usa, london ...
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, culture clash, rivalry, kung fu master, adventure hero, palace, medieval, escapades, forbidden love, barbarian, strong violent content, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia, venice, china, beijing china
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, 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: light, funny, humorous, feel good, mind bending ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, adventure, utopia, on the road, rivalry, philosophy, farce, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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The Order (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: werewolf, black magic, adventure, friendship, hopes, society, youth, death, university, good versus evil, culture clash, magic ...
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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, dictatorship, romance, dictator, family, couple relations, love and romance, single parent, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters.
Style: romantic, scenic, light, humorous, multicultural
Plot: romance, medical, friendship, korean, army, soldier, military officer, doctor, military, love, playing footsie, doctors ...
Place: korea
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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil War in Russian Asia for a number of years. After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, entertaining
Plot: desert, red army, civil war, culture clash, russian civil war, leadership, husband wife relationship, justice, cultural difference, soldier, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, ussr, russia
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, witty, political ...
Plot: world war two, culture clash, understanding, war, anti war, wilderness, wartime life, russian, wartime, lapland, brutality, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany, siberia
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, breathtaking, serious, epic, sexy ...
Plot: follow your dream, medicine, apprentice, ambition, doctors and patients, medieval, surgery, adventure, culture clash, orphan, society, christian ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, england, london, middle east, egypt ...
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Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, witty, sincere, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, prejudice, working class, homosexuality, culture clash, gay slur, protest, gay couple, gay relationship, coming out, lesbian couple ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: england, wales, london, united kingdom, california ...
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