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, light and feel good films and TV shows about / with culture clash, society, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, prejudice, stereotypes, runaway and life philosophy plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as culture clash: Dances with Wolves (1990), Avatar (2009), Lilyhammer (2012), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), The Intouchables (2011), Marco Polo (2014), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Chocolate (2000), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).

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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: self discovery, native american, culture clash, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, redemption, officer, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
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 7.8
 1.1M
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, benign alien, space and aliens, adventure, interracial romance, scientist, space travel, warrior, alien planet, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 8.0
 25K
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: dark humor, witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, business venture, starting over, blackmail, lifestyle change, crimes, fish out of water, gangsters, criminal heroes, shooting, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 7.6
 29K
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, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, culture clash, bollywood, royal family, ruler, royal court, emperor, politics, dishonesty, win over, princess ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, french, culture clash, disability, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, handicapped ...
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: humorous, dark humor, controversial, absurd, banned film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, travel, racism, anti semitism, satire, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, usa, los angeles, washington d.c. ...
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 8.0
 61K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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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: witty, humorous, funny, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, fish out of water, friendship, french, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, unlikely friendships, social relations, family, provence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina ...
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 7.2
 174K
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, small town, prejudice, mayor, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle change, women, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, 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, friendship, on the road, search, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
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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, humorous, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, culture clash, romance, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, prejudice, unlikely couple, family, traditional versus modern, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, greece, san francisco
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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, exciting, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adventure, tourist, fish out of water, escapades, opposites attract, adventurer, society, love and romance, fall in love, crocodile, newspaper ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 6.7
 20K
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, teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, parents and children, high society, mind game, manipulations, eccentric family, manipulation, love and romance, dishonesty, fish out of water, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, france, london
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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, semi serious, dark humor, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, adoption, social differences, society, rabbi, meet the parents, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, 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: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, unlikely friendships, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
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 6.9
 17K
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: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, society, family life, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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The White Massai (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to adapt to the Masai's way of life and get used to their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, fish out of water, society, fall in love, interracial sex, cultural difference, interracial marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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 6.7
 163K
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, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: native american, disney, princess, interracial romance, forbidden love, culture clash, romance, tragic love, adventure, parents and children, prejudice, greed ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england, europe, london ...
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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, romantic, humorous, colourful, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bollywood, culture clash, initially antagonists, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, interracial romance, jane austen, modern day adaptation, couple relations, class differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, london, asia, europe, california ...
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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, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, interracial relations, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, opposites attract, culture clash, palace, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
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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, humorous, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, tribe, rivalry, danger, farce, adventure, utopia, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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 6.3
 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, funny, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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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, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, african american, racism, pizzeria, money, heat, hip hop, prejudice, interracial relations, buddies, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, college, friendship, roommate, tradition, love and romance, college life, buddies, youth, society, culture, indian american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, chef, culture clash, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, village, prejudice, cooking, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, southern france ...
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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: humorous, artsy, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, sexual relations, fish out of water, romance, society, lifestyle, french, relationship problems, sex, vacation, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: 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: humorous, exciting, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden identity, follow your dream, faked death, culture clash, couples, vengeance, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, starting over, american dream, beauty salon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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 6.0
 32K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, social differences, society, nothing goes right, pregnancy, nightclub, lifestyle change, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, mexico, nevada ...
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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, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, partners, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, society, frontier town, comedy duo, social relations, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: europe, france, belgium
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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, light, scenic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: friendship, military officer, romance, playing footsie, doctor, group of criminals, medical, military, army, culture clash, doctors, soldier ...
Place: korea
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