Slum movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant slum movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with slum, society, crimes, poverty, murder, life is a bitch, police, death, friendship and violence plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres shot in USA, Brazil, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as slum: Capernaum (2018), Trash (2014), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Elite Squad (2007), Gully Boy (2019), Dodes'ka-den (1970), The Raid (2014), City of Men (2007), District 9 (2009), Tsotsi (2005).

List of slum movies

 8.4
 77K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, rough, sad, cynical, brutal ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, neglected child, misery, child protagonist, refugee, traumatic childhood, child neglect, low lives, street life, child labor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 7.2
 21K
Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: captivating, emotional, intense, road movie, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, poverty, slum, police corruption, friends, young heroes, life turned upside down, on the run, mischievous children, garbage, chases and races, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, poverty, childhood, destiny, life is a bitch, street kid, society, street life, true love, journey, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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 8.0
 101K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, squad, law enforcement, slum, crimes, crime, team, leader, society ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 7.9
 36K
Gully Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
Style: motivational, captivating, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: slum, success, ghetto, rapper, poverty, fight, friend, escapades, youth, rivalry, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mumbai india
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 7.4
 7K
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: touching, meditative, compassionate, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, social differences, slum, working class, life is a bitch, redemption, hopes, parents and children, human nature, family problems, misfit, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 6.1
 1K
The Raid (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five undercover cops at Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, have their covers blown by drug dealers. Arrested, they wait execution or to be rescued by police forces that would risk expose a larger operation.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: slum, working undercover, fighting crime, drug dealing, undercover, danger, society, law enforcement, race against time, urban ghetto, crimes, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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 7.2
 15K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, friendship, street gang, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 7.9
 657K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, human nature, alien race, racism, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, metamorphosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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 7.2
 28K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: poverty, gang, bully, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
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 8.0
 4K
Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: politics, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, murder, betrayal, buddies, slum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 7.0
 6K
The Zone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, heist, vigilantism, isolation, crimes, danger, confined, slum, escape, militia, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.9
 716
Thanks Maa (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While on the run from the reformatory, a 12 year old boy named Municipality finds and saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among the people whom he deemed responsible and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Plot: orphan, friendship, against the odds, satire, search for mother, slum, second chance, escape, orphanage, tragic event, poverty, following a dream ...
Place: mumbai india
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 7.1
 82
Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as Adela ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly, realism, human spirit, society, aging, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 6.4
 434
Saf (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Romania
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Turkish director Ali Vatansever weighs the human cost of politically motivated urban renewal in his achingly resonant second feature, about a young couple forced to compromise their ideals and work for the very industry encroaching on their Istanbul ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, hiding place, death, immigration, refugee, arabic, romanian, social justice, migration, construction, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Togetherness Supreme (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Venezuela
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on true events and the ethnic conflict that tore apart a country. TOGETHERNESS SUPREME is the story of Kamau, an artist, searching for change in the midst of ethnic tension in the slums. Kamau goes against his father and his tribe to join the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: slum, election, ethnic, ethnic conflict, personality change, political conflict, culture clash, cultural conflict, lifestyle change, fight, character change, class conflict ...
Place: kenya, africa
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 7.4
 9K
Divines (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, drug snorting, slum, urban decay, police, seduction, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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 6.0
 342
MacArthur Park (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A portrait of a homeless park community bonded by crack cocaine addiction. In the park's drug-fixated shantytown, Cody is a kind of crackhead father figure who helps his friends when they are in trouble or in desperate need of a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, social decay, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, youth, crimes, social misfits, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.3
 228
Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, social decay, drug abuse, couples, immigrants, society, social misfits, rise to the top, life is a bitch, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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 7.7
 2K
Rising Damp (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 through 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his well-received 1971 stage play The Banana Box The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: liberal, conservative, racist, social differences, wooing, couples, social misfits, womanizer, interracial friendship, slum, bachelor, con artists ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, africa
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 8.0
 774
Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, society, law enforcement, demonstration, vigilantism, group of friends, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 7.3
 3K
Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, lifestyle, follow your dream, life is a bitch, ambition, teenage life, society, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
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She No Longer Talks She Shoots (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rosemonde, hailed as "the Princess" reign over a slum in the Paris suburbs. Herbert, a reporter who came to investigate on the pollution, ends up in a grinding machine of her invention. Rosemonde resells the bones to the church authorities ...
Style: realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: slum, marriage proposal, bone, crimes, deadly, journalism, supernatural ability, society, satire, love affair, urban ghetto life, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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 6.1
 234
Boca (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.
Plot: drug lord, carnival, slum, voodoo, illegal drugs, child murder investigation, sexual desire, charisma, child murder, favela, journalist, topless ...
Place: brazil
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 5.3
 43
Sega (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A drug peddling assignment creates havoc in the lives of three friends.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: fight, criminal, battles, drugs, depression, murder, betrayal, money, friendship, slum, bollywood, arrest ...
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 7.1
 287
Noisy Requiem (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Makoto, a youth bound to the slums of Osaka, murders brutally and often, hoarding the entrails he collects atop his rooftop shelter.
Style: avant garde, fable
Plot: slum, sexual perversion, pigeon, firefighter, murder, mannequin, entrails, war veteran, korean, ghetto, partisan, guts ...
Place: osaka japan
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 7.5
 102K
West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: modern day adaptation, stylized, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, gang war, gang, young love, prejudice, immigrants, youth, stabbing, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: train, heist, slum, gang, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, disorder, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 6.5
 62K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, one woman army, loss of child, drug cartel, justice, corruption, female martial artist, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, female protagonist, revenge killing ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2017
Place: los angeles, usa, united states
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