Cultural difference movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cultural difference movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, feel good, serious, humorous and sincere films and TV shows about / with cultural difference, culture clash, society, family relations, husband wife relationship, love and romance, friendship, couples, female nudity and misfit plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cultural difference: Turkish for Beginners (2006), Bliss (2007), Lilting (2014), Babel (2006), The Big Sick (2017), The White Masai (2005), Bitter/Sweet (2009), Fear and Trembling (2003), A Man Like Me (2002), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015).

List of cultural difference movies

Turkish for Beginners (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Türkisch für Anfänger is a critically acclaimed German television comedy-drama series, which premiered on March 14, 2006 on Das Erste. It was created by Bora Dağtekin and produced by Hoffmann & Voges Ent. The show focuses on the ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, sincere, sitcom ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cultural difference, teenage love, culture clash, cliche, family relations, half brother half sister relationship, religion, multiculturalism, teenager, female nudity, ethnicity, turk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey
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Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: cultural difference, sexual humiliation, innocence lost, rape, injustice, social differences, traditional versus modern, unlikely partners, love affair, husband wife relationship, erotica, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gay, grief, retirement home, gay relationship, language barrier, mother love, lgbt, gay love, homosexual, mourning, cultural difference, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, mexican border, parenthood, depression, guilt, society, redemption, tragic event, suicide, language barrier, cultural difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, morocco, tokyo, mexico, asia ...
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The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's ...
Style: sweet, romantic, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: illness, comedian, interracial love, hospital, arranged marriage, family, ethnic conflict, relationships, love, cultural difference, character study, interracial romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois, japan, pakistan, new york
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The White Masai (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, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, interracial sex, couples, interracial marriage, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, village life, relationships, cultural difference, society, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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Bitter/Sweet (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancée. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: village, business trip, love, cultural difference, coffee shop, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water, food, estranged father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, funny ...
Plot: translator, culture clash, workplace, fish out of water, employer employee relationship, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, demotion, friendship, cultural difference, japanese culture ...
Time: year 1993, year 1991, contemporary, 90s, year 1990
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, belgium
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A Man Like Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A postal worker has some lunch in a chinese restaurant and falls in love with the waitress, who happens to be chinese. They start dating and quickly fall in and out of love, the waitress returning to China. The young man looks for comfort in his ...
Style: multicultural, captivating, romantic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: interracial romance, chinese, cultural difference, dysfunctional family, social satire, male female relationship, longing, fall in love, lost love, follow your dream, asian, chinese restaurant ...
Place: iceland, scandinavia, reykjavik iceland, hong kong, china
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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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, civil war, red army, culture clash, leadership, husband wife relationship, russian civil war, justice, soldier, heroes, cultural difference, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, asia, russia
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The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial marriage, mother's boyfriend, childhood, cultural difference, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, single parent, love and romance, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, china, asia, melbourne australia, hong kong
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Welcome to the South (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, workplace situations, supportive coworker, workplace, social relations, culture clash, disorder, society, couple relations, misfit, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
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Just Friends (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
Style: light, captivating, sincere, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gay romance, gay lead character, gay couple, male homosexuality, homosexuality, father son relationship, gay interest, gay sex, gay brother ...
Place: amsterdam
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Big Man, Little Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!
Style: sincere, sentimental, suspense, political, banned film
Plot: racism, kurd, orphan, nationalism, political oppression, children, cultural difference, injustice, old man, neighbor, prejudice, poverty ...
Place: kurdistan, turkey
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, depressing, cerebral ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon river, amazon tribe, nature, amazon jungle, wilderness, hallucination, jungle, friendship, existentialism, self discovery ...
Place: spain, south america, latin america, colombia
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychedelic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, music, hippie, vietnam war, romance, love, political unrest, dancing, artist, cultural difference, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, liverpool, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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: romantic, funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, date night
Plot: wedding, romance, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, love, prejudice, bride and groom, dysfunctional family, family, love and romance, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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For Here or to Go? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: immigration, entrepreneurship, cultural difference, immigrants, aspiration, direction and purpose, ambitious man, coping, social problems, social differences, businessman, lifestyle ...
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Fremde Tochter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Lena meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love.
Style: psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: teenage girl, tragic love, religion, teenage protagonist, cultural difference, teenage boy, female protagonist, 17 year old, teenager, couple relations, couples, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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My Little Devil (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the tragic passing away of his mother, Joseph Ignace alias Jassiya (Rushabh Patni) is sent to a Catholic Hostel where he can continue his studies as well as live in the hostel. The sudden separation from his mother, diet, and familiar ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, friendship, society, hopes, social differences, boarding school life, social misfits, youth, redemption, bittersweet, boarding school, cross cultural relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
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Life! Camera Action... (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a filmmaker against all odds.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relations, family reunited, cultural difference, culture clash, society, life, dream, filmmaking, director, follow your dream ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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I'll Come Running (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young Danish man traveling through Texas hooks up with an Austin girl, and even though they're not planning to see each other again, tragic circumstances lead her to his doorstep in Denmark.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: destiny, culture clash, life turned upside down, couples, romance, love and romance, sexual relations, interracial romance, cultural difference, family relations, party, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, denmark, europe, usa, scandinavia
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The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: isolation, starting over, friendship, fish out of water, love and romance, odd couple, elderly, hopes, disorder, couple relations, lifestyle change, cultural difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, teenage life, friends, society, rock, social differences, buddies, life is a bitch, coming of age, teenager, cultural difference, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, beverly hills
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, romantic
Plot: world war two, friends, friendship, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, social differences, love affair, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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My Big Fat Greek Life (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: My Big Fat Greek Life is a sitcom series that ran on CBS in 2003. The series is a continuation on the 2002 movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and was produced by HBO Television and Tom Hanks's Playtone Productions for Sony Pictures Television. In ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: greek, unlikely couple, lifestyle, eccentric family, family life, culture clash, couples, disagreement, society, love and romance, misfit, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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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, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, high society, culture clash, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, mother in law daughter in law relationship, romance, manipulation, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, future
Place: england, london, europe, france, britain
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The Magic Quill (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fairy tale, featuring the landlady Margaret, the devil Boniface, the bribable councilors Fake and Chatterbox and the lazy tailor Greasy. In Hell, the devils have a quill that writes human sins into the Book of Sins and the devils go and pull the ...
Style: psychotronic, humorous, light, feel good, psychological ...
Plot: socially awkward, unrequited love, father son relationship, mistaken identity, co worker co worker relationship, cultural difference, love triangle, failed expectations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, justice, father daughter relationship, drunkenness ...
Place: central europe
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Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: judaism, afterlife, friendship, coming of age, school, youth, childhood, catholicism, mentor, friendship between boys, rabbi, family relations ...
Time: future, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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