Racial prejudice movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racial prejudice movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with racial prejudice, racism, interracial relations, african american, prejudice, society, family relations, segregation, racial tension and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racial prejudice: American History X (1998), Boycott (2001), Green Book (2018), Good Fences (2003), The Nightingale (2018), A Time to Kill (1996), The Banker (2020), Grizzly Mountain (1996), When We Rise (2017), Race (2016).

List of racial prejudice movies

American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, gang, hate, youth, male rape, crimes, prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, racial prejudice, protest, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, discrimination, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, road movie, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, law firm, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Nightingale (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 1829, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: colonization, brutality, aborigine, murder, revenge, racial prejudice, rape revenge, female protagonist, racism, saving a life, prejudice, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: australia
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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The Banker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: banker, money, racism, african american, racial prejudice, injustice, new house, friendship, real estate, personal assistant, friendship between men, black american ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, america, washington d.c.
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Grizzly Mountain (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Present-day Portland suburbs kids Dylan and Nicole go on the camping trip with their family, and when they enter a mysterious cave in the mountains, they're transported back in time to 1870, where they meet mountain man Jeremiah.
Style: sincere, entertaining, feel good, captivating
Plot: time travel, grizzly bear, mountain man, native american white relationships, gold, racial prejudice, wilderness, american indian, adventure, bear, girl, father son relationship ...
Time: 1870s, 1990s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon
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When We Rise (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, lgbt cinema, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: civil rights, lgbt, gay, family relations, friendship, racial prejudice, gay rights, surrogate family, protest, women's rights, politics, gay love ...
Place: san francisco
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Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, political, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi, african american, historical figure, nazi germany, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, running ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, year 1933, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, united states, cleveland ohio
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The Courage to Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: fighting the system, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, romance, lovers reunited, social decay, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, usa
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A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, slavery, white male black female relationship, family secret, interracial relations, inheritance, court, mixed race child, secret, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry, social injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
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The Way Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, couples, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, realism, social misfits, society, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, racism, university, human spirit, patient, partners, society, ambition, talented, african american ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, nashville tennessee, south africa
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Miriam Lies (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: coming of age, lie, teenage girl, racism, mother daughter relationship, family drama, teenager, racial prejudice, middle class, couples, love and romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, disturbing, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage sex, teen angst, children's home, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, juvenile delinquency, anger, judge, compassion ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India, Fiji
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin. An ironic story of pride and ...
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative, captivating
Plot: survival, soldier, racial slur, friendship between men, archive footage, satire, racism, battlefield, racial prejudice, social satire, fight, patriotism ...
Time: year 1948
Place: india, pakistan
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The Old Settler (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The Old Settler is the story of two middle-aged sisters, Elizabeth and Quilly, who share an apartment in Harlem in 1943. The sisters quarrel amiably, but they share a wounded history that becomes revealed as the tale unfolds. An earnest but ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: unhappy marriage, lost love, female friendship, identity crisis, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, racial prejudice, female director, duo, nightlife, seductress, urban setting ...
Time: 1940s
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Human Tornado (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose Nightclub is threatened by the Mafia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Plot: martial arts, superhero, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, injustice, racism, gangsters, lone wolves, heroes, racial prejudice, african american ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, coach, sport team, friendship, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
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Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, u.s. navy, african american, racism, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, racial segregation, soldier, against the odds, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, life is a bitch, injustice, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, rise to the top, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california, new orleans ...
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Change of Mind (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A white man's brain is transplanted into a black man's skull.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: brain transplant, racial prejudice, murder, district attorney, investigation, transformation, husband wife relationship, sheriff, switching roles
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, working class, medical school, family relations, neighborhood, apartment, urban setting, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nigeria, africa
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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: office, small town, discrimination, racism, countryside, gangsters, hit and run, racial tension, black cop, racial prejudice, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, terrorism, parents and children, injustice, religions or cults, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: england, pakistan
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