Racial violence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racial violence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing and rough films and TV shows about / with racial violence, society, murder, racism, crimes, interracial relations, vengeance, violence, racial slur and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as racial violence: Django Unchained (2012), Jasper, Texas (2003), The Color of Freedom (2007), Gangs of New York (2002), Black Venus (2010), Small Island (2009), Bakerman (2016), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), American History X (1998), Fight for Your Life (1977).

List of racial violence movies

Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, vengeance, slavery, old west, racism, african american, one against many, revenge, violent, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, self discovery, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, army, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, prostitution, captivity, physical appearance, humiliation, rebelliousness, social misfits, society, poverty, exploitation, racial violence, shame ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, world war two, starting over, couples, post war, couple relations, culture clash, misfit, hopes, bittersweet, self discovery, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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Bakerman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jens has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts.
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, unusual plot structure, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, superhero, violence, love, forbidden love, isolation, city, obsession, vigilante, morality, racial slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
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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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Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, controversial, tense ...
Plot: racism, society, crimes, legal, courtroom, social decay, americana, murder, courtroom drama, working class, rich father, italian american ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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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Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: rapist, family relations, bishop, self defense, hostage, danger, sexual abuse, racism, family in danger, revenge, violence, confrontation ...
Time: 70s
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, betrayal, police corruption, racism, on the run, prostitute, manhunt, life is a bitch, opposites attract, vengeance, siblings relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico, usa, south central los angeles ...
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The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of Tennessee, is divorcing his wife for infidelity with a white policeman. ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, law firm, tragic hero, pregnancy, small town, interracial relations, pursuit, racial tension, infidelity, social decay, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa
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Mischief Night (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone has Halloween, but in Yorkshire, they have Mischief Night, where madness and mayhem rule. In the course of one night, the barriers that separate two families—one white, one Asian—come tumbling down in a blaze of crime, clubbing, love ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, rebelliousness, social differences, racism, social decay, starting over, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, interracial friendship, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Zebra Crossing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set amongst the backdrop of the towering, concrete-clad estates of south London ‘Zebra Crossings’ blends a diverse mixture of characters that all share one thing in common: The incredible loneliness of living alongside 7 million other people.
Plot: racial violence, isolation, loneliness, alcoholic father, gang warfare, drug use, working class family, coming of age, father son relationship, gay slur
Place: england
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White Dog (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill black people.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: dog, racism, murder, friendship, hate, racist, actor's life, dangerous animal, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, hopes, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, workplace situations, military, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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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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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, pornography, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, prostitute, private detective ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Spirit Trap (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When five young students move into an old unoccupied mansion an inexplicable chain of events is set into motion as a mysterious spirit clock begins to tick again. As the story unfolds, revealing each student's dark secrets, the boundary between ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, ouija board, isolation, deadly, confined, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, suspicion of murder, war veteran, switching roles, presumed dead, homecoming, amnesia ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, cult film ...
Plot: rebellion, prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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Hitman (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, hitman, heroes, martial arts, yakuza, revenge, buddies, danger, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
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Posse (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: interracial relations, gunfight, desert, treasure hunt, old west, racism, vengeance, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, society, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
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Brother (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, mafia, culture clash, suicide, gangsters, family relations, sibling relationship, gang war, criminal heroes, siblings relations, fish out of water, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
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The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Israel, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, pornography, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, neo noir, obsession, murder, hollywood, love triangle, danger, mystery, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Balls of Fury (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, ping pong, prodigy, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, talent, underdog, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: german democratic republic, seoul, central america, latin america
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Bad Day on the Block (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heat is at record highs, the air conditioner is broken, the milk has gone bad, the repairman can't find the house... and then there's the neighbor. Lyle Wilder, a celebrated firefighter, whose scorn for the young Braverton family next ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, psychopath, firefighter, russian roulette, infidelity, suburban life, family in crisis, hitman, heat wave, femme fatale, losing-it hero, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states, nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama ...
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