Segregation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant segregation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, melancholic, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with segregation, catastrophe, racism, runaway, mentor, prejudice, society, culture clash, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, France, South Africa and other countries.
segregation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as segregation: District 9 (2009), The Giver (2014), The Physician (2013), X-Men: First Class (2011), Hidden Figures (2016), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Long Walk Home (1990), Far from Heaven (2002), Hairspray (1988), Liberty Heights (1999).

List of segregation movies

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, rough, bleak, exciting, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, manhunt, racism, genetics, transformation, slum, life is a bitch, discrimination, civil rights, internment camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, memory, youth, danger ...
Time: future
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, breathtaking, serious, scenic ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, mentor, culture clash, islam, unlikely friendships, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: iran, england, medical school, mine, persia ...
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, mutant, save the day, vengeance, superhuman, cia, cold war, adventure, telekinesis, supernatural power ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: oxford university, battleship, usa, mine, poland ...
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: factual, touching, inspirational, light, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, friendship between women, strong female character, single mother ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, racial segregation, african american, discrimination, americana, coming of age, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, small town life, injustice, segregation ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, widow, car accident, chauffeur, jewish, self discovery, boss and employee, aging ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
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Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: stylized, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: housewife, friendship, crumbling marriage, suburbs, homosexuality, racism, infidelity, prejudice, african american, hypocrisy, christmas, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: connecticut, miami, usa
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Hairspray (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, civil rights, farce, follow your dream, social differences, music, hair, detention, racial segregation, drag ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
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Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, high school, jewish, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1954 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, master and servant, americana, blacks and whites, parents and children, president, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, apartheid, terrorism, racism, soccer, coach, civil rights, rebelliousness, resistance, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, deportation, family life, society, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town life, utopia, time travel, coming of age, parallel world, small town, alternate reality, siblings relations, racism, book burning, society, innocence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: african american, racism, racial prejudice, apartment, neighborhood, racial segregation, racial tension, housewife, black family, family problems, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: medical school, usa, chicago illinois, nigeria, africa
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
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Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
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Loving (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, sexy, interesting, melancholic ...
Plot: marriage, court, interracial couple, supreme court, interracial marriage, civil rights, racism, segregation, lawyer, racial segregation, city country contrast, pregnant wife ...
Time: 20th century, year 1958, 1960s, 1950s
Place: virginia, washington d.c., australia
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Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: slave, slavery, americana, family life, racial segregation, crumbling marriage, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, custody, death in the family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
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My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, small town, childhood memory, americana, coming of age, family, baseball, society, youth, friends, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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: road movie, feel good, uplifting, captivating, funny ...
Plot: racism, friendship, musician, travel, prejudice, racial slur, black american, italian american, on the road, chauffeur, friend, violence ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, 60s, 2010s
Place: america, southern usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, kentucky
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twists and turns, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, neo noir, rabbit, innocence, falsely accused, frame up, investigation, actor, singer, hollywood, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: captivating, psychological, bleak, melancholic, rough
Plot: society, protest, belief, slavery, soldier, infertility, surrogate mother, torture, alternate world, kidnapping, violence against women, lesbian ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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Zombies (2018)
Genre: Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.
Plot: cheerleader, zombie, high school, segregation, cafeteria, football player, party, puppy
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: fairy tale, biting, disturbing, romantic, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: creature, love story, supernatural, laboratory, cold war, sign language, interracial friendship, interspecies romance, female full frontal nudity, escape, rescue, captive ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, united states, pittsburgh, soviet union
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True Women (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs
Style: emotional, serious, epic, rough, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, friendship, emancipation, civil rights, female protagonist, revolution, rebelliousness, siblings relations, old west, political unrest, society, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s, 1800s, 1830s ...
Place: texas, usa
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