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, emotional, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with segregation, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, racism, runaway, prejudice, storytelling, society and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
segregation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as segregation: The Long Walk Home (1990), District 9 (2009), The Giver (2014), The Physician (2013), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), X-Men: First Class (2011), Ray (2004), Cadillac Records (2008), Green Book (2018), Freedom Song (2000).

List of segregation movies

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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, friends, power relations, master and servant, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
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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, interesting, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, transformation, manhunt, racism, genetics, civil rights, discrimination, life is a bitch, slum, alien ...
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, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, youth, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 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, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, ambition, doctors and patients, orphan, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: persia, medical school, mine, iran, england ...
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, civil rights, butler, racism, injustice, blacks and whites, prejudice, president, racial slur, historical character, parents and children, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, supernatural power, super villain, cia, superhuman, teenage superhero, cold war, save the day, vengeance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: battleship, oxford university, usa, eastern europe, mine ...
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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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, musician, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, houston texas ...
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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: sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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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: captivating, funny, light, uplifting, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, musician, prejudice, driver, chauffeur, travel, christmas, italian american, black american ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: america, bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, kentucky ...
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, state affairs, parents and children, fighting the system, teenage life, rebellion, injustice, americana, society, discrimination, politics, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: psychological, disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, activism, righting the wronged, human rights, interracial relations, human spirit, aggression, court, danger, school, segregation ...
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: australian aboriginal, coming of age, fish out of water, social differences, society, misfit, youth, culture clash, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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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, realistic, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, discrimination, americana, coming of age, racial segregation, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, innocence lost, small town life, family life ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, civil rights, discrimination, racial segregation, blacks and whites, storytelling, social relations, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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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, exciting ...
Plot: racism, mathematics, discrimination, nasa, space program, racial segregation, african american woman, scientist, prejudice, ends with biographical notes, single mother, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: virginia, langley virginia
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, 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: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, civil rights, interracial friendship, woman played by man, music, family relations, media satire, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, racism, high school, americana, culture clash, jewish, love and romance, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, racial slur, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, interracial relations, social differences, racism ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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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: tense, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
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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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, track and field, nazi, nazi germany, sport, historical figure, olympics, african american, running, racial prejudice, athlete, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: housewife, friendship, suburbs, crumbling marriage, prejudice, racism, infidelity, homosexuality, psychiatrist, christmas, hypocrisy, divorce ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: connecticut, usa, miami
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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, touching, gloomy, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, society, family life, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 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: touching, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: paris france, france
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, muslim, sergeant, military, soldier, infantry, army, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, italy, algeria, 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, touching, realistic, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, racism, innocence lost, injustice, self defense, coming of age, hopes, family relations, social relations, hollywood, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, alabama, california, st. louis missouri, texas ...
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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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: racism, working class, apartment, neighborhood, black family, racial segregation, housewife, racial tension, racial prejudice, family problems, insurance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa, africa, chicago illinois, nigeria
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, dog, friendship, coming of age, americana, baseball, childhood memory, family, youth, friends, birthday, small town life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university
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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: interracial couple, interracial marriage, marriage, court, supreme court, civil rights, interracial love, racism, segregation, lawyer, photographer, marriage proposal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1958, 1960s, 1950s
Place: virginia, washington d.c., australia
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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, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave, slavery, family life, family problems, custody, human nature, social differences, americana, society, dysfunctional family, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
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