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 visually appealing, realistic, interesting, serious, dramatic and touching films and TV shows about / with segregation, mentor, friendship, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, prejudice, transformation and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
segregation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as segregation: The Long Walk Home (1990), The Great Debaters (2007), Hidden Figures (2016), Loving (2016), The Butler (2013), District 9 (2009), Green Book (2018), Offside (2006), 42 (2013), BNA (2020).

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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, bittersweet, power relations, couples, injustice, friends, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, debate, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, college, professor, labor union, segregation, mentor, opponent, confrontation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, oklahoma, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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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: inspirational, sincere, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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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: inspirational, melancholic, romantic, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial couple, interracial marriage, interracial love, marriage, civil rights, love, racism, supreme court, husband wife relationship, segregation, justice, court ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 60s
Place: virginia, washington d.c., usa, australia
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, south africa ...
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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, suspense, cerebral, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, quarantine, mutation, transformation, human nature, alien race, racism, chaos and mayhem, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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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, feel good, road movie, captivating, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, road trip, prejudice, friend, journey, driver, racial prejudice, travel, blacks and whites, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, pittsburgh, birmingham alabama ...
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Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by ...
Style: humorous, realistic, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, sexism, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, injustice, soccer, rebellion, gender disguise, segregation, sport, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany, berlin germany, tehran
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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: baseball, racism, racial segregation, against the odds, rivalry, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, rise to the top, hopes, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: new york, usa, missouri, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
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BNA (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Morphed into a raccoon beastman, Michiru seeks refuge, and answers, with the aid of wolf beastman Shirou inside the special zone of Anima-City.
Style: stylized, futuristic, intense, suspenseful
Plot: creature, fantasy world, anthropomorphism, equality, female protagonist, blackmail, vigilante, organized crime, runaway, segregation, super strength, animals ...
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, neo noir, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, interracial romance, murder investigation, crime investigation, investigation, racial segregation, tourette's syndrome, conspiracy, murder, abuse of power, social injustice, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, new york, usa
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
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, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, fighting the system, humanity ...
Time: future
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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: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, ku klux klan, activism, aggression, court, racism, segregation, human rights, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s, year 2005, year 1971, year 2016
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, sexy, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, loan, life is a bitch, social decay, renaissance, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, distopia, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, strong female lead, heroes, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: politics, society, friendship, coming of age, civil war, revolution, teenage life, prejudice, lebanese, segregation, honest, survival ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, syria ...
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Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, intern, politics, betrayal, labor union, social differences, workplace situations, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
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Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, witty, depressing ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, cemetery, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, australia ...
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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, starting over, society, grandfather grandson relationship, racism, orphan, coming of age, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, white male black female relationship, mentor, mafia, gang leader, loyalty, organized crime, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, new york state, new jersey
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Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, protest, civil rights, african american, society, media, manager, ambition, friendship, funeral, convict ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, los angeles, california
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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, breathtaking, serious, realistic, scenic ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, medicine, ambition, surgery, doctors and patients, orphan, society, adventure, medieval, culture clash, medical school ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, england, iran, london, middle east ...
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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, touching, sincere, uplifting
Plot: money, banker, racism, african american, investor, racial prejudice, black american, injustice, friendship, prejudice, personal assistant, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, year 1939, 50s, 2020s, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, america, washington d.c.
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Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, native americans, smuggling, working class, survival, life is a bitch, snow, winter, teenage boy, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new york state, usa, canada, quebec ...
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Secret Love: The Schoolboy and the Mailwoman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 17 year old boy falls in love with a 37 year old woman. As if this wouldn't be enough they are of different social classes and she is married.
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, married woman, older woman younger man, age difference, class differences, social differences, teenage boy, teenager, male objectification, 17 year old, impossible love, forbidden love ...
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Boo! (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A torn suburban family refuses to heed the warning of an innocent prank left upon them which causes an unknown supernatural force to wreak havoc.
Style: scary, dark, macabre, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: halloween, prank, curse, life & death, parents and children, fright, children, ghost, mysticism, supernatural, haunted house, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, mutant, superhero, teenage superhero, superhuman powers, tough guy, supernatural, super villain, genetics, team, superhuman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1962, 1940s ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, switzerland ...
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: sincere, humorous, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, orchestra, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
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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, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
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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 drama
Plot: alternate reality, utopia, parallel world, time travel, coming of age, small town life, small town, old love, fish out of water, bully, rain, adolescence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: paris france, france
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