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, emotional and touching films and TV shows about / with segregation, catastrophe, racism, mentor, runaway, society, culture clash, prejudice, friendship and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography 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), The Long Walk Home (1990), 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

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, biting, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, racism, manhunt, transformation, genetics, discrimination, civil rights, 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, rebelliousness, future dystopia, destiny, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, danger, youth, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
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, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, ambition, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: mine, medical school, iran, england, persia ...
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, friendship, bus, segregation, master and servant, couple relations, power relations, couples, human spirit, society, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, 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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, president, blacks and whites, historical character, parents and children, master and servant, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
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, serious, stylized, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, cia, cold war, save the day, vengeance, supernatural power, superhuman, adventure, supernatural ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: battleship, oxford university, usa, mine, poland ...
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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, musician, african american, guilt, music, ambition, blues, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, houston texas, st. louis missouri, seattle washington ...
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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, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 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, road movie, light, funny, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial friendship, musician, blacks and whites, violence, christmas, travel, driver, prejudice, italian american, black american ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, america, southern usa, ohio, 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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, teenage life, americana, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, state affairs, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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, uplifting, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, coming of age, americana, discrimination, african american, racial segregation, society, innocence lost, youth, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
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: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, job promotion, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, strong female character, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: virginia, langley virginia
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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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, civil rights, interracial friendship, woman played by man, music, follow your dream, hopes, media satire, artists and showbiz, family relations, celebrity culture, love and romance ...
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, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, americana, high school, racism, culture clash, jewish, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, civil rights, master and servant, friendship, golden years, jewish, racial slur, self discovery, thanksgiving, african american, funeral, widow ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century ...
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, coach, soccer, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
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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, tense, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: housewife, friendship, suburbs, crumbling marriage, prejudice, racism, infidelity, homosexuality, psychiatrist, hypocrisy, african american, divorce ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, sergeant, military, soldier, muslim, infantry, army, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, algeria, france, africa, 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, realistic, touching, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, coming of age, self defense, injustice, racism, innocence lost, couple relations, family relations, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, alabama, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
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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, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: racism, working class, racial prejudice, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, black family, housewife, racial tension, family problems, human nature, insurance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, friendship, coming of age, americana, baseball, childhood memory, family, society, lifestyle, small town life, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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 marriage, marriage, court, supreme court, civil rights, interracial couple, racism, segregation, lawyer, social problem, taking a photograph, marriage proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1958, 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, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, human nature, social differences, family life, death in the family, americana, injustice, working class, racism, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
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Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, factual, rough ...
Plot: racism, murder, police brutality, police violence, revenge, death, racial tension, injustice, tragic event, rebellion, chaos, rescue ...
Time: 1960s, year 1943, year 1967, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
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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: psychological, melancholic, bleak, rough, captivating
Plot: protest, society, slavery, infertility, surrogate mother, kidnapping, belief, soldier, violence against women, sexism, torture, lesbian ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 21st century
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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, legs, mini skirt, short skirt, segregation, cafeteria, football player, leg, puppy, party
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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, romantic, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: creature, love story, supernatural, laboratory, cold war, sign language, interracial friendship, interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, escape, interspecies romance, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, pittsburgh, united states, 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: rough, tense, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, revolution, friendship, emancipation, civil rights, female protagonist, americana, rebellion, old west, heroes, political unrest, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s, 1860s, 1840s ...
Place: texas, usa
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