Diaspora movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant diaspora movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic and touching films and TV shows about / with diaspora, genocide, society, refugee, exile, politics, escapades, heroes, danger and rescue plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in France, USA, Germany and other countries.
diaspora movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as diaspora: The Cut (2014), Armenia (2006), Mother (1992), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010), Mother (1991), Dialogues of the Exiled (1975), The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996), A Little Bit of Freedom (2003), Beyond Paradise (2018), Blame it on Fidel (2006).

List of diaspora movies

The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Plot: forceful separation, genocide, diaspora, charlie chaplin, armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, refugee, desert, blacksmith, voyage, twin sisters ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, ottoman empire, turkey
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Armenia (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This is a story about returning to ones ancestral homeland. Anna is a cardiologist who discovers her father has fled to his native Armenia after being diagnosed with a heart problem. Despite their contentious relationship, she sets out to bring her ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, french, armenian, physician, diaspora, voyage
Place: armenia, france
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, hotel, family gatherings, family in crisis, lovers reunited, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, writer's life, elderly, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire
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Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: greek, armenian, musician, diaspora, armenian genocide, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Mother (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, ...
Plot: diaspora, armenian genocide, provence, armenian, genocide, mother, harbor, mass murder, exile, refugee
Place: marseille, armenia, france
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Dialogues of the Exiled (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them. They kidnap and attempt to re-educate a touring singer from their fatherland.
Plot: exile, singer, diaspora, absurdism, kidnapping, guitar, dishonesty, anti fascist, non professional cast, radical, refugee, acoustic guitar ...
Place: chile, paris france
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The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Memo is a nine-year-old boy who lives in Turkey with his mother and little sister, while his father works in a Netherlands seaport. When war looms near his family home, Memo's father moves the family to be with him in the Netherlands. Memo is ...
Plot: village, friendship, childhood, accident, father son relationship, diaspora, escape, police, ship, independence, prejudice, fight ...
Place: kurdistan
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A Little Bit of Freedom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the metropolitan city of Hamburg, illegal immigrant Chernor (Leroy Delmar), an openly gay African youth with blond hair, makes his money by dealing drugs and dreams of one day living in Australia. Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt), meanwhile, is a Kurdish ...
Plot: youth, revenge, kurd, obsession, coming of age, interracial, diaspora, oppression, exile
Place: kurdistan
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Beyond Paradise (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Haunted by a tragic past, a stunning music student flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, cliffhanger, surprise ending
Plot: blood, friendship, kiss, little girl, tv news, spirituality, guitar, ambulance, cross cultural relations, love letter, sea, man crying ...
Place: paris france, iran, iraq, barcelona spain, kurdistan
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, politics, nanny, feminism, radical, greek, abortion, immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Place: europe, france, chile, spain, paris france ...
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Japan Sinks (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Japan sinks! Proving once again that Japan will never cease to find inventive ways to destroy itself on screen, this summer's blockbuster Sinking of Japan brings apocalypse through tectonics. Based on Sakyo Komatsu's best-selling novel, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: tsunami, rescue, ocean or sea, forces of nature, save the planet, danger, escapades, heroes, head of state, leadership, race against time, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Half Moon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Iran, Iraq
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he sets out for the long and troublesome journey in a derelict ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, world, musician's life, bus, elderly, music, society, golden years, against the rules, follow your dream, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, iran, kurdistan
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Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space opera, man versus machine, adventure, space travel, space wars, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, survival, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
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Secrets (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After long decades of exile, a leftist former activist returns to Chile to settle accounts with his conscience, related to the death of a colleague and political hero . The task of Atalibar (Sergio Hernandez) is to reveal his secret. But his view ...
Plot: history of chile, assassination, secret, lie, flashback, mother daughter relationship, bar, absurdism, jail cell, exile, traitor, diaspora ...
Place: santiago de chile, chile, santiago chile, paris france
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Titan A.E. (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Dredge are bent on mankind's destruction.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, interesting ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, alien, galaxy, mission, alien encounter, genocide, adventure, pilot, scientist, map, space station ...
Time: future
Place: colorado
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Tidal Wave (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: tsunami, race against time, rescue, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, chases and races, escapades, chaos, survival, danger, evacuation, literature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan, china, usa, mount fuji ...
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Kilometre Zero (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Iraq, Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.
Style: serious, emotional, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, on the road, anti war, war, military life, taxi, village life, village, wartime life, battles, military, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, paris france, kurdistan
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: judaism, tradition, milkman, village, tavern, constable, russian soldier, elopement, dream, social differences, love and romance, anti semitism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, spacecraft, space opera, rescue, survival, military ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, future dystopia, space and aliens, androids and robots, survivor, imaginary, obsessive quest, genocide, good versus evil, soldier ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, androids and robots, adventure, rescue, space battle, save the world, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission, good versus evil, against the odds ...
Time: future
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Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: sikh, genocide, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, government conspiracy, homecoming, society, family relations, orphan, political unrest, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new delhi, delhi
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Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: racism, politics, immigrants, gory, juvenile delinquency, mental institution, culture clash, crime, village, down on your luck, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
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Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: village, friendship, political unrest, state affairs, return, idealism, doctors and patients, rich and poor, haunted by the past, revolution, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ethiopia, africa, europe, germany, medical school ...
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