Post colonialism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post colonialism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere and captivating films and TV shows about / with post colonialism, society, family relations, culture clash, politics, political unrest, husband wife relationship, colonialism, friendship and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post colonialism: Even the Rain (2010), Saint Jack (1979), Gumshoe (1971), Coast of Skeletons (1965), Garm Hava (1974), Cantata de Chile (1976), Le salamandre (1969), Midnight's Children (2012), How Good the Whites Are (1988), The Curse (1975).

List of post colonialism movies

 7.4
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, serious, thought provoking, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: filmmaking, audition, demonstration, protest, culture clash, society, native americans, exploitation, bribery, director, political protest, civil unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 70s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, spain, south america
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 7.0
 2K
Saint Jack (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, pimp, brothel, prostitution, vietnam war, contests and competitions, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, vietnam, asia
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 6.5
 2K
Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, power relations, career change, partners, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, northern england, london
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Coast of Skeletons (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former district officer is assigned to work on a team of diamond prospectors, who are busy double crossing each other until they are blown up having found bullion.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, investigation, private detective, escapades, cons and scams, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, diamond, woman in a bikini, post colonialism, insurance company ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: london, england
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Garm Hava (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In post-Partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.
Style: cult film
Plot: post colonialism, moving, marketplace, destiny, suitor, mother daughter relationship, love, neighbor, boy, husband wife relationship, police, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: india
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It Rained All Night the Day I Left (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, France, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Robert Talbot and Leopold Garcia are two charming gunrunners who met in Rhodesia years ago, befriended, and partnered up. Their latest venture takes them to a small desert place in Africa, where they get ambushed and mugged by some guards. It turns ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: post colonialism, older man young girl relationship, best friends, dead husband, desert, partners, murder, nazi officer, corpse, widow, canceled wedding, age difference ...
Place: africa
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Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: post colonialism, latin american history, history of chile, school, class struggle, miner, racism, mass murder, poverty, imperialism, exploitation, strike ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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Le salamandre (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inspired by the writings of writer Fritz Fanon, who believed that a colonial population could only reach freedom by declaring violence towards their occupiers, Cavallone’s tale sees a white photographer (Erna Schurer) who seduces a black model ...
Plot: interracial romance, lesbian, sex, lesbianism, female nudity, execution, lesbian sex, post colonialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, breaking the fourth wall, lesbian kiss ...
Place: africa
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Midnight's Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Canadian-Brith film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a pair of children born within moments of India gaining independence from England grow up in the country that is nothing like their ...
Style: stylized, captivating, surreal, psychological, epic ...
Plot: family relations, political unrest, hopes, love and romance, coming of age, society, youth, rich and poor, siblings relations, coup, colonialism, liberation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1947, year 1917 ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, kashmir, bombay india ...
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How Good the Whites Are (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ya bon les blancs depicts a fiercely farcical fable-like vision from Ferreri’s typically ruthless perspective where naïve white liberals attempt to give starving African spaghetti and tomato sauce as aid, ugly Italians attempt boning bloated ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: racism, colonialism, oasis, dead child, bribery, missionary, sacrifice, barter, european, caravan, cannibalism, television crew ...
Time: 80s
Place: morocco, africa, sahara, north africa
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 6.7
 2K
The Curse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, wedding, political satire, polygamy, impotence, dishonesty, nothing goes right, society, couple relations, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, political corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, senegal
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 6.2
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, couples, orphan, love and romance, romance, youth, society, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
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Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: racism, maid, master servant relationship, immigrants, life is a bitch, master and servant, misfit, confined, society, suffering, estrangement, disintegration ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, europe, africa, south of france ...
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In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi documentary, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, social misfits, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, heroin addict, urban ghetto life, city life, poverty, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
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The Ugly American (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, military coup, injustice, imperialism, chaos, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: southeast asia, asia, indochina
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 6.9
 2K
Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, deadend life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, unwanted pregnancy, vengeance, drug abuse, babies and infants, urban ghetto, realism, baby ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, portugal, lisbon portugal
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, hopes, starting over, misfit, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, high maintenance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, faith, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, evacuation, peace, political unrest, massacre ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: interracial relations, self discovery, extramarital affair, bbc, couples, introspection, social differences, love affair, couple relations, opposites attract, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, masseur, massacre, civil war, chaos, atrocity, arson, romance, buddies, love and romance, youth, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, new delhi, asia, pakistan, tokyo ...
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 5.2
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Cotton Mary (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, breast feeding, family relations, master and servant, babies and infants, society, obsession, social differences, parents and children, culture clash, working class ...
Time: 50s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
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 7.1
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, dictatorship, execution, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, freedom, military ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1957
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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Greed in the Sun (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Marec, a truck driver is sent by his boss to track down through the Morroccan desert a reckless youngster who stole a brand-new truck and its payload. Riddled with bad luck, Marec will face the dangers of the desert, as well as a fishy partner, and ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck, assignment, hiding place, old friends, taunting, plan gone wrong, ridicule, bar fight, femme fatale, friends who hate each other, machismo, brothel ...
Time: 60s
Place: morocco, sahara, west africa
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Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, american, rebel, friendship, rebelliousness, culture clash, military, society, social relations, communication problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900
Place: the philippines, asia, iraq
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 7.1
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, rebellion, society, medical school, rich and poor, state affairs, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ethiopia, africa, germany, europe, west berlin west germany ...
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