Ghetto movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ghetto movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, harsh and rough films and TV shows about / with ghetto, violence, society, brutality, gangsters, danger, death, crimes, culture clash and gun plots mostly in Drama, Crime and War genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
ghetto movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ghetto: Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), Friday (1995), Killer of Sheep (1978), The Hate U Give (2018), Kicks (2016), Jacob the Liar (1974), District B13 (2004), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), Project Power (2020).

List of ghetto movies

Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, jewish, ghetto, survival, rescue, wartime, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, jewish, genocide, anti semitism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, african american, weed, ghetto, hip hop, rap, friends, rapper, disorder, nothing goes right, bully, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, rescue, social worker, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, jewish, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: ghetto, private school, racism, protest, preparatory school, witness, murder, police, friendship, african american, party, father son relationship ...
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Kicks (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ghetto, blow job, sneakers, poverty, shoes, illegal drugs, criminal, friendship, surrealism, breaking and entering, astronaut, violence ...
Place: usa, oakland california
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, friendship, holocaust, death, judaism, world war two, starvation, gestapo, murder, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe ...
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, misfit, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, parkour, martial arts, hand to hand combat, ghetto, bomb, bully, undercover cop, fight, betrayal, undercover, race against time ...
Time: future, near future, year 2010, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong
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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, street gang, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, partners, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, hip hop, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
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Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: drug lord, super powers, super strength, ghetto, superhuman powers, experimental drug, pills, invisibility, mad scientist, strength, police officer, police ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mississippi river, new orleans, mississippi
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Street Flow (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noumouké, from the suburb of Paris, is about to decide which brother's foot steps to follow - the lawyer student Soulaymaan or the gangster Demba.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghetto, three brothers, poverty, family, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, ambition, escapades, society, small town, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: parkour, undercover cop, ghetto, undercover, race against time, martial arts, gunfight, master criminal, crimes, gang, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: detroit, new orleans, canada, new jersey
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Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, rapper, ghetto, poverty, friendship, teenage life, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rapper, ghetto, gangsters, going straight, music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, redemption, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, ghetto, heroes, satire, hip hop, profanity, militant, rally, crimes, disorder, righting the wronged, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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Blue Story (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, heartbreaking, tense, dark ...
Plot: ghetto, gangsters, youth, gang, gunfight, crime, friendship, rivalry, friends, danger, gang war, gang member ...
Place: london
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Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, cynical, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, ghetto, cocaine, drugs, african american, drug dealing, drug, smuggling, crime, latinx lead, u.s. government, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, south central los angeles, california ...
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Straight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Straight is the story of a messy love triangle between two men and a woman. Nazim (Eralp Uzun) is a hot young Turkish guy involved in petty crime. He goes out each night with his buddies, cruising for girls and dealing drugs in a seedy city square ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sexy, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, ghetto, gay, couples, society, gender, social worker, bisexual, cheating, jealousy, romance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, survival, anti heroes, moral dilemma, human nature, war, anti semitism, anti hero, lifesaver, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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Divines (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, drug snorting, slum, urban decay, police, seduction, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, racial slur, ghetto, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: new york, usa
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
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Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, gangsters, crime boss, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, ghetto, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles, new york
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, concentration camp, heroes, hidden identity, homosexual, roommate ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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Set It Off (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: heist, ghetto, single parent, friendship, bank robber, crimes, crime, dishonesty, on the run, sleazy, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Gully Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
Style: motivational, captivating, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: slum, success, ghetto, rapper, poverty, fight, friend, escapades, youth, rivalry, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mumbai india
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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fistfight, martial arts, gang, fighting the system, gang war, fight, corruption, undercover cop, drug dealing, prison, hand to hand combat ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong
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