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, harsh, rough, emotional and melancholic films and TV shows about / with ghetto, death, storytelling, brutality, murder, violence, mentor, society, runaway and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, Crime and War genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ghetto: Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), Jacob the Liar (1974), Brick Mansions (2014), Paradise Alley (1978), Ghetto (2005), Uprising (2001), Good Times (1974), Lila Says (2004).

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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 8.5
 656K
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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, jewish, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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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, emotional, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, world war two, anti semitism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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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: humorous, exciting, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghetto, pimp, parody, hip hop, militant, rally, vengeance, rivalry, society, disorder, hip hop culture, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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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, tragicomedy, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, war, friendship, holocaust, starvation, gestapo, hopes, danger, protecting from truth, social relations, figment, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, wartime life, parents and children, confined, against humanity, misfit, society, injustice, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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 5.7
 38K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: France, Canada, USA
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, race against time, undercover, ghetto, parkour, martial arts, master criminal, crimes, gang, danger, law enforcement, atomic bomb ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: new orleans, canada, new jersey
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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: sport, wrestling, street life, arm wrestling, racial slur, ghetto, family feud, siblings relations, life is a bitch, ambition, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 1K
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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, moral dilemma, anti semitism, anti heroes, war, human nature, survival, heroes, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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 7.2
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, deportation, anti heroes, heroes, confined, heroic mission, war, against humanity, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.3
 5K
Good Times (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: black family, ghetto, family life, parents and children, tv show, workplace romance, young lovers, love and romance, suburban life, friendship, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 4K
Lila Says (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on a controversial French novel, Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila, a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: gang, ghetto, love triangle, party, teacher, arabic, voyeur, sex, buddies, teenage life, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, texas, paris france ...
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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: ghetto, coming of age, going straight, social decay, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, crimes, parents and children, gangsters, social misfits, hopes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, danger, anti semitism, against humanity, wartime life, war, heroes, young heroes, confined, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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 2.2
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: ghetto, hip hop, family life, teenage life, introspection, human nature, urban, coming of age, youth, single parent, urban ghetto, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 128
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: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: ghetto, love triangle, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, society, couples, gay, fistfight, bisexual, guilt, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, vampire, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, danger, deadly, society, ghetto, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
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The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, chase, teacher, vigilantism, violence, gang, ghetto, single parent, drug dealing, murder, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
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 6.4
 4K
The Hunter (1980)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, ghetto, stalking, pregnancy, bail bondsman, vengeance, chases and races, hostages, crimes, fugitives, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, slaughterhouse, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, city life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Jason's Lyric (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, crime, romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, love affair, city life, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, texas, houston texas
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 14K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, on the run, friendship, gang, one night, chases and races, crime gone awry, crime, buddies, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
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 6.9
 19K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, ghetto, aids, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, serial killer, murder, incest, human monster, manic, break in, disfigurement, child abuse, guard dog, robbery gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 25K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, crime, brutality, hitchhiker, social decay, murder, runaway, police investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 10K
Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, accountant, ghetto, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, cooking and food, memory loss, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 14K
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, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, deportation, black market, genocide, good versus evil, nazism, escapades, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
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 6.9
 13K
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, rough, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: heist, single parent, friendship, ghetto, bank robber, crime, vengeance, crimes, city life, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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