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, emotional, harsh, rough and dramatic films and TV shows about / with ghetto, death, life is a bitch, danger, murder, storytelling, violence, society, brutality and runaway 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), Ghetto (2005), Uprising (2001), Lila Says (2004), The Island on Bird Street (1997), Anne B. Real (2003), Straight (2007).

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, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, genocide, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
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, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, nazi, jewish, world war two, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
Is relevant ?
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, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghetto, pimp, parody, hip hop, rally, militant, vengeance, righting the wronged, friends, rivalry, danger, overdose ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, tense, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: ghetto, war, friendship, holocaust, starvation, gestapo, confined, hopes, make believe, innocence lost, captivity, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
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, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, holocaust, against humanity, parents and children, war, wartime life, society, misfit, injustice, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 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, anti semitism, anti heroes, war, survival, human nature, moral dilemma, heroes, lifesaver, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 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, serious, bleak, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, deportation, anti semitism, polish, political unrest, military life, human spirit, heroes, politics, misfit, anti war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
Is relevant ?
 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: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, ghetto, love triangle, party, teacher, arabic, sex, voyeur, fall in love, sexual relations, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, texas, poland ...
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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, hopes, parents and children, crimes, social misfits, urban ghetto life, gangsters, life is a bitch, going straight, teenage life, social decay, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
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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, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, life is a bitch, accountant, rabbi, smuggling, confined, hopes, against humanity, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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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: serious, bleak, tense, realistic
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, war, young heroes, against humanity, survival, youth, anti semitism, danger, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
Is relevant ?
 2.1
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: ghetto, hip hop, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, single parent, youth, urban ghetto, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.2
 122
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, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: ghetto, love triangle, gender, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, cruising, homosexual, fistfight, sushi, gay ...
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghetto, survival, gang, deadly, danger, racism, vampire, urban, society, city life, urban ghetto life, crime ...
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, chase, teacher, vigilantism, violence, ghetto, single parent, drug dealing, gang, murder, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, bail bondsman, pregnancy, ghetto, stalking, vengeance, crimes, fugitives, chases and races, hostages, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 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, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, 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, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: friendship, ghetto, slaughterhouse, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, congress, urban, society, lifestyle, filmmaking, family relations ...
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, crime, romance, fall in love, parents and children, crimes, siblings relations, city life, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, houston texas, texas
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 14K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, on the run, friendship, gang, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 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, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, drug dealing, aids, ghetto, drug lord, train, crime, investigation, siblings relations, cocaine, coming of age ...
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, human monster, serial killer, murder, incest, manic, break in, disfigurement, child abuse, guard dog, robbery gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 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: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, ghetto, accountant, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, love affair, haunted by the past, memory loss, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 13K
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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, ghetto, concentration camp, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 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: uplifting, captivating, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, concentration camp, ghetto, black market, genocide, deportation, good versus evil, nazism, danger, society, moral dilemma ...
Time: 30s, 80s, 20th century, 40s, 20s ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, sweden, spain
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 12K
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, exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: heist, single parent, friendship, ghetto, bank robber, crime, vengeance, buddies, rivalry, family relations, sleazy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, uplifting, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, ghetto, survival, war, anti heroes, hopes, against humanity, wartime life, confined, figment, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, concentration camp, ghetto, massacre, deportation, genocide, war crime, anti semitism, starvation, war, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rescue, anti semitism, politics, genocide, holocaust, ghetto, swedish, hungarian, uncover truth, immigrants, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, stockholm sweden, moscow russia ...
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