Most Popular "Culture Shock" Titles
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2. The Good Lie (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
4. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.
5. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
6. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
7. The Amazing Race (2001– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Game-Show | Active
Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.
8. Welcome to Sweden (2014– )
30 min | Comedy
New York accountant Bruce moves to Sweden after falling in love with a Swedish girl.
9. Encino Man (1992)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
When they find a frozen cave-man in their back yard, two high-school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.
10. Life on Mars (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
11. Holy Smoke (1999)
R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho ... See full summary »
12. Shutter (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
13. Outsourced (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.
14. Heaven & Earth (1993)
R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »
15. Bride & Prejudice (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment.
16. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
17. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
18. Gung Ho (1986)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
19. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »
20. Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978 TV Movie)
95 min | Comedy
The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.
21. Mississippi Masala (1991)
R | 118 min | Romance, Drama, Comedy
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
22. Breaking Amish (2012– )
60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with ... See full summary »
23. Dangerous Ground (1997)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »
25. Leonie (2010)
PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.
27. War Bride (2001)
107 min | Drama, Romance
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »
28. Amreeka (2009)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama
A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.
29. Unveiled (2005)
97 min | Drama
The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her ... See full summary »
30. Judgement in Berlin (1988)
PG | 96 min | Drama
American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
31. Queen Kelly (1929)
Passed | 101 min | Drama
A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.
Writers: Erich von Stroheim, Marian Ainslee | Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, Edmund Goulding, Irving Thalberg, Sam Wood | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton
35. The Necessities of Life (2008)
PG | 102 min | Drama
In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »
36. Cooking with Stella (2009)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
Stella Elizabeth Matthews has been a cook in the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi for 30 years. She is brilliant as a cook, and brilliant at creatively padding her salary - with a few ... See full summary »
37. Hotel Very Welcome (2007)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
Five young Europeans (German, English, and Irish) try to find answers to life's questions in India and Thailand.
38. So This Is New York (1948)
79 min | Comedy
A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."
39. The T.V. Show (1979 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy
A pilot for a sketch show. Features Spinal Tap among other comic performers.
Writers: Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Tom Leopold, Phil Mishkin, Martin Mull, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer | Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Rob Reiner, Tom Leopold, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest
40. One Story (2013)
85 min | Drama
Third-generation Mexican teenagers Angie and Josh Navarro from Laguna Beach's upper class estates, are forced to move into their grandparent's house in the barrio. It is there they will ... See full summary »
41. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)
110 min | Drama
An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »
42. Sensation Hunters (1933)
73 min | Drama
Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »
43. Mr. Coconut (1989)
100 min | Comedy
Mr. Coconut, who arrives in town from Hainan China where he lived with his coconuts. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Hong Kong. Mr. Coconut has finally reunited with his family, ... See full summary »
44. Cosmopolitan (2003 TV Movie)
53 min | Drama, Romance
The story of an East Indian immigrant who turns to pop culture as he tries to reinvent his life and woo the girl next door.
45. The House on 56th Street (1933)
TV-G | 68 min | Drama, History
This movie opens in 1905, when showgirl and daughter of a deceased gambler Peggy Martin falls in love with Monte Van Tyle and breaks the news to lover Fiske that she is leaving him. She and... See full summary »
47. Mother of Mine (1926)
65 min | Drama
A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple.
48. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)
77 min | Documentary, Family
From 2000 to 2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese adoptees being raised in the United States. Ninety-five percent... See full summary »
49. I Am Nipponjin (2006)
111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Amy Watanabe is a cute, Japanese-American college-coed whose father and grandfather are both Japanese. While she has never been to Japan herself, she holds a deep love for the country and ... See full summary »