The Movies About Immigration and Immigrantsby HalilKose | created - 17 Apr 2013 | updated - 04 Jun 2016 | Public
Immigration and immigrants one of the most important problems especially for developed countries, Here I listed some movies which is themed about this phenomenon. Please give me more suggestions :)
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4. An American Rhapsody (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama
A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.
Votes: 3,638 | Gross: $0.85M
5. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 14,630 | Gross: $1.76M
8. Brick Lane (2007)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama
A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,821 | Gross: $1.09M
9. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 431,374 | Gross: $35.55M
10. Crossing Over (2009)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.
Votes: 21,876 | Gross: $0.45M
13. Distant Lights (2003)
105 min | Drama
This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Ukrainians want to cross... See full summary »
15. Fast Food Nation (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.
Votes: 22,591 | Gross: $1.00M
16. Flowers from Another World (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
En el pequeño pueblo de Santa Eulalia los solteros organizan una fiesta a la que acude un autocar de mujeres casaderas. Damián, Alfonso y Carmelo buscarán establecer relación con Patricia, ... See full summary »
18. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 373,293 | Gross: $77.81M
21. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Votes: 182,761 | Gross: $26.59M
22. Illégal (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
A single mother of a thirteen-year-old boy from Belarus seeks refuge in Belgium with dreams of a better life, but instead, she will be incarcerated and separated from her son, risking deportation.
Votes: 838 | Gross: $0.00M
24. Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama
The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the ... See full summary »
27. The Kite Runner (2007)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Votes: 74,607 | Gross: $15.80M
28. Le Havre (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
Votes: 18,573 | Gross: $0.61M
30. Machan (2008)
109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A group of sad slum residents, living on the limits of society under immense pressure, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria.
31. Under the Same Moon (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama
A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.
Votes: 6,244 | Gross: $12.59M
32. Morgen (2010)
100 min | Drama
NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross... See full synopsis »
33. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.
Votes: 10,167 | Gross: $25.10M
34. The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Votes: 18,102 | Gross: $8.66M
36. Golden Door (2006)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,543 | Gross: $1.06M
37. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 6,532 | Gross: $0.45M
38. Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.
40. Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
43. Mother of Mine (2005)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "... See full summary »
46. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 88,312 | Gross: $43.66M
47. The Emigrants (1971)
PG | 151 min | Drama, History
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »
49. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama