Films on Race and Ethnicityby MrKaya | created - 30 Sep 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Films on ethnicity, minorities, immigration, and other realms of race relations or identity.
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1. This Is England (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 108,056 | Gross: $0.33M
2. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 28,970 | Gross: $2.53M
3. The Italian (2010)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship... See full summary »
4. Omar m'a tuer (2011)
85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. ... See full summary »
5. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance
An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.
6. Politiki kouzina (2003)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »
8. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
Votes: 5,244 | Gross: $15.74M
9. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 268,132 | Gross: $34.30M
14. 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: 2,759 | Gross: $1.09M
17. East Is East (1999)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.
Votes: 15,876 | Gross: $4.17M
19. Eternity and a Day (1998)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.
Votes: 8,167 | Gross: $0.11M
20. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 60,395 | Gross: $36.61M
21. Head-On (2004)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.
22. Heaven on Earth (2008)
106 min | Drama
Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.
25. La Promesse (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: 6,299 | Gross: $0.45M
26. 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: 17,972 | Gross: $0.61M
27. Mississippi Masala (1991)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 4,329 | Gross: $7.31M
29. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 12,510 | Gross: $2.45M
30. Nuovomondo (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: 4,486 | Gross: $1.06M
31. Rabia (2009)
89 min | Romance, Thriller
A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid.
Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Rendition (2007)
R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »
Votes: 51,391 | Gross: $9.74M
33. Rembetiko (1983)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.
34. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 31,854 | Gross: $3.77M
36. 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: 73,425 | Gross: $15.80M
37. 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: 17,854 | Gross: $8.66M
38. The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Not Rated | 151 min | Drama
In southern France, a Franco-Arabic shipyard worker along with his partner's daughter pursues his dream of opening a restaurant.
Votes: 6,201 | Gross: $0.09M
40. Atash (2004)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in the middle of nowhere far from their village home. They earn meager living by producing & selling charcoal, made from the surrounding ... See full summary »
41. Warchild (2006)
103 min | Drama
Years after the end of the Bosnian war, a woman finds evidence that her young daughter, who disappeared during the war, might have survived and been adopted by a German family.
42. Welcome (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,670 | Gross: $0.01M
43. What's Cooking? (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »
Votes: 2,336 | Gross: $1.04M
44. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Votes: 9,685 | Gross: $0.53M
46. Dying to Leave (2003 TV Movie)
Dying to Leave is a two-part series exploring one of the shadows of globalisation- the current worldwide boom in illicit human smuggling and human trafficking. Every year, an estimated ... See full summary »
47. Rage (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Züli Aladag's critically acclaimed, but controversial movie deals with the conflict of Can, son of Turkish immigrants, and the Laubs, a supposedly liberal middle class family. Simon Laub, ... See full summary »
48. In This World (2002)
R | 88 min | Drama
In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »
49. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)
88 min | Drama