Tag: immigrant

Already Famous (2011) 7.1

Already Famous (2011)

A light hearted comedy about a girl from a small town in Malaysia who dreams of becoming a star in neighboring Singapore. Along the way, she meets a shy coffee shop assistant who Ah Seng who befriends her and encourages ...

Toni (1935) 7.2

Toni (1935)

In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has moved in with Marie, a Frenchwoman...

Desert Flower (2009) 7.4

Desert Flower (2009)

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genit...

Play (2011) 7.1

Play (2011)

An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme c...

Half White (2020) 2.7

Half White (2020)

In an alternate, xenophobic America, four immigrants must undergo white-face makeovers in order to secure employment at a software company.::Raaw Director...

A Most Violent Year (2014) 7

A Most Violent Year (2014)

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business an...

Heaven & Earth (1993) 6.8

Heaven & Earth (1993)

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 freedom fighter, a hustler, young...

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) 5.3

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons". The broth...

Frank Capra’s American Dream (1997) (TV) 7.4

Frank Capra’s American Dream (1997) (TV)

The life and career of legendary, three-time Oscar winner Frank Capra is explored in this acclaimed documentary through clips from his films, interviews with friends, family, and co-workers, and revealing archival film i...

An American Pickle (2020) 6.6

An American Pickle (2020)

A simple Jewish man named Herschel Greenbaum works in a pickle factory in Brooklyn. One day he falls into a vat of brine and stays there, perfectly preserved, for 100 years. He comes back to life and goes to stay with hi...

Italianamerican (1974) 7.5

Italianamerican (1974)

Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and know each other very well. They h...

I’m No Longer Here (2019) 7.4

I’m No Longer Here (2019)

In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named "Los Terkos" spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. ...

Manon (1949) 6.9

Manon (1949)

An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating...

Yakiniku Dragon (2018) 6.2

Yakiniku Dragon (2018)

it is the 1970s and Yong Gil has immigrated to Japan from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant. He also operates a wife and three daughters. The daughters are a drama unto themselves when it comes to men with f...

The Immigrant (1917) 7.7

The Immigrant (1917)

Charlie is on his way to the USA. He wins in a card game, puts the money in Edna's bag (she and her sick mother have been robbed of everything). When he retrieves a little for himself he is accused of being a thief. Edna...

Jamie’s American Road Trip s1 e3 New York 6.4

Jamie’s American Road Trip s1 e3 New York

London chef Jamie Oliver starts his US tour in favorite city New York, a microcosm of cuisines in the States, almost worldwide. Avoiding his usual Manhattan luxury, Jamie experiences some ethnic traditions implanted in Q...

Mala Noche-1986 6.6

Mala Noche-1986

A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really strange and undesirable....

I fotografia-1986 7.3

I fotografia-1986

Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos Tzivas, who has been living the...

Steel Toes-2007 6.1

Steel Toes-2007

Rage and intolerance collide with compassion Academy-Award nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike Downey, a Neo-Nazi Skinhead on t...

Felipe Esparza: Translate This-2017 6.9

Felipe Esparza: Translate This-2017

Comedian Felipe Esparza in his second 1-hour special - this time on HBO. This time, Felipe's material gets more personal and focuses on his experience growing up as an immigrant in the United States, while still being ve...

Sausalito-2000 5.7

Sausalito-2000

Ella is a divorced Chinese American taxi driver who spends her days ferrying people around the roads of Sausalito, San Francisco. After work, she spends time with her 8-year old son, Scott. Ella meets Mike at Sky House, ...

Dream Boat-2017 5.3

Dream Boat-2017

Once a year, the Dream Boat sets sail - a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on a quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of...

The Border-1982 6.4

The Border-1982

U.S. Border Patrol agent Charlie Smith just wants to do a good job and provide for his wife. But between her demands for a more affluent lifestyle and the importuning of Charlie's partner Cat to take part in illegal acti...

Children of Invention-2009 6.4

Children of Invention-2009

Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears.::Anonymous...

Goodbye Solo-2008 7.3

Goodbye Solo-2008

On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young fa...

Swept from the Sea-1997 6.8

Swept from the Sea-1997

The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, eve...

John Henry-2020 3.3

John Henry-2020

Ex-gang member John Henry (Terry Crews) is a quiet man with a violent past. When two immigrant kids on the run from his former South Los Angeles gang leader (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) stumble into his life, John is force...

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas-2017 6.8

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas-2017

"White Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," and "Do you Hear What I Hear," these popular holiday songs and many others have created the essential music to modern Christmas. Many of them were also created by predo...

Samba-2014 6.7

Samba-2014

Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end l...

Those Who Work-2018 6.7

Those Who Work-2018

Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he's on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major com...

Let’s Talk About the Rain-2008 6

Let’s Talk About the Rain-2008

Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother...

Mambo Italiano-2003 6.7

Mambo Italiano-2003

Angelo Barberini is the oddball son of Italian immigrants Gino and Maria, who inadvertently ended up in Canada rather than the States. Angelo shocks his parents by moving out on his own without getting married, and shock...

Mad Ship-2013 5.4

Mad Ship-2013

During the Great Depression, the Sorenson family - father Tomas, mother Solveig, their adolescent son Petter and their infant daughter Liv - live on the Canadian prairies, specifically Manitoba, to where they emigrated f...

Black Fury-1935 6.5

Black Fury-1935

An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.::[email protected]

The Penalty-1920 7.4

The Penalty-1920

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were perhaps needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld. Out for rev...

The Brothers Warner-2007 7.3

The Brothers Warner-2007

Intimate portraits of brothers Albert Warner, Harry M. Warner, Jack L. Warner, and Sam Warner, the siblings who were close knit at the time of Warner Bros. Studios founding, but who later became estranged. This film, wri...

The Golden Dream-2013 7.7

The Golden Dream-2013

Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Span...

Terraferma-2011 6.8

Terraferma-2011

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.::Anonymous...

Alamo Bay-1985 6

Alamo Bay-1985

A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.::Keith Loh ...

Countdown-2016 4.8

Countdown-2016

WWE superstars Dolph Ziggler and Kane lead the action in this electrifying and heart-pounding thriller. When a madman kidnaps a young boy and rigs him with explosives, Ray (Ziggler), haunted by the loss of his young son,...