The Best Movies About Immigration Films
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The Best Movies About Immigration

List Criteria: Movies about immigrants, immigration, and life in a new country.

America is a country of immigrants, settled by numerous different cultural groups over the years. It's no wonder that much of American cinema features stories about immigrants and immigration. From Ellis Island, to an influx of Irish Americans displaced by the Potato Famine, to Latino immigrants today, it's no surprise that this list has so many classic films about immigration - a classic American issue.
 
The movies on this list all tackle the topic of immigration in one way or another – whether through a historical lens, looking at how life was affected by immigration through Ellis Island into New York City (including the formation of gangs for survival), or whether it takes a more dramatic approach by featuring a modern couple kept apart due to an immigration law.
 
This list features the best immigration movies including: Scarface, Children of Men, Like Crazy, In America, House of Sand and Fog, The Border, The Kite Runner, and Journey of Hope. Vote up your favorite immigration film or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

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    Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane

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    David Clatworthy, Siyabonga Radebe, Daniel Hadebe

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    James Coburn, Phil Hartman, Ron Perlman

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    Blue Eyes David Rasche, Cristina Lago, Branca Messina

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    A Green Story Alexis Georgoulis

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    A Mother's Story Rayver Cruz, Xyriel Manabat, Pokwang

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