The Best Movies About Immigration Films
1Vote List
by  * Ranker
Staff
tags 79 votes 15 voters 1,256 views 32 items f p @

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.

L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 7
    - 1

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 6
    - 2

    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 5
    - 1

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 5
    - 2

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 4
    - 1

    Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Navi Rawat

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 3
    - 1

    Lou Antonio, John Marley, Frank Wolff

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3
    - 2

    Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 3
    - 2

    Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3
    - 2

    Richard Jenkins, Danai Gurira, Richard Kind

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 2
    - 1

    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2
    - 1

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2
    - 1

    Saïd Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Khaled Hosseini

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 2
    - 2

    Dietmar Schönherr, Teco Celio, Nur Sürer

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2
    - 2

    Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1
    - 1

    James Earl Jones, James Coburn, Denis Leary

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1
    - 1

    Blue Eyes Frank Grillo, David Rasche, Erica Gimpel

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1
    - 1

    Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosío, Dolores Heredia

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1
    - 1

    I am Singh Puneet Issar, Rico Devereaux, Jack Chevanty

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 0
    - 0

    Men At Lunch Fionnula Flanagan

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 0
    - 0

    Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi, Ashley Judd

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 0
    - 0

    Myna Has Gone María del Barrio

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 0
    - 0

    A Green Story

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 0
    - 0

    A Mother's Story Pokwang, Rayver Cruz

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 0
    - 0

    Christelle Cornil, Anne Coesens, Olivier Schneider

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 0
    - 0

    Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Rossum, Nastassja Kinski

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 0
    - 0

    Eulalia Ramón, Albert Vidal, Akonio Dolo

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 0
    - 0

    Vincent Lindon, Olivier Rabourdin, Yannick Renier

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 0
    - 0

    Fares Fares, Navíd Akhavan, Ezgi Asaroğlu

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 0
    - 0

    John Wayne, George Meeker, Earle Fox

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 0
    - 0

    Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown, Edward Herrmann

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 0
    - 0

    Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 0
    - 1

    Undocumented

    ) open
33 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists