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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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

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    Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Navi Rawat

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    new! Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

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    Saïd Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Khaled Hosseini

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    Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger

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    Richard Jenkins, Danai Gurira, Richard Kind

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones

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    Blue Eyes Frank Grillo, David Rasche, Erica Gimpel

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    I am Singh Puneet Issar, Rico Devereaux, Jack Chevanty

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    James Earl Jones, James Coburn, Denis Leary

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    Dietmar Schönherr, Teco Celio, Nur Sürer

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    Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine

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    Lou Antonio, John Marley, Frank Wolff

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    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

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    Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina

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    A Green Story

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    Men At Lunch Fionnula Flanagan

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    Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi, Ashley Judd

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    A Mother's Story Pokwang, Rayver Cruz

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    Myna Has Gone María del Barrio

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    Christelle Cornil, Anne Coesens, Olivier Schneider

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    Scarlett Johansson, Emmy Rossum, Nastassja Kinski

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    Eulalia Ramón, Albert Vidal, Akonio Dolo

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    Vincent Lindon, Olivier Rabourdin, Yannick Renier

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    Fares Fares, Navíd Akhavan, Ezgi Asaroğlu

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    John Wayne, George Meeker, Earle Fox

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    Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown, Edward Herrmann

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    Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosío, Dolores Heredia

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