The Best Documentaries About Immigration

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Documentaries About Immigration
Voting Rules
Documentaries about immigration and immigrants.

This list of the best documentary about immigration has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with independent films. What is the best documentary about Immigration? Vote up the docs you thought were the best when it comes to the subject of immigration.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about immigration comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles below so that others may vote on it as well.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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  • The Other Side of Immigration is a 2010 documentary film directed by Roy Germano that explores why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to work in the United States and what happens to the ...more
  • In this gripping documentary, a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children struggle to make their way through Mexico, in order to ultimately reach the United States and jump the border ...more

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  • The New Americans

    The New Americans

    16 votes
    The New Americans is a seven-hour American documentary, produced by Kartemquin Films, that was originally broadcast on American television over three nights on the Public Broadcasting Service in late ...more
  • The Undocumented is a 90-minute documentary film from director Marco Williams, which investigates the causes and effects of migrant deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • Filmmaker Tommy Davis follows four Mexican migrants as they try to cross the U.S. border.
  • Monkey Dance

    Monkey Dance

    3 votes
    Monkey Dance is a 2004 documentary film by Julie Mallozzi, a filmmaker based in Boston. The film follows three Cambodian-American teens growing up in Lowell, Massachusetts as they face the challenges ...more