49 Best Immigrant Stories Movies To Watch

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Popular + Immigrant Stories

The immigrant experience, while often portrayed as a struggle, shouldn’t be reduced to one. Immigrating is seeking a hopeful new start for the person taking the journey, and a more diverse and richer existence for the community welcoming them. The goal of this section is to portray the immigrant experience in all of its ups and downs, offering a collection of stories on popular streaming services to anyone seeking a better understanding of one of the most talked-about topics today.

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Bad Axe (2022)

7.8

A precious snapshot of a fraught time in American history

Hit the Road (2021)

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8.4

A uniquely mysterious spin on the family vacation movie, with a sobering real-world twist

The Swimmers (2022)

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8.0

Equal parts sweet and searing, this weighty refugee drama is buoyed by tender moments of sisterhood and solidarity

In the Heights (2021)

7.9

A rousing modern musical and a vibrant celebration of Latino culture

Minari (2021)

7.8

A winning story about the pursuit of the American Dream

The Nightingale (2018)

7.1

An unsettling but important social horror from the director of The Babadook

The Secret of the Grain (2007)

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8.5

The saga of one immigrant's life in Southern France

Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)

7.0

A blockbuster portrait of love overseas

I Lost My Body

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8.2

The Oscar-nominated unconventional animation

Donkeyhead (2022)

7.8

A lovingly-made Canadian comedy-drama
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