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43 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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Rocks (2019)
7.5

A wonderfully buoyant and authentic look at Black and brown girlhood

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Donkeyhead (2022)
7.8

A lovingly-made Canadian comedy-drama

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The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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8.5

The saga of one immigrant's life in Southern France

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Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)
7.0

A blockbuster portrait of love overseas

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Flee (2021)
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8.5

A humanizing look at the refugee crisis

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I Lost My Body
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8.2

The Oscar-nominated unconventional animation

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The Farewell (2019)
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9.1

Awkwafina shines in this complex culture clash comedy.

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Cold War (2018)
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9.2

A quiet Polish masterpiece with ravishing music and dazzling visuals

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Limbo (2020)
7.9

A darkly funny drama about a Syrian refugee confronted with isolation in the Scottish countryside

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Sunday Beauty Queen (2016)
7.6

Expats find home in this beautifully balanced documentary on overseas work

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Entre Nos (2009)
7.6

An immigrant mother's first summer in New York

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A Most Violent Year (2014)
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8.0

A stunning drama with excellent performances

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