10 Great Films About The Immigrant Experience

Written by Mark Rausch

The experience of those dispossessed by war, poverty and oppression seeking refuge in more promising lands can seem unfathomable to people who have been fortunate their whole lives. These films, through fiction or documentary, stand witness to the experiences of immigrants adjusting to new cultures, dealing with the burdens of their past and sometimes finding themselves in more oppressive living situations. These are 10 great films about the immigrant experience.