Black Lives Matter

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A collection of movies to help educate yourself on the Black Lives Matter movement

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1. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 85,685 | Gross: $27.55M

2. The Hate U Give (2018)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 28,516 | Gross: $29.72M

3. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

81 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 84,007 | Gross: $52.08M

4. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime

83 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 29,449

5. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 622,941 | Gross: $56.67M

6. Fences (2016)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo

Votes: 95,028 | Gross: $57.64M

7. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 83,204 | Gross: $48.17M

8. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 73,628 | Gross: $16.10M

9. Seven Seconds (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

Stars: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Russell Hornsby

Votes: 12,395

10. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 18,306 | Gross: $7.12M

11. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 469,953 | Gross: $176.04M

12. Dear White People (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Stars: Logan Browning, Brandon P Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson

Votes: 21,477

13. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 39,151 | Gross: $14.92M

14. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 25,554 | Gross: $4.33M

15. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 12,352 | Gross: $4.52M

16. 16 Shots (2019)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Anita Alvarez, Dean Angelo, Alma Benitez, William Calloway

Votes: 307

17. Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at the origin and aftermath of the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin and subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, which sparked a national debate on race relations and revealed a deeply fractured and divided country.

Stars: Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Stephanie Fulton Sands

Votes: 427

18. Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Wyatt Cenac examines a wide range of social and cultural problems facing Americans.

Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Edwin Raymond, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Helen Laser

Votes: 397

19. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 204,214 | Gross: $49.28M

20. #BlackAF (2020– )

TV-MA | 36 min | Comedy

A father takes an irreverent and honest approach to parenting and relationships.

Stars: Rashida Jones, Kenya Barris, Iman Benson, Genneya Walton

Votes: 3,391

21. All American (2018– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sport

When a star high school football player from South Central is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, two separate worlds collide.

Stars: Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Taye Diggs

Votes: 5,173

22. Pose (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Stars: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel

Votes: 16,624

23. Who Killed Malcolm X? (2019–2020)

43 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Stars: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz, Zak A. Kondo, David Garrow

Votes: 1,405

24. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 80,661

25. Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)

TV-MA | 191 min | Drama

The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America's first female self-made millionaire.

Stars: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 7,296

26. Imperial Dreams (2014)

87 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

Director: Malik Vitthal | Stars: John Boyega, Rotimi, Glenn Plummer, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 3,888

27. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 76,245 | Gross: $98.47M

28. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 418,603 | Gross: $169.71M

29. Strong Island (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

Director: Yance Ford | Stars: Yance Ford, Harvey Walker, Kevin Myers, Lauren Ford

Votes: 3,382

30. TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (2017– )

Documentary, Biography

After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.

Stars: Kalief Browder, Venida Browder, Jay-Z, Paul Prestia

Votes: 2,098

31. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 32,264 | Gross: $21.08M

32. Brian Banks (2018)

PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd

Votes: 3,756 | Gross: $4.32M

33. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 285,275 | Gross: $255.96M

34. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

81 Metascore

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 2,037 | Gross: $1.64M

35. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.

Director: Xavier Burgin | Stars: Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman, William Crain

Votes: 862

36. John Lewis: Get in the Way (2017 TV Movie)

PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

John Lewis: Get in the Way is the first major documentary biography of John Lewis, civil rights hero, congressional leader and champion of human rights whose unwavering fight for justice ... See full summary »

Director: Kathleen Dowdey | Star: John Lewis

Votes: 46

37. Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Charlie Pye Jr.

Votes: 36,662

38. Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Director: Jason Osder | Stars: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

Votes: 1,249 | Gross: $0.06M



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