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1. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

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: 29,350

2. Explained (2018– )

TV-MA | 18 min | Documentary

A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.

Stars: Estelle Caswell, Maria Bello, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bloom

Votes: 6,040

3. 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: 2,094

4. 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: 80,374

5. 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: 1,398

6. Monsters and Men (2018)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chanté Adams

Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.50M

7. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,767 | Gross: $0.13M

8. 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: 18,253 | Gross: $7.12M

9. The Uncomfortable Truth (2017)

85 min | Documentary

When the award-winning filmmaker of "An Ordinary Hero", Loki Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that ... See full summary »

Director: Loki Mulholland | Stars: Luvaughn Brown, Joan Mulholland, Loki Mulholland

Votes: 146

10. Freedom Summer (2014)

PG | 113 min | Documentary

A look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Karin Kunstler Goldman, Julian Bond, Peggy Jean Connor, Dudley Connor

Votes: 151

11. The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary, Biography

80 Metascore

Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman.

Director: Keith Beauchamp | Stars: Mamie Till Mobley, Wheeler Parker, Simeon Wright, Ruthie Mae Crawford

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 46,105 | Gross: $16.79M

13. 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: 83,119 | Gross: $48.17M

14. America to Me (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

A look inside one of Chicago's most progressive public schools, located in suburban Oak Park.

Stars: Charles Donalson Jr., Ke'Shawn Kumsa, Grant Lee, Kendale McCoy

Votes: 329

15. American Promise (2013)

TV-PG | 135 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.

Directors: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson

Votes: 265 | Gross: $0.09M

16. ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (2019 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Music

An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding Sam Cooke's murder.

Director: Kelly Duane | Stars: Sam Cooke, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick

Votes: 1,544

17. 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: 3,378

18. 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: 304

19. Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Sandra Bland, Robert E. Brzezinski, Brian Encinia, Cannon Lambert

Votes: 518

20. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

Votes: 2,034 | Gross: $0.26M

21. Crime + Punishment (2018)

112 min | Documentary

88 Metascore

A group of brave NYPD officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Director: Stephen T. Maing | Stars: Manuel 'Manny' Gomez, Sandy Gonzales, Rukia Lumumba, Edwin Raymond

Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 2,002

23. 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: 203,575 | Gross: $49.28M

24. 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: 73,574 | Gross: $16.10M

25. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 38,195 | Gross: $56.70M

26. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 85,346 | Gross: $34.60M

27. 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, Crime

76 Metascore

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn, Russell Healey

Votes: 1,690 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Baltimore Rising (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

Director: Sonja Sohn | Stars: Devin Allen, Genard Shadow Barr, Elijah Cummings, Kevin Davis

Votes: 287

29. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (2019)

TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary

A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.

Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt | Stars: Bryan Stevenson, Christy Stevenson, Howard Stevenson

Votes: 223

30. King In The Wilderness (2018)

TV-14 | 111 min | Documentary

97 Metascore

A look at the final years in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt

Votes: 537

31. Class Divide (2015)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary

Documentary about class division and gentrification in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and its effects on public housing.

Director: Marc Levin

Votes: 446

32. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks

Votes: 462 | Gross: $0.88M

33. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

89 Metascore

An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 4,145

34. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $0.48M



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