With 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 182,719 | Gross: $48.69M

2. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 323,657 | Gross: $88.51M

3. Malcolm X (1992)

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

7.7
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72 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: 79,136 | Gross: $48.17M

4. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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92 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: 79,689 | Gross: $27.55M

5. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 65,734 | Gross: $2.19M

6. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 165,550 | Gross: $13.06M

7. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 42,428 | Gross: $21.55M

8. She's Gotta Have It (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.

Stars: DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony

Votes: 3,646

9. See You Yesterday (2019)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.1
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74 Metascore

Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

Director: Stefon Bristol | Stars: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake

Votes: 7,537

10. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 17,407 | Gross: $27.44M

11. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 16,134 | Gross: $32.48M

12. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 34,868 | Gross: $19.28M

13. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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79 Metascore

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee

Votes: 9,131 | Gross: $7.14M

14. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 10,361 | Gross: $16.15M

15. School Daze (1988)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.0
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49 Metascore

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kyme

Votes: 5,812 | Gross: $14.55M

16. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 9,809 | Gross: $2.19M

17. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 8,518 | Gross: $2.65M

18. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

Votes: 8,571 | Gross: $13.64M

19. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 17,483 | Gross: $7.92M

20. The Oscars (2020 TV Special)

TV-14 | 170 min | Music

6.6
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The 92nd Academy Awards for film achievements in 2019 are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks

Votes: 736

21. She Hate Me (2004)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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28 Metascore

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 7,102 | Gross: $0.37M

22. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

R | 154 min | Drama, War | Completed

A group of veterans from the Vietnam War return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, Mélanie Thierry

23. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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61 Metascore

Just before best friend's wedding, the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when the friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 8,806 | Gross: $34.10M

24. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Alexander Hamilton, Cornell Dupree

Votes: 2,878 | Gross: $4.45M

25. Girl 6 (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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44 Metascore

An aspiring actress disappointed by her treatment in the movie industry turns to phone sex to make a living.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis

Votes: 5,651 | Gross: $4.90M

26. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 19,704 | Gross: $13.04M

27. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 6,371 | Gross: $11.80M

28. Touched with Fire (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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62 Metascore

Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.

Director: Paul Dalio | Stars: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 2,121 | Gross: $0.15M

29. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama

7.5
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Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world.

Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

Votes: 3,761

30. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

4.1
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52 Metascore

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco

Votes: 1,309

31. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The streets of Newark, NJ are the setting for this stark drama of two teenagers who decide to carjack for fun and profit - but soon find themselves the target of every cop in town.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee

Votes: 2,736 | Gross: $3.57M

32. Pass Over (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

5.5
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73 Metascore

Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.

Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong

Votes: 614

33. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

Votes: 4,758 | Gross: $5.73M

34. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac

Votes: 5,195 | Gross: $38.18M

35. Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | 121 min | Drama

4.9
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48 Metascore

A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Toni Lysaith, Limary Agosto

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.34M

36. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 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: 2,613 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Good Fences (2003 TV Movie)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Simmons Glover, Mo'Nique

Votes: 559

38. Drop Squad (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama

4.8
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When a secret paramilitary organization of African Americans decides a brother advertising executive is selling out his race on Madison Avenue, they abduct him for "deprogramming." With Ving Rhames, Vanessa Williams.

Director: David C. Johnson | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ving Rhames, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 511 | Gross: $0.73M

39. American Utopia (2020)

Musical | Pre-production

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Director: Spike Lee | Star: David Byrne

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

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.5
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

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

Votes: 4,053

41. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 1,982

42. Sucker Free City (2004 TV Movie)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Sucker-Free City, or S.F.C., revolves around the conflicts among white, black, Latino and Asian street gangs in San Francisco.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ben Crowley, Ken Leung, Anthony Mackie, Darris Love

Votes: 1,218

43. 3 A.M. (2001)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Davis | Stars: Danny Glover, Sergej Trifunovic, Michelle Rodriguez, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,172

44. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,912

45. Rodney King (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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74 Metascore

Roger Guenveur Smith performs his one man show focusing on the life and times of Rodney King.

Director: Spike Lee | Star: Roger Guenveur Smith

Votes: 429

46. Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.3
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The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Monty Ross, Donna Bailey, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Votes: 255

47. Time 2 Surrender (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Elvis Nolasco | Stars: Monica Ferra Armon, Paulina Cossio, Holly Hyman, David McConeghey

48. Passing Strange (2009)

TV-MA | 135 min | Documentary, Musical

6.1
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Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo

Votes: 247

49. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, Rahum Brown, Georgina Ransley, Marlon Brando

Votes: 661

50. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tony Parker, Lamar Odom

Votes: 1,388


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