Best Movies About Racism

List of the best movies about Racism Liked by both Critics and Audience. Total 64 Titles and 1263 Views.

1. Django Unchained(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Western Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | Italian | French Rating:R
Description:With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx , Christoph Waltz , Leonardo DiCaprio , Kerry Washington
Tags: Spaghetti Western Violence One Against Many Slavery Racism Rescue Mission Revenge Racial Vengeance Good Versus Evil
8.40    86%    91%  

2. Schindler's List(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | Polish | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson , Ben Kingsley , Ralph Fiennes , Caroline Goodall
Tags: Concentration Camp Based On Book Friendship Between Men Violence World War Two Based On True Story Racism Holocaust Good Versus Evil Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
8.90    97%    97%  

3. The Green Mile(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tom Hanks , David Morse , Michael Clarke Duncan , Bonnie Hunt
Tags: Black Comedy Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Great Depression Neo Noir Based On Novel Family Relationships Racism Social Injustice Revenge Betrayal Insanity Serial Killer Good Versus Evil Compassion Blockbuster
8.50    80%    94%  

4. American History X(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Edward Norton , Edward Furlong , Beverly D'Angelo , Jennifer Lien
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Racism Revenge Neo Nazi Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
8.50    83%    96%  

5. Gran Torino(2008)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Languages:English | Hmong Rating:R
Description:Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran living in a changing world, is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his long-held prejudices.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood , Christopher Carley , Bee Vang , Ahney Her
Tags: Black Comedy Coming Of Age Generation Gap Surprise Ending Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Family Relationships Racism Revenge
8.10    80%    90%  

6. 12 Years a Slave(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description: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 , Dwight Henry , Dickie Gravois , Bryan Batt
Tags: Based On True Story Based On Novel Slavery Racism Social Injustice Motivational Friendship
8.10    95%    90%  

7. Crash(2004)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Germany| USA Languages:English | Persian | Spanish | Mandarin | Korean Rating:R
Description:Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Karina Arroyave , Dato Bakhtadze , Sandra Bullock , Don Cheadle
Tags: Plot Twist Dark Humor Nonlinear Timeline Police Partner Detective Family Relationships Slavery Drug Addiction Racism Social Injustice Tragedy Christmas Revenge Compassion
7.80    74%    88%  

8. The Help(2011)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: USA| India| United Arab Emirates Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description: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 , Bryce Dallas Howard , Octavia Spencer
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Racism Friendship F Rated
8.10    75%    89%  

9. Get Out(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Horror|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate. He finds out that many of its residents, who are black, have gone missing in the past.
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Allison Williams , Lakeith Stanfield , Catherine Keener , Bradley Whitford
Tags: Violence Detective Family Relationships Satire Racism Revenge Betrayal Friendship Missing Person Blockbuster
7.70    98%    86%  

10. Hotel Rwanda(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| South Africa| Italy Languages:English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
Director: Terry George
Stars: Xolani Mali , Don Cheadle , Desmond Dube , Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Tags: War Crime Violence Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Motivational Good Versus Evil Compassion Missing Person
8.10    91%    94%  

11. To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Gregory Peck , John Megna , Frank Overton , Rosemary Murphy
Tags: National Film Registry Courtroom Great Depression Based On Novel Courtroom Drama Racism Social Injustice Afi Friendship Childhood
8.30    91%    92%  

12. Gandhi(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| India Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Ben Kingsley , Candice Bergen , Edward Fox , John Gielgud
Tags: Violence Tough Guy World War Two Cult Film Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Racism Politics
8.10    85%    92%  

13. Remember the Titans(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Denzel Washington , Will Patton , Wood Harris , Ryan Hurst
Tags: Based On True Story High School Racism Tough Girl
7.80    73%    93%  

14. Straight Outta Compton(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr. , Corey Hawkins , Jason Mitchell , Neil Brown Jr.
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Police Brutality Racism Road Trip
7.90    88%    91%  

15. Hidden Figures(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson , Octavia Spencer , Janelle Monáe , Kevin Costner
Tags: Courtroom Based On True Story Racism F Rated
7.80    93%    93%  

16. Invictus(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Afrikaans | Maori | Zulu | Xhosa | Southern Sotho Rating:PG-13
Description:Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Matt Damon , Tony Kgoroge , Patrick Mofokeng
Tags: Based On Book Based On True Story Racism
7.40    76%    74%  

17. A Time to Kill(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Matthew McConaughey , Sandra Bullock , Samuel L. Jackson , Kevin Spacey
Tags: Based On Book Violence Courtroom Police Brutality Racism Social Injustice Tragedy Revenge Blockbuster
7.40    65%    85%  

18. A Bronx Tale(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.
Director: Robert De Niro
Stars: Robert De Niro , Chazz Palminteri , Lillo Brancato , Francis Capra
Tags: Coming Of Age Generation Gap Violence Gangster Based On True Story Racism Based On Play Friendship
7.80    97%    92%  

19. Blazing Saddles(1974)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Western Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Yiddish | German Rating:R
Description:To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cleavon Little , Gene Wilder , Slim Pickens , Harvey Korman
Tags: National Film Registry Cult Film Cowboy Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Racism Good Versus Evil Blockbuster
7.80    90%    91%  

20. Glory(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Matthew Broderick , Denzel Washington , Cary Elwes , Morgan Freeman
7.90    93%    93%  

21. This Is England(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:UR
Description:A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Thomas Turgoose , Stephen Graham , Jo Hartley , Andrew Shim
Tags: Coming Of Age Violence Racism Neo Nazi Friendship Bullying Childhood
7.70    93%    89%  

22. Boyz n the Hood(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Director: John Singleton
Stars: Hudhail Al-Amir , Lloyd Avery II , Angela Bassett , Mia Bell
Tags: National Film Registry Black Comedy Coming Of Age Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Police Brutality High School Family Relationships Racism Teen Movie Tragedy Revenge Friendship
7.80    96%    93%  

23. Lee Daniels' The Butler(2013)

Original Title: The Butler
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Director: Lee Daniels
Stars: Forest Whitaker , David Banner , Michael Rainey Jr. , LaJessie Smith
Tags: Based On True Story Vietnam War Racism
7.20    72%    78%  

24. Men of Honor(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Robert De Niro , Cuba Gooding Jr. , Charlize Theron , Aunjanue Ellis
Tags: Courtroom Based On True Story U.S. Military Based On Real People Racism Submarine Motivational Based On Real Person
7.20    42%    81%  

25. Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Hebrew Rating:PG
Description:An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Jessica Tandy , Dan Aykroyd , Patti LuPone
Tags: Self Discovery Female Protagonist Racism Female Lead Based On Play Christmas Friendship Road Trip Blockbuster
7.40    82%    81%  

26. The Hurricane(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Denzel Washington , Vicellous Shannon , Deborah Kara Unger , Liev Schreiber
Tags: Violence Courtroom Based On Novel Racism Boxing Friendship Compassion Murder Suspect
7.60    83%    87%  

27. West Side Story(1961)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Musical|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:UR
Description:Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Directors: Jerome Robbins , Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn , Rita Moreno
Tags: National Film Registry Racism Based On Play Teen Movie Tragedy Afi Revenge Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.60    94%    84%  

28. Finding Forrester(2000)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German Rating:PG-13
Description:A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Sean Connery , Rob Brown , F. Murray Abraham , Anna Paquin
7.30    74%    79%  

29. Monster's Ball(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton , Halle Berry , Taylor Simpson , Gabrielle Witcher
Tags: Generation Gap Racism
7.10    85%    67%  

30. 42(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman , Harrison Ford , Nicole Beharie , Christopher Meloni
Tags: Court Martial Family Relationships Racism Politics Voice Over Narration
7.50    80%    85%  

31. Selma(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: David Oyelowo , Carmen Ejogo , Jim France , Trinity Simone
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Racism Tragedy Friendship F Rated Politics
7.50    99%    86%  

32. Mississippi Burning(1988)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|History|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his, former Sheriff, partner.
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Gene Hackman , Willem Dafoe , Frances McDormand , Brad Dourif
Tags: Political Thriller Investigation Based On True Story Police Brutality Organized Crime Racism Politics
7.80    89%    90%  

33. Malcolm X(1992)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| Japan Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Denzel Washington , Angela Bassett , Albert Hall , Al Freeman Jr.
Tags: National Film Registry Self Discovery Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Rise To Power Police Brutality Racism First Person Narration Politics Compassion Voice Over Narration
7.70    89%    91%  

34. Do the Right Thing(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian | Spanish | Korean Rating:R
Description: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
Tags: National Film Registry Black Comedy Violence Police Brutality Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Racism Voice Over Narration
7.90    93%    90%  

35. The Color Purple(1985)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:In the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Danny Glover , Whoopi Goldberg , Margaret Avery , Oprah Winfrey
Tags: Self Discovery Female Protagonist Based On Novel Slavery Racism Christmas Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.80    85%    94%  

36. Fruitvale Station(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The true story of Oscar, 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
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Police Brutality Racism Friendship
7.50    94%    87%  

37. Amistad(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Mende | Spanish | Portuguese Rating:R
Description:About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Nigel Hawthorne , Anthony Hopkins , Djimon Hounsou
Tags: Violence Courtroom Based On True Story Slavery Racism Social Injustice Politics
7.30    77%    79%  

38. In the Heat of the Night(1967)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Sidney Poitier , Rod Steiger , Warren Oates , Lee Grant
Tags: National Film Registry Investigation Based On Novel Detective Racism
8.00    96%    92%  

39. The Great Debaters(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington , Nate Parker , Jurnee Smollett-Bell , Denzel Whitaker
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Politics
7.60    79%    86%  

40. BlacKkKlansman(2018)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|History|Comedy|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Alec Baldwin , John David Washington , Isiah Whitlock Jr. , Robert John Burke
Tags: Based On Book Violence Based On True Story Police Partner Racism Politics Based On Real Person Period Piece
7.70    95%    81%  

41. Far from Heaven(2002)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: USA| France Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Julianne Moore , Dennis Quaid , Dennis Haysbert , Patricia Clarkson
7.40    87%    79%  

42. Glory Road(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Director: James Gartner
Stars: Josh Lucas , Derek Luke , Austin Nichols , Jon Voight
Tags: Based On True Story Racism
7.20    NA    100%  

43. Sophie's Choice(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Polish | German | French | Russian Rating:R
Description:After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Meryl Streep , Kevin Kline , Peter MacNicol , Rita Karin
Tags: Concentration Camp World War Two Based On Novel Racism Holocaust Tragedy Voice Over Narration
7.70    77%    85%  

44. The Believer(2001)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:The movie tells the story of a young Jewish man who becomes fiercely anti-Semitic.
Director: Henry Bean
Stars: Ryan Gosling , Peter Meadows , Garret Dillahunt , Kris Eivers
Tags: Concentration Camp War Crime Survival Violence Courtroom World War Two Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Holocaust Neo Nazi
7.20    82%    82%  

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

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:UR
Description:Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Spencer Tracy , Sidney Poitier , Katharine Hepburn , Katharine Houghton
Tags: National Film Registry Racism Afi Blockbuster
7.80    69%    85%  

46. Giant(1956)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Western Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:AP
Description:Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Director: George Stevens
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor , Rock Hudson , James Dean , Carroll Baker
Tags: National Film Registry World War Two Based On Novel Family Relationships Racism Rise And Fall Falling In Love Christmas Afi Friendship Politics Blockbuster
7.70    95%    87%  

47. Rabbit-Proof Fence(2002)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Adventure|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: Australia Languages:Aboriginal | English Rating:PG
Description:In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Everlyn Sampi , Tianna Sansbury , Laura Monaghan , David Gulpilil
Tags: Based On Book Survival Based On True Story High School Racism Social Injustice Compassion Voice Over Narration
7.50    87%    86%  

48. Mudbound(2017)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Director: Dee Rees
Stars: Carey Mulligan , Garrett Hedlund , Jason Clarke , Jonathan Banks
Tags: Violence World War Two Based On Novel Family Relationships Racism Voice Over Narration
7.50    96%    85%  

49. Loving(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Ruth Negga , Joel Edgerton , Will Dalton , Dean Mumford
Tags: Courtroom Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Interracial Love
7.00    89%    79%  

50. Belle(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
Director: Amma Asante
Stars: Matthew Goode , Lauren Julien-Box , Natasha Williams , Alan McKenna
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On True Story Family Relationships Slavery Racism
7.40    83%    82%  

51. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| South Africa Languages:English | Afrikaans | Xhosa Rating:PG-13
Description:A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Stars: Idris Elba , Naomie Harris , Tony Kgoroge , Riaad Moosa
Tags: Based On Book Courtroom Based On True Story Racism
7.10    59%    68%  

52. The Secret Life of Bees(2008)

Original Title: The Secret Life Of Bees
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ...
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Dakota Fanning , Queen Latifah , Jennifer Hudson , Alicia Keys
Tags: Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Based On Novel Racism Revenge Betrayal Friendship F Rated
7.30    58%    78%  

53. Manderlay(2005)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Denmark| Sweden| Netherlands| France| Germany| UK| Italy Language:English Rating:NR
Description:A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.
Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard , Isaach De Bankolé , Danny Glover , Willem Dafoe
Tags: Gangster Slavery Racism F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.40    50%    75%  

54. The Express(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Rob Brown , Dennis Quaid , Darrin Dewitt Henson , Omar Benson Miller
7.30    61%    74%  

55. Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Western|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
Director: John Sturges
Stars: Spencer Tracy , Robert Ryan , Anne Francis , Dean Jagger
Tags: World War Two Cult Film Cowboy Racism Martial Arts
7.80    97%    88%  

56. Lean on Me(1989)

Original Title: Lean On Me
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish | Portuguese Rating:PG-13
Description:The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.
Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Beverly Todd , Robert Guillaume , Alan North
7.40    69%    85%  

57. To Sir, with Love(1967)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:UR
Description:Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Director: James Clavell
Stars: Sidney Poitier , Christian Roberts , Judy Geeson , Suzy Kendall
Tags: Based On Novel High School Racism Boxing
7.70    92%    87%  

58. Cry Freedom(1987)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:PG
Description:South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Josette Simon , Wabei Siyolwe , John Matshikiza , Juanita Waterman
Tags: Based On Book Police Brutality Racism Social Injustice Friendship Compassion
7.50    81%    88%  

59. A Soldier's Story(1984)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|War|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.
Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr. , Adolph Caesar , Art Evans , David Alan Grier
7.20    89%    82%  

60. Ragtime(1981)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: James Cagney , Brad Dourif , Moses Gunn , Elizabeth McGovern
7.30    90%    77%  

61. Rosewood(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Director: John Singleton
Stars: Jon Voight , Ving Rhames , Don Cheadle , Bruce McGill
7.20    85%    83%  

62. A Patch of Blue(1965)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:UR
Description:A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Director: Guy Green
Stars: Sidney Poitier , Shelley Winters , Elizabeth Hartman , Wallace Ford
Tags: Family Relationships Racism Friendship
8.00    100%    91%  

63. A Raisin in the Sun(1961)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Sidney Poitier , Claudia McNeil , Ruby Dee , Diana Sands
Tags: National Film Registry Racism Social Injustice Based On Play
8.10    100%    86%  

64. Sounder(1972)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.
Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Cicely Tyson , Paul Winfield , Kevin Hooks , Carmen Mathews
7.70    88%    77%  

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