MOVIES AND RACISMby Dr-Faustus | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Definition of racism: 1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability, and that a particular race is superior to others. / 2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
IMDb Watch Now Link: The Myth of Race and the Evolution of Skin Color
IMDb Watch Now Link: The Biology of Skin Color
Wikipedia: Race (human categorization)
Film has made a significant contribution in exposing and addressing the cancer of racism in our society, and continues to create awareness to a very real and ongoing global issue.
Listed below are a number of films which address racism, racial issues, and race relations, in whole or in part.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Please note: Listing is in reverse chronological order and includes documentaries.
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1. Love in Black and White (2019)
Four part documentary series about interracial life in America from 1940 to present day and how media (television, film and music) has both helped to divide and bring together it's people .
85 min | Documentary
An exploration into the fate of the post-modern man.
Director: Peter D. Hutchison
6. Iron Grit (2019)
105 min | Documentary
In 1979, a city official seeks to get elected as the first Black mayor in Birmingham, Alabama in the midst of racial unrest after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black girl by a White police officer.
7. Harriet (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
8. Fiela se Kind (2019)
A coloured woman living in the arid Karoo takes in a lost white child and raises him as her own. Nine years later, the boy is removed and forced to live in the Knysna Forest with a family of woodcutters who claim that he is theirs.
9. Luce (2019)
R | 109 min | Drama
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Votes: 3,281 | Gross: $1.78M
10. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)
PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.88M
11. Mr. Jane and Finch (2019)
44 min | Documentary, Short
Winston LaRose is an 80-year-old community activist affectionately known as Mr.Jane and Finch. He has dedicated the last 25 years to supporting residents who live in the troubled community ... See full summary »
12. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
An look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.
13. The Black Feminist Documentary (2019)
Black Feminist is a feature length documentary film surrounding the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America. This documentary is told through ... See full summary »
14. Sticks 'n Stones the Daisy Myers Story (2019)
This movie tells the story of Bill and Daisy Myers the 1st black family to move into a all white area in Levittown, PA and their racial harassment. Daisy Myers the Rosa Parks of the North lead the charge for housing discrimination laws.
Director: Alethia M Brown
15. Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded (2019)
88 min | Documentary
"Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded", is an honest and unflinching documentary that portrays the extraordinary true life story of Major James Capers, Jr., an American hero, who ... See full summary »
16. Emanuel (2019)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
On June 17th, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.
Votes: 126 | Gross: $1.20M
17. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History
A deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.
18. American Masters: Charley Pride (2019 TV Special)
The first black superstar in the all white world of country music, Pride played down his racial difference and tried to avoid controversy.
19. The Other Boys of Summer (2019)
42 min | Documentary
The story of racism, segregation and Civil Rights in America told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players. Features exclusive interviews with the men who played alongside of Jackie Robinson.
20. Door Ajar - The M.B. Mayfield Story (2019)
75 min | Documentary
From inside a broom closet through a cracked door, an African American janitor listens and learns art in segregated Mississippi. 1949 Segregated Mississippi While driving through Ercu, ... See full summary »
21. City on a Hill (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
22. The Best of Enemies (2019)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.
Votes: 4,678 | Gross: $10.21M
23. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 169,179 | Gross: $48.69M
25. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (2019)
75 min | Documentary
An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, ... See full summary »
26. Just Mercy (2019)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama
Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.
28. NIGGA (2018)
113 min | Documentary
A discussion-based documentary, that will make us twice think about the words we use on a daily basis. Varying points of views shared by people of different background, race and age all ... See full summary »
29. Burden (I) (2018)
129 min | Drama
When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker) strives to keep the peace even as he urges the group's Grand Dragon (Garrett Hedlund) to disavow his racist past.
30. Farming (2018)
R | 101 min | Drama
Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
31. Skin (V) (2018)
R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
34. Martin Luther King Jr.: Marked Man (2018 TV Movie)
44 min | Documentary
Martin Luther King Jr. helps drive change in the United States in the face of bitter opposition, not least from opponents within the U.S. government; King is subjected to a fierce campaign of intimidation by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
38. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)
123 min | Documentary
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent ... See full summary »
Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.00M
39. Black Sheep (II) (2018)
26 min | Documentary, Short
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
41. Black White & Blue (2018)
76 min | Documentary
Black White & Blue covers race issues in America, police brutality, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Flint Water Crisis, and the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. The film ... See full summary »
42. My Name Is Myeisha (2018)
82 min | Drama
My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American ... See full summary »
43. Who Matters (2018)
Tragedy is color blind, What would you do with only a few seconds to make a decision? Can we really judge a persons actions without knowing the circumstances? With racism being a major ... See full summary »
44. Childish Gambino: This Is America (2018 Video)
4 min | Short, Crime, Music
Official music video for "This Is America" by Childish Gambino.
IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Childish Gambino: This Is America' Official Site | YouTube Music Video.
TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
46. Halt: The Motion Picture (2018)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller