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1. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $4.20M

2. Mixing Nia (1998)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Nia is a successful copy writer at ad agency, and she leads white yuppie life (though her mother is black). She quits the agency when she is ordered to push a new brand of beer to black ... See full summary »

Director: Alison Swan | Stars: Karyn Parsons, Isaiah Washington, Eric Thal, Diego Serrano

Votes: 155

3. The Scar of Shame (1927)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Peregini | Stars: Harry Henderson, Norman Johnstone, Ann Kennedy, Lucia Lynn Moses

Votes: 300

4. I Passed for White (1960)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Patricia Michon, Elizabeth Council

Votes: 138

5. Shadows (1958)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 9,737

6. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 14,206 | Gross: $13.99M

7. Imitation of Life (1934)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks

Votes: 3,951

8. Lasting Legacy: An Imitation of Life (2008 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Academy award nominee Juanita Moore and respected historians reflect upon the making of the films and examine the enduring themes of race, family and identity in this retrospective documentary.

Stars: Donald Bogle, Drew Casper, Avery Clayton, Jessica Funches

Votes: 5

9. Lost Boundaries (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 361

10. My Baby Is Black! (1961)

75 min | Drama

Daniel and Françoise are an interracial couple. When Daniel is introduced to Françoise's conservative family, their love for each other is soon tested as tensions rise between the two races.

Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Gordon Heath, Françoise Giret, Aram Stephan, Mag-Avril

Votes: 91

11. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War

The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 21,687 | Gross: $10.00M

12. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,768

13. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

Votes: 1,330

14. Within Our Gates (1920)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault

Votes: 2,226

15. God's Step Children (1938)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A young light-skinned Negress struggles to find her place in both the black and the white worlds.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Jacqueline Lewis, Ethel Moses, Alice B. Russell, Trixie Smith

Votes: 66

16. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for fifty years.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Votes: 28,677 | Gross: $5.38M

17. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

Votes: 16,822 | Gross: $16.03M

18. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

66 Metascore

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

Votes: 8,473 | Gross: $21.82M

19. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 18,865 | Gross: $68.39M

20. The Black Klansman (1966)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Richard Gilden, Rima Kutner, Harry Lovejoy, Max Julien

Votes: 442

21. Band of Angels (1957)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

Amantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South, but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 1,975

22. Show Boat (1951)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 4,321

25. Veiled Aristocrats (1932)

48 min | Drama

John Walden, left home 20 years earlier and has been "passing" as white in a town where no one knew of his background. He returns home to take his now grown sister back with him so she too ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Lucille Lewis, Walter Fleming, Laura Bowman, Lawrence Chenault

Votes: 115

26. The House Behind the Cedars (1927)

Drama

Rena ( Shingzie Howard ), a beautiful mulatto woman, who passes as white, receives a proposal from an aristocratic white millionaire who has fallen in love with her. Rena accepts without ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Shingzie Howard, Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Alma Sewell

28. The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)

TV-PG | 54 min | Drama

Racists learn that the land a negro owns lies over a vast oil field, and threaten his life when he refuses to sell.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault, Mattie Wilkes

Votes: 331

29. Queen (1993)

282 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,337

30. Isaura: Slave Girl (1976– )

26 min | Drama, History, Romance

The difficulties faced by a young, sweet-hearted white slave targeted by the obsession of her lord in the Brazilian colonial time period.

Stars: Rubens de Falco, Lucélia Santos, Gilberto Martinho, Markus Konká

Votes: 528

31. The Slave Isaura (2004–2005)

50 min | Drama, History, Romance

The difficulties faced by a sweet-hearted white slave in the Brazilian Colonial period, targeted by the obsession of her lord.

Stars: Bianca Rinaldi, Leopoldo Pacheco, Mayara Magri, Maria Ribeiro

Votes: 148

32. Angel (1999–2004)
Episode: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In the 1950s, Angel aids a woman hiding from her past in a hotel with a long history of death and mayhem. In the present, Angel hunts a demon.

Director: David Semel | Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 1,619

33. Multi-Facial (1995)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

A short film about the problems that accompany an actor as he auditions, due to his multi-ethnic appearance.

Director: Vin Diesel | Stars: Vin Diesel, Lewis Steidl, Cara Gaffen, Phillip Jones

Votes: 1,384

34. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 27,219 | Gross: $10.73M

35. The Debt (1912)

Short, Drama

Unaware that they are related, children born to the octoroon (1/16th Black) mistress and a white wife of a white man meet and fall in love.

Stars: Jack Hopkins, Louise Vale

36. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people with whom he interacts.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Avery Brooks, Kate Burton, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly

Votes: 460

37. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Jenny's Low (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Jenny gives her brother an ice-cold reception when he suddenly appears after a two-year absence. George is the only one who understands Jenny's strange behavior and, unfortunately, he makes no bones about saying so.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 76



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