Tag: african-american

The Phenix City Story (1955) 7.2

The Phenix City Story (1955)

In this semidocumentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, back from the ar...

The Green Pastures (1936) 6.8

The Green Pastures (1936)

God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans....

Love Jones (1997) 7.5

Love Jones (1997)

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with...

District (2018) 5.4

District (2018)

A young adult learns that some boys in the hood are simply just goods to wealthy men in the area. It's a tale that truly questions how much you value your self-worth.::Anthony Bawn...

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 7.1

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant 'William ONeal....

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) 6.9

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Tired of being treated like a slave by team owner Sallison Potter (Ted Ross), charismatic star pitcher Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) steals a bunch of Negro League players away from their teams, including catcher/slugg...

Black Like Me (1964) 6.7

Black Like Me (1964)

Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences of passing as a black man. John Horton takes treatments to darken his skin and leaves his home in Texas to travel throughout the South. At one stop, Horton ...

Ganja & Hess (1973) 6.3

Ganja & Hess (1973)

Dr. Hess Green, an archaeologist overseeing an excavation at the ancient civilization of Myrthia, is stabbed by his research assistant, who then commits suicide. When Hess wakes up, he finds that his wounds have healed, ...

Caged (2021) 4.7

Caged (2021)

An affluent African American psychiatrist is sent to federal prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife, then sent to solitary confinement - a victim of systemic racism. Isolated and fighting for an appeal, he...

20 Feet from Stardom (2013) 7.4

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music....

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) (V) 4.2

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005) (V)

On Homecoming night, Samantha, Gina, and Mindy are having a slumber party at Sam's house due to being black-listed by the sexy football players. Since the dance and game are out of the question, the trio stays up and ent...

Bird (1988) 7.2

Bird (1988)

Saxophone player Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker) comes to New York City in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict, but his loving wife Chan (Diane Venora) tries to...

God’s Bloody Acre (1975) 4.7

God’s Bloody Acre (1975)

Three mountain-men brothers living in an uninhabited forest area love their simple lifestyle. When a construction crew shows up to clear the way for a park, the brothers are prepared to stop at nothing to defend their li...

Sylvie’s Love (2020) 5.5

Sylvie’s Love (2020)

A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player....

Frequency (2000) 7.3

Frequency (2000)

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fi...

The Grace Card (2010) 6.4

The Grace Card (2010)

Everything can change in an instant - and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erode his love for his family and leave him angry with God...

Happy Gilmore (1996) 7

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hockey player mentality doesn't really ...

Walk the Walk (1970) 4.1

Walk the Walk (1970)

A young black theological student battles against his heroin addiction and alcoholism.::Anonymous...

Black & White (1999) 4.9

Black & White (1999)

Set in New York City, Black and White features several losely related stories centering on a pair of documentary filmmakers, Sam and her husband Terry, in following a group of caucasian teens, Raven, Charlie, Will, Marty...

Black Girls Rock! (2019) 5.3

Black Girls Rock! (2019)

An awards ceremony hosted by Niecy Nash that honors women of color for their achievements in music, entertainment and entrepreneurship, along with live musical performances by R&B and soul recording artists.::BET.com...

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013) 6.6

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013)

ANITA tells the story about a young, brilliant African American Anita Hill who accuses the Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted sexual advances during explosive Senate Hearings in 1991 and ignites a politica...

Farewell Amor (2020) 6.9

Farewell Amor (2020)

Reunited after 17 years, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter. Now strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome the distance b...

The Reading Room (2005) (TV) 7.3

The Reading Room (2005) (TV)

Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.::Anonymou...

The Bride Wore Boots (1946) 6.2

The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

Rich and beautiful Southern heiress Sally Warren loves horse-racing and running her horse-farm although her husband of seven years hates the four-legged mammals. Spouse Jeff Warren is a successful author, Civil War schol...

Up, Up, and Away! (2000) (TV) 5.6

Up, Up, and Away! (2000) (TV)

A boy is the only family member without superpowers in this Disney Film. The world depends on him saving his family from computerized brainwashers. Will he realize that it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero in time to...

Uptown Saturday Night (1974) 6.7

Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets....

Claudine (1974) 7.3

Claudine (1974)

Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid....

The Climb (2002) 5.9

The Climb (2002)

In this intense ice-and-snow mountain drama, two climbers temporarily forced together for a rescue mission find themselves as uneasy partners in the adventure of a lifetime. Derrick Williams (Jason George) is a hotshot c...

Passing Strange (2009) 6.1

Passing Strange (2009)

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.::Anonymous...

The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) 6.9

The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes...

Scott Joplin (1977) (TV) 6.7

Scott Joplin (1977) (TV)

Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.::John Collin...

Wattstax (1973) 7.7

Wattstax (1973)

Documentary with a selection from a non-stop 7-hour musical event at Watts, the Los Angeles Coliseum, August 20, 1972. It's a sort of Woodstock event but with black artists, namely the groups Dramatics, Staple Singers, R...

Sins of the Mother (2010) (TV) 6.4

Sins of the Mother (2010) (TV)

Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mothe...

Custody (2016) 6.4

Custody (2016)

The lives of three women are unexpectedly changed when they cross paths at a New York Family Court.::Carson Drae Searcy...

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009) 6

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

In 2006, Barack Obama -- a largely unknown freshman senator from Illinois -- hits the campaign trail in a struggle to gain national recognition. Cameras follow Obama as he recovers from nearly losing to Sen. Hillary Clin...

Supremacy (2014) 5.7

Supremacy (2014)

A just paroled white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile, Sobecki, the heavily-tattooed supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behin...

“M.A.N.T.I.S.” (1994) 6.3

“M.A.N.T.I.S.” (1994)

Miles Hawkins thought he had it all -- money, brains, a great family and a killer serve. A bullet changed his life. Left him paralyzed. Now, today, it's about to change again. Hawkins has invented a "harness." It's a pie...

Buccaneer’s Girl (1950) 6.1

Buccaneer’s Girl (1950)

Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become ...

The Express (2008) 7.3

The Express (2008)

This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis...

America’s Heart & Soul (2004) 5.1

America’s Heart & Soul (2004)

America is a vast country--three thousand miles from end to end. But it's not the land that makes America so special--it's the people. Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg packed-up his camera and hit the road, with a goal of ca...