Tag: african-american

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...

A Soldier’s Story (1984) 7.2

A Soldier’s Story (1984)

A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about ...

Shadows (1958) 7.3

Shadows (1958)

Benny's a hipster, moving in and out of Manhattan's beat scene, aimless, maybe close to trouble. His sister Lelia, who looks less African-American than White, is vulnerable and about to fall in love. Hugh, their older br...

Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV) 7.2

Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV)

In Los Angeles, the hot-tempered collector of cans Socrates "Socco" Fortlow is an ex-con that has served a long sentence for killing a man and a woman. Now he is trying to build a new life and find a job. However he is d...

Duets (2000) 6.1

Duets (2000)

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesma...

Cannery Row (1982) 6.7

Cannery Row (1982)

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not move away even if they could. Pr...

Still Here (2020) 5.6

Still Here (2020)

Christian Baker, a young New York journalist from The Chronicle, gets assigned to a social story about the disappearance of Monique Watson, a 12 years old African-American girl from Brooklyn. Trying to get the assignment...

San Andreas Quake (2015) (V) 2

San Andreas Quake (2015) (V)

When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart fro...

Vigilante Diaries (2016) 5.5

Vigilante Diaries (2016)

The Vigilante Diaries is a high octane action-adventure following The Vigilante (Paul Sloan) and The Kid (Kevin L. Walker) on dangerous adventures, from the mega-mansions and the underbelly of Los Angeles to far away pla...

Lean on Me (1989) 7.4

Lean on Me (1989)

An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually he is successful but un...

Rosewood (1997) 7.2

Rosewood (1997)

Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight....

Hidden Figures (2016) 7.8

Hidden Figures (2016)

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. his...

First Kid (1996) 5.3

First Kid (1996)

Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport. Ill tempered Agent Woods is the secret service agent in charge of Luke. Woods is fired af...

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010) 7.5

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful...

The Klansman (1974) 5.2

The Klansman (1974)

A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black m...

Driving Miss Daisy (2014) 7.8

Driving Miss Daisy (2014)

When Daisy Werthan (Dame Angela Lansbury), a widowed, seventy-two-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, Georgia, is deemed too old to drive, her son, Boolie (Boyd Gaines), hires Hoke Colburn (James Earl Jon...

Surrogates (2009) 6.3

Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and conse...

The 24th (2020) 4.9

The 24th (2020)

It is the story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917....

Prison Song (2001) 6.3

Prison Song (2001)

A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.::ravynegnew...

Collateral Beauty (2016) 6.8

Collateral Beauty (2016)

When a successful New York City advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing lette...

Surf Ninjas (1993) 5.1

Surf Ninjas (1993)

Brothers Johnny, an adolescent surf talent, and Adam, a preadolescent video-game addict, grow up care-free in California as adopted sons of Marines veteran Mac, inseparable friends of wacky local lout Iggy. Colonel Chi's...

Simon Sez (1999) 2.5

Simon Sez (1999)

Basketball superstar Dennis Rodman stars as a hip Interpol agent attempting to defeat the deadly plans of a crazed arms dealer.::Anonymous...

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) (TV) 7.9

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) (TV)

Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plant...

The Angel Levine (1970) 5.9

The Angel Levine (1970)

Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for Fanny's medicine. Finally, a black...