Movies and TV Shows about african american

Get Out
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Horror, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery,
  • 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.
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Get Out
Downsizing
  • Downsizing (2017)
  • Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
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Downsizing
Driving Miss Daisy
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry.
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Driving Miss Daisy
Race
  • Race (2016)
  • Drama,
  • Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
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Race
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Southland Tales
  • Southland Tales (2006)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
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Southland Tales
The Cider House Rules
  • The Cider House Rules (1999)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
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The Cider House Rules
SuperFly
  • SuperFly (2018)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
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SuperFly
Fences
  • Fences (2016)
  • Drama,
  • An African American father struggles with race relations in the Unites States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events in his life.
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Fences
Moonlight
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Drama,
  • The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
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Moonlight
Rent
  • Rent (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy, Music, Romance,
  • This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life.
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Rent
I Am Not Your Negro
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
  • Documentary,
  • Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.
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I Am Not Your Negro
Jumping the Broom
  • Jumping the Broom (2011)
  • Comedy,
  • Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
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Jumping the Broom
Slacker
  • Slacker (1991)
  • Comedy,
  • Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives.
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Slacker
CB4
  • CB4 (1993)
  • Comedy, Music,
  • A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...
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CB4
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
  • Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Romance,
  • Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust and passion prevail, but Darnell learns the hard way that when you play, you pay. Brandi is much harder to get rid of than she was to get--especially when she realizes that she has a rival vying for Darnell's affection. When he finally decides to call it quits, Brandi becomes an obsessed femme fatale stalking the new love of her life.
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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
When We Were Kings
  • When We Were Kings (1996)
  • It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.
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When We Were Kings
Good Deeds
  • Good Deeds (2012)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
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Good Deeds
Lemonade
  • Lemonade (2016)
  • Music,
  • The second "visual album" by Beyoncé, this time around she takes a piercing look at racial issues and feminist concepts through a sexualized, satirical, and solemn tone.
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Lemonade
Pass Over
  • Pass Over (2018)
  • Moses and Kitch, two young black men, chat their way through a long, aimless day on a Chicago street corner. Periodically ducking bullets and managing visits from a genial but ominous stranger and an overtly hostile police officer, Moses and Kitch rely on their poetic, funny, at times profane banter to get them through a day that is a hopeless retread of every other day, even as they continue to dream of their deliverance.
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Pass Over
Waiting for 'Superman'
  • Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
  • Documentary,
  • Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.
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Waiting for 'Superman'
The Tuskegee Airmen
  • The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
  • Drama, History, War, TV Movie,
  • During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.
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The Tuskegee Airmen
G
  • G (2002)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the object of his affections.
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G
A Raisin in the Sun
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • 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...
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A Raisin in the Sun
A Lesson Before Dying
  • A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
  • Drama, TV Movie,
  • In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. Nevertheless convicted, he is sentenced to die, but his godmother and the aunt of the local schoolteacher convince school teacher go to the convicted man's cell each day to try to reaffirm to him that he is not an animal but a man with dignity.
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A Lesson Before Dying
Phat Beach
Phat Beach
Love Jones
  • Love Jones (1997)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, 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 their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.
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Love Jones
Boycott
  • Boycott (2001)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie,
  • This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Boycott
Say Yes
  • Say Yes (2013)
  • Romance,
  • This short film by Ava DuVernay celebrates a love of African-American culture, camaraderie, love and romance.
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Say Yes
Black Indians: An American Story
  • Black Indians: An American Story (2004)
  • Documentary,
  • James Earl Jones narrates this examination of the historical relationship between American Indians and African-Americans, who often merged their cultures to work and live together while mainstream white society shunned them. Through illuminating anecdotes and interviews, descendants of fused black and Indian families discuss the complications of their mixed heritage and how their culture was largely erased on official documents.
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Black Indians: An American Story
Blind Faith
  • Blind Faith (1998)
  • Drama,
  • in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social tensions.
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Blind Faith
Roots: The Gift
  • Roots: The Gift (1988)
  • Drama, History, TV Movie,
  • In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters captures Moyer. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already left their plantations are in danger of being captured as well. Moyer implores two slaves from a nearby plantation to take his place: Kunta Kinte, a Mandinka in his mid-twenties who was captured in what is now Gambia, and Fiddler, an elderly man who was born into slavery. Kunta is eager to help (and to escape himself), but Fiddler is unwilling, fearful of the consequences if they are caught.
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Roots: The Gift
Drop Squad
  • Drop Squad (1994)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
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Drop Squad
The Jesse Owens Story
  • The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
  • Drama, History,
  • The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
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The Jesse Owens Story
The Fence
  • The Fence (1994)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • Having served 12 years in prison for assaulting a corrections officer, Terry Griff is let out of prison early and embarks on a downward spiral.
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The Fence
The Color of Fear
  • The Color of Fear (1994)
  • Documentary,
  • Eight North American men, two African American, two Latinos, two Asian American and two Caucasian, were gathered by director Lee Mun Wah for a dialog about the state of race relations in America as seen through their eyes. The exchanges are sometimes dramatic, and put in plain light the pain caused by racism in North America.
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The Color of Fear
The Great American Broadcast
  • The Great American Broadcast (1941)
  • Comedy, Music, Romance,
  • After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
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The Great American Broadcast
Family
  • Family (2008)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • After suffering with the dire consequences of being in the closet, a group of lesbian friends forge a pact to deal with the dire consequences of coming out.
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Family
The Whole Gritty City
  • The Whole Gritty City (2013)
  • Documentary, Music,
  • Young members of 3 New Orleans school marching bands grow up in America's most musical city, and one of its most dangerous. Their band directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive.
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The Whole Gritty City
Breath of Freedom
  • Breath of Freedom (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • In World War II. African-American GIs liberate Germany from Nazi rule while racism prevailed in their own army and home country. Returning home they continue fighting for their own rights in the civil rights movement.
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Breath of Freedom