Martin Luther King Movies

Welcome to the Martin Luther King section of Soap2day! Explore the life, legacy, and inspiring journey of one of the most influential civil rights leaders in history. Our collection features a range of films, documentaries, and speeches that highlight the extraordinary contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. Experience the powerful impact of his message of equality, justice, and nonviolent resistance as you delve into the struggles and triumphs of the civil rights movement. From gripping historical dramas to insightful documentaries, our selection provides a deeper understanding of the man behind the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Join us in honoring the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through the power of film and storytelling.

In the Hour of Chaos In the Hour of Chaos 1h 47min
In the Hour of Chaos
1h 47min

Documentary film about the life and trials of the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. (“Daddy King”), father of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK/FBI MLK/FBI 7.0 1h 44min
IMDb: 7
1h 44min

Based on newly declassified files, the film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King in the Wilderness King in the Wilderness 8.0 1h 51min
King in the Wilderness
IMDb: 8
1h 51min

A chronicle of the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

All the Way All the Way 7.3 2h 12min
All the Way
IMDb: 7.3
2h 12min

Lyndon B. Johnson’s amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK’s assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the…

Selma Selma 7.5 2h 7min
IMDb: 7.5
2h 7min

”Selma,” as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon…

Betty and Coretta Betty and Coretta 6.2 1h 30min
Betty and Coretta
IMDb: 6.2
1h 30min

The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.

Boycott Boycott 7.0 1h 58min
IMDb: 7
1h 58min

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.

Selma, Lord, Selma Selma, Lord, Selma 7.1 1h 34min
Selma, Lord, Selma
IMDb: 7.1
1h 34min

In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she…

Our Friend, Martin Our Friend, Martin 6.8 1h
Our Friend, Martin
IMDb: 6.8

Two teens are sent back in time to meet Martin Luther King Jr. at several points during his life.

4 Little Girls 4 Little Girls 7.8 1h 42min
4 Little Girls
IMDb: 7.8
1h 42min

On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a crime that shocked the…

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis 8.2 3h 5min
King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis
IMDb: 8.2
3h 5min

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, the documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the…

I Am Curious (Yellow) I Am Curious (Yellow) 6.0 2h 1min
I Am Curious (Yellow)
IMDb: 6
2h 1min

Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with…