Racism and Movies

West Side Story West Side Story 7.1 2h 36min
West Side Story
IMDb: 7.1
2h 36min

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Jojo Rabbit Jojo Rabbit 7.9 1h 48min
Jojo Rabbit
IMDb: 7.9
1h 48min

Jojo Rabbit is about a young boy living during World War II. His only escapism is through his imaginary friend, an ethnically inaccurate version of Adolf Hitler, who pushes the young boy’s naive patriotic beliefs. However, this all changes when a young girl challenges those views and causes Jojo to face his own issues.

Green Book Green Book 8.2 2h 10min
Green Book
IMDb: 8.2
2h 10min

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

BlacKkKlansman BlacKkKlansman 7.5 2h 16min
BlacKkKlansman
IMDb: 7.5
2h 16min

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.

Get Out Get Out 7.8 1h 44min
Get Out
IMDb: 7.8
1h 44min

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Hidden Figures Hidden Figures 7.8 2h 7min
Hidden Figures
IMDb: 7.8
2h 7min

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations…

Straight Outta Compton Straight Outta Compton 7.8 2h 27min
Straight Outta Compton
IMDb: 7.8
2h 27min

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful…

The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel 8.1 1h 40min
The Grand Budapest Hotel
IMDb: 8.1
1h 40min

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The…

12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave 8.1 2h 14min
12 Years a Slave
IMDb: 8.1
2h 14min

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon…

The Butler The Butler 7.2 2h 12min
The Butler
IMDb: 7.2
2h 12min

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political…

Django Unchained Django Unchained 8.5 2h 45min
Django Unchained
IMDb: 8.5
2h 45min

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

The Help The Help 8.1 2h 26min
The Help
IMDb: 8.1
2h 26min

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family’s struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia ”Skeeter” Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around ”the help”; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial…

Invictus Invictus 7.3 2h 14min
Invictus
IMDb: 7.3
2h 14min

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of…

The Blind Side The Blind Side 7.6 2h 9min
The Blind Side
IMDb: 7.6
2h 9min

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks…

Inglourious Basterads Inglourious Basterads 8.4 2h 33min
Inglourious Basterads
IMDb: 8.4
2h 33min

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as ”The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally…

Gran Torino Gran Torino 8.1 1h 56min
Gran Torino
IMDb: 8.1
1h 56min

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao’s family, Kowalski is…

The Bank Job The Bank Job 7.2 1h 52min
The Bank Job
IMDb: 7.2
1h 52min

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry’s old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at a Lloyds Bank, they quickly realise that, besides millions in riches, the boxes also contain secrets that implicate everyone from London’s most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures,…

Children of Men Children of Men 7.9 1h 49min
Children of Men
IMDb: 7.9
1h 49min

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where…

The Last King of Scotland The Last King of Scotland 7.6 2h 3min
The Last King of Scotland
IMDb: 7.6
2h 3min

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it’s time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the…

Crash Crash 7.7 1h 52min
Crash
IMDb: 7.7
1h 52min

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Ray Ray 7.7 2h 32min
Ray
IMDb: 7.7
2h 32min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his…

Hotel Rwanda Hotel Rwanda 8.1 2h 1min
Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
2h 1min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

Gangs of New York Gangs of New York 7.5 2h 48min
Gangs of New York
IMDb: 7.5
2h 48min

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered…

Remember The Titans Remember The Titans 7.8 1h 53min
Remember The Titans
IMDb: 7.8
1h 53min

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as…

The Green Mile The Green Mile 8.6 3h 9min
The Green Mile
IMDb: 8.6
3h 9min

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people’s ailments. When the cell block’s head guard,…

American History X American History X 8.5 1h 59min
American History X
IMDb: 8.5
1h 59min

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard’s narration, we learn that…

L A Confidential L A Confidential 8.2 2h 18min
L A Confidential
IMDb: 8.2
2h 18min

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night…

12 Angry Men 12 Angry Men 7.8 1h 57min
12 Angry Men
IMDb: 7.8
1h 57min

During the trial of a man accused of his father’s murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of…

Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco 7.7 2h 7min
Donnie Brasco
IMDb: 7.7
2h 7min

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Forrest Gump Forrest Gump 8.8 2h 22min
Forrest Gump
IMDb: 8.8
2h 22min

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do….

Schindler’s List Schindler’s List 9.0 3h 15min
Schindler’s List
IMDb: 9
3h 15min

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

A Bronx Tale A Bronx Tale 7.8 2h 1min
A Bronx Tale
IMDb: 7.8
2h 1min

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster’s…

Falling Down Falling Down 7.6 1h 53min
Falling Down
IMDb: 7.6
1h 53min

On the day of his daughter’s birthday, William ”D-Fens” Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so…

Boyz N The Hood Boyz N The Hood 7.8 1h 52min
Boyz N The Hood
IMDb: 7.8
1h 52min

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun…

Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy 7.3 1h 39min
Driving Miss Daisy
IMDb: 7.3
1h 39min

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong…

Gandhi Gandhi 8.0 3h 11min
Gandhi
IMDb: 8
3h 11min

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance…

Taxi Driver Taxi Driver 8.2 1h 54min
Taxi Driver
IMDb: 8.2
1h 54min

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles 7.7 1h 33min
Blazing Saddles
IMDb: 7.7
1h 33min

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life…

To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird 8.3 2h 9min
To Kill a Mockingbird
IMDb: 8.3
2h 9min

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor,…

Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind 8.2 3h 53min
Gone with the Wind
IMDb: 8.2
3h 53min

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman’s destructive…