Black Lives Matter

I realize some of these cast a VERY white lens on the black experience. I'm including them in my list as a basis of comparison, because I think it's important to look at the lens through which white people tell stories which aren't ours to tell. I'm not including them because I think it's okay; I'm including them because I think it's NOT okay.

  • The Power of One
  • The Help
  • Selma
  • Dear White People
  • Skin
  • The Color Purple
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Dreamgirls
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Native Son
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Cooley High
  • A Soldier's Story
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Eve's Bayou
  • I Am Legend
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Malcolm X
  • Mississippi Burning
  • The Butler
  • The Defiant Ones
  • The Blind Side
  • Django Unchained
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Captain Phillips
  • Remember the Titans
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Lincoln
  • Crash
  • Glory
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Precious