Films by Black Directors

Honestly, one of the best things about Letterboxd are the lists. Obviously there are the official lists - the 250 greatest narrative films, the 100 greatest documentary films, etc. There are also great lists made by users that track films in different categories, among my favorites being the lists about women filmmakers (including this list and this list which chronicle the full history of women filmmakers, and this list of recommendations for women directed films). I reference these lists constantly when trying to fill gaps in my watchlist. There are comparably great lists that track black films. Black Life on Film is obviously the highest profile list; BLACK CINEMA is really good too. These lists track black cinema in all…

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  • Alex Wheatle

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  • Education

    2

  • Red, White and Blue

    3

  • Mangrove

    4

  • Lovers Rock

    5

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    6

  • One Night in Miami...

    7

  • Antebellum

    8

  • In Sudden Darkness

    9

  • The Old Guard

    10

  • aTypical Wednesday

    11

  • (In)Visible Portraits

    12

  • Da 5 Bloods

    13

  • I May Destroy You

    14

  • New York New York

    15

  • Becoming

    16

  • John Lewis: Good Trouble

    17

  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

    18

  • IWOW: I Walk on Water

    19

  • The Photograph

    20

  • Vick

    21

  • The Forty-Year-Old Version

    22

  • Miss Juneteenth

    23

  • Zola

    24

  • Bad Hair

    25

  • Cuties

    26

  • Time

    27

  • Queen & Slim

    28

  • Tender

    29

  • American Son

    30

  • Harriet

    31

  • U Shoot Videos?

    32

  • Back to Natural: A Documentary Film

    33

  • Hair Love

    34

  • Black to Techno

    35

  • Salacia

    36

  • Sermon on the Mount

    37

  • The Black Godfather

    38

  • When They See Us

    39

  • Atlantics

    40

  • Les Misérables

    41

  • Home Videos

    42

  • See You Yesterday

    43

  • A Love Song for Latasha

    44

  • Burning Cane

    45

  • The Apollo

    46

  • Us

    47

  • Jezebel

    48

  • Vision Portraits

    49

  • The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

    50

  • Talking About Trees

    51

  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    52

  • Nowhere, Nobody

    53

  • Sweetheart

    54

  • Clemency

    55

  • Luce

    56

  • Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

    57

  • Selah and the Spades

    58

  • Premature

    59

  • America

    60

  • As Told To G/D Thyself

    61

  • Always in Season

    62

  • Native Son

    63

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    64

  • Creed II

    65

  • Quincy

    66

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    67

  • Exterior/Night

    68

  • Widows

    69

  • The Hate U Give

    70

  • Alpha

    71

  • Room Tone

    72

  • The Equalizer 2

    73

  • BlacKkKlansman

    74

  • Rafiki

    75

  • Bobby Kennedy for President

    76

  • Little Woods

    77

  • Happy Birthday, Marsha!

    78

  • Black Mother

    79

  • The Black 14

    80

  • Kinshasa Makambo

    81

  • Shakedown

    82

  • Black Panther

    83

  • Pass Over

    84

  • Sorry to Bother You

    85

  • Yardie

    86

  • Hair Wolf

    87

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    88

  • Baby Brother

    89

  • War Paint

    90

  • Sojourner

    91

  • Emergency

    92

  • Speak Up

    93

  • Marshall

    94

  • Rebirth Is Necessary

    95

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    96

  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    97

  • A Season in France

    98

  • The Defiant Ones

    99

  • Suitable

    100