Resisting Racismby johndavies007 | created - 29 Apr 2016 | updated - 17 Jan 2018 | Public
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1. Within Our Gates (1920)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.
2. Night and Fog (1956)
Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.
4. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 13,784 | Gross: $13.99M
6. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
10. Blood of the Condor (1969)
70 min | Crime, Drama
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.
11. Oh, Sun (1967)
98 min | Drama
A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. However, he is disappointed when he sees racial inequity as blacks are relegated to manual labor while less skilled whites are given preferential treatment.
12. Watermelon Man (1970)
R | 100 min | Comedy
An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!
Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $1.50M
13. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Votes: 4,251 | Gross: $15.18M
15. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance
An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.
17. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
18. Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.
19. The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back (1986 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, History
John Pilger tells of their struggles of indigenous Australians as they were driven from their lands and he follows events throughout this century as they relate to Aboriginal rights.
21. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Votes: 78,011 | Gross: $27.55M
22. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 77,643 | Gross: $48.17M
American Masters (1985– )
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
TV-14 | Documentary, Biography
American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand presents the life and achievements of an extraordinary man. Athlete, singer,and scholar, Robeson was also a charismatic champion of the rights of... See full summary »
28. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 13,497 | Gross: $0.32M
29. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 401,694 | Gross: $169.71M
30. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,254,132 | Gross: $162.81M
31. The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.
Votes: 980 | Gross: $0.06M
32. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 594,146 | Gross: $56.67M
33. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Votes: 25,474 | Gross: $8.32M
34. Selma (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 79,397 | Gross: $52.08M