We fall down, we get up!

Uplifting black cinema!
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Changing the Game (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious... (104 mins.)
Director: Rel Dowdell
 
2.
Say Amen, Somebody (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Documentary about the American gospel music scene, focusing on two of the movement's pioneering forces, Thomas A. Dorsey and Willie May Ford Smith. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Not Easily Broken (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple. (99 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
4.
American Violet (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Tim Disney
 
5.
Antwone Fisher (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. (120 mins.)
 
6.
The Axe in the Attic (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, filmmakers Lucia Small and Ed Pincus embark upon a sixty-day road trip... (110 mins.)
 
7.
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A drama based on a true story, in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman, who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher, and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal. (128 mins.)
Director: Jeb Stuart
 
8.
Clara's Heart (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies.... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
9.
Everyday People (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim McKay
 
10.
The Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
11.
George Washington (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. (89 mins.)
 
12.
The Great Debaters (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (126 mins.)
 
13.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
14.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
15.
America's Dream (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The... (87 mins.)