Movies 4 Thinkers

Educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking..... exploring concepts or race, class, sexuality, and others!
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Sankofa (1993)
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A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back... (125 mins.)
Director: Haile Gerima
 
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Quilombo (1984)
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Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation... (119 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
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American Violet (2008)
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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
 
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Fire (1996)
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Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
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Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
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Skin (2008)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
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Dreams of Dust (2003)
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(82 mins.)
Director: Sepideh Farsi
 
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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
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Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where... (112 mins.)
Director: Julie Dash
 
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Flame (1996)
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The 1970s in the former Rhodesia, today Zimbabwe: The native people is going against the white suppressors... (88 mins.)
Director: Ingrid Sinclair
 
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
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Che: Part One (2008)
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
 
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Che: Part Two (2008)
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In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America. (135 mins.)
 
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Yelling to the Sky (2011)
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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain. (94 mins.)
 
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005 TV Movie)
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A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston. (113 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
 
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Matewan (1987)
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
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Imitation of Life (1934)
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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way. (111 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
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Beloved (1998)
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Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
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The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
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A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution. (102 mins.)
Director: Ivan Dixon
 
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The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
 
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Monsoon Wedding (2001)
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A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. (114 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
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A South African preacher goes to search for his wayward son, who has committed a crime in the big city. (106 mins.)
 
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Great Expectations (1946)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
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Better Than Chocolate (1999)
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Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together... (101 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
 
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For Colored Girls (2010)
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Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. (133 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry