Most Popular "Black History" Titles
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1. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 109,133 | Gross: $169.37M
2. 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: 494,485 | Gross: $56.67M
3. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Votes: 68,687 | Gross: $52.07M
4. The Butler (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Votes: 94,040 | Gross: $116.63M
5. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 106,458 | Gross: $26.83M
6. 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: 68,366 | Gross: $48.17M
7. Bamboozled (2000)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
Votes: 8,985 | Gross: $2.19M
8. Fly (2018– )
Action, Drama, Romance | Announced
Inspired by the real life situation of the first all African-American females to crew a commercial flight, FLY chronicles the lives of 4 young black women in 2009 living in Atlanta as they ... See full summary »
9. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.
Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.11M
11. Freedom Road (1979 TV Movie)
186 min | Drama
Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »
12. Hate Crimes in the Heartland (2015)
60 min | Documentary, Crime, History
"Hate Crimes in the Heartland," a feature documentary explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in America each year through the powerful stories of two crimes committed in Tulsa, Oklahoma... See full summary »
13. Assata aka Joanne Chesimard (2008)
93 min | Drama
Assata Shakur, the firebrand revolutionary Black Panther, was falsely convicted and sentenced to life in a widely publicized case involving a 1973 shootout on the NJ Turnpike, which ... See full summary »
14. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)
103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.
15. The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary
This is a Documentary of the infamous Tulsa Massacre of 1921, locally called "The Tulsa Race Riot." Most of the Black section of town was burned and many Black citizens were murdered by ... See full synopsis »
16. Before They Die! (2008)
92 min | Documentary, Crime, History
This is the story of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, the worst case of domestic terrorism in American history. It is about the few remaining survivors and their fight for justice and ... See full summary »
18. 1968 (2017)
7 min | Short, Drama, History
After being badly injured as a result of police brutality, a member of the Black Radical Movement is sheltered in a warehouse by a wealthy college student and Marxist. The two young ... See full summary »
19. The Making of a Judge (2010 TV Movie)
49 min | Documentary
The story of The Honourable Justice George E. Carter as told by his daughter Linda V. Carter. Ms. Carter narrates and moderates conversations with her father and his peers as they talk of ... See full summary »
68 min | Documentary
Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.
93 min | Documentary, History, War
Renegade filmmaker Georg Koszulinski takes on Florida's history from a decidedly different point of view. Blending archival and original footage, he brings to life a cast of historical ... See full summary »
23. A Time to Be Remembered (A Juneteenth Story) (1997)
58 min | History
A Time to be Remembered is a documentary film about slavery in America and the people and events that led to slavery's abolition. Included in the film is the history of famous real people ... See full summary »
25. Walls That Bleed (2011)
109 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Post-production
Corrupt Politics is the origin of a Revolution! This documentary tells the story of the 1969 Dudley-A&T Uprising. This event will go down as the most successful student-lead revolt in the history of the United States.
Director: Michael Williams
26. 68 (2008 TV Movie)
110 min | Documentary, History, War
From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.
35. The Dancing Man (1992)
58 min | Documentary
When adolescent Clayton Bates lost his leg in a cotton gin accident, he thought his dreams of dancing were over. His life story shows amazing spirit and athleticism, and an incredible ... See full summary »
Overcoming the history of racism and legacy of inequality, four men from across the nation will make the journey to witness first-hand what they never dared to dream. On January 20, 2009, a... See full summary »
40. Did You Know? Well You Should! (1988)
G | 60 min | Documentary
Celebrate Black History with an hour-long special, highlighting the people, places and events, from the past to the present, and from near and far, that have had a significant impact on ... See full summary »
41. By Poison (2006)
11 min | Short
Phillis and Mark are two souls trapped in limbo. Two servants in 1755 Boston occupying an ominous and dynamic landscape, struggle to make sense of the memories of their past lives. Who were... See full summary »
43. Dramatic Moments in Black Sports History (1995 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary, Sport
Highlighting the achievements of seven athletes who helped changed the perspective of what was possible for African Americans both in the United States and around the world. The athletes ... See full summary »
Old Robin Campbell lives in a humpy beside the Barwon river outside Brewarrina township. The last language speaker of the Murawarri , he talks about his early days on the land and recalls the legend of the Blue Crane Lady.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
The Ethnic Tip
TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy
Will proposes a black history class be instituted at Bel-Air Academy, and gets a surprise when Aunt Viv arrives to teach it.