Most Popular "Civil Rights Movement" Titles
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1. Lee Daniels' 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.
2. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
3. 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 and his assassination.
4. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
5. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
6. Bloody Sunday (2002)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
8. Talk to Me (2007)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
9. The Long Walk Home (1990)
PG | 97 min | Drama, History
Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
11. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
X | 121 min | Drama
Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »
13. The People Speak (2009)
113 min | Documentary, History
A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."
15. Selma, Lord, Selma (1999 TV Movie)
94 min | Drama
In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »
16. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
17. Ruby Bridges (1998 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the... See full summary »
20. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
22. Sins of the Father (2002 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Crime
Thirty years after the event, Tom Cherry finally breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night a bomb was planted in a Baptist Church in Alabama in 1965, killing four ...
26. The Last White Knight (2012)
78 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending 10... See full summary »
27. Deacons for Defense (2003 TV Movie)
R | 78 min | Drama
The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ... See full summary »
28. And the Children Shall Lead (1985 TV Movie)
58 min | Drama, Family
Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
30. Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975 TV Movie)
215 min | Drama
After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers.
32. With All Deliberate Speed (2004)
Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, History
Documentary filmmaker Peter Gilbert unearths the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education -- where it was ruled that "in the field of public education, ... See full summary »
33. Out of the Past (1998)
R | 97 min | Documentary
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the ... See full summary »
91 min | Documentary, Biography
The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement. By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, and ... See full summary »
39. Neshoba (2008)
86 min | Documentary
NESHOBA tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael ... See full summary »
40. America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2002 TV Mini-Series)
225 min | Documentary, History
Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.
41. The Century (1999 TV Mini-Series)
720 min | Documentary, History
Peter Jennings hosted this 6 episode special that reviews some of the most important events of the 20th Century. Each episode is a two part examination of two events in history that ... See full summary »
42. A Place of Rage (1991)
54 min | Documentary, History
This celebration of African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of the civil rights, Black power ... See full summary »
45. The Spirit of Annie Mae (2002)
73 min | Documentary, Mystery
Anna Marie Pictou-Aquash was a leading Native American political activist. A Mi'kmaw Indian born in Nova Scotia, she was killed execution-style on a desolate road in South Dakota in 1976, ... See full summary »
47. Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon (2012 Video)
48 min | Documentary, Biography, History
From the genesis of a quiet revolution which changed the American Constitution to the genesis of a masterpiece, created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld.
48. Shades of Gray (2001)
73 min | Documentary
A look at five ordinary people leading normal lives in Lawrence, Kansas who just happen to be gay and lesbian. This look at gay life in America's heartland is complicated a bit when the ... See full summary »