Most Popular "Civil Rights Movement" Titles
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1. 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.
2. Remember the Titans (2000)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
6. 42 (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
7. 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.
8. Glory Road (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
9. 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.
10. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
14. 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.
15. 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 »
18. 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 »
19. Reel Injun (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Western
The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.
20. 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 »
21. Separate But Equal (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 190 min | Drama, History
A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.
25. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama
A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
27. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
120 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.
28. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.
29. Freedom Song (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 112 min | Drama
A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960's in Mississippi before Blacks were allowed to vote and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through.
30. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Approved | 76 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.
31. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama, History
After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »
34. Soul of the Game (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport
Black baseball greats, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, vie to be the first afro-American major leaguer, only to see the outspoken rookie, Jackie Robinson, be chosen.
35. The Ernest Green Story (1993 TV Movie)
101 min | Drama
Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
36. 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."
37. 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 »
38. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
39. 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.
40. 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 ...
41. 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 »
43. Crisis at Central High (1981 TV Movie)
125 min | Drama, History
Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.
45. 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.
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 »
47. 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 »
49. 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 »
50. 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.