Most Popular "Racial Tension" Titles
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2. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 350,519 | Gross: $169.71M
5. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 608,265 | Gross: $148.10M
6. 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.
Votes: 171,469 | Gross: $115.65M
7. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 108,532 | Gross: $108.77M
8. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 104,560 | Gross: $118.87M
9. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
10. This Is England (2006)
Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 103,948 | Gross: $0.33M
12. The Good Shepherd (2006)
R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Votes: 90,127 | Gross: $59.95M
13. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 65,303 | Gross: $98.47M
14. 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: 94,726 | Gross: $116.63M
15. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Votes: 65,455 | Gross: $27.55M
16. Monster's Ball (2001)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
Votes: 74,530 | Gross: $31.25M
17. 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: 107,091 | Gross: $26.83M
19. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 69,609 | Gross: $52.08M
21. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 70,426 | Gross: $34.60M
22. Save the Last Dance (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Votes: 50,630 | Gross: $91.06M
23. Race (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
Votes: 25,659 | Gross: $19.10M
24. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 54,187 | Gross: $24.38M
25. Men of Honor (2000)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American, then also the first amputee, U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him.
Votes: 94,800 | Gross: $48.82M
28. 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: 68,964 | Gross: $48.17M
29. Fruitvale Station (2013)
R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Votes: 59,802 | Gross: $16.10M
32. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History
33. 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.
Votes: 37,062 | Gross: $42.64M
34. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 8,981 | Gross: $13.05M
36. Balls of Fury (2007)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.
Votes: 37,206 | Gross: $32.84M
37. Australia Day (2017)
98 min | Drama
On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and ... See full summary »
38. Bullet (1996)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right ... See full summary »
39. Bobby (2006)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.
Votes: 39,101 | Gross: $11.24M
41. Island in the Sun (1957)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself ... See full summary »
Votes: 782 | Gross: $8.00M
44. Dark Blue (2002)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Votes: 18,103 | Gross: $9.06M
45. Something New (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Votes: 11,108 | Gross: $11.43M
46. Heart Condition (1990)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.
Votes: 2,612 | Gross: $4.13M
48. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
49. An Innocent Man (1989)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,083 | Gross: $20.05M
50. Gladiator (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
Votes: 7,088 | Gross: $9.22M