Mixed-Race Identity Films

by readytoroll-1 | created - 02 Aug 2019 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

These are films that have multiracial identity at their centre.

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1. Multi-Facial (1995)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

A short film about the problems that accompany an actor as he auditions, due to his multi-ethnic appearance.

Director: Vin Diesel | Stars: Vin Diesel, Lewis Steidl, Cara Gaffen, Phillip Jones

Votes: 1,502

2. What Are You? (I) (2019)

20 min | Documentary, Short

'What Are You' is a short twenty-minute personal documentary that uses interviews and poetic images to explores the lives of multiracial people as they reveal the struggles and challenges of living in a racially divided world.

Director: Richard B. Pierre

3. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 29,404 | Gross: $10.73M

4. The Loving Generation (2018)


In 1967, the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws outlawing interracial marriage. The Loving Generation tells the story of a generation of Americans born to one ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaweer Brown, Rebecca Carroll, Erin Cloud, Jessica Green

5. Little White Lie (2014)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A film about denial, race, family secrets and a search for identity.

Directors: Lacey Schwartz Delgado, James Adolphus | Stars: Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Matthew Noah Word

Votes: 650

6. Barry (II) (2016)

104 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 6,931

7. Silences (2006)

22 min | Documentary, Short

A bi-racial son confronts his mother and her refusal to acknowledge that he is of African American descent.

Director: Octavio Warnock-Graham

Votes: 13

8. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Secret Daughter (1996)

TV-MA | 117 min | Documentary, News

The story of June Cross, 'secret' daughter of a white woman and a black man, and her efforts to understand her family background.

Directors: John Baynard, June Cross | Stars: June Cross, Ken Berry, James Cross, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 29

9. Beba (2021)

79 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

BEBA is a poetic, raw and ruthless coming of age tale, in which a young NYC born and bred Afro-Latina stares down historical, societal, and generational trauma with unflinching courage.

Director: Rebeca Huntt | Star: Rebeca Huntt

Votes: 9

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