Films with Protagonist of Colour

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1. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)

181 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau

Votes: 2,242

France

2. The Laws of Thermodynamics (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Comedy

45 Metascore

A neurotic scientist tries to balance his love story with a famous top model with his obsession about that Laws of the Thermodynamics rule their relation.

Director: Mateo Gil | Stars: Vito Sanz, Berta Vázquez, Chino Darín, Vicky Luengo

Votes: 2,087

Spain

3. Chateau (2017)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

An agile and colorful comedy about the lives of African immigrants in Paris. Charles is the most skilled and elegant among the sellers used by hairdressers in the populated district of ... See full summary »

Directors: Modi Barry, Cédric Ido | Stars: Jacky Ido, Tatiana Rojo, Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Zirek

Votes: 61

France

4. Where Hands Touch (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance, War

44 Metascore

A rites of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, Alec Newman

Votes: 2,128 | Gross: $0.07M

Germany

5. Knock (I) (2017)

113 min | Comedy

Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers ... See full summary »

Director: Lorraine Lévy | Stars: Omar Sy, Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Sabine Azéma

Votes: 2,294

France

6. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

A maid witnesses a murder at an upscale hotel and a policeman is assigned to the case, but it soon becomes clear that important people don't want the case solved.

Director: Tarik Saleh | Stars: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim

Votes: 6,257 | Gross: $0.08M

Egypt/Sweden

7. Django (2017)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.

Director: Etienne Comar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein

Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.05M

France

8. Le serpent aux mille coupures (2017)

104 min | Crime, Thriller

A dangerous hitman finds refuge in a farm but stumbles upon drug dealers and racist farmers.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Tomer Sisley, Terence Yin, Pascal Greggory, Stéphane Debac

Votes: 308

France

9. City of Tiny Lights (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Krishna Floyd, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 1,584

UK

11. Alone (2017)

Not Rated | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Five kids wake up in a world where everybody has disappeared.

Director: David Moreau | Stars: Sofia Lesaffre, Stéphane Bak, Jean-Stan Du Pac, Paul Scarfoglio

Votes: 1,121

France

12. Paris Prestige (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Just out of prison, Nas returns to his neighborhood, Pigalle, where he finds his friends and his older brother Arezki, boss of the bar Le Prestige. Nas is determined to recreate a name and Le Prestige could well serve as a springboard .

Directors: Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey | Stars: Reda Kateb, Slimane Dazi, Mélanie Laurent, Constantine Attia

Votes: 349

France

13. The Climb (I) (2017)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A young man from the suburbs with no mountaineering experience decides to climb Mt Everest to show a woman he'd do anything for her.

Director: Ludovic Bernard | Stars: Ahmed Sylla, Alice Belaïdi, Kévin Razy, Nicolas Wanczycki

Votes: 3,798

France

14. He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

95 min | Comedy

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste | Stars: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Aïssa Maïga, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 1,854

France

15. Darkland (2017)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A successful doctor who loses his little brother in a gang-related assault gives up his privileged life to become a masked warrior and avenge his brother's death.

Director: Fenar Ahmad | Stars: Dar Salim, Stine Fischer Christensen, Ali Sivandi, Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Votes: 5,023

Denmark

16. Mona (I) (2016)

History, Thriller

A female assassin attempts to kill the Portuguese Prime minister during a state visit to London in 1973.

Director: Onuora Abuah | Stars: Marlene Abuah, Jonathan Hansler, David Avery, Lonyo Engele

Votes: 6

UK

17. Afro Punk Girl (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian, post apocalyptic Britain, a young punk discovers true rebellion when she meets a radical old dandy.

Director: Annetta Laufer | Stars: Danielle Vitalis, Larrington Walker, Jamie Kenna, Nicola Stuart-Hill

Votes: 10

UK

18. Corniche Kennedy (2016)

94 min | Drama

A young group of teenagers enjoying their summer on the beach of Marseille France get involved in some drugs trafficking and investigated by police .

Director: Dominique Cabrera | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Lola Créton, Alain Demaria, Kamel Kadri

Votes: 159

France

19. Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

The true story of the murder of Damilola Taylor - a ten year old Nigerian boy living in Peckham, London - and the subsequent trial.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Naomi Ackie, Wunmi Mosaku, Robert Pugh, Shola Adewusi

Votes: 206

UK/Nigeria

20. Two Is a Family (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A bachelor enjoys his sweet life on the French Riviera until a one-night stand tells him, he's dad to Gloria and leaves her with him. He moves to London with Gloria. Mom turns up 8 years later.

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 19,527

France/UK

21. The Intent (2016)

104 min | Crime, Drama

An undercover police officer finds his loyalties tested as the gang he's grown attached to becomes increasingly violent.

Directors: Femi Oyeniran, Kalvadour Peterson | Stars: Dylan Duffus, Scorcher, Shone Romulus, Jade Asha

Votes: 743

UK

22. London Life (2016)

90 min | Drama

The hardship faced by students arriving in the UK.

Director: Naveen Medaram | Stars: Ameer Choudrie, Emma Connell, Shivani Ghai, Andi Jashy

Votes: 7

UK

23. Mercenary (I) (2016)

103 min | Drama, Sport

A young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France. Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success.

Director: Sacha Wolff | Stars: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Mikaele Tuugahala, Laurent Pakihivatau

Votes: 557

New Caledonia/France

24. Divines (2016)

105 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

Director: Houda Benyamina | Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda

Votes: 7,448

France

25. Daguerrotype (2016)

131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 678

France

26. House Without Roof (2016)

117 min | Drama

HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is about the journey of the siblings LIYA, JAN and ALAN who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their ... See full summary »

Director: Soleen Yusef | Stars: Mina Sadic, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, Wedad Sabri

Votes: 104

Germany/Iraq

27. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,891 | Gross: $3.90M

UK/Botswana

28. White Colour Black (2016)

87 min | Drama

Leke a young successful photographer lives a hedonistic lifestyle in London, but things change when he learns his estranged father has died in Senegal.

Director: Joseph A. Adesunloye | Stars: Dudley O'Shaughnessy, Wale Ojo, Alassane Sy, Damola Adelaja

Votes: 18

UK/Senegal

29. Goodbye Berlin (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 7,446

Germany

30. The African Doctor (2016)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

Director: Julien Rambaldi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli, Médina Diarra

Votes: 6,636

France

31. Tour de France (2016)

95 min | Drama

Far'Hook is a twenty-year-old rapper. Following a settling of scores, he's obliged to leave Paris and lay low for awhile. His producer, Bilal, suggests that Far'Hook take his place ... See full summary »

Director: Rachid Djaidani | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sadek, Louise Grinberg, Nicolas Marétheu

Votes: 316

France

32. Mariam (2016)

45 min | Short, Drama

It's 2004 and France has passed a law banning religious symbols in public schools. Mariam, French-born with Arab parents, recently wore the hijab after performing the hajj with her ... See full summary »

Director: Faiza Ambah | Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Lou Howard, Ahmed Hafiene, Louka Masset

Votes: 31

France

33. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 49,398

UK

34. K-Shop (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A kebab shop owner's son, Salah, turns vigilante after his father's death in an effort to clean up the relentless onslaught of boozed up thrill seekers waging war on his doorstep.

Director: Dan Pringle | Stars: Reece Noi, Ewen MacIntosh, Scot Williams, Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar

Votes: 1,171

UK

35. Brotherhood (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

First, there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, and now comes Noel Clarke's lastest instalment: Brotherhood. Sam is facing up to the new world. He realises it also comes with new problems; new... See full summary »

Director: Noel Clarke | Stars: Noel Clarke, Arnold Oceng, Red Madrell, Adjoa Andoh

Votes: 3,351

UK

36. Gangsters Gamblers Geezers (2016)

103 min | Comedy

Gangsters, Gamblers and Geezers is story about two lovable losers, Krish and Lee who get fired from their call centre jobs. After spending all their money in a crazy month of partying, they... See full summary »

Directors: Amar Adatia, Peter Peralta | Stars: Rahul Kohli, Richie Campbell, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Votes: 841

UK

37. FirstBorn (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A young couple's lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly-formed family.

Director: Nirpal Bhogal | Stars: Antonia Thomas, Luke Norris, Thea Petrie, Eileen Davies

Votes: 1,655

UK

38. Chouf (2016)

108 min | Crime, Drama

Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Oussama Abdul Aal, Zine Darar

Votes: 300

France

39. Morris from America (2016)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

Director: Chad Hartigan | Stars: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Patrick Güldenberg

Votes: 4,815 | Gross: $0.09M

USA/Germany

40. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

84 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 20,515 | Gross: $0.03M

Iran

41. Billionaire Ransom (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Students at a reforming school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Hari Dhillon, Sebastian Koch

Votes: 3,066

UK

42. A Moving Image (2016)

PG | 74 min | Drama

An artist returns to her gentrified community where she explores her social position and complicity in the rapid changes.

Director: Shola Amoo | Stars: Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi, Yrsa Daley-Ward

Votes: 54

UK

43. The Intent (2016)

104 min | Crime, Drama

An undercover police officer finds his loyalties tested as the gang he's grown attached to becomes increasingly violent.

Directors: Femi Oyeniran, Kalvadour Peterson | Stars: Dylan Duffus, Scorcher, Shone Romulus, Jade Asha

Votes: 743

UK

44. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 4,971 | Gross: $0.05M

France