Inter-Cultural and Interracial dating, romance and marriage

by mswoc | created - 14 Sep 2014 | updated - 26 Feb 2017 | Public

Mixed race, ethnic or religious differences in romantic relationships

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1. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,427 | Gross: $4.20M

2. Shadows (1958)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 9,134

3. I Passed for White (1960)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Patricia Michon, Elizabeth Council

Votes: 122

4. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 88,758 | Gross: $43.66M

5. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 4,274

6. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 35,449 | Gross: $56.70M

7. China Girl (1987)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: James Russo, Richard Panebianco, Sari Chang, David Caruso

Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $1.26M

8. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 15,672 | Gross: $32.48M

9. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 4,434 | Gross: $7.31M

10. The Color of Love (1991)

91 min | Drama

Interracial love story told from the point of view of a white woman.

Director: Melissa Pearson | Stars: Beatrice de Borg, Marlene Forte, Marc Grant, Reggie McFadden

Votes: 9

11. Zebrahead (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A white, hip-hop loving teen falls in love with a black girl.

Director: Anthony Drazan | Stars: Michael Rapaport, DeShonn Castle, Kevin Corrigan, Lois Bendler

Votes: 1,112 | Gross: $1.47M

12. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

Votes: 14,774 | Gross: $44.94M

13. Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Noreen Hennessey

Votes: 11,588 | Gross: $20.16M

14. Black Rose of Harlem (1996)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920's Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gallo | Stars: Cynda Williams, Nick Cassavetes, Joe Viterelli, Lawrence Monoson

Votes: 63

15. Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn

Votes: 526

16. Fools Rush In (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 30,687 | Gross: $29.29M

17. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Cinderella (1997)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Brandy Norwood, Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle Reid

Votes: 5,447

18. The Wedding (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

In 1950s Massachusetts, a wealthy black woman engaged to a poor white beatnik learns about her family history. The stories revolve around the racial and class complexities of interracial and class-based marriages.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Halle Berry, Eric Thal, Lynn Whitfield, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 427

19. Mixing Nia (1998)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Nia is a successful copy writer at ad agency, and she leads white yuppie life (though her mother is black). She quits the agency when she is ordered to push a new brand of beer to black ... See full summary »

Director: Alison Swan | Stars: Karyn Parsons, Isaiah Washington, Eric Thal, Diego Serrano

Votes: 151

20. Dance with Me (1998)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Music

Rafael comes to Houston from Cuba to work at John's dance studio. He meets Ruby, a cute dance instructor there. Chemistry? Will John know he's Rafael's dad?

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,473 | Gross: $15.81M

21. Colour Blind (1998– )

180 min | Drama

In industrial Tyneside during World War I, life for the McQueen family is turned upside down when daughter Bridget comes home with a black husband.

Stars: Joe Caffrey, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian Embleton, Walter McMonagle

Votes: 272

22. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 6,165 | Gross: $3.73M

23. The Courage to Love (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, Karen Williams, Lisa Bronwyn Moore

Votes: 395

24. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham

Votes: 419

25. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 48,063 | Gross: $37.05M

26. Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr

Votes: 54,343 | Gross: $91.06M

27. The Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 649

28. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 41,562 | Gross: $15.85M

29. Constellation (2005)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A painter living in exile returns home where his family endured generations of racial violence. There he begins to fantasize the people around him as a series of portraits in order to bury the pain and find something beautiful to feel.

Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, Daniel Bess

Votes: 499 | Gross: $23.01M

30. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 38,314 | Gross: $68.92M

31. Something New (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Golden Brooks, Fuzzy Fantabulous

Votes: 12,080 | Gross: $11.43M

32. Forbidden Fruits (2006 Video)

115 min | Drama

A love story between an African American/Christian girl and an Arabic Muslim man, and the racial division between the two different cultures.

Director: Marc Cayce | Stars: Keith David, Ella Joyce, Keith Sweat, Rima Fakih

Votes: 1,917

33. Loving vs. Virginia (2007)

30 min | Documentary, Short

2007 - it's the 30th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling which changed America. In 1967 it abolished the law preventing mixed race marriage. Sean Fletcher goes on a personal ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Sills | Stars: Bernie Cohen, Sean Fletcher, Raymond Green, Mildred Loving

34. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass

Votes: 46,539 | Gross: $39.26M

35. A Gang Land Love Story (2010)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The younger sister of a feared African American crime boss and the nephew of his powerful Latina nemesis go on the run in a customized Cadillac convertible packed with $20 million in drugs ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Carter | Stars: Gary Anthony Sturgis, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Gary Carlos Cervantes, A.J. Lamas

Votes: 70

36. My Last Day Without You (2011)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.

Director: Stefan C. Schaefer | Stars: Nicole Beharie, Reg E. Cathey, Robert Clohessy, Ken Duken

Votes: 1,178

37. 2 Days in New York (2012)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 13,363 | Gross: $0.63M

38. Twist of Faith (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Grieving over the untimely loss of his family and in a dissociative state, an aimlessly-wandering Jewish man is rescued by another family who help him find his way back to happiness again.

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsh, Nathaniel J. Potvin, Paula Shaw

Votes: 601

39. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 414,506 | Gross: $176.04M



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