Movies Based on True Events of Real Solutions, Role Models for Overcoming Racial, Authority Conflict, Divides to Find Reconciliation, Mutual Respect, 2020, Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist

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Movies Based on True Events with Real Solutions for Reconciliation to Racial and Authority Conflict, 2020, Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for a range of viewers for Good, eternal difference in our world

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1. Woodlawn (2015)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 6,809 | Gross: $14.39M

2. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 87,940 | Gross: $52.08M

3. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 220,135 | Gross: $52.77M

4. Kingdom Men Rising (2019)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Kingdom Men Rising is a documentary exploring what it means to be a real man in the midst of cultural trends where there is confusion about masculinity. Challenging men to rise above what we've become to lives of no more excuses.

Director: Kyle Lollis | Stars: Tony Evans, Tim Brown, Tony Dungy, Arthur Evans

Votes: 45 | Gross: $1.19M

5. Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

39 Metascore

The next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Bobby Campo, David Sakurai

Votes: 2,705 | Gross: $6.22M

6. A United Kingdom (2016)

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

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: 15,142 | Gross: $3.90M

7. McFarland, USA (2015)

PG | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

60 Metascore

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach, and at his new school he turns seven disappointing students into one of the best cross-country teams in the region.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts

Votes: 36,167 | Gross: $44.47M

8. Captive (II) (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Biography, Crime

36 Metascore

A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $2.56M

9. Beautifully Broken (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Director: Eric Welch | Stars: Benjamin A. Onyango, Scott William Winters, Emily Hahn, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas

Votes: 364 | Gross: $1.21M

10. Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.

Directors: James F. Collier, Rolf Forsberg | Stars: Chong Aier, Narola Aier, Noktila Aier, Sashimeren Aier

Votes: 107

11. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,894

12. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 207,610 | Gross: $169.61M

13. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 88,637 | Gross: $95.00M

14. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 77 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.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 1,139

15. The Jesse Owens Story (1984 TV Movie)

174 min | Biography, Drama, History

A biopic of the four-time Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Dorian Harewood, Dan Ammerman, Bob Banks, Tom Bosley

Votes: 206



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