With 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Votes: 379,881 | Gross: $88.51M
2. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
Votes: 271,062 | Gross: $49.28M
3. Oldboy (2013)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley
Votes: 77,722 | Gross: $2.19M
4. 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.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson
Votes: 105,012 | Gross: $27.55M
5. 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.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee
Votes: 97,220 | Gross: $48.17M
6. Da 5 Bloods (2020)
R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis
7. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard
Votes: 22,673 | Gross: $27.44M
8. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson
Votes: 180,998 | Gross: $13.06M
9. He Got Game (1998)
R | 136 min | Drama, Sport
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson
Votes: 49,265 | Gross: $21.55M
10. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito
Votes: 39,670 | Gross: $19.28M
11. The Best Man (1999)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Just before his best friend's wedding, the life of a Chicago writer becomes crazy when his best friend guesses that his new book's story is based on his bride's fervent past.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau
Votes: 11,286 | Gross: $34.10M
12. 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: 18,932 | Gross: $32.48M
13. School Daze (1988)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Kyme
Votes: 7,657 | Gross: $14.55M
14. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance
Story of a woman and her three lovers.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee
Votes: 15,256 | Gross: $7.14M
15. She's Gotta Have It (2017–2019)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.
Stars: DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony
16. Clockers (1995)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer
Votes: 22,756 | Gross: $13.04M
17. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds
Votes: 8,841 | Gross: $11.80M
18. Chi-Raq (2015)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett
Votes: 10,329 | Gross: $2.65M
19. David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)
TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: David Byrne, Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman
20. Crooklyn (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris
Votes: 10,802 | Gross: $13.64M
21. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito
Votes: 12,983 | Gross: $16.15M
22. Bamboozled (2000)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin, it becomes a hit.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport
Votes: 11,889 | Gross: $2.27M
23. The Oscars (2020 TV Special)
TV-14 | 170 min | Music
The 92nd Academy Awards for film achievements in 2019 are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Florence Pugh, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie
24. See You Yesterday (2019)
TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Director: Stefon Bristol | Stars: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake
25. She Hate Me (2004)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci
Votes: 8,027 | Gross: $0.37M
26. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller
Votes: 18,833 | Gross: $7.92M
27. Girl 6 (1996)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
An aspiring actress disappointed by her treatment in the movie industry turns to phone sex to make a living.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis
Votes: 6,478 | Gross: $4.90M
28. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary
A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac
Votes: 5,917 | Gross: $38.18M
29. All the Invisible Children (2005)
124 min | Drama
Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world.
Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic
30. New Jersey Drive (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »
Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee
Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $3.57M
31. Amazing Grace (2018)
G | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Alexander Hamilton, Cornell Dupree
Votes: 4,827 | Gross: $4.45M
32. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
An anthropologist awakes with a thirst for blood after an assistant stabs him with a cursed dagger.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco
33. Get on the Bus (1996)
R | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer
Votes: 5,832 | Gross: $5.73M
34. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary
An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.
Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Wilhelmina Blanchard, Kathleen Blanco
35. Touched with Fire (2015)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.
Director: Paul Dalio | Stars: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne
Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.15M
36. Red Hook Summer (2012)
R | 121 min | Drama
A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Toni Lysaith, Limary Agosto
Votes: 1,884 | Gross: $0.34M
37. 4 Little Girls (1997)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth
Votes: 3,412 | Gross: $0.13M
38. Good Fences (2003 TV Movie)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
Good Fences is about an upwardly-mobile Black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. In the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "... See full summary »
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Simmons Glover, Mo'Nique
39. Pass Over (2018)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama
Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.
Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong
40. Untitled Spike Lee Musical
Musical | Pre-production
Musical about the origin of Viagra, Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug.
Director: Spike Lee
41. 3 A.M. (2001)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories ... See full summary »
Director: Lee Davis | Stars: Danny Glover, Sergej Trifunovic, Michelle Rodriguez, Pam Grier
42. NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½ (2021)
TV-MA | 440 min | Documentary
Explore an epic chronicle of life, loss and survival in the city of New York over the twenty years since the September 11th attacks.
Stars: Rosie Perez, Jon Stewart, Chuck Schumer, Al Sharpton
43. Sucker Free City (2004 TV Movie)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
Sucker-Free City, or S.F.C., revolves around the conflicts among white, black, Latino and Asian street gangs in San Francisco.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ben Crowley, Ken Leung, Anthony Mackie, Darris Love
44. Passing Strange (2009)
TV-MA | 135 min | Documentary, Musical
Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.
Directors: Spike Lee, Annie Dorsen | Stars: Stew, De'Adre Aziza, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo
45. Bad 25 (2012)
Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten
46. Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner get passed down to his manager.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Monty Ross, Donna Bailey, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks
47. Drop Squad (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama
The DROP (Deprogramming and Restoration of Pride) Squad is an outlaw organization that abducts and "deprograms" African-Americans who exploit and/or deny their cultural heritage. But their persuasive methods become increasingly violent.
Director: David C. Johnson | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ving Rhames, Kasi Lemmons
Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.73M
48. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe
49. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, Rahum Brown, Georgina Ransley, Marlon Brando
50. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)
84 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Stephen A. Smith