With 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

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: 64,968 | Gross: $48.27M

2. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

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: 307,156 | Gross: $88.51M

3. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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49 Metascore

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: 60,978 | Gross: $2.19M

4. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

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: 71,685 | Gross: $27.55M

5. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

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: 73,750 | Gross: $48.17M

6. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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61 Metascore

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 8,223 | Gross: $34.10M

7. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

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: 16,355 | Gross: $27.44M

8. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

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: 160,882 | Gross: $13.06M

9. She's Gotta Have It (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.

Stars: DeWanda Wise, Chyna Layne, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent

Votes: 2,611

10. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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77 Metascore

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: 7,779 | Gross: $2.65M

11. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

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: 33,565 | Gross: $19.28M

12. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

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: 40,222 | Gross: $21.55M

13. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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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: 2,507 | Gross: $3.57M

14. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 15,121 | Gross: $32.48M

15. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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79 Metascore

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee

Votes: 7,034 | Gross: $7.14M

16. School Daze (1988)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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49 Metascore

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-Martin, Kyme

Votes: 5,393 | Gross: $14.55M

17. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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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: 9,585 | Gross: $16.15M

18. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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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: 5,691 | Gross: $11.80M

19. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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37 Metascore

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: 16,869 | Gross: $7.92M

20. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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71 Metascore

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: 18,546 | Gross: $13.04M

21. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

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: 7,777 | Gross: $13.64M

22. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

4.1
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52 Metascore

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco

Votes: 1,147

23. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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50 Metascore

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: 9,394 | Gross: $2.19M

24. She Hate Me (2004)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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28 Metascore

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: 6,834 | Gross: $0.37M

25. Pass Over (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

5.7
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73 Metascore

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

Votes: 442

26. Girl 6 (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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44 Metascore

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis

Votes: 5,440 | Gross: $4.90M

27. Touched with Fire (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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62 Metascore

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: 1,848 | Gross: $0.15M

28. Rodney King (2017)

52 min | Drama

5.7
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74 Metascore

Roger Guenveur Smith performs his one man show focusing on the life and times of Rodney King.

Director: Spike Lee | Star: Roger Guenveur Smith

Votes: 325

29. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama

7.6
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Through the eyes of the innocent bearing the heart of a child, seven different children who share though the very same sensitivities and longings, 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

Votes: 3,599

30. Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | 121 min | Drama

5.0
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48 Metascore

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: 1,428 | Gross: $0.34M

31. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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89 Metascore

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: 2,405 | Gross: $0.13M

32. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.8
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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: 4,517 | Gross: $5.73M

33. Michael Jackson: This Is It (2009 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.5
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The video features various scenes of Jackson's hometown and former residence in Gary, Indiana, along with photos and videos of him and tributes from his fans around the world.

Director: Spike Lee | Star: Michael Jackson

Votes: 275

34. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.7
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76 Metascore

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: 4,999 | Gross: $38.18M

35. Passing Strange (2009)

TV-MA | 135 min | Musical

6.3
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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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo

Votes: 195

36. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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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

Votes: 1,781

37. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,894

38. Drop Squad (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama

4.6
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Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an ... See full summary »

Director: David C. Johnson | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ving Rhames, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 482 | Gross: $0.73M

39. Sucker Free City (2004 TV Movie)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 1,190

40. Good Fences (2003 TV Movie)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set 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

Votes: 513

41. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,727

42. See You Yesterday (2019)

Sci-Fi | Post-production

Two teenagers build time machines to save one's brother from being killed by the police.

Director: Stefon Bristol | Stars: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake

43. 3 A.M. (2001)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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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

Votes: 1,157

44. Manos sucias (2014)

TV-MA | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A desperate fisherman and a naive young man embark on a dangerous journey trafficking drugs up the Pacific coast of Colombia. Hidden beneath the waves, they tow a narco-torpedo filled with ... See full summary »

Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka | Stars: Cristian James Abvincula, Jarlin Javier Martinez, Hadder Blandon, Andrés Reina Ruiz

Votes: 403

45. Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.6
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The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Monty Ross, Donna Bailey, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Votes: 241

46. If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010– )

Documentary

7.1
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In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees... See full summary »

Stars: Calvin Mackie, Mitch Landrieu, Jacques Morial, Fred Johnson

Votes: 417

47. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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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

Votes: 629

48. Go Brasil Go! (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Spike Lee

Votes: 10

49. Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (2014 TV Special)

TV-MA | 54 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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Taped May 7 at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the exclusive presentation features Carmichael's unique take on such topics as: poverty, wealth, crime, race, national tragedies, female ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Jerrod Carmichael, Hannibal Buress, Hayley Crisp, Argus Hamilton

Votes: 390

50. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.3
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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, Tony Parker, Lamar Odom

Votes: 1,303


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