6.7/10
9,123
36 user 43 critic

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Spike Lee, Zora Neale Hurston (opening quotation)
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Jungle Fever (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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
She's Gotta Have It (2017–2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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
School Daze (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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
Crooklyn (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes
Malcolm X (1992)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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
Clockers (1995)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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
Bamboozled (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

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
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Camilla Johns ... Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Jamie Overstreet (as Redmond Hicks)
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Greer Childs (as John Terrell)
Spike Lee ... Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell ... Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee ... Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkerson)
Bill Lee ... Sonny Darling
Cheryl Burr Cheryl Burr ... Ava
Aaron Dugger Aaron Dugger ... Noble
Stephanie Covington Stephanie Covington ... Keva
Renata Cobbs Renata Cobbs ... Shawn
Cheryl D. Singleton Cheryl D. Singleton ... Toby (as Cheryl Singleton)
Monty Ross Monty Ross ... Dog #1
Tiziano Cortini Tiziano Cortini ... Dog #2 (as Lewis Jordan)
Edit

Storyline

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Seriously Sexy Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She's Gotta Have It See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,473, 10 August 1986

Gross USA:

$7,137,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,137,502
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (one sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike Lee reprised the role of Mars Blackmon in Nike ads for Air Jordans, alongside Michael Jordan, including the famous line, "Is it the shoes?" See more »

Quotes

Mars Blackmon: [begging Nola not to dump him] Please baby, pleasebaby, please baby, baby baby please!
See more »

Crazy Credits

"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Director's Cut of the film on the Criterion Collection Laser Disc, features 4 minutes of additional footage. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tanning of America: Fight the Power (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Nola
Words and Music by Bill Lee
Performed by Ronnie Dyson
Courtesy of New Version Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

good low buget film
19 February 2004 | by wwaynersSee all my reviews

I remember when this movie came out. Not Spikes first film but first to gain him some attention. A very refreshing black and white low budget movie, probably one of Spikes most dedicated and best work. All characters well developed and script carefully written. A good film to watch on a lazy Sunday, showing scenes of Brooklyn as it was in the 80s.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed