Black Lives

26 items
Pride
Pride
Pride
2007
PG
In 1970s Philadelphia, Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), who is driven by a love of competitive swimming, fixes up an abandoned pool building...
Drama
Baadasssss!
Baadasssss!
Baadasssss!
2003
18+
Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss...
Drama
Brother John
Brother John
Brother John
14+
Visiting his Alabama hometown for his sister's funeral, an enigmatic black man, John Kane (Sidney Poitier), is appalled by the...
Classics
Slam
Slam
Slam
1998
18+
Ray Joshua (Saul Williams), a talented black poet from the Washington, D.C., projects, is arrested on petty drug charges and thrown into...
Drama
Get on the Bus
Get on the Bus
Get on the Bus
1996
18+
A disparate group of African-American men climb on a bus bound for the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. -- among them, Evan Sr...
Drama
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
PG
This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of...
Classics
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
2008
PG
Lena Younger (Phylicia Rashad) receives a settlement from her husband's life insurance policy and then must decide what to do with the...
Drama
Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys
Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys
Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys
2008
14+
Despite their differences in social class, Charlotte (Kathy Bates) and Alice (Alfre Woodard) are good friends for many years. Then...
Comedy
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
2016
PG
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary...
Drama
The Gospel (2005)
The Gospel (2005)
The Gospel (2005)
2005
PG
While he was once on the way to becoming a minister, David Taylor (Boris Kodjoe) instead chose to become a popular music star, and the...
Drama
Not Easily Broken
Not Easily Broken
Not Easily Broken
2009
14+
Dave Johnson (Morris Chestnut) and his wife, Clarice (Taraji P. Henson), appear to have it all, but she has ignored his needs while she...
Drama
Higher Learning
Higher Learning
Higher Learning
1995
18+
In John Singleton's portrait of college life, people from all different walks of life encounter racial tension, rape and responsibility.
Drama
To Sir, With Love
To Sir, With Love
To Sir, With Love
1967
PG
American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his degree in engineering, but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a...
Classics
Ali
Ali
Ali
2001
14+
With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers...
Biography
Brian's Song (1971)
Brian's Song (1971)
Brian's Song (1971)
1971
PG
Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) are teammates on the mid-1960s Chicago Bears. At a time when professional...
Drama
Brian's Song (2001)
Brian's Song (2001)
Brian's Song (2001)
2001
PG
Although they both play for the Chicago Bears, Brian Piccolo (Sean Maher) is white, a joker and mostly rides the bench while Gale Sayers...
Drama
Radio
Radio
Radio
2003
PG
In a racially divided town, coach Jones (Ed Harris) spots a mentally disabled African-American student named Radio (Cuba Gooding Jr.)...
Drama
To Sir, With Love II
To Sir, With Love II
To Sir, With Love II
1996
PG
A widowed London teacher (Sidney Poitier) retires to Chicago, where he teaches a class of toughs and hopes to locate a past love.
Drama
Precious: Based On The Novel By Sapphire
Precious: Based On The Novel By Sapphire
Precious: Based On The Novel By Sapphire
2009
14+
Precious is pregnant with her second child and invited to enroll in an alternative school in hope that her life can head in a new direction.
Drama
School Daze
School Daze
School Daze
1988
18+
At historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Larry Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and...
Comedy
G (2002)
G (2002)
G (2002)
2002
18+
Summer G (Richard T. Jones), an aspiring rapper, finds himself enamored with a young woman named Sky Hightower (Chenoa Maxwell), an...
Drama
Baby Boy
Baby Boy
Baby Boy
2001
18+
The story of Jody (Tyrese Gibson), a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and...
Drama
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
18+
Although Jo Jo Dancer (Richard Pryor) has achieved success as a stand-up comedian, he hasn't found happiness. After receiving severe...
Drama
In My Country
In My Country
In My Country
18+
An American reporter (Samuel L. Jackson) and an Afrikaans poet (Juliette Binoche) meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's...
Drama
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
2009
G
Inspired by his mother (Kimberly Elise) to never give up, Detroit native Ben Carson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) overcomes poverty and prejudice to...
Drama
Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story
Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story
Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story
E
The story of how gifted Ohio-born quarterback Chuck Ealey found refuge in Canada and the CFL in the face of racial intolerance in the U.S.
Documentary