Black lives matter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant black lives matter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, inspirational, touching, serious, dramatic and captivating films and TV shows about / with black lives matter, african american, black, racism, friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, mentor, gangsters and prejudice plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as black lives matter: See You Yesterday (2019), Saint Frances (2019), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Lovecraft Country (2020), After Class (2019), Death Note (2017), West Side Story (1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967).

List of black lives matter movies

See You Yesterday (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two teenagers build time machines to save one's brother from being killed by the police.
Style: touching, tense, thought provoking, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, youth, dishonesty, time, time machine, escapades, saving a life, death, science, culture clash, society ...
Place: new york
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Saint Frances (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.
Style: disturbing, touching, humorous, light, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, abortion, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher, brother sister relationship, guilt, ex classmate ex classmate relationship, feminism, female protagonist ...
Place: illinois
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Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Style: inspirational, sad, suspense, weird
Plot: vietnam war, gold, interracial romance, father son relationship, minefield, friendship between men, war veteran, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, cold war, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 1968, year 1961, year 1972, year 1969 ...
Place: vietnam, harlem, washington d.c., cambodia, memphis ...
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Lovecraft Country (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, beast, african american, imaginary character, road trip, supernatural, society, sacrifice, family, tv show, monster, travel ...
Time: 50s
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After Class (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family attempts to work together to support their grandmother during her final days of life.
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, wanting to die, brother sister relationship, bicycle, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, 21 year old, teacher student relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hospital, radiation ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Death Note (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, deity, notebook, mind game, police, violence, murder, revenge, fbi, chase, betrayal, mass suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york state, seattle, tokyo
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West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, sexy, colourful, talky, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: forbidden love, gang, rivalry, dancing, shakespeare, tragic love, interracial relations, young love, music, gang war, prejudice, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, racism, miscegenation, culture clash, interracial marriage, romance, doctor, liberal, love, widower, vacation, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hawaii
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: racism, small town, prejudice, racial slur, police, mystery, crimes, police procedural, police officer, chief of police, racist, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, california, north carolina ...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, childhood, racism, black lives matter, violence, train, loneliness, child molestation, coming of age, child abuse, sexism ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, arkansas, st. louis missouri
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And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: racism, civil rights, racial tension, black lives matter, bullying, social injustice, family, sheriff, children, cross cultural relations, interracial friendship, church ...
Time: 60s
Place: mississippi
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sad, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, feminism, rape, domestic violence, african american, life is a bitch, incest rape, slavery, human spirit, wife abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, georgia, tennessee
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, small town, civil rights, ku klux klan, police, investigation, african american, murder, racial slur, violence, racial segregation, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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.
Style: talky, realistic, intense, humorous, political ...
Plot: police brutality, pizzeria, hip hop, pizza, racism, prejudice, culture clash, racial slur, summer, urban ghetto life, society, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, talky, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: racism, friendship, elderly, golden years, master and servant, civil rights, jewish, prejudice, old age, widow, boss and employee, stereotypes ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta, usa, georgia
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, inspirational, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, battles, human spirit, prejudice, freedom, military, heroic mission, black history, racism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, south carolina, usa, boston, new england
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, segregation, racism, friendship, women, ku klux klan, boycott, racial segregation, bus, master and servant, unlikely friendships, underdog ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 20th century
Place: alabama, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, political, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, politics, civil rights movement, african american, black history, assassination, islam, prison, muslim, racial slur, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, small town, justice, courtroom, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, romance, friendship, true love, relationships, teenager, women, against the odds, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, year 1993, 20th century, year 1988 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona, italy
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police, prejudice, multiple storylines, plot twist, catastrophe, sexual harassment, racist, racial tension, social injustice, redemption, class differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
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Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, teacher, teachers and students, high school, athlete and trainer, underdog, life philosophy, athlete's life, human spirit, dedicated educator, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, teenager, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, lyrical, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dream come true, teenage love, racism, follow your dream, fat girl, teenager, teenage girl, music, stereotypes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, chicago illinois
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, child prodigy, hopes, teachers and students, teacher, african american, self esteem, elementary school, culture clash, unlikely friendships, prejudice, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., california, usa
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, dancing, music, showbiz, manager, musician, unlikely friendships, fame, backstage, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, uplifting, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, friendship, journey, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road, musician, dignity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, birmingham alabama, kentucky ...
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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
Style: inspirational, captivating, realistic, touching, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex scene, racism, prison, love, police, african american, love story, black american, dating, injustice, wrongful conviction, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: puerto rico, harlem, new york, manhattan new york city
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