Anti racism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anti racism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, political and sincere films and TV shows about / with anti racism, black, african american, racism, blaxploitation, black history, friendship, interracial relations, segregation and justice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, China, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti racism: Malcolm X (1992), Black Girl (1966), Roots (1977), Do the Right Thing (1989), A Rage in Harlem (1991), Daughters of the Dust (1991), Poetic Justice (1993), The Watermelon Woman (1996), Amistad (1997), Down in the Delta (1998).

List of anti racism movies

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, african american, civil rights movement, black history, assassination, islam, childhood, society, prison, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, middle east ...
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Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, master servant relationship, maid, blaxploitation, feminist, alienation, black history, anti racism, mental disorder, black woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, french riviera, france, south of france, europe ...
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, family history, human spirit, slave trade, african american, escape attempt, suspense, justice, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s ...
Place: africa, usa, england, tennessee
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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: controversial, talky, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: police brutality, pizzeria, hip hop, racism, pizza, prejudice, african american, gangsters, culture clash, racial slur, summer, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, africa
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A Rage in Harlem (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: african american, femme fatale, gangsters, moll, racial slur, anti racism, blaxploitation, gunfight, gold, transvestism, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, harlem, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America.
Style: sexy, feminist film, enigmatic, light, non-linear ...
Plot: women, feminist, island, african american, racism, culture clash, islam, freedom, memory, pregnancy, boat, beach ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: africa, south carolina, usa
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, road trip, friendship, hip hop, gangsters, african american, writers, on the road, self discovery, starting over, violence, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, south central los angeles
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The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical "mammy" roles relegated to black actresses during that period. This was ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, feminist film ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lgbtq, gay, african american, black lgbt, gender, black history, women of color, anarchist, anti racism, blaxploitation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: philadelphia
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: political, touching, emotional, epic, dramatic ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, court, lawyer, rebellion, ship, legal, idealism, courtroom, african american, justice, politics ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: africa, cuba, england, washington d.c., massachusetts ...
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Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good, affectionate ...
Plot: slavery, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, african american, anti racism, racism, nude, women of color, multiple storylines, fashion, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, canada, tokyo, usa ...
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: inspirational, psychological, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychology, family reunited, african american, u.s. navy, redemption, child abuse, justice, honest, depression, life philosophy, transformation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, africa, usa, mexico, cleveland ohio ...
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The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, courtroom, prison life, legal, court, african american, friendship, fighting the system, justice, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, africa, canada, toronto ontario canada
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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, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, african american, sport, high school, american football, racial tension, civil rights, racial prejudice, prejudice, racial slur, friendship, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, africa, new jersey, california, usa ...
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Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, african american, racism, sport, civil rights, friendship, fight, rise to the top, human spirit, politics, comeback ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1964, year 1974, 20th century
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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Pariah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt teen, african american, coming out, lesbian teen, teenage sexuality, lgbtq, introspection, lesbianism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, africa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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Loving (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Style: inspirational, romantic, thought provoking, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: interracial couple, racism, interracial marriage, marriage, interracial love, segregation, husband wife relationship, civil rights, love, love story, racial segregation, justice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958
Place: virginia, australia, washington d.c., usa
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, sincere, touching, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, prejudice, african american, space program, stereotypes, scientist, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, touching, political ...
Plot: court, racism, lawyer, courtroom, injustice, african american, racial segregation, african american protagonist, racial discrimination, justice, racial issues, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: new york, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city, mississippi, manhattan new york city ...
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Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: surprise ending, rough, tense, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: racism, police violence, murder, african american, police, police brutality, motel, riot, suspense, racial tension, corruption, justice ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1943, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: compassionate, disturbing, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, black american, retirement, innocence, teacher, african american, lawyer, husband wife relationship, drunkenness ...
Place: usa
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The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: sad, captivating, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: racism, ghetto, african american, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, private school, loss of friend, coming of age, teenager, witness, women, friendship ...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: biology, medical research, women, research, genetics, fight, death, scientific experiment, medical experiment, experimental technology, genetic experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 2000s, 1940s
Place: north carolina, baltimore
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The Banker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.
Style: touching, motivational, inspirational, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: money, racism, banker, investor, black american, african american, black history, racial slur, personal assistant, segregation, friendship, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1939, 2020s, 50s, year 1954 ...
Place: america, los angeles, washington d.c.
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Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: home invasion, murder, doppelganger, amusement park, panic, african american, husband wife relationship, traumatic childhood, evil twin, black family, suspense, torment ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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Watchmen (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 527 min.
TV show
Story: Television series based on the comic-book 'Watchmen', which was published by DC Comics in 1986 - 1987.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, non-linear, anime, dark ...
Plot: superhero, villain, vigilantism, team, heroes, police officer, racial slur, racial tension, fight, racial discrimination, superhero team, murder ...
Time: year 2019, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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: captivating, realistic, inspirational, touching, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex scene, african american, racism, prison, love, police, love story, black american, injustice, wrongful conviction, dating, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: puerto rico, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem, new york city
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When They See Us (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Style: captivating, political, educational, atmospheric, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, legal, social injustice, rape accusation, black cast, racial injustice, criminal justice, lgbtq, suspect, false accusation, false accusation of rape, falsely accused ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york
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Blindspotting (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: parole, probation, fight, best friend, cemetery, party, police, racism, police brutality, friendship between men, gangsters, family relations ...
Place: oakland california, san francisco, bali, las vegas, boston ...
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The Photograph (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, sweet, romantic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: sex, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, friendship, love affair, love and romance, couples, destiny, hopes, couple relations, african american ...
Time: year 1984, year 1988
Place: london, louisiana, new york
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, political, anamorphic ...
Plot: jazz singer, fbi, war on drugs, female nudity, racism, women, undercover, heroin, social problems, musician's life, african american, musician ...
Time: 1940s, year 1957, year 1947, year 1949, 50s
Place: new york, new orleans
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