Civil rights movement movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant civil rights movement movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing and entertaining films and TV shows about / with civil rights movement, civil rights, society, interracial relations, racism, african american, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes and discrimination plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
civil rights movement
 60
civil rights movement movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as civil rights movement: Malcolm X (1992), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Boycott (2001), Selma (2014), All the Way (2016), Son of the South (2020), Southside with You (2016), Seberg (2019), Miss Marx (2020), Fly Me To The Saitama (2019).

List of civil rights movement movies

 7.7
 93K
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: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, islam, police brutality, civil rights movement, politics, racial slur, tragic event, fighting the system, african american, self discovery, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, middle east ...
Is relevant ?
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, civil rights movement, racism, social differences, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 942
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 91K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 14K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, civil rights movement, racial issues, usa president, racism, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, african american, vietnam war, election campaign ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
Is relevant ?
Son of the South (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Bob Zellner, grandson of a Klansman, comes of age in the Deep South and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, psychological
Plot: civil rights, civil rights movement, social issues, american history, society, moral dilemma, fighting the system, social problems, social injustice, family relations, historical event, repression ...
Is relevant ?
Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic, sincere, light, sentimental
Plot: wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, african american, one day, civil rights movement, politics, social issues, african american protagonist, lawyer, first date, supervisor ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1961
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., africa, usa, kenya ...
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 8K
Seberg (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, realistic, political thriller
Plot: fbi, civil rights movement, interracial relations, disorder, crimes, dishonesty, society, love, police, surveillance, infidelity, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 825
Miss Marx (2020)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In her public persona, Eleanor “Tussy” Marx was a translator, actress, a children’s rights activist, a feminist and a persuasive labour organizer, a tireless powerhouse determined to carry on her father’s work. She held her own with ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: socialism, feminism, feminist, unrequited love, communism, civil rights movement, women's rights, love story, male female relationship, historical character, female protagonist, romantic relationship ...
Is relevant ?
Fly Me To The Saitama (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: People from Saitama Prefecture are persecuted and, because of this, they hide the fact that they are from there. In Tokyo, Momomi Hakuhodo (Fumi Nikaido) is a male high school student and the son of the Tokyo governor. Physically, Momomi Hakuhodo ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: discrimination, student, japanese school, classism, revolution, civil rights movement, class conflict, class differences, social class, social problems, revolutionary, civil rights ...
Place: tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 21K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 953
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, haunted by the past, who done it, assassination, life is a bitch, golf, injustice, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Del Shores' follow-up to "Sordid Lives" revisits Winters, Texas for a showdown between the gradually liberalizing locals and the new fundamentalist preacher in the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision.
Style: entertaining, captivating, satirical
Plot: gay marriage, gender equality, social problems, gay rights, gay love, women, family relations, relationships, civil rights movement, lgbt, satire, civil rights ...
Is relevant ?
Charming the Hearts of Men (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic drama set during the politically charged early 60s where a sophisticated woman returns to her Southern home town and discovers her options are limited yet discrimination is plentiful. With the help of a Congressional ally, she inspires ...
Style: social, captivating, entertaining
Plot: civil rights, women's rights, emancipation, social relations, society, social problems, discrimination, historical event, political unrest, women, historical figure, human rights ...
Time: 60s
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 400
Flashback (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman lawyer travels back in time and crosses paths with other women in history who fought for women's rights.
Style: satirical, feel good, funny, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: time travel, time traveler, women, time machine, female protagonist, women's rights, sent to the past, historical character, time jump, time warp, historical figure, civil rights ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
26 Years (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 26 years ago, state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city of Gwangju who were demonstrating as apart of a democratic movement. Thousands of civilians were killed. Now, a shooter from the national team, a gang member, a policeman, ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: revenge, price of justice, vengeance, murderer, law and order, assassination, police, bandit, fighting crime, convict, murder, civil rights movement
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 1K
Mixte (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
TV show
Story: It’s the first day of the 1963 school year at Voltaire High! And for the first time, girls and boys will mingle. This first year of coeducation is full of surprises, both for teachers and students.
Style: psychological, humorous, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: class differences, social differences, high school life, civil rights movement, satire, society, women, civil rights, school
Time: 60s
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 21K
Karnan (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An angry young man fights for the rights of his oppressed people. Can he save them from those who weild power and weapons?
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: torture, righting the wronged, showdown, fight, fighting the system, brutality, civil rights movement, social problems, small village, battles, human rights, civil rights ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: strike, labor union, working class, factory, mayor, worker, class struggle, business manager, hard labor, struggle, layoff, capitalism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 3K
The Glorias (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark ...
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, political, factual, uplifting
Plot: feminism, abortion, journalism, activism, civil rights, civil rights movement, justice, human spirit, fighting the system, injustice, introspection, idealism ...
Is relevant ?
Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie. Determined to ask her first love to the year 12 formal, Ellie devises a plan to go public with the invitation but before she can go through with it, her dead aunt Tara ...
Style: romantic, psychological, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, high school crush, family secret, coming out, lgbt teen, self discovery, lesbian, love and romance, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
One Night in Miami... (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, suspense, buddy movie
Plot: boxer, fight for justice, friendship between men, racism, injustice, racial injustice, inequality, victory, social injustice, motel, civil rights movement, hotel room ...
Time: year 1963, year 1964, year 1965, 60s
Place: miami, georgia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 7K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Style: political, suspense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, usa president, democratic party, cooking ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, west virginia, dallas texas, georgia ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, investigation, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
Is relevant ?
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, civil rights, racial segregation, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, rebellion ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
Soul of the Game (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are the greatest players in the Colored leagues, and everyone expects that one of them will make the leap to the Major Leagues, now that there is talk of integration. But, unexpectedly, it's the rookie with the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, baseball, underdog, ambition, prodigy, athlete's life, life is a bitch, hopes, society, follow your dream ...
Place: usa, new york, birmingham alabama
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 18K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman strangled to death, crimes, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 146K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 3K
Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panthers, revolution, politics, self defense, injustice, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
Is relevant ?
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, americana, interracial relations, racial segregation, social differences, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
Is relevant ?