The Most Powerful Movies About Racism Films

The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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List Criteria: Movies with racism as a central theme.

A list of the best racism movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This racism movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about racism are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about racism you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous racism movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these racism movie titles for more information about the films.

List items include This Is England, The Cotton Club and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best racism movies?" and "What is the greatest racism movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular racism movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these racism movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good racism movies can be enjoyed no matter what.


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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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  2. 2
    + 148
    - 48

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  3. 3
    + 142
    - 47
    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  4. 4
    + 101
    - 32
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    added by ConnorRichardson
    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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  5. 5
    + 112
    - 46
    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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  6. 6
    + 103
    - 41
    Mississippi Burning

    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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  7. 7
    + 91
    - 38
    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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  8. 8
    + 79
    - 30
    A Time to Kill

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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  9. 9
    + 18
    - 1
    Defamation

    added by Mollevangsvagen

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  10. 10
    + 17
    - 1
    Play

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Kevin Vaz, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Martin McFaul

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  11. 11
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    - 29

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  12. 12
    + 64
    - 26
    The Butler

    added by ConnorRichardson
    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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  13. 13
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    - 37
    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

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  14. 14
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    - 1

    new! & added by Mollevangsvagen
    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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  15. 15
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    With God On Our Side

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    With God On Our Side

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    Time of the Gypsies

    new! & added by Mollevangsvagen
    Branko Đurić, Bora Todorović, Predrag Lakovic

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  17. 17
    + 16
    - 1

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    The Human Pyramid

  18. 18
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    - 49
    Django Unchained

    added by PeteBoyle
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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  19. 19
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    - 34
    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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  20. 20
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    - 42
    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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  21. 21
    + 15
    - 1
    The Merchant of Venice

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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  22. 22
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    - 1
    Once Upon a Time in America

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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  23. 23
    + 54
    - 31
    Do the Right Thing

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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    - 1

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Checkpoint

  25. 25
    + 46
    - 29
    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    + 18
    - 3
    The Birth of a Nation

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh

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  27. 27
    + 45
    - 30
    Lean on Me

    Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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  28. 28
    + 33
    - 21
    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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  29. 29
    + 11
    - 1
    Africa Blood and Guts

    new! & added by Mollevangsvagen
    Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ian Yule, Sergio Rossi

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  30. 30
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    - 1
    The Song of Roland

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Klaus Kinski

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    + 11
    - 1
    Roland the Mighty

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Roland the Mighty Clelia Matania, Ivo Garrani, Fabrizio Mioni

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    Les maîtres fous

    new! & added by Mollevangsvagen
    Les maîtres fous

  33. 33
    + 29
    - 18
    The Help

    added by but chickens double d
    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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  34. 34
    + 42
    - 32
    Higher Learning

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks

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  35. 35
    + 38
    - 29
    The Hurricane

    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    + 10
    - 1
    Moi, un noir

    new! & added by Mollevangsvagen
    Moi, un noir Oumarou Ganda, Alassane Maiga, Seydou Guede

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    + 35
    - 29
    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    + 26
    - 20
    12 Years a Slave

    added by msmapo
    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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  39. 39
    + 8
    - 1
    Waltz with Bashir

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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  40. 40
    + 35
    - 31
    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  41. 41
    + 32
    - 28
    Ghosts of Mississippi

    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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  42. 42
    + 34
    - 32
    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

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    + 27
    - 30
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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  44. 44
    + 25
    - 28
    Men of Honor

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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  45. 45
    + 23
    - 26
    Losing Isaiah

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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  46. 46
    + 20
    - 24
    The Secret Life of Bees

    added by ShayShay
    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah

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    + 16
    - 19
    42

    added by bdoctrow
    Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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  48. 48
    + 18
    - 22
    Rosewood

    Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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    + 21
    - 27

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser

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    + 24
    - 31
    Hairspray

    Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

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