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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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    Checkpoint is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Checkpoint

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    The Merchant of Venice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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    Time of the Gypsies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Branko Đurić, Bora Todorović, Predrag Lakovic

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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    Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Defamation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Play is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Kevin Vaz, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Martin McFaul

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    The Human Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    The Human Pyramid

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    With God On Our Side is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    With God On Our Side

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    Waltz with Bashir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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    Africa Blood and Guts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ian Yule, Sergio Rossi

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    Les maîtres fous is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Les maîtres fous

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    Moi, un noir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Oumarou Ganda, Alassane Maiga, Seydou Guede

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    The Birth of a Nation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    The Song of Roland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Klaus Kinski

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    Roland the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Roland the Mighty Clelia Matania, Ivo Garrani, Fabrizio Mioni

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Mississippi Burning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    A Time to Kill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Crash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

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    Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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    The Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    District 9 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Do the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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    Amistad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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    American Radical: The Trials o... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
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    The Help is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Holy Rollers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Jesse Eisenberg, Q-Tip, Justin Bartha

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    Higher Learning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks

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    The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    The Great Debaters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Ali is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Ghosts of Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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    12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

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    The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows

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    42 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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    Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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    Jungle Fever is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Åkerman

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    Mississippi Masala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

    Denzel Washington, Charles S. Dutton, Sharmila Tagore

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