The Most Powerful Movies About Racism Films

The Most Powerful Movies About Racism

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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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  1. 1
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    - 31
    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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  2. 2
    + 146
    - 33

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  3. 3
    + 139
    - 31
    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  4. 4
    + 99
    - 17
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    added by ConnorRichardson
    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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  5. 5
    + 112
    - 28
    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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  6. 6
    + 62
    - 9
    The Butler

    added by ConnorRichardson
    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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  7. 7
    + 101
    - 26
    Mississippi Burning

    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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  8. 8
    + 77
    - 14
    A Time to Kill

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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  9. 9
    + 28
    - 2
    The Help

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

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  10. 10
    + 89
    - 22
    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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  11. 11
    + 68
    - 13

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  12. 12
    + 77
    - 22
    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

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  13. 13
    + 69
    - 18
    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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  14. 14
    + 80
    - 26
    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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  15. 15
    + 89
    - 33
    Django Unchained

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

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  16. 16
    + 53
    - 15
    Do the Right Thing

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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  17. 17
    + 44
    - 14
    Lean on Me

    Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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  18. 18
    + 42
    - 14
    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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  19. 19
    + 37
    - 12
    The Hurricane

    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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  20. 20
    + 39
    - 15
    Higher Learning

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks

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  21. 21
    + 33
    - 13
    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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  22. 22
    + 34
    - 14
    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  23. 23
    + 31
    - 12
    Ghosts of Mississippi

    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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  24. 24
    + 22
    - 6
    12 Years a Slave

    added by msmapo
    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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  25. 25
    + 33
    - 16
    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

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  26. 26
    + 15
    - 2
    42

    added by bdoctrow
    Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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  27. 27
    + 25
    - 11
    Men of Honor

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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  28. 28
    + 11
    - 1
    In the Heat of the Night

    added by but chickens double d
    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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  29. 29
    + 23
    - 10
    Losing Isaiah

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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  30. 30
    + 33
    - 19
    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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  31. 31
    + 18
    - 6
    Rosewood

    Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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  32. 32
    + 26
    - 14
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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  33. 33
    + 19
    - 8
    The Secret Life of Bees

    added by ShayShay
    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah

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  34. 34
    + 24
    - 15
    Hairspray

    Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

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  35. 35
    + 20
    - 12
    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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  36. 36
    + 21
    - 13
    Jungle Fever

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    + 20
    - 13

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser

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  38. 38
    + 13
    - 7
    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips

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  39. 39
    + 17
    - 11
    Beloved

    Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover

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  40. 40
    + 19
    - 13
    Glory Road

    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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  41. 41
    + 15
    - 10
    This Is England

    added by DarrenMartinTurner1
    Jack O'Connell, Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun

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  42. 42
    + 9
    - 4
    A Soldier's Story

    Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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  43. 43
    + 10
    - 6
    A Day Without a Mexican

    Caroline Aaron, John Getz, Yareli Arizmendi

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  44. 44
    + 10
    - 6
    The Chamber

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Bo Jackson

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  45. 45
    + 11
    - 8
    Something New

    Taraji P. Henson, Simon Baker, Sanaa Lathan

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  46. 46
    + 3
    - 0
    Defamation

    added by Mollevangsvagen

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  47. 47
    + 3
    - 0
    Play

    added by Mollevangsvagen
    Kevin Vaz, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Martin McFaul

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  48. 48
    + 13
    - 11
    Pride

    Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold

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  49. 49
    + 11
    - 9
    School Daze

    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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  50. 50
    + 6
    - 4
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    added by but chickens double d
    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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