film The Best Movies Directed by Spike Lee  

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List of all movies directed by Spike Lee ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Spike Lee are listed here and include movie posters and Spike Lee movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Spike Lee as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Spike Lee movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Spike Lee film is can be factored into this list.

From Spike Lee's studio films to Spike Lee's independent films, this Spike Lee filmography keeps tabs on all Spike Lee movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

This list features movies like Malcolm X and He Got Game.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Spike Lee direct?” or “who is Spike Lee?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Spike Lee?” and “what's a good selection of good Spike Lee movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Spike Lee films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Spike Lee works.

All Spike Lee director credits are included. This list of every movie that Spike Lee has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Spike Lee movie is and which actors starred in the Spike Lee film.

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Spike Lee has been fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including Halle Berry and Denzel Washington. Did you have fun voting on this list of Spike Lee movies? You might also want to vote on our lists of the best Oliver Stone and Steven Soderbergh movies as well.

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Do the Right Thing Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joie Lee

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Malcolm X Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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Mo' Better Blues Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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She Hate Me Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown

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Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads Morris Carnovsky, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

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Sucker Free City Anthony Mackie, Ken Leung, Marguerite Moreau

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He Got Game Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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25th Hour Anna Paquin, Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton

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Crooklyn RuPaul, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard

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Clockers Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro

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The Best G-Rated Music Movies 60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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Summer of Sam Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

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The Original Kings of Comedy Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D. L. Hughley

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Bamboozled Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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Girl 6 Madonna, Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino

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Miracle at St. Anna Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro

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Get on the Bus Bernie Mac, Randy Quaid, Andre Braugher

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Oldboy Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin

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A Huey P. Newton Story Roger Guenveur Smith

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Jim Brown: All-American Jim Brown, Oliver Stone

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Inside Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Spike Lee

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All the Invisible Children Kelly Macdonald, David Thewlis, Andre Royo

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Ten Minutes Older Chloë Sevigny, Dominic West

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Freak John Leguizamo

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Lovers & Haters Mariah Carey, Kali Hawk, Britten Kelley

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Red Hook Summer Spike Lee, Nate Parker, James Ransone

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Lumière and Company Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow, Lena Olin

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Passing Strange Colman Domingo, Stew, Daniel Breaker

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We Are Family Carmen Electra, Queen Latifah, Diana Ross

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M.O.N.Y. Bobby Cannavale, Carmen Ejogo, Matt Bush