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The Best Malcolm X Movies, Ranked

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List RulesOnly movies that feature Malcolm X as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Malcolm X. The human rights activist has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Malcolm X is the central character. What is the best Malcolm X movie?

In one of his greatest roles, Denzel Washington portrayed the African-American advocate in the Oscar nominated movie Malcolm X. Other good Malcolm X documentaries and biographical films include Death of a Prophet, Malcolm's Echo, and The Hate That Hate Produced.

Vote up the best movies about Malcolm X, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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