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.
- 1Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton
Directed by: Spike LeeMalcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist... more
Death of a ProphetMorgan Freeman
Directed by: Woodie King, Jr.Death of a Prophet - The Last Days of Malcolm X is a 1981 made for TV film, written and... more
- 3Seven Songs for Malcolm X is a British documentary film about the life of Malcolm X, the... more
Seven Songs for Malcolm X
- 4An Eye On X, 1995, is a short film produced and directed by Pogus Caesar, about the Birmingham... more
An Eye on X
- 5Malcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X is a 2008 documentary film written and directed by... more
- 6Malcolm X, also known as Malcolm X: His Own Story as It Really Happened, is a 1972 American... more
- 7The Hate That Hate Produced is a television documentary about Black Nationalism in America,... more
The Hate That Hate Produced
- 8Malcolm X: Make It Plain is a 1994, English language documentary by PBS about the life of... more
Malcolm X: Make It Plain