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The Best Martin Luther King Jr. Movies, Ranked

Updated 13 Oct 2018 223 votes 52 voters 2.7k views11 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Martin Luther King, Jr. as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights activist has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only looks at movies where Martin Luther King, Jr. is the central character. What is the best MLK movie?

In one of his greatest roles, David Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Oscar nominated movie Selma. Some good MLK documentaries include In the Hour of Chaos, King in the Wilderness, and Bringing King to China.

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

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