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List Rules Movies with racism as a central theme.

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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American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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ConnorRichardson added To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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Mollevangsvagen added Play Kevin Vaz, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Martin McFaul

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Mollevangsvagen added The Birth of a Nation Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh

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The Human Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
Mollevangsvagen added The Human Pyramid

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Mollevangsvagen added Once Upon a Time in America Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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Mollevangsvagen added Defamation

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The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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Mollevangsvagen added Les maîtres fous

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Mollevangsvagen added Africa Blood and Guts Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ian Yule, Sergio Rossi

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Checkpoint is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
Mollevangsvagen added Checkpoint

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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Mollevangsvagen added With God On Our Side

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Mollevangsvagen added Moi, un noir Oumarou Ganda, Alassane Maiga, Seydou Guede

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Mollevangsvagen added Time of the Gypsies Branko Đurić, Bora Todorović, Predrag Lakovic

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A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
Mollevangsvagen added The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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Mollevangsvagen added The Merchant of Venice Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Movies About Racism
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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PeteBoyle added Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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Mollevangsvagen added Waltz with Bashir Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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Malcolm X Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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ConnorRichardson added The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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Mollevangsvagen added The Song of Roland Klaus Kinski

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Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

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

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District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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Mollevangsvagen added Roland the Mighty Clelia Matania, Ivo Garrani, Fabrizio Mioni

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

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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bdoctrow added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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msmapo added 12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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Lean on Me Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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Higher Learning Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks

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Mollevangsvagen added Holy Rollers Jesse Eisenberg, Q-Tip, Justin Bartha

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The Hurricane Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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The Great Debaters Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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Hairspray Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters

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ShayShay added The Secret Life of Bees Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah

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Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

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Men of Honor Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Guess Who Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac

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Ghosts of Mississippi Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods