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Movies Written By Spike Lee

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This is a list of films written by Spike Lee, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Spike Lee is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Spike Lee screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Spike Lee films are not included on this list. Spike Lee has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Spike Lee films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X.

You can use this list to answer the questions, "What movies did Spike Lee write?" and "How many movies did Spike Lee write?"

This list includes almost all of Spike Lee's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Spike Lee wrote in order to find out more about each individual Spike Lee film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Spike Lee films. (13 items)
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

Released: 2000

Directed by: Spike Lee

Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from the ...more

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Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Spike Lee

Clockers is a 1995 American drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1992 novel by Richard Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Lee. The film stars Harvey ...more

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RuPaul, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1994

Directed by: Spike Lee

Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in Brooklyn, New York and the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the summer of ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

Released: 1989

Directed by: Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more

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Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Spike Lee

He Got Game is a 1998 American sports-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Denzel Washington as Jake Shuttlesworth, a prison inmate convicted for an act against his wife. He is ...more

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Morris Carnovsky, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Released: 1982

Directed by: Spike Lee

Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads is a 1983 independent film by Spike Lee. Lee submitted the film as his master's degree thesis at the Tisch School of the Arts. Lee's classmates Ang Lee ...more
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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1991

Directed by: Spike Lee

Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film ...more

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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

Released: 1992

Directed by: Spike Lee

Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his ...more

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Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1990

Directed by: Spike Lee

Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 musical comedy-drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter ...more

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Spike Lee, Nate Parker, James Ransone

Released: 2012

Directed by: Spike Lee

Red Hook Summer is a 2012 film written and directed by Spike Lee.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

Released: 1988

Directed by: Spike Lee

School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's ...more

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Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joie Lee

Released: 1986

Directed by: Spike Lee

She's Gotta Have It is a 1986 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It is Lee's first feature-length film. The film stars Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks and ...more

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Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike Lee

Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer