The Most Racial/Stereotype-Enforcing Movies

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unintentionally racist
Hollywood has a reputation for being a liberal bastion of political correctness. But as these appalling movies show, it wasn't always so. It could be argued that they were simply products of their outdated times, but even then, one would think the line would be drawn somewhere. These movies are not to be taken seriously. Hell, some of them are even alright though. But they're all just a little bit racist.

  • The Birth of a Nation
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    From its release, it's always been known as one of the most racist movies due to its portrayal of African Americans by white actors in blackface, and it's sympathetic showing of the Ku Klux Klan.
    • Actors: Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh, Eugene Pallette, Wallace Reid
    • Released: 1915
    • Directed by: D. W. Griffith
  • Mandingo
    Photo: Mandingo
    2
    38 VOTES
    • Actors: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Ken Norton, Richard Ward
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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  • Soul Man
    Photo: Soul Man
    3
    24 VOTES
    infamous blackface
    • Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, Melora Hardin
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Steve Miner

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  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
    Photo: The Mask of Fu Manchu
    • Actors: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Myrna Loy, Charles Starrett
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor
  • The Conqueror
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    5
    33 VOTES
    • Actors: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armendáriz, John Hoyt
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Dick Powell
  • Triumph of the Will
    Photo: Triumph of the Will
    • Actors: Adolf Hitler, Max Amann, Martin Bormann, Walter Buch, Walter Darré
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: Leni Riefenstahl

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