Films about African Americans

Films about African Americans
List of the best films about African Americans according to the audience: Passenger 57, Blue Streak, The Help, BlacKkKlansman, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Just Mercy, Ray, Green Book, A Shot Through the Wall, Judas and the Black Messiah.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, FBI, Criminals
PlotHostage, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersThieves, Police, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Betrayal, Toys, Gems
PlaceDeserts, Mexico, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as a LAPD detective

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWriters, Maids
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersPolice, Jews, Students, Partners
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Investigation, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Office
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, FBI, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge, Sheriffs, Singers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Computers, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Disabled people, Businessmen, Blind
PlotMusic
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians, Police, Friends, Pianists, Bouncers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Gambling, Music, Money
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleKind, Light, Oscars, Fascinating

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice

A young Chinese-American cop unravels after accidentally shooting an innocent African-American man through a wall.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Revolution, Death
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Chicago, USA
StyleVital signs

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersGeniuses, Family, Cats
PlotSuperpowers, Wedding, Split personality
PlaceCollege
StyleUnexpected ending

The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece of the action. And when Buddy gets loose, things get seriously nutty.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
PlotOn real events, Travel, Slavery, Freedom, Uprising
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel, Abduction
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotMoney, Drug addict
PlaceGhetto, Beach, USA
StyleOscars, Heavy, Serious, Sad ones

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersPoor
PlotFriendship, Death, Weapon, Political, Justice
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, Party
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersTeachers, Jews, Photographers, Partners, Parents
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Weapon, Baseball, Political
PlaceSchool, Court
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost—until now.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:39
CharactersHackers, Special agents, FBI
PlotUndercover
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes back undercover as Big Momma, a slick-talking, slam-dunking Southern granny with attitude to spare! Now this granny must play nanny to three dysfunctional upper class kids in order to spy on their computer hacked dad.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
PlotSuccess, Tennis

The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersVeterans, Old men
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceVietnam

Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

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Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleSerious

Set in Newark during the 1960s race riots between the African-American and Italian communities. The war between the cultural mobs turns especially lethal. Prequel to the TV series The Sopranos.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Losers, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine, Multi-part, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Light, Worth watching

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

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Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A racist woman makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her, but they won't back down without a fight.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror
CountryUSA, Canada, Australia
CharactersArtists, Photographers
PlotSupernatural, Mirrors

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green, and after a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:11
CharactersBears, Giants, Clowns
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Cars
PlacePrison, Paris, Circus
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Touching

The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Lawyers, Androids, Cats
PlotObsession, Love triangle, Jealousy, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy

A surrogate mother harbors a deadly secret desire for a family of her own with the husband who is expecting to raise her child.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Pianists
PlotMusic, Music group
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Good music

Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.





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