Black history movies you need to watch
'A Raisin in the Sun' (1961) -
In this movie, Sidney Poitier tells the story of a family who receive a life insurance check.
'Glory' (1989) -
This movie takes us back to the American Civil War and is about one of the first all-Black regiments of the Union Army.
'Do the Right Thing' (1989) -
This film tackles racial tensions in New York City. But in true Spike Lee style, it adds funny elements to a serious matter.
'Malcolm X' (1992) -
An outstanding portrayal of the African-American human rights activist and Nation of Islam minister, Malcolm X.
'42' (2013) -
This movie is a biopic about the career of the first Black Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
'12 Years a Slave' (2013) -
This film tells the story of a free man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. It's based on the memoir of Solomon Northup.
'Selma' (2014) -
A must-watch movie about the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights.
'Hidden Figures' (2016) -
This movie tells the story of female African-American mathematicians who had an important role in NASA and the US space race.
'Mudbound' (2017) -
Two families struggle with social and racial injustices in rural Mississippi after two men return home from World War II and try to adjust to their new life.
'BlacKkKlansman' (2018) -
A Black detective and a Jewish detective infiltrate the KKK in this film from Spike Lee.
='One Night in Miami' (2020) -
Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke get together to discuss their roles in the Civil Rights Movement.
'Judas and the Black Messiah' (2021) - This movie is about an FBI informant who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party.