Inspiring Black History Movies

by Karen Walch | Feb 15, 2022

Just Mercy
starring Michael B. Jordan

World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

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Hidden Figures
starring Octavia Spencer

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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One Night in Miami...
starring Kingsley Ben-Adir

A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

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starring David Oyelowo

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

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starring Cynthia Erivo

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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Malcolm X
starring Denzel Washington

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

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starring Stephan James

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

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starring Ruth Negga

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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12 Years a Slave   
Chiwetel Ejiofor


In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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starring Jamie Foxx

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Bonus: watch the small screen DVD!

Bonus: watch the two disc DVD with extras!