Some movies about racial discrimination

Some movies about racial discrimination

We are all human beings. In my opinion, racial discrimination and conflict should not exist. After watching these movies, I hope you can be like me.


Release Date 2005
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Blackfriars Bridge Films / Yari Film Group / Director: Ryan Phillippe / Ryan Phillippe / Stars: Sandra Bullock  /  Don Cheadle  /  Matt Dillon

Summary: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

The Hurricane

Release Date 1999
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Beacon Communications / Director: Samantha Armstrong / Norman Jewison / Stars: Denzel Washington  /  Vicellous Reon Shannon  /  Deborah Kara Unger

Summary: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Release Date 1962
Rating : 8 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Director: Joseph E. Kenney / Terry Morse, Jr. / Stars: Gregory Peck  /  John Megna  /  Frank Overton

Summary: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

American History X

Release Date 1998
Rating : 8.3 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / The Turman-Morrissey Company / Director: Ira Hurvitz / Ira Hurvitz / Stars: Edward Norton  /  Beverly D'Angelo  /  Jennifer Lien

Summary: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

12 Years a Slave

Release Date 2013
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Plan B Entertainment / Regency Enterprises / Director: Eva Z. Cabrera / Eva Z. Cabrera / Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor  /  Michael Fassbender  /  Lupita Nyong'o

Summary: 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.

Schindler's List

Release Date 1993
Rating : 8.4 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment / Director: Steven Spielberg / Steven Spielberg / Stars: Liam Neeson  /  Ben Kingsley  /  Ralph Fiennes

Summary: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Freedom Writers

Release Date 2007
Rating : 7.7 Production Companies: Double Feature Films / Jersey Films / Director: Brenda Lopez / Brenda Lopez / Stars: Hilary Swank  /  Scott Glenn  /  Imelda Staunton

Summary: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Cry Freedom

Release Date 1987
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Director: Richard Attenborough / Richard Attenborough / Stars: Denzel Washington  /  Kevin Kline  /  Penelope Wilton

Summary: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.