Black Lives

Delve deep into the experiences, dreams, struggles, desires, and art of Black communities across the globe with these essential films.

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Spine # Title Director Country Year
1223 The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad Barry Jenkins United States, 2021
Ceddo Ceddo Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1977
Xala Xala Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1975
Emitaï Emitaï Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1971
1212 Saint Omer Saint Omer Alice Diop France, 2022
1209 Nothing but a Man Nothing but a Man Michael Roemer United States, 1964
1205 Mudbound Mudbound Dee Rees United States, 2017
Tori and Lokita Tori and Lokita Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne Belgium, 2022
1196 Nanny Nanny Nikyatu Jusu United States, 2022
1190 Drylongso Drylongso Cauleen Smith United States, 1998
1187 One False Move One False Move Carl Franklin United States, 1992
1184 The Watermelon Woman The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye United States, 1996
1183 Medicine for Melancholy Medicine for Melancholy Barry Jenkins United States, 2008
1177 Small Axe Small Axe    
1173 Hollywood Shuffle Hollywood Shuffle Robert Townsend United States, 1987
1169 This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Lesotho, 2019
1167 Imitation of Life Imitation of Life John M. Stahl United States, 1934
1165 Cooley High Cooley High Michael Schultz United States, 1975
1160 Malcolm X Malcolm X Spike Lee United States, 1992
1154 Eve’s Bayou Eve’s Bayou Kasi Lemmons United States, 1997
1146 Muna moto Muna moto Dikongué-Pipa Cameroon, 1975
1143 Sambizanga Sambizanga Sarah Maldoror Angola, 1972
1141 Faya dayi Faya dayi Jessica Beshir Ethiopia, 2021
1140 Buck and the Preacher Buck and the Preacher Sidney Poitier United States, 1972
1135 Devil in a Blue Dress Devil in a Blue Dress Carl Franklin United States, 1995
1130 Shaft Shaft Gordon Parks United States, 1971
1128 Farewell Amor Farewell Amor Ekwa Msangi United States, 2020
1127 Mississippi Masala Mississippi Masala Mira Nair United States, 1991
1121 Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri Nigeria, 2020
1122 ’Round Midnight ’Round Midnight Bertrand Tavernier United States, 1986
1117 love jones love jones Theodore Witcher United States, 1997
1109 Time Time Garrett Bradley United States, 2020
1106 One Night in Miami . . . One Night in Miami . . . Regina King United States, 2020
1107 The Learning Tree The Learning Tree Gordon Parks United States, 1969
1105 Menace II Society Menace II Society Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes United States, 1993
1093 The Story of a Three Day Pass The Story of a Three Day Pass Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1967
1095 Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1971
1094 Watermelon Man Watermelon Man Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1970
1096 Don’t Play Us Cheap Don’t Play Us Cheap Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1972
1097 Love & Basketball Love & Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood United States, 2000
1091 Beasts of No Nation Beasts of No Nation Cary Joji Fukunaga United States, 2015
1086 Deep Cover Deep Cover Bill Duke United States, 1992
1083 Pariah Pariah Dee Rees United States, 2011
Black Is . . . Black Ain’t Black Is . . . Black Ain’t Marlon Riggs United States, 1995
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret) Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret) Marlon Riggs United States, 1993
Color Adjustment Color Adjustment Marlon Riggs United States, 1992
Anthem Anthem Marlon Riggs United States, 1991
Affirmations Affirmations Marlon Riggs United States, 1990
Tongues Untied Tongues Untied Marlon Riggs United States, 1989
Ethnic Notions Ethnic Notions Marlon Riggs United States, 1986
685 Touki bouki Touki bouki Djibril Diop Mambéty Senegal, 1973
1065 Mandabi Mandabi Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1968
360 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves William Greaves United States,
1057 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jim Jarmusch United States, 1999
1052 Claudine Claudine John Berry United States, 1974
1049 Soleil Ô Soleil Ô Med Hondo France, 1970
1021 Show Boat Show Boat James Whale United States, 1936
1019 Bamboozled Bamboozled Spike Lee United States, 2000
1018 Paris Is Burning Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston United States, 1990
998 When We Were Kings When We Were Kings Leon Gast United States, 1996
97 Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing Spike Lee United States, 1989
963 To Sleep with Anger To Sleep with Anger Charles Burnett United States, 1990
959 In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison United States, 1967
953 A Dry White Season A Dry White Season Euzhan Palcy United States, 1989
774 Mister Johnson Mister Johnson Bruce Beresford United States, 1990
945 A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie United States, 1961
852 Black Girl Black Girl Ousmane Sembène Senegal, 1966
289 Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams Steve James United States, 1994
737 Les Blank: Always for Pleasure Les Blank: Always for Pleasure Les Blank United States, 1968
152 George Washington George Washington David Gordon Green United States, 2000
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Saul J. Turell United States, 1979
371 Body and Soul Body and Soul Oscar Micheaux United States, 1925
Borderline Borderline Kenneth Macpherson United States, 1930
370 The Emperor Jones The Emperor Jones Dudley Murphy United States, 1933
372 Sanders of the River Sanders of the River Zoltán Korda United Kingdom, 1935
Jericho Jericho Thornton Freeland United Kingdom, 1937
373 The Proud Valley The Proud Valley Pen Tennyson United Kingdom, 1940
Native Land Native Land Leo Hurwitz… United States, 1942
532 Louie Bluie Louie Bluie Terry Zwigoff United States, 1985
48 Black Orpheus Black Orpheus Marcel Camus France, 1959