ANTI-RACIST FILM SUGGESTIONS

At the Strand, we believe in the power of film to illuminate, challenge, and inspire. And, at a time when the national conversation is focused on racial injustice and disparity, we look to films that can help provide context and perspective, so that we may deepen our understanding and empathy and motivate ourselves to work for needed and necessary change.

You may have seen many of these films at the Strand over the years, while others may be new to you. This is not meant to be a complete list of films, but instead a good place to start. We welcome your suggestions of additional films relating to the experiences of all marginalized communities.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

13th, 2016, Ava Duvernay

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=13th

 

CRIME & PUNISHMENT, 2018, Stephen T. Maing

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/crime-punishment

 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, 2017, Raoul Peck

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/i-am-not-your-negro

 

THE LOVING STORY, 2011, Nancy Buirski

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-loving-story

 

WHOSE STREETS, 2017, Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=whose%20streets

 

NARRATIVE FILMS

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 1961, Daniel Petrie

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=raisin%20in%20the%20sun

 

CLEMENCY, 2019, Chinonye Chukwu

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=clemency

 

DO THE RIGHT THING, 1989, Spike Lee

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=do%20the%20right%20thing

 

GET OUT, 2017, Jordan Peele

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/get-out

 

HARRIET, 2019, Kasi Lemmons

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=harriet

 

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, 2018, Barry Jenkins

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/if-beale-street-could-talk

 

JUST MERCY, 2019, Destin Daniel Cretton

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=just%20mercy

 

MALCOM X, 1992, Spike Lee

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/malcolm-x

 

MOONLIGHT, 2016, Barry Jenkins

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=moonlight

 

MUDBOUND, 2017, Dee Rees

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=mudbound

 

SELMA, 2014, Ava Duvernay

https://www.justwatch.com/us/search?q=selma

 

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, 2018, Boots Riley

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/sorry-to-bother-you

 

THE HATE U GIVE, 2018, George Tillman Jr.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-hate-u-give

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