The world would be a very different place if not for Spike Lee. He’s one of Hollywood’s most important directors, and his films have helped to shape the way we see the world around us – both in terms of cinema and the media.

Spike Lee has directed some of the best movies of all time, and he’s also written, produced, and starred in his own films – something that few directors get to do.

Spike Lee might be the most prolific director of our time. He’s made more than 20 movies and directed dozens of TV episodes.

There are few filmmakers who’ve been able to craft compelling stories with such distinct style.

Lee’s best films are a mixture of social commentary and personal stories. But even when he’s going for laughs, you can count on him to say something important about race and society.

Below, we list Spike Lee’s best movies and give you a synopsis (and trailer!) for each film.

Best Spike Lee Movies

What are the best Spike Lee movies? That’s what this list is here to answer. Let’s take a look!

​​She Hate Me (2004)

She Hate Me is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. The film stars Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Katt Williams, Debbi Morgan, Bill Nunn, Roger Guenveur Smith and introduces Usher Raymond as Othello.

A successful music executive finds his world turned upside down when his bosses hire a woman to help revamp their image. The executive becomes obsessed with the woman and tries to seduce her by any means necessary.

She Hate Me
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American war film chronicling the Battle of Anzio in 1944 Italy during World War II, starring Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino and Rick Gonzalez.

The movie was directed by Spike Lee and based on the book Four Hours in My Lai by Lieutenant Colonel William R. Peers and the book Anzio: Italy and the Battle for Rome–1944-45 by Rick Atkinson.

The film dramatizes the plight of the “Buffalo Soldiers”, an all-African-American battalion serving under the command of white officers during World War II, who are given a mission to rescue Italian civilians after their town is liberated from German forces.

The title is derived from an Italian phrase meaning “miracle at St. Anna” (Saint Anne is the patron saint of Italy), which in turn refers to the church outside of town where a group of Buffalo Soldiers find refuge after the battle for the town has ended in a stalemate. The soldiers’ presence there becomes known only when German forces arrive at St. Anna.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.

Miracle At St. Anna
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - James McBride (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Oldboy (2013)

You don’t need to watch the original Oldboy to appreciate Spike Lee’s remake. Lee’s movie is a standalone tale of vengeance and despair, which means you’re free to ignore any knowledge you have of the original Korean version by director Chan-wook Park.

Lee’s Oldboy stars Josh Brolin as Joe Doucett, an alcoholic ad exec who is kidnapped and imprisoned in a room for 20 years. When he finally gets out, he spends the next year obsessively searching for whoever set him up. His investigation leads him to the door of an elderly man named Abe (played by legendary actor Richard Portnow).

It turns out that Abe was once friends with Joe’s dad (also played by Portnow), and that Abe was instrumental in Joe being kidnapped.

That’s about all you need to know about plot, because as soon as Joe begins his quest for revenge, it becomes almost impossible to discuss the film without ruining its many surprises. And there are plenty of surprises in Oldboy.

I’ll just say that this is one of those rare films where nearly everything works — including the ending, which manages to be satisfying while still leaving room for a sequel.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong (Actors)
  • Park Chan-wook (Director) - Hwang Jo-yun (Writer) - Jae-Duk Han (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” is an upcoming American horror thriller film written and directed by Spike Lee, based on his short film of the same name. Lee also produced the film along with Jason Blum through their production company Blumhouse Productions.

The film stars Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, and Chadd Smith. Principal photography began on August 10, 2013 in New York City.The film will be released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 6, 2014 by Lionsgate Premiere.

Juan (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is a local delivery man who has been saving up money to take his girlfriend Lucy (Zaraah Abrahams) to the prom. Meanwhile Pedro (Chadwick Boseman), a mysterious drifter who claims to be a vampire, is trying to make ends meet for himself and his dog by selling a special fresh blood elixir which he says can heal people from illnesses.

When Lucy gets sick Juan must decide whether he wants to use Pedro’s concoction as a cure or save up for her operation instead.

Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
  • Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine (Actors)
  • Franco Zeffirelli (Director) - Anthony Burgess (Writer) - Vincenzo Labella (Producer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)


Best Spike Lee Movies

Who Is Spike Lee?

Spike Lee is a famous film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He was born on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lee attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he majored in film production.

After graduating from Morehouse in 1979, Lee worked at various jobs in television and film production. His first major break came with his screenplay for the 1986 movie She’s Gotta Have It.

Spike Lee has been nominated for and won many awards throughout his career, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay (for Do the Right Thing) and an Emmy Award for Best Director (for The Autobiography of Malcolm X).



Summer of Sam (1999)

The film is a story about the media frenzy created by the Son of Sam serial killer in New York City in the late 1970s. The real culprit, David Berkowitz, was arrested for killing six victims and wounding seven.

He claimed his neighbor’s dog told him to commit the murders. He was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences in prison.

The film takes place between February 1977 and June 1977 and chronicles how serial killer David Berkowitz (John Leguizamo) terrorized New York City and is caught by police captain Jimmy Dugan (John Goodman). Jimmy’s wife, Donna (Dianne Wiest), is a television reporter who meets many important people as she covers the story of the Son of Sam killer.

Film critic Stephen Holden called it “a diverting, energetically directed movie that shrewdly exploits its tabloid setting.” The film received generally favorable reviews from critics with an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 35 reviews with an average rating of 6/10.

It grossed $5,558,260 at the US box office.

The film has been released on VHS and DVD formats. It was released in a 2-disc special edition DVD in 2005.

Summer of Sam [Blu-ray]
  • John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Bamboozled (2000)

Bamboozled is a documentary on the effects of minstrel shows. It was made in 2000 by Spike Lee and set to music by Public Enemy.

The documentary explores the history of African Americans in cinema as well as the history of blackface.

It is controversial because it uses many clips from older movies that are depicted in a negative way, such as Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Song of the South (1946).

This is because these movies were created during times when African Americans did not have any political power or freedoms. The documentary also explores how the minstrel shows were used to promote stereotypes about African Americans, specifically poor ones.

Bamboozled is controversial because there are many clips from older movies that are depicted in a negative way, such as Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Song of the South (1946).


This is because these movies were created during times when African Americans did not have any political power or freedoms. The documentary also explores how the minstrel shows were used to promote stereotypes about African Americans, specifically poor ones. Bamboozled has received many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and an NAACP.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

School Daze (1988)

School Daze is a 1988 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee, who also acted in the film. The film is a satire on the issues surrounding contemporary African-American college life, including cultural identity as well as political, social, and class issues.

The film’s title is a double entendre on the slang phrase “school daze” referring to drug use at school or school parties, as well as a reference to the Jim Crow-era practice of African Americans being forced to sit at the back of buses while whites were given seats up front. The term was also used in this manner during the desegregation of schools in the South.

The cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee and Tisha Campbell. Angela Bassett appears in a cameo role as an off-screen voice and Hall & Oates make a cameo appearance performing “You Make My Dreams” at a party scene.

The movie features extensive dialogue about race relations, colorism among African Americans, the New York City Police Department’s harassment of black youth, campus politics and black heritage. School Daze was filmed on location at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington University in St. Louis and Webster Groves High.

School Daze
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Jim Brown: All-American (2002)

“Jim Brown: All-American” is a 2002 documentary directed by Ken Rodgers about Jim Brown, an American football player for the Cleveland Browns during the period 1953-65. Rodgers’ documentary has been nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards and won three Sports Emmy Awards. 

It also won a Peabody Award in 2003, and was named one of the 100 most important American films of all time by the American Film Institute.

The film documents the life of Jim Brown, a former star running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). The film begins with Brown’s youth, his high school football career at Manhasset High School in suburban New York and his college years at Syracuse University in central New York.

It then chronicles his NFL career; in particular, the main focus is on his professional relationship with George Halas and Paul Brown, his head coach and owner/general manager respectively with the Cleveland Browns. The documentary includes interviews from both teammates and opponents who played with him as well as sportswriters who covered him throughout his career.

It also includes previously unseen footage from game films as well as photographs. A key point in the documentary is when Brown had been accused of point shaving by New York District Attorney Frank Hogan.

All Or Nothing - Season 3
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jason Witten, Jason Garrett, Sean Lee (Actors)
  • Terrell Riley (Director) - Gerry Reimel (Writer) - Keith Cossrow (Producer)

Red Hook Summer (2012)

The redemptive power of faith is explored in Red Hook Summer, Spike Lee’s follow-up to his 2012 documentary on Michael Jackson, Bad 25. The new film is a fictional drama about Flik Royale, a 13-year-old boy from Atlanta.

Flik’s mother has been sent to prison for several years, so he and his father move to his grandfather’s childhood home in Brooklyn to live with the man who raised him. To say that Flik doesn’t get along with Red Hook would be an understatement.

He can’t relate to the people and he can’t stand how different the neighborhood is from his suburban home in Atlanta.

Trying to fit in, Flik finds himself falling under the influence of Chazz Morningstar (Jules Brown), a radical preacher who preaches outside the grocery store while handing out copies of The Watchtower.

Their relationship intensifies when Flik offers Chazz some money after seeing him perform a street concert outside the grocery store. Afterward, Chazz takes the young boy back to his apartment where they have an intense conversation that leads to a spiritual awakening for Flik.

Red Hook Summer [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Limary Agosto, Sumayya Ali, Turron Kofi Alleyne (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Mo’ Better Blues (1990)

The story – a tale of a young man who is torn between the world of the church and the world of music – is told simply, but effectively. The film offers a few moments of humor, with the most memorable being Reverend Green’s (Clarence Williams III) reaction to hearing his choir sing “I Can’t Turn Around.”

His facial expressions throughout the song are priceless, and it is obvious that he hates the modern sound.

In fact, this is also one of my favorite scenes in the movie. After everyone has left the room (except Green), his daughter confronts him about his behavior towards her husband-to-be, Blue (Antonio Fargas).

She tells him how much she loves Blue and how he will take good care of her. In an almost childlike manner, she begs her father not to embarrass her at her wedding.

As she is talking, Reverend Green moves around the room and removes everything from his desk after each statement she makes.

He keeps repeating that he won’t embarrass her and that he loves Blue, but then systematically destroys all the items on his desk as he walks around it.

Blue’s character also suffers from inner turmoil when he tries to make up his mind whether to pursue his music career or return home.

Mo' Better Blues [Blu-ray]
  • Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, John Turturro (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Clockers (1995)

Quentin Tarantino is a master at creating characters. And he does it by creating three-dimensional characters.

That’s why I love his films so much. And that’s why I am going to explore the game he made called Clockers (1995).

It’s based on a book written by Richard Price, who has also written other books. You can check out some of his books here.

I’ll be looking at the main characters in the movie and then I will try to do an analysis of what makes them tick, why they don’t like each other, and why they are friends.

The main characters are Strike, Rocco, Kintell, and Rico, who are all drug dealers in New York City. They all have their own way of dealing with situations which causes them to have different personalities and different styles of conflict resolution.

Strike is the oldest of the bunch. He’s in his early 30s and he was a former drug dealer before being caught and sent to prison for four years for drug dealing.

His nickname comes from how he would often knock out someone’s teeth during a fight. His best friend since childhood is Rocco (see more about him later).

Clockers [Blu-ray]
  • Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Crooklyn (1994)

Crooklyn is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Spike Lee and starring Delroy Lindo, Alfre Woodard, George Wallace, Jada Pinkett, and Theresa Randle.

Told in an episodic fashion, the film examines the relationships between an African-American upper-middle-class family living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The film was released in North America on December 10, 1994.

The story is told through a series of vignettes that take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The film begins at Thanksgiving dinner with Cedric (Delroy Lindo) and his wife Anne (Alfre Woodard) having returned from a trip to France where they were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

They have brought back gifts for the children including a turntable for Malcolm (Jaden Pinkett).

During dinner the children are engaged in various activities including watching TV, playing with toys and listening to music. While everyone sits down to eat dinner Malcolm announces that he doesn’t like pork as much anymore because he thinks about how pigs are treated before being slaughtered.

Crooklyn [Blu-ray]
  • Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

25th Hour (2002)

Set in New York City, 25th Hour is the story of three days in the life of a convicted drug dealer, Montgomery Brogan, who is serving a seven-year sentence. The film begins with the end of his prison term, and ends with the return to prison after a chaotic, wistful and emotional day spent in New York with his closest friends.

Description:Monty Brogan is a young man working in the narcotics division of the New York City Police Department. He has been set up by his childhood friend Frank Slaughtery, who is involved in drug dealing with him.

He spends his day before going to prison wandering around the city.

In one scene early on he steals a car radio from someone’s car and goes back later to return it and apologize; it turns out he’s been spying on her for Frank (he notes details about her as he returns it). Through these events we get to know Monty as a complex but good person who is forced into bad situations by his friends and family.

The movie tells the story of Monty Brogan (Edward Norton), an ex-convict nearing the end of his seven-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. 

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
  • Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jungle Fever (1991)

Jungle Fever is about a black architect, Jack, who falls in love with his white secretary, the stunning Kipling. They immediately find themselves knee deep in a social jungle of racism and antisemitism.

But Kipling can handle it. She’s tough as nails and has no trouble standing up to her boss, who treats her terribly because he’s got the hots for her. Kipling is also not afraid to confront her father about his antisemitism and tell him off for it.

When Jack finds out that Kipling is Jewish, he doesn’t care at all. It isn’t even an issue to him.

He loves her for who she is, and that’s the issue this movie attempts to address.

Jack goes home one day after work to find the entire house wrecked and his wife gone. He discovers that she has left him for another man because he is black.

And apparently she could get away with it because Jack hadn’t paid any attention to her or their marriage since meeting Kipling.

This was a sad revelation for me because I had never seen a movie where marriage was used as a plot device before. And when I say “married”, I don’t mean “married”. I mean “married”. 

She Hate Me
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

He Got Game (1998)

The first time I saw He Got Game was at my friend’s house. He had borrowed the DVD from a guy at work and wanted to watch it.

We were 14, so we thought it would be something cool. At the end of the movie, we were both crying.

The only problem with this movie is that they show you too much of what’s going on in the first few minutes. I was like, “alright, I get it, Jesus Shuttlesworth doesn’t have a father”.

It kind of ruined the movie for me at first. But when I went to see it again a few years later, I didn’t know what was going to happen next and I liked it a lot more.

I like how this movie deals with issues that are happening today. We always hear about kids having babies and stuff like that, but we don’t really understand what’s going on inside their heads.

This movie helps you understand better.

I found that the acting in this movie was great and the music made me feel like what was happening in the story was real life. They didn’t just make up some fake guy who has no father because they couldn’t find anyone to play that role.

The father is played by Denzel Washington.

He Got Game
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Jon Kilik (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Chi-Raq (2015)

An old school general in the war on drugs, Byron Brown, has been newly appointed police chief of the violence-ravaged Southside of Chicago. He is faced with a monumental task: to stop the bloodshed between the warring neighborhoods of Lawndale and Roseland.

Tired of seeing the murder rate climb continuously for years, he is determined to take action before the situation gets out of hand. Along with his new executive assistant, Lisa Cooper, he finds that things are much more complicated than they appear at first glance.

The city is being run by corrupt politicians and gang leaders who are not interested in peace. They are more concerned about their own financial gain and will do anything to keep the conflict going for their own benefit.

Brown must find a way to get rid of these criminals and restore peace to the streets. But in order to do it, he needs help from someone who was once one of the bad guys – now turned good – a man named Priest.

Priest’s life changed forever when his young son was killed in a gang-related incident by a stray bullet fired during a shootout between rival gangs. Now he wants revenge, but it won’t happen until he convinces Brown and Cooper that violence is not an answer.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Kevin Willmot (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • Danish, German, Romanian, Chinese, Czech (Playback Language)
  • Danish, German, Romanian, Chinese, Czech (Subtitles)

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man is the story of a robbery gone wrong. It’s also a story about the consequences of crime, and the lengths people will go to make reparations for them. It’s a thriller, with plenty of action, but it’s also smartly written, and doesn’t just rely on the thrill of the chase.

The cast is excellent, and Denzel Washington brings an intensity to his performance that makes you believe in his character.

Javier Bardem plays Dalton Russell, an idealistic, religious man who holds himself to a strict moral code. He and his gang show up at a bank holding everyone hostage inside.

The bank isn’t their original target (they hope to rob a more secure one), but they find themselves with hostages they must deal with.

Detective Keith Frazier (Washington) is called in to negotiate with Russell. While he’s successful in getting Russell to release most of the hostages and agreeing to let some leave without being searched, he can’t get him to surrender peacefully.

The movie has two parallel stories going on during this time frame: that of Keith investigating the bank robbery case before it happened, and how Keith handles things once it does happen. The robbery serves as backdrop for everything else that happens in the story.

Inside Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Russell Gewirtz (Writer) - Brian Grazer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Get on the Bus (1996)

Forget about the price wars — there’s a new generation of low-cost airlines in the skies, and it’s not just a fad. These so-called no-frills airlines are here to stay.

The major players in this group include Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways and JetBlue Airways. And then there are dozens of smaller (but no less important) upstarts: ValuJet, ATA Airlines and Air Wisconsin for example.

What do all these carriers have in common? Besides their low fares, they have these things: a high level of customer service, a pleasant environment on board their planes, and a clear understanding of their target markets and the needs of their customers.

To be competitive in today’s marketplace, you need that same understanding — an understanding that there are customers out there who don’t want all the amenities that traditional carriers offer. They want cheap tickets with the bare essentials — like a seat and a place to store their luggage. That’s it.

One evening I was sitting on a bus in the middle of San Francisco. As the sunset, I watched countless people arrive at the bus stop and stare down the road as if they could will that bus to come faster.

The bus stop just happened to be across from a popular bar. So every few minutes more and more people would show up, watch the road for a bit, then give up and go into the bar.

Get On The Bus
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Andre Braugher, Ossie Davis, Isaiah Washington (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Reggie Rock Bythewood (Writer) - Reuben Cannon (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X is a 1992 American epic biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee, the film stars Denzel Washington in the title role, as well as Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Roger Guenveur Smith, Norman Snider, and Delroy Lindo.

Lee has a supporting role as Shorty, a character based partially on real-life acquaintance Malcolm Shorty Jarvis.

Told in a stylized manner (with some events compressed for dramatization), the film depicts Malcolm’s evolution from street criminal to civil rights leader. The family was particularly struck by his son’s interest in jazz music and black nationalist figures like Marcus Garvey.

The assassination of Malcolm X at a public rally in New York City on February 21, 1965 is shown at the beginning of the film (the murder remains unsolved).

The screenplay was written by Arnold Perl and Lee. Lee originally wanted to do a movie about Malcolm X since his teenage years, but could not get approval from anyone with ties to the subject. His first choice was Spike Lee himself; eventually Denzel Washington agreed to portray Malcolm X after he agreed to help produce it. The film was shot entirely in New York.

Malcolm X (1992)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Angela Bassett (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Arnold Perl (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

She’s Gotta Have It is a 1986 American black and white comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee. The film follows Nola Darling, a sex-positive African-American woman in Brooklyn dealing with the complications of dating three men.

It stars Lee himself as Mars Blackmon, Nola’s first boyfriend; Tracy Camilla Johns as Greer Childs; Ossie Davis as Mr. Greer, Nola’s father; Ruby Dee as Miss Emma; and Samuel L. Jackson as Jamie Overstreet, Nola’s third boyfriend.

Tisha Campbell co-stars in an early role as Vanessa, Mars’ girlfriend. When the film was released on December 3, 1986, it grossed $7 million at the U.S. box office. Reviewers praised the film for its distinctive characters and playful humor.

The movie ranked number 55 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time in 2000, and appeared at number 61 on Bravo TV’s “100 Funniest Movies”. The character of Nola Darling inspired Beyoncé Knowles’ character in her 2006 single “Déjà Vu”. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

She's Gotta Have It
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tracy Camila Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Spike Lee (Writer) - Pamm Jackson (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

This is considered by many people as one of the most important films of all time, and it’s also one of Spike Lee’s best movies.

The film is set on a hot summer day in New York City, and it focuses on racial tensions that bubble up during that period.

It’s an incredible movie with an amazing cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro…it’s a who’s who of great actors.

The film follows the character of Mookie (played by Spike Lee), a young African-American man living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It deals with themes of racial inequality, gentrification, and colorism.

Tensions between Mookie and his older brother, Buggin’ Out, are highlighted throughout the film. They argue about Mookie’s place in his neighborhood’s black society and Buggin’ Out’s involvement with militant black nationalist leader Radio Raheem.

Emotions run high when Sal’s Famous Pizzeria, a local Italian-American owned pizza restaurant, serves ice cream to black children but refuses to serve Buggin’ Out due to his skin color. This leads to a series of events that culminate in violence and riot.

The neighborhood becomes divided over the issue, leading to both sides having heated arguments throughout the summer. Things reach a climax when Radio Raheem is killed by a police officer during an altercation at Sal’s pizzeria.

The rioting soon begins as the local residents are enraged that Raheem was killed for being black in a white-owned business.

Rambo First Blood [Blu-ray Steelbook + Digital HD]
  • Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy (Actors)
  • Ted Kotcheff (Director) - Buzz Feitshans (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Pass Over (2018)

“Pass Over” is a documentary film that questions America’s history of race relations and the current state of racial inequality. It explores the idea that racism has evolved into a covert form of prejudice, which manifests itself in today’s society through mass incarceration.

The film also challenges Americans to confront their own racial prejudices by presenting a series of thought-provoking questions, including:

The prison system has grown exponentially over the past four decades. Is it too much of a good thing? Does it make America safer?

Is there really a post-racial society? What does progress look like for black men and women in America when it comes to life outcomes on every level — education, wealth, health and freedom?

What is the role of white people in fighting racism?

How do we change our perspective to see people as individuals and not as members of a group?

If we are committed to a post-racial future, how do we get there?”

An independent horror film, Pass Over is the directorial debut of writer and filmmaker Spike Lee. The story follows a family struggling with the rising racial tensions in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1977.

This is a historical period piece that explores the emotions of being black in post-Civil Rights era America. Lee’s style is highly character-driven and focuses on the familial bonds and stories that surround each character as they attempt to assimilate in what ultimately becomes an increasingly violent society.

Pass Over
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan (Actors)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Antoinette Nwandu (Writer) - Spike Lee (Producer)
  • Czech, Bokmål Norwegian, Korean, English, Finnish (Playback Language)
  • Czech, Bokmål Norwegian, Korean, English, Finnish (Subtitles)

Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

In the twenty-five years since the release of his pioneering and genre-defining album, Off the Wall, Michael Jackson has sold more than 100 million albums.

This year sees the release of Off the Wall: The 25th Anniversary Edition, an extensive reissue with a remastered sound, new liner notes by original co-producer Bruce Swedien and two discs of bonus material that includes alternate takes, remixes and songs never before released on CD.

Since he signed with Motown Records in 1968, Michael Jackson was not only one of the biggest stars in R&B; but also a musical innovator whose contributions changed the course of popular music. By the end of 1982, Off the Wall had sold over 6 million copies worldwide. In 1984 it was certified “Multi-Platinum” by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of three million US copies.

The album also garnered Jackson three Grammy nominations, winning him Best R&B; Vocal Performance, Male for “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. Rolling Stone magazine named it Album of the Year for 1979 and in 1988, Off the Wall was added to The National Recording Registry as one of twenty recordings considered “culturally significant”.

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to off the Wall
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  • Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy, Suzanne dePasse (Actors)
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)

Bloods 1 on the east side. Bloods 2 in the north side. Bloods 3 on the west side.

Bloods 4 on the south side.

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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Acts 3 & 4)
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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman was inspired by a real-life story of a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Ron Stallworth, who is played by John David Washington in the film, was the first African-American detective in Colorado Springs and went undercover to gather intelligence on the local Klan chapter.

His efforts were successful, resulting in several arrests and provoking a crisis of conscience for KKK leader David Duke.

Told as a period piece that moves between 1978 and 1979, BlacKkKlansman follows Stallworth (Washington), the first black police officer in Colorado Springs; his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver); and their police chief (Robert John Burke).

Following a bombing outside a local synagogue, Stallworth calls the number of a newspaper ad and poses as white man wanting to join the KKK. When he meets with local chapter head Felix Kendrickson (Jasper Pääkkönen), Stallworth is paired with Zimmerman, who acts as his white counterpart over the phone during meetings.

The two are able to thwart one of the Klan’s plans — to blow up 30 Rock Mountain — using information gathered from their meetings with “the organization” and proceed to gain confidence from those around

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David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020)

David Byrne has spent most of his life as a musician, songwriter and artist, but he’s never really been a frontman.

Even at the height of his popularity in the 1980s, when Talking Heads were one of the biggest bands in America, he preferred to let his music do the talking.

With American Utopia, Byrne is stepping into the spotlight as never before. The album is full of his distinctive, high-pitched voice, here filtered through a vocoder that makes him sound like an android or alien.

Elsewhere, he lets loose with a series of loud yawps and yelps that wouldn’t be out of place on one of his performance art pieces.

Byrne has never been a conventional singer — there’s too much swagger and gravel in his voice for that — but here he’s sounding more untethered than ever before. There are times when it feels as though he’s just throwing words out into space to see which ones stick.

This isn’t necessarily new territory for Byrne — from Eno to St.Vincent  but it’s exhilarating to hear him explore it so fearlessly on American Utopia . As an album title suggests, this is a record about making something new from the world around us.

David Byrne's American Utopia
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A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)

A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) is a short film directed by Donald Harrison Jr. It tells the story of Black Panther Party co-founder, Huey P. Newton, as seen through the eyes of his younger brother, Melvin “Youngblood” Newton. The film depicts the early years of the BPP and the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael in its formation.

A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) chronicles the events leading up to the formation of the Black Panther Party, a chapter of black nationalism in America that advocated revolutionary socialism and its Ten-Point Program, which called for full employment; decent housing; an end to police brutality; fair trials; freedom for all black men held in prison; and an end to racism in America.

The program also stated that blacks should be able to serve in the military and be allowed to carry arms if they are not convicted felons.

The Panther movement was founded on October 15, 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. In 1967, after national spokesperson Eldridge Cleaver was released from prison, a rift began to grow between him and Huey.

A Huey P. Newton Story
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  • Roger Guenveur Smith (Actor)
  • Spike Lee (Director) - Roger Guenveur Smith (Writer) - Steven Adams (Producer)
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4 Little Girls (1997)

Canton, Mississippi. 1963. A church is bombed and four black girls are killed by the Ku Klux Klan. The murders galvanise the black community and civil rights leaders to organise a protest march against racism and violence.

The film focuses on one of the girls, Denise McNair (Alfre Woodard), a girl who just wanted to sing like her idol, Aretha Franklin. She was 11 years old when she died. Her mother (Ruby Dee) remembers her daughter as “the kind of child that would have grown up to be President”.

The film is told through the eyes of a white journalist, Malcolm Boyd (Courtney B. Vance). Boyd’s character helps to tell this story because at the time there were no black journalists in the Deep South.

4 Little Girls is based on the life of civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, who was killed with Michael Schwerner while investigating the burning down of a Negro church and voter registration office in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The film begins with disturbing and graphic images of police attacking peaceful marchers with clubs and dogs during an anti-segregation demonstration in Jackson, Mississippi. To add to this feeling of unease, we see a police car pull up outside Denise’s house on a sunny summer afternoon.

Four Little Girls
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  • Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues (Actors)
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