28 Black Films Better than The Help

28 black films

I have seen a few of these films mentioned in the above linked article which recommends them as teaching films. I have read some of the books, too. I am adding some of them to my todo list for weekend watching. They all look good.

When They See Us

Director: Ava DuVernay

Sorry to Bother You

Director: Boots Riley

Higher Learning

Director: John Singleton


Director: Spike Lee

Malcolm X

Director: Spike Lee


Director: Ava DuVernay


Director: Barry Jenkins

Poetic Justice

Director: John Singleton


Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Set it Off

Director: F. Gary Gray

I Am Not Your Negro

Director: Raoul Peck

The Watermelon Woman

Director: Cheryl Dunye


Director: Ava DuVernay

Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele


Director: Hype Williams

Barber Shop

Director: Timothy Kevin Story

Fruitvale Station

Director: Ryan Coogler


Director:Denzel Washington


Director: Dee Rees


Director: Spike Lee

Menace II Society

Director: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes


Director: Ernest R. Dickerson

Daughters of the Dust

Director: Julie Dash

The Hate U Give 

Director: George Tillman Jr.


Director: D’Urville Martin

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

Queen & Slim

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler

Here are some that weren’t mentioned in the article, but were also recommended – LA 92. Dear White People. On My Block. HiphopEvolution. Spider-Man into the Spider Verse

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