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Civil Rights Activist Movies
Here we collected the best civil rights activist movies in order of popularity
Ghosts of Mississippi
Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the t...
Remember the Titans
After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone, who is as different from the beloved Yoast as he could possibly be. The two men are able to o...
Cecil Gaines was the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986 and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made during his time there.
Gloria Allred overcame trauma and personal setbacks to become one of the nation’s most famous women’s rights attorneys. Now the feminist firebrand takes on two of the biggest adversaries of her career...
When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secre...
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
During a two-day period before and after the University of Alabama integration crisis, the film uses five camera crews to follow President John F. Robert F. Kennedy was the attorney general. Kennedy, ...
The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme...
A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nati...
The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
James Baldwin was a major 20th century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling for Americans, black and white, to confront their shared racial ...
This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr....
Africa Light / Gray Zone
"Africa Light" - as white local citizens call Namibia. The name suggests romance, the beauty of nature and promises a life without any problems in a country where the difference between rich and poor ...
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan
After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers.
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.
The Black List: Volume Two
THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 profiles some of today's most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, ...
1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest,...
A second-rate journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The film chronicles Nina Simone's journey from child piano prodigy to iconic musician and passionate activist, told in her own words.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
In the summer of 1963, there was a close knit family inFlint, Michigan. When 15 year-old Byron's antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of...
1968: A Year of War, Turmoil and Beyond
The Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the May events in France, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, the Prague Spring, the Chicago riots, the...
Investigates the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Souther...
The Gospel of Eureka
Faith, love and civil rights collide on voting day in a small Southern town that hosts a famous performance of the last days of Christ and an infamous gospel drag show.
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls
Travel across four continents, through 19 countries, and into dingy Cambodian karaoke bars, Amsterdam’s infamous red-light district, Moldovan orphanages, legal Nevada brothels, and the street corners ...
Two Trains Runnin'
The search of several young, white men for blues singers who have been missing for decades coincides with the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s.
The Loving Story
This documentary film tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that cha...
Home of the Brave
Documentary on the civil rights activist, Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered in 1965 as she campaigned for black suffrage in Selma, Alabama, and its effect on her family.
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart
On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s 'A Raisin in the Sun' opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway,...
The movie dramatizes the boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader.
The Ernest Green Story
Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
I Will Dance
Follows the young people of Selma, Alabama's RATCo (Random Acts of Theatre Company) as they journey to New York City to share their story of hope, resilience, and overcoming.
Freedom on My Mind
In 1961 Mississippi was a virtual South African enclave within the United States. Everything is segregated. There are virtually no black voters. Bob Moses, enters the state and the Voter Registration ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
Documentary film focuses on the Civil Rights leader's many groundbreaking accomplishments. Footage covers Dr. King's war on poverty and his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War. Also included is his ...
The Lori Jackson Story - A civil rights campaigner, Lori Jackson, champions the the cause of a black marine convicted of rape, as she thinks he is innocent of the crime. Based on a real case.
We Are George Floyd
On May 25th, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, murdered George Floyd, a black man, by driving his knee into George's neck for 8 minutes and 45 seconds until he died. This film chronic...
Growing Up Coy
A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.
Nightfighters tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of elite black pilots who distinguished themselves during numerous World War II combat missions, despite the segregation and racism that e...
In the tumultuous Civil Rights era of the 1950s, Harlem Globetrotters legend, Jumpin' Johnny Kline, barnstormed. The Globetrotter found himself struggling with substance misuse after a long career.
Documentary featuring James Baldwin and Dick Gregory, discussing the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Great Britain.
Two Years, Four Months, A Day
With no choice, César faced leaving his family behind, quitting his job and joining the Army. In an unprecedented chain of events he became the first conscientious objector in Galicia (Spain) to be pu...
Lyndon B. Johnson - Succeeding Kennedy
All Power to The People!
Using government documents, archive footage and direct interviews with activists and former FBI/CIA officers, All Power to the People documents the history of race relations and the Civil Rights Movem...
Through a training trip, in which the filmmakers also participate, the contrasts that exist between the conservatism of machismo and the new masculinity are evident; testimonies, discoveries and liber...
An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.
The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
And the Children Shall Lead
The setting for this story is Mississippi in the early '60s, where a 12-year-old African-American girl and her white friends try to ease racial tensions.
The story of four pioneering lesbian politicians and the battles they fought to pass a wide range of anti-discrimination laws.
When I Find the Ocean
A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
The History Makers: Success
Ossie Davis, Terry McMillan, Horace Julian Bond, Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick and many others share their inspiring stories of success in the first installment of this series about African-American his...
A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.
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