The Civil Rights Movement

Examine the Civil Rights Movement on film with these five titles that explore notions of race and racism.

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Ali (2001) Rating: 15 14+

3.6316 out of 5 19 Votes (Members)
Duration
150 mins
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Bold and brash, frenzied yet graceful biopic of Muhammad Ali.

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Gandhi (1982) Rating: PG 11+

3.5556 out of 5 9 Votes (Members)
Duration
183 mins
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Oscar-winning biopic of the Indian civil rights leader starring Ben Kingsley in the title role.

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language and discriminatory terms.

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In The Heat of the Night (1967) Rating: 12 11+

4.2857 out of 5 7 Votes (Members)
Duration
102 mins
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In the US south in the 60s, just after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, a black police officer is arrested for a prominent white citizen's murder.

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Malcolm X (1992) Rating: 15 14+

5.0000 out of 5 3 Votes (Members)
Duration
197 mins
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Powerful epic from famed director Spike Lee about the life of late African-American black liberation movement leader Malcolm X.

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Contains racist language, mild threat and mild sex references.

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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) Rating: PG 11+

3.4819 out of 5 83 Votes (Members)
Duration
124 mins
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Harper Lee adaptation about an idealistic white laywer in 1930s Alabama who takes on the case of a black man accused of an awful crime.

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