Which select feature length movie is your favorite black-directed cinematic achievement?* *cinematic achievement as determined by a IMDb 7.0+ rating or a 70+ MetaCritic Score
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# You're Not You (2014) R | 102 min | Drama 7.4 56 Metascore
A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver. # Love & Basketball (2000) PG-13 | 124 min | Romance, Sport 7.2 70 Metascore
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood. The Secret Life of Bees (2008) PG-13 | 114 min | Drama 7.3 57 Metascore
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery 6.7 78 Metascore
An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal. The Five Heartbeats (1991) R | 121 min | Drama, Music 7.5
The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group. Pariah (I) (2011) R | 86 min | Drama 7.2 79 Metascore
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Coach Carter (2005) PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport 7.3 57 Metascore
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. Cadillac Records (2008) R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music7.0 65 Metascore Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. Cooley High (1975) PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 7.3
In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »
# Rise of the Guardians
Animation Family 7.3
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Set It Off (1996) R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama 6.8
Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. Talk to Me (2007) R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History 7.4 69 Metascore
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Dope (2015) R
Comedy, Crime, Drama 7.2
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy 7.6 54 Metascore
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie) 97 min | Biography, Drama 7.4
A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
# Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013) PG-13 132 min Biography 7.2 66 MetascoreAs Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda
Menace II Society (directed by the Hughes brothers) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107554/?ref_=nm_knf_t2
Talk to Me http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796368/?ref_=nv_sr_1
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452632/?ref_=nv_sr_1
(I saw that you have 'Talk to Me' above; I'd include 35 movies so people know about as many films with black directors and casts as possible)
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