Aunjanue Ellis

The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel

The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel

The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel
IMDb: 7.7
108

The movie will detail their humble beginnings, struggles to find their place, to later becoming the best-selling Gospel group in the music world.

Genre: Drama
Miss Virginia

Miss Virginia

Miss Virginia
IMDb: 6.8
N/A

A struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future - and that of thousands like him.

Genre: Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
IMDb: 7.1
119 min

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Pimp

Pimp

Pimp
IMDb: 7.7
86 min

An urban love story set on the hard streets of the Bronx. A struggling female pimp, named Wednesday, grows up learning the game from her dad. Once he\'s gone she\'s left to look out for her prostitute mother and girlfriend Nikki.

Genre: Drama
The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation
IMDb: 6.4
120 min

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the streets of New Orleans. Her health declining and her singing partner and her adopted daughter unable to help, Cruz seeks out her long lost son in an effort to bring resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her hard but beautiful life.

Genre: Drama, Music
Get On Up

Get On Up

Get On Up
IMDb: 6.9
139 min

A chronicle of James Brown\'s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Abducted: The Carlina White Story
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

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Genre: Drama, Mystery
The Help

The Help

The Help
IMDb: 8.0
146 min

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family\'s struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia \"Skeeter\" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around \"the help\"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Genre: Best 2011
The Resident

The Resident

The Resident
IMDb: 5.3
91 min

Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It\'s got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Game of Death

Game of Death

Game of Death
IMDb: 4.7
98 min

CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it\'s a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund vault.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
IMDb: 6.4
106 min

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day\'s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
IMDb: 7.7
86 min

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

The Express

The Express

The Express
IMDb: 7.3
130 min

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Racing for Time

Racing for Time

Racing for Time
IMDb: 6.1
83 min

Cleveland \'Stack\' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers African-American, Latina and Caucasian teens, and organizes a multi-racial track team behind the bars of the prison. Participation in Stack\'s track team not only breaks down the racial divides between the girls, but puts them on a path to turn their lives around.

Genre: Drama
Ray

Ray

Ray
IMDb: 7.7
152 min

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

Genre: Best Music
Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother
IMDb: 5.8
86 min

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization \"The Man\" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his presidential campaign, Undercover Brother is hired to work undercover for \"The Man\" and find what happened with the potential candidate.

Men Of Honor

Men Of Honor

Men Of Honor
IMDb: 7.2
129 min

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy\'s new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy\'s first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.