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Spike Lee
Born March 20, 1957 (age 62)
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.
He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), 25th Hour (2002)... full bio
BlacKkKlansman
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 15min
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Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Inside Man
[2006]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 9min
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A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
25th Hour
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 15min
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Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Old Boy
[2013]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Mystery | 1h 44min
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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.
Malcolm X
[1992]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 22min
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Do the Right Thing
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
He Got Game
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 2h 16min
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A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Summer of Sam
[1999]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2h 22min
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Miracle at St. Anna
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 2h 40min
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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.
Chi-Raq
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 7min
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A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Clockers
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 8min
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Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
Jungle Fever
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 12min
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.
Bamboozled
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2h 15min
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A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
She Hate Me
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 18min
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Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 33min
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A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.
Mo' Better Blues
[1990]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 2h 10min
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Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
The Original Kings of Comedy
[2000]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 55min
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A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.
Crooklyn
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.
Girl 6
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
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This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get... see more
Bad 25
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h 11min
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.
Get on the Bus
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 2h
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.
Pass Over
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 14min
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Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.
Red Hook Summer
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 1min
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 2h 3min
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Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.
School Daze
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 2h 1min
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.
She's Gotta Have It
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 24min
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Story of a woman and her three lovers.
Kobe Doin' Work
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Sport | 1h 24min
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A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.
4 Little Girls
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 42min
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A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Rodney King
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama
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Roger Guenveur Smith performs his one man show focusing on the life and times of Rodney King.
Sucker Free City
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 53min
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Sucker-Free City, or S.F.C., revolves around the conflicts among white, black, Latino and Asian street gangs in San Francisco.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 54min
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Taped May 7 at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the exclusive presentation features Carmichael's unique take on such topics as: poverty, wealth, crime, race, national tragedies, female empowerment and why talent is more important than morals.
TV Special | Comedy | 58min
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Comedian Katt Williams performs at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal. Topics include California marijuana dispensaries; favorite TV shows; homophobia; police tactics; drug commercials; and the pros and cons of being single.
Freak
[1998]
 
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TV Special | Biography, Comedy | 1h 29min
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and... see more
A Huey P. Newton Story
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
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The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.
Jim Brown: All American
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Sport | 2h 20min
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Passing Strange
[2009]
 
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Movie | Musical | 2h 15min
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Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.
Da Brick
[2011]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h
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The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.
Brave, Visions for Moncler
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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Jesus Children of America
[2005]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 20min
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A Brooklyn teen learns she was born HIV-positive.
Lovers & Haters
[2007]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 15min
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A mini movie spoof of the life of Mariah Carey, with the Lovers and Haters that she encounters along the way, and how she overcomes those haters and obstacles to still be one of the most talented and loved musical sensations in history.
M.O.N.Y.
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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An outspoken public advocate becomes the interim mayor of New York.
Come Rain or Come Shine
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 4min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short, Sport | 16min
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For 13-year-old baseball phenomenon, Mo'ne Davis, the best summer of her life is only the beginning. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo'ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. She embodies the spirit that drives an athlete to push further, work harder, and overcome challenges. Are you ready to listen to her open letter, America?
The Making of 'Bamboozled'
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 53min
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's satirical take on the American entertainment industry, in which a black writer for a TV network, frustrated at his failure to get his ideas for a respectable comedy about a black family accepted, presents an idea for a blackface minstrel show, only to have his plan backfire. Includes interviews with director Lee and the rest of the cast and crew... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 40min
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The Answer
[1980]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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A Black screenwriter is hired to write the $50,000,000 remake of "The Birth of a Nation."
Last Hustle in Brooklyn
[1979]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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Sarah
[1981]
 
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Short Movie | 25min
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