With 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 176,017 | Gross: $48.69M
2. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 321,392 | Gross: $88.51M
3. Oldboy (2013)
R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.
Votes: 65,162 | Gross: $2.19M
4. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 78,585 | Gross: $27.55M
5. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 78,217 | Gross: $48.17M
8. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 164,788 | Gross: $13.06M
9. See You Yesterday (2019)
TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
11. Amazing Grace (2018)
G | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Votes: 2,541 | Gross: $4.45M
12. She Hate Me (2004)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Votes: 7,054 | Gross: $0.37M
13. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 34,655 | Gross: $19.28M
14. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 17,230 | Gross: $27.44M
17. Chi-Raq (2015)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.
Votes: 8,409 | Gross: $2.65M
18. The Best Man (1999)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Just before best friend's wedding, the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when the friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.
Votes: 8,725 | Gross: $34.10M
19. Bamboozled (2000)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
Votes: 9,724 | Gross: $2.19M
20. Clockers (1995)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
Votes: 19,432 | Gross: $13.04M
24. Crooklyn (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 8,430 | Gross: $13.64M
25. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 6,279 | Gross: $11.80M
28. Touched with Fire (2015)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.
Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.15M
29. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
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 ... See full summary »
31. New Jersey Drive (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
The streets of Newark, NJ are the setting for this stark drama of two teenagers who decide to carjack for fun and profit - but soon find themselves the target of every cop in town.
Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $3.57M
32. All the Invisible Children (2005)
124 min | Drama
Through the plights of seven different children, seven cruel destinies unfold, as the unknown innocents who share the same sensitivities and desires struggle for survival, understanding--and above all--love, in an apathetic grown-up world.
34. Red Hook Summer (2012)
R | 121 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,520 | Gross: $0.34M
35. 4 Little Girls (1997)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.13M
36. Good Fences (2003 TV Movie)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed... See full summary »
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
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.
41. Drop Squad (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama
When a secret paramilitary organization of African Americans decides a brother advertising executive is selling out his race on Madison Avenue, they abduct him for "deprogramming." With Ving Rhames, Vanessa Williams.
Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.73M
42. 3 A.M. (2001)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories ... See full summary »
43. Passing Strange (2009)
TV-MA | 135 min | Musical
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.
48. Jim Brown: All American (2002 TV Movie)
140 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
An in-depth portrait of football legend and action movie star Jim Brown, including discussions about his childhood, his unequaled football career, his success in Hollywood, and his brushes with the law in his later years.
49. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.
50. If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010– )
In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees... See full summary »