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Racial Intolerance

The degradation and maltreatment of people based on their ethnicity or skin colour has plagued the human condition since we first began travelling around the globe. This category includes films and documentaries that explore the consequences of ignorance and intolerance from the large scale horrors of political oppression and genocide ('Rabbit Proof Fence', 'Sometimes in April'), to the personal prejudices that inhibit our growth and development ('American History X', 'Crash').

4 Little Girls (1997)

7.9/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Spike Lee, George Wallace, Coretta Scott King

Acclaimed director Spike Lee examines one of the most shocking crimes to occur in America... the 1963 bombing of a black church in Burmington, Alabama... Read more

A Dry White Season (1989)

7/10
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jurgen Prochnow, Susan Sarandon, M...

Donald Sutherland is South African school teacher Ben du Toit, someone who has remained isolated from the racial violence in his country until his bla... Read more

A Way of Life (2004)

6.7/10
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: Stephanie James, Gary Sheppeard, Nathan Jones, Dean Wong, Oliver Haden, Brenda B...

A moving and unavoidably grim look at the life of a teen mother and her friends who can see no way out of the poverty cycle they are in, though they l... Read more

Amazing Grace (2006)

7.5/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon...

The incredible true story of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd), who fought for years, along with other anti-slavery campaigners, to ban the trans-At... Read more

American History X (1998)

8.5/10
Director: Tony Kaye
Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Avery B...

A hard-hitting drama about former skinhead Edward Norton who, having been released from prison after serving three years for the shooting of two black... Read more

American History X ( Blu-ray ) (1998)

8.5/10
Director: Tony Kaye
Starring: Avery Brooks, Beverly D'Angelo, Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Elliott Gould, Fa...

A hard-hitting drama about former skinhead Edward Norton who, having been released from prison after serving three years for the shooting of two black... Read more

American Violet (2008)

7/10
Director: Tim Disney
Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner, Charles S...

Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (impressive, relative new-comer Nicole Beharie) is offered a deal she can't re... Read more

Amistad (1997)

7.3/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Hawthorne, Matthew McConaughey, Djimon Ho...

Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to ret... Read more

Apocalypse Now (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Sam Bottoms, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Laurence Fishburne, Har...

A flawed masterpiece, intended as the definitive Vietnam film, based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. With Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis... Read more

Apocalypse Now ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Albert Hall, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne,...

Francis Ford Coppola directed, produced, and co-wrote this masterful Vietnam War-updating of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." The film chronicles... Read more