• dotherightthing

    Do the Right Thing

    • Nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and a Golden Palm

    • Winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle awards

    • Named the 96th greatest American movie in film history, by the American Film Institute

  • 4littlegirls

    Four Little Girls

    Documentary about a notorious incident of the civil rights movement: the terrorist bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four children were killed.

    Nominated for an Academy Award and five Emmy Awards, and winner of the Broadcast Film Critics, Golden Satellite and International Documentary Association awards.

  • barbershop

    Joe's Bed-Stuy Barber Shop

    Lee's master's thesis film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and winner of a Student Academy Award.

  • junglefever

    Jungle Fever

    This fiction film about a successful married black man who considers having an affair with his white secretary won ASCAP, Cannes, New York Film Critics Circle and Kansas City Film Critics Circle awards.

  • malcomx

    Malcolm X

    Biopic about the black nationalist leader that won 13 awards, and was nominated for another seven, including two Academy Awards.

  • miracleatstanna

    Miracle at St. Anna

    Screen adaptation of James McBride's novel about four black American solders in WWII Italy, facing the enemy in front and racial prejudice behind. McBride also wrote the script.

    "An earthy inquiry into death, duty, friendship and honor. What we've always wanted from war movies." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

  • mobetterblues

    Mo' Better Blues

    A series of bad decisions in the life of a fictional jazz trumpeter endanger his relationships and his career. The movie won a Venice Film Festival award.

  • schooldaze

    School Daze

    A look at how students in fraternities and sororities clash with other students at a historically black college.

  • shesgottahaveit

    She's Gotta Have It

    Spike Lee's first feature-length film, what the New York Times called "a welcome change in the representation of blacks in American cinema, depicting men and women of color not as pimps and whores, but as intelligent, upscale urbanites."

    • Winner of the Cannes 1986 "Award of the Youth," and the Los Angeles Film Critics Award

  • leveesbroke

    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    A four-hour documentary about how Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The film premiered in New Orleans in 2006, and was aired that year on HBO.

    • Winner of three Emmy Awards, and the Orizzonti Documentary Prize