Movies like Roxanne Roxanne 2017

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling the streets to provide for her family, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend.

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1 Guava Island 2019

Deni Maroon, a musician and dock worker is determined to pull off a music festival against the interests of the local factory owner.

Genres:

Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Hiro Murai

Writers:

Donald Glover (story by), Stephen Glover (story by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

2 Come Sunday 2018

Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Joshua Marston

Writers:

Marcus Hinchey, Russell Cobb (based on a radio story from WBEZ's This American Life, reported by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

3 The Hate U Give 2018

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

4 Girls Trip 2017

Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Writers:

Erica Rivinoja (story by), Kenya Barris (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

5 American Violet 2008

A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but brand her as a felon for life. As word begins to spread that similar incidents are occurring in poor communities all across the country, Dee realizes that there are more mothers out there like her, and decides to take a stand against powerful district attorney Calvin Beckett. Now, despite being well aware of District Attorney Beckett's fierce reputation, Dee enlists the aid of ACLU attorney David Cohen and former narcotics officer Sam Conroy in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that, if not navigated with the greatest of caution, now threaten to destroy her life. With the custody of her children on the line, one brave mother wages a valiant battle to strike at the very heart of the corrupt Texas justice system.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tim Disney

Writer:

Bill Haney

Country:

United States of America
7

6 I Am Not Your Negro 2016

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Raoul Peck

Writers:

James Baldwin (writings), Raoul Peck (scenario)

Countries:

Belgium, France, United States of America
7.8

7 All Eyez On Me 2017

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Benny Boom

Country:

United States of America
5.8

8 Mudbound 2017

In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Dee Rees

Writers:

Virgil Williams (screenplay by), Dee Rees (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

9 Proud Mary 2018

Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Crime

Director:

Babak Najafi

Writers:

John Stuart Newman (story by), Christian Swegal (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.9

10 Burning Sands 2017

Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gerard McMurray

Writers:

Christine T. Berg (as Christine Berg), Gerard McMurray
6.1

11 The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution 2015

The story of the Black Panthers is often told in a scatter of repackaged parts, often depicting tragic, mythic accounts of violence and criminal activity. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. An essential history, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, is a vibrant, human, living and breathing chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Stanley Nelson

Writer:

Stanley Nelson

Country:

United States of America
7.3

12 First They Killed My Father 2017

A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Angelina Jolie

Writers:

Loung Ung (screenplay by), Angelina Jolie (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Cambodia, United States of America
7.2

13 6 Balloons 2018

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two-year-old daughter in tow.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Marja-Lewis Ryan

Country:

United States of America
5.8

14 Imperial Dreams 2014

A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Malik Vitthal

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 Voyeur 2017

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the Colorado motel owner who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Myles Kane, Josh Koury

Country:

United States of America
6.2

16 Thumper 2017

In a town of low-income and fractured families, a group of teens are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change their lives forever.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Jordan Ross

Writer:

Jordan Ross

Country:

United States of America
5.8

17 Barry 2016

A biopic of Barack Obama set during his time as a college student in New York City.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Vikram Gandhi

Writer:

Adam Mansbach

Country:

United States of America
5.8

18 I Can Speak 2017

An elderly woman who files endless complaints with the local office to right the wrongs around her forms an unlikely friendship with a junior civil servant when she begins learning English from him.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Hyun-seok Kim

Writer:

Seung-hee Yoo

Country:

South Korea
7.4

19 O.G. 2018

Louis Menkins is five weeks away from being released after 26 years in prison. He is faced with the decision to put his own release at risk in order to protect a young man named Beecher from growing gang controversies.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Madeleine Sackler

Writer:

Stephen Belber
6.2

20 First Match 2018

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Olivia Newman

Writer:

Olivia Newman

Country:

United States of America
6.3

21 Countdown 2019 Film 2019

Countdown is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed and written by Justin Dec. The film stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Peter Facinelli, Anne Winters, and Tom Segura. The film follows a group of people who try to survive a mobile app that purports to tell its users when they are going to die. It was released in North America on October 25, 2019 by STX Entertainment, and received mixed to negative reviews from critics and has grossed $41.6 million worldwide.

At a party, teenager Courtney is convinced by her friends to download Countdown, an app that seemingly predicts how long a user has left to live. Courtney is startled that it says she has only 3 hours to live. After avoiding getting into a car with her drunk boyfriend Evan, Courtney receives a notification stating that she has broken the "user agreement". Returning home, she is attacked by an unseen entity and killed as her timer reaches zero. At the same time, Evan crashes and a tree branch goes right through where Courtney would have sat.

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22 Catching Feelings 2017

Set in a chic and middle class Johannesburg, a jaded academic and his journalist wife have their lives turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer unexpectedly moves into their home.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Director:

Kagiso Lediga

Writer:

Kagiso Lediga

Country:

South Africa
5.5

23 Fresh Dressed 2015

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop / Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life--and the outsiders who studied and admired them – Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side of town.

Genres:

Documentary, History, Music

Director:

Sacha Jenkins

Writer:

Sacha Jenkins (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

24 Love Beats Rhymes 2017

A young woman dreams of making it big in the world of hip hop, but her parents demand that she finish her university degree. She dutifully agrees to complete her education, but her spoken word proves to have a powerful impact in the classroom.

Genres:

Music, Drama

Director:

RZA

Writers:

Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Asher), Nicole Jefferson Asher (as Nicole Jefferson)

Country:

United States of America
5.3