A list of movies following African-American youths as they come of age in an intolerant world, including such modern classic as 'Pariah' and 'Precious'. Also check out 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' for a relatively unknown hidden-gem!
Two time Academy Award winner Spike Lee uses his films to explore race relations, urban poverty, and other political hot topics. Make sure to check out 'Bamboozled', 'Do the Right Thing', and 'Jungle Fever'!
These movies examine the experience of growing up in NYC, from Brooklyn to the Bronx; while the list is mostly Spike Lee, a few other directors do manage to get a word in edgeways. Check out 'The Wackness' for a worrying portrait of Josh, removed from the stabilizing presence of Drake.