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'Movies Like Precious': Black Coming-of-Age Cinema

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!

'Tickets Out': Street Sports Drama

Movies in the vein of 'Hardball', focusing on disadvantaged urban youths for whom sports are a way out..if they choose to take it. Check out 'Above the Rim' for a fantastic basketball based drama starring none other than Tupac!

Great Modern African-American Drama

A list of powerful African-American dramas from recent years, including 'Fences', 'Moonlight', and 'Selma'.

'Movies Like Coach Carter': Sports as an Escape

For most, sports is a diverting pastime; for the kids in these movies, sports is a way out of poverty, crime, and violence. Of course, they're chances are much better when a conveniently casted white savior agrees to coach!

'Movies Like Boyz N The Hood': African American Inner City Drama Movies

These films attempt to portray inner-city African Americans dealing with systemic racism and a host of societal evils.