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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!

A Tale of Two Americas

See how the other half (actually way more than half) in this hodge-podge of social realism, depicting the parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

'Do the Right Thing, and Watch': Coming Up in NYC

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.

'Movies Like ATL': Modern African-American Indie Films

There are guaranteed to be at least a couple of superb flicks you've never heard of on this list of the very best independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

Great Modern African-American Drama

We've seen a slew of fantastic African-American dramas in recent years, including '12 Years a Slave', 'Selma', and 'The Butler'. Enjoy this list of the greatest black masterpieces from 2000 onwards.

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