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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!

'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.

A Tale of Two Americas

A list of films that depict the diverse experience of economically disadvantaged groups in parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

Great Modern African-American Drama

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

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

Great independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

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