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10 Anti-Racism Movies and Shows We’re Watching

We recognize that part of becoming better allies is looking inward and reflecting on our own attitudes. That can start with the shows and movies we choose to watch in our homes. Below is a list of documentaries, shows, and movies to add to your watch list—many of which can be found on Netflix.

Must-Watch Film and Television: 

  • When They See Us: A four-episode miniseries on Netflix about the Central Park Five.

  • 13th: A Netflix documentary that exposes racial inequality within the criminal justice system.

  • I Am Not Your Negro: A documentary that envisions the book James Baldwin was never able to finish about race in America. 

  • The Hate U Give: A film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestselling novel that tells the story of a teenager who witnesses the shooting of her best friend by the police.

  • Who Killed Malcolm X?: A Netflix series that investigates the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X.

  • Loving: A film about the couple at the center of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

  • Dear White People: A Netflix series about being black at a predominantly white college.

  • Selma: A film that follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of opposition.

  • Becoming: A Netflix documentary about Michelle Obama’s life and experiences as America’s first Black first lady.

  • Hidden Figures: A film about the brilliant African American women of NASA. 

Please feel free to include any additional suggestions you have in the comments section below.