Civil Rights Movies

12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery.

Boys Don't Cry
Young transgender Brandon Teena leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana, an aspiring singer, and they plan their future together.

Dear White People
Follow the stories of four black students at Winchester University, where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African American' themed party thrown by a white fraternity.

Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, 1967. In the heat of the 12th Street uprising, a task-force raids The Algiers Motel searching for a sniper. When they fail to find him, the guests are subjected to a horrifying storm of race-hate and violence.

Fences
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

Fruitvale Station
Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which and his friends went to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve. On the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.

Hidden Figures
The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

I Am Slave
Malia is snatched from the arms of her father during a raid on their village. Sold into slavery, she spends the next six years of her life working for a Sudanese family. Then she is sent to London where the brutality and inhumanity that she experiences continues, only under a different roof.

Loving
In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are arrested and thrown out of their home state of Virginia. Determined to go back to their roots, they approach the Supreme Court.

Made in Dagenham
The Dagenham Ford factory, 1968. Three hundred female workers go on strike in protest at sexual discrimination, taking on the might of Ford in the process.

Milk
Harvey Milk, an American activist, fights for gay rights and becomes California's first openly gay official to be elected to public office.

Mississippi Burning
Two FBI agents arrive in Mississippi to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three civil rights workers. With no co-operation from the locals, they use unorthodox means to find the culprits.

On the Basis of Sex
Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams up with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Philadelphia
A young Philadelphia lawyer who is infected with AIDS keeps his homosexuality hidden from his employers. When he is suddenly dismissed, he hires a homophobic lawyer for a wrongful dismissal suit.

The Trial of the Chicago 7
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organisers of the protesters were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

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