Films by Black Directors

Honestly, one of the best things about Letterboxd are the lists. Obviously there are the official lists - the 250 greatest narrative films, the 100 greatest documentary films, etc. There are also great lists made by users that track films in different categories, among my favorites being the lists about women filmmakers (including this list and this list which chronicle the full history of women filmmakers, and this list of recommendations for women directed films). I reference these lists constantly when trying to fill gaps in my watchlist. There are comparably great lists that track black films. Black Life on Film is obviously the highest profile list; BLACK CINEMA is really good too. These lists track black cinema in all…

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  • Education
  • Alex Wheatle
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • The Good Lord Bird
  • Red, White and Blue
  • Mangrove
  • Lovers Rock
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • One Night in Miami...
  • In My Room
  • Antebellum
  • The 24th
  • In Sudden Darkness
  • The Old Guard
  • aTypical Wednesday
  • (In)Visible Portraits
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • I May Destroy You
  • Trial by Media
  • New York New York
  • Becoming
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
  • IWOW: I Walk on Water
  • The Photograph
  • Vick
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • Zola
  • Bad Hair
  • Cuties
  • Time
  • His House
  • Queen & Slim
  • Tender
  • American Son
  • Harriet
  • U Shoot Videos?
  • Back to Natural: A Documentary Film
  • Hair Love
  • Black to Techno
  • Salacia
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • The Black Godfather
  • When They See Us
  • Atlantics
  • Les Misérables
  • Home Videos
  • See You Yesterday
  • A Love Song for Latasha
  • Burning Cane
  • The Apollo
  • Us
  • Jezebel
  • Vision Portraits
  • The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
  • Talking About Trees
  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
  • Sweetheart
  • Clemency
  • Luce
  • Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
  • Selah and the Spades
  • Premature
  • America
  • As Told To G/D Thyself
  • Always in Season
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Native Son
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Creed II
  • Dadli
  • Quincy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Exterior/Night
  • Widows
  • The Hate U Give
  • Alpha
  • Room Tone
  • The Equalizer 2
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Rafiki
  • Bobby Kennedy for President
  • Little Woods
  • Happy Birthday, Marsha!
  • Black Mother
  • The Black 14
  • Kinshasa Makambo
  • Shakedown
  • Black Panther
  • Pass Over
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Yardie
  • Hair Wolf
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Baby Brother
  • War Paint
  • Sojourner
  • Emergency
  • Speak Up