The best Harry Belafonte’s movies

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

01/03/1927 (94 años)
Today we present the best Harry Belafonte’s movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen … and that you love! Let’s go there with the best Harry Belafonte’s movies.
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BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
7.5/10
Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro
7.9/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 03/02/2017
  • Character: Self (archive footage)
Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

The Player

The Player
7.5/10
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Selma

Selma
7.5/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 25/12/2014
  • Character: self (archive footage)
"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

Ready to Wear

Ready to Wear
5.2/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 23/12/1994
  • Character: Self
Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.

Bobby

Bobby
7/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 05/09/2006
  • Character: Nelson
In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee
8.6/10
  • Release: 22/06/2014
  • Character: Self
In this open-letter style documentary, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis' rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
7.5/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 14/07/2004
  • Character: Himself (archive footage)
This film examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news, and provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangerous impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed."

Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones
6.8/10
The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

King in the Wilderness

King in the Wilderness
8/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 22/01/2018
  • Character: Himself
A chronicle of the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

The World, the Flesh and the Devil

The World, the Flesh and the Devil
6.9/10
Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of mankind seems to have been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. He travels to New York City only to find it deserted. Making a life for himself there, he is flabbergasted to eventually find Sarah Crandall, who also managed to survive. Together, they form a close friendship until the arrival of Benson Thacker who has managed to pilot his small boat into the city's harbor. At this point the tensions rise between the three, particularly between Thacker, who is white and Burton, who is black.

Moms Mabley

Moms Mabley
8/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 20/04/2013
  • Character: Self
A feature documentary about Jackie "Moms" Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic and show-biz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World," Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism and performed up until her death in 1975. A true passion project for first-time director Whoopi Goldberg, the documentary shows Mabley's historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time.

Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song
7.5/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 13/01/2012
  • Character: Himself
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

The One and Only Dick Gregory

The One and Only Dick Gregory
7.7/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 19/06/2021
  • Character: Self
This revealing portrait of comedian, activist, pop-culture icon and thought leader Dick Gregory documents his many personal reinventions throughout the decades, from celebrity to civil rights hero and beyond, while hearing from the incredible entertainers who have been inspired by his blueprint.

White Man's Burden

White Man's Burden
5.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 01/12/1995
  • Character: Thaddeus Thomas
The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice.

Kansas City

Kansas City
6.3/10
Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes place in Kansas City in 1934.

Buck and the Preacher

Buck and the Preacher
6.5/10
A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
7.6/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 09/09/2011
  • Character: Self (voice)
Examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in US society from 1967 to 1975. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in the United States during that period and includes the appearances of Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and other activists, artists, and leaders central to the movement.

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
8.7/10
While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow
7.4/10
An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.

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