The best Ruby Dee’s movies

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Ruby Dee

27/10/1922- 11/06/2014
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A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words
5.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 07/03/2012
  • Character: Annie McCall
Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.

American Gangster

American Gangster
7.8/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 02/11/2007
  • Character: Mama Lucas
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

Baby Geniuses

Baby Geniuses
2.7/10
Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
8/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 14/06/1989
  • Character: Mother Sister
Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Just Cause

Just Cause
6.4/10
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

A Simple Wish

A Simple Wish
5.4/10
Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.

Jungle Fever

Jungle Fever
6.6/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 07/06/1991
  • Character: Lucinda Purify
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.

Cat People

Cat People
6.2/10
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release: 02/04/1982
  • Character: Female
After years of separation, Irina and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

Cop and ½

Cop and ½
4.1/10
When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the bad guys to justice.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
6.5/10
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

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.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
8/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 28/05/1961
  • Character: Ruth Younger
Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

No Way Out

No Way Out
7.4/10
The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When brother John dies while Luther tries to save him, Ray is certain it's murder and becomes obsessed with vengeance. But there are black racists around too, and the situation slides rapidly toward violence.

Feast of All Saints

Feast of All Saints
6.7/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 11/11/2001
  • Character: Elsie Claviere
Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Betty and Coretta

Betty and Coretta
6.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 02/02/2013
  • Character: Narrator
The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.

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.

Edge of the City

Edge of the City
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 04/01/1957
  • Character: Lucy Tyler
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.

The Incident

The Incident
7.7/10
Two hoodlums terrorize the passengers of a late-night New York City subway train.

Video Girl

Video Girl
5.3/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 11/10/2011
  • Character: Valerie
Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, her lifestyle changes completely. She finds herself struggling to stay grounded in this new, provocative, glamorous world.

Love at Large

Love at Large
5.7/10
Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

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