Do the Right Thing (1989)
| Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: $27.55M
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Inside Man (2006)
| Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $88.50M
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
| Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $48.27M
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Malcolm X (1992)
| Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $48.17M
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
25th Hour (2002)
| Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $13.06M
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
| Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $13.04M
Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.
Summer of Sam (1999)
| Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $19.28M
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
| Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $13.64M
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.
Red Hook Summer (2012)
| Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $0.34M
A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Girl 6 (1996)
| Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $4.90M
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ...
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
| Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: null
Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ...