Down for a Spike Lee joint?
Since the premiere of his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It, in 1986, Spike Lee has been blessing us with many of his films for almost four decades. The talented director’s films are most famously known for addressing controversial subjects and social issues, especially regarding the African American experience.
Throughout the years, Spike Lee has won many accolades and is still very actively involved in the cinematic scene, still directing and taking part in many films, shows and et cetera. He’s often described with the Keytalks “acclaimed director,’ “artistic genius” and “visionary filmmaker,” and it’s no surprise.
On that note, why don’t you pick a Spike Lee movie from our list? Maimovie has ranked all of our “favorite” “Spike Lee” movies for you to watch!
Which one is your favorite out of your ranking?
The following list was based on Maimovie on March 21, 2022, under the “favorite” and “Spike Lee” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
1991, 2h 12m
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.
2002, 2h 15m
In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.
2020, 1h 45m
A filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway show, a unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community.
2004, 2h 19m
Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
1990, 2h 9m
Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band – The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek’s and Shadow’s friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.
Several Black men take a cross-country bus trip to attend the Million Man March in Washington, DC in 1995. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid-off aircraft worker, a man whose at-risk son is handcuffed to him, a black Republican, a former gangsta, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a white bus driver. All make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, including manhood, religion, politics, and race.
2006, 2h 9m
When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.
1992, 3h 22m
A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the ’50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.
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.
2018, 2h 15m
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.