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Spike Lee

Born: March 20, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. 


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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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| 128 Min

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

68 2018 128
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Pass Over (2018)

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| 74 Min

Moses and Kitch, two young black men, chat their way through a long, aimless day on a Chicago street corner. Periodically ducking bullets and managing visits from a genial but ominous stranger and an overtly hostile police officer, Moses and Kitch rely on their poetic, funny, at times profane banter to get them through a day that is a hopeless retread of every other day, even as they continue to dream of their deliverance.

53 2018 74
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Nigerian Prince (2018)

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"Nigerian Prince" follows two characters; Eze, a stubborn, first-generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer.After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.

71 2018 0
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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Documentary
| 110 Min

Director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle of the star’s early rise to fame. An in-depth look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. An illuminated portrait emerges of how an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy would become the “King of Pop.”

75 2016 110
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Chi-Raq (2015)

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A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

56 2015 0
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Champs (2015)

Documentary
| 86 Min

A documentary about the sport of boxing, as seen through the eyes of champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins.

73 2015 86
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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

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| 123 Min

A movie about human beings who are addicted to blood.

41 2014 123
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Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife (2014)

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| 58 Min

Katt Williams performs in an all-new stand-up special recorded in front of a live audience at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Williams takes the stage and launches into an hour of frenetic stand-up comedy, covering such topics as the allure of California weed dispensaries; how America handles tragedies; getting rid of racism in 2014; his inspirations and his favorite TV show; homophobia and the first openly gay players in major sports; aggressive police tactics; being sent to a mental institution; doctors and the problem with drug commercials; the pros and cons of being single versus being in a relationship; and more.

63 2014 58
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Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (2014)

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| 54 Min

Rising comedy star Jerrod Carmichael takes to the stage of The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA for his first HBO stand-up special.

70 2014 54
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Oldboy (2013)

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| 104 Min

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.

58 2013 104
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Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)

Movie
| 90 Min

Mike Tyson's one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career. MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.

74 2013 90
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Red Hook Summer (2012)

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| 135 Min

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

50 2012 135
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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Italy |
| 160 Min

Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd \Buffalo Soldier\ Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

60 2008 160
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Inside Man (2006)

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Drama |
Thriller |
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| 129 Min

Directed by Spike Lee, written by Russell Gewirtz and produced by Academy Award®-winner Brian Grazer, Inside Man is the story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier (Academy Award®-winner Denzel Washington), who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton (Academy Award®-nominee Clive Owen), in a tense hostage drama. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, a wild card emerges: Madaline (Academy Award®-winner Jodie Foster), a power broker with a hidden agenda, who injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.

76 2006 129
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)

Documentary
| 255 Min

In August 2005, the American city of New Orleans was struck by the powerful Hurricane Katrina. Although the storm was damaging by itself, that was not the true disaster. That happened when the city's flooding safeguards like levees failed and put most of the city, which is largely below sea level, underwater. This film covers that disastrous series of events that devastated the city and its people. Furthermore, the gross incompetence of the various governments and the powerful from the local to the federal level is examined to show how the poor and underprivileged of New Orleans were mistreated in this grand calamity and still ignored today.

86 2006 255
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25th Hour (2002)

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| 135 Min

The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are themes on this last day of friends, family, parties, saying goodbye, and setting things straight. A Spike Lee joint.

77 2002 135
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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)

Documentary
USA |
| 92 Min

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films entitled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock1 as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the Millennium. Fifteen celebrated film-makers were invited to create their own vision of what time means in ten minutes of film.

73 2002 92
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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

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| 115 Min

The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. Director Spike Lee and his crew plant a multitude of cameras in a packed stadium and onstage (as well as backstage, as they follow the comedians) to catch the vivid immediacy of the show, which is as much about the audience as it is about the jokes.

66 2000 115
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Love & Basketball (2000)

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| 124 Min

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Next-door neighbors as kids, Quincy and Monica fall in love as teens and find that they share an all-consuming interest in basketball. Their individual abilities in the sport take them down separate career paths in high school and college, and the couple must struggle to keep their relationship alive as they pursue success as professional athletes.

72 2000 124
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Summer of Sam (1999)

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Drama |
Romance |
| 142 Min

Spike Lees take on the \Son of Sam\ murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

66 1999 142
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John Leguizamo: Freak (1998)

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USA |
| 90 Min

John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sanny, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and Lee Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God.

81 1998 90
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He Got Game (1998)

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| 136 Min

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

69 1998 136
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4 Little Girls (1997)

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| 102 Min

On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a crime that shocked the nation--and a defining moment in the history of the civil-rights movement. Spike Lee re-examines the full story of the bombing, including a revealing interview with former Alabama Governor George Wallace.

79 1997 102
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Girl 6 (1996)

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| 108 Min

Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Directors Quentin Tarantino and Ron Silver make cameo appearances as film directors at a pair of interesting auditions.

50 1996 108
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Clockers (1995)

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| 128 Min

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little.When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strikes older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesnt buy the story, however, and sets out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.

69 1995 128
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Crooklyn (1994)

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| 115 Min

A magical film which follows one summer in the life of the Carmichaels, an African-American family living in 1970s Brooklyn. Delroy Lindo and Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodward soar as a married couple--he a struggling jazz musician, she an overworked school teacher--who do their best to keep up with their five energetic children. Academy Award-nominee Spike Lee directs with characteristic flair and the film is filled with wonderfully authentic period details and dazzling music.

69 1994 115
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Malcolm X (1992)

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| 202 Min

The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.

77 1992 202
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Documentary
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USA |
| 129 Min

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.

65 1990 129
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Do the Right Thing (1989)

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| 120 Min

A hilarious, insightful, and ultimately devastating day in the life of a Brooklyn street on the hottest day of the year when tempers are flaring. A brilliant study of racism that has never been surpassed in the years since its release. One of New York filmmaker Spike Lee's most accomplished and nuanced films, featuring astonishing performances by the entire cast.

79 1989 120
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School Daze (1988)

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| 121 Min

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.

58 1988 121



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