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2. Malcolm X (1992)

“Malcolm X” is by far the most important movie regarding the Afro-Americans and their history in the States.

The movie, directed by Spike Lee, tells us the story of one of the most controversial, but also influential, Afro-American that ever lived in U.S.A.

We can see how his path, paved by his own decisions, led him from being a small-time crook to becoming a member of the Nation of Islam and a Black Nationalist leader.

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Sadly enough, this film was never rewarded with an Oscar, although many are convinced “Malcolm X” features Denzel Washington’s best performance of his whole career.