Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (2017)

Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (2017)

Director: Tom Stern Writer(s):  Evan Waite Starring: Kevin Hart, Lonnie Chavis, Saniyya Sidney, Jessica Makinson, Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, Al Shearer, Kirk Bovill, Derek Basco, Deborah Rombaut, Frederick Lawrence, Philip Friedman, Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein, K. Harrison...
Prince: R U Listening? (2017)

Prince: R U Listening? (2017)

Director: Michael John Kirk Writer(s): N/A Starring: Prince, Dez Dickerson, André Cymone, Bono, Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Lenny Kravitz, Sheila E. Synopsis: The film will chart Prince’s early years and rise to super-stardom, as seen through the eyes of his bandmates,...
Prince: Pop Life (2017)

Prince: Pop Life (2017)

Director: Mathieu Bitton, Frédéric Bénudis Writer(s): N/A Starring: Prince Synopsis: Prince: Pop Life is a “music-driven” piece filled with “exclusive footage” and unique animated sequences concocted by comic book illustrator and creator, writer and director Joann...
Ruth (2017)

Ruth (2017)

Director: Hosea Chanchez Writer(s): Cru Ennis Starring: Hosea Chanchez, Naturi Naughton, Zada Luby Synopsis: “Ruth” follows single father James Jones, who is struggling to raise his teenage daughter Ruth, an aspiring ballerina, in economically depressed Detroit....
Crowning Glory: A Psycho Thriller (2017)

Crowning Glory: A Psycho Thriller (2017)

Director: Steven Judd Writer(s): Veronica Page-Leurentop Starring: Danny Trejo, Gary Dourdan, Kristinia DeBarge, Jules Hartley, Taylor Dior, Dave Vescio, Angelline Chung, Phynjuar, Chiz Schultz, José Alvarez, Lance Lemon, Jennifer Tapiero, Kathy Blaze Jefferson,...
Bolden! (2009)

Bolden! (2009)

Director: Dan Pritzker Writer(s): Derick Martini, Steven Martini Starring: Ian McShane, Gary Carr, Michael Rooker, Yaya DaCosta, Erik LaRay Harvey Synopsis: A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans. Release Date: Unknown |...
The Pullman Porter (1910)

The Pullman Porter (1910)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Lottie Grady, Jerry Mills, Kid Brown, Bill Cole Review: The story deals with a young wife who, thinking her husband had gone out ‘his fun’, invited a fashionably dressed hap, who was a waiter at one...

The Barber (1916)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Anna Holt, Howard Kelly, Edgar Wilson Synopsis: The Barber focuses on a customer in a barbershop by the name of John Willis. John speaks loudly about wanting to find a Spanish music teacher for his wife. One of the...
Mercy (2013)

Mercy (2013)

Director: Robin Thicke Writer(s): Robin Thicke Starring: Robin Thicke, Conrad Bluth, Kassandra Carrington, Robert Patrick, Paula Patton, Amandla Stenberg Synopsis: Based on true events, Mercy follows Tom, a family-focused limo driver, and his wife, Cynthia, a woman...
The Woods (2012)

The Woods (2012)

Director: Michael Mandell Writer(s): Stuart Bartieke Actors: Franco Nero, Tony Devon, Jacqueline Biels, Gary Dourdan, John Polito, Michael J. Pollard, Mickey Rooney, Vincent Pastore, Billie Kennedy, Tom Mason, Philip J. Calderone, Joe Black, Calvin Cross, Piper...
Da Brick (2011)

Da Brick (2011)

Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): John Ridley Starring: Eric Arriola, Joseph Basile, Sakinah Bingham, Akim Black, John Boyega, Kim Brockington, Niesha Butler, Albert M. Chan, Mario D’Leon, Kam Dabrowski, David Lee Denny Jr., Aaron Dorsey, Gabriel Ellis, Cory...
Black Water Transit (2009)

Black Water Transit (2009)

Director: Tony Kaye Writer(s): Matthew Chapman, Carsten Stroud (novel) Starring: Karl Urban, Laurence Fishburne, Brittany Snow, Aisha Tyler, Beverly D’Angelo, Stephen Dorff, Evan Ross, Bill Cobbs, Justin Martin, Larnell Stovall, Ime Etuk, Anthony Abuah, Frederick...
Slipping Into Darkness (2003)

Slipping Into Darkness (2003)

Director: Allen L. Sowelle Writer(s): Allen L. Sowelle Starring: Gary Dourdan, Michael Michele, Josh Feinman, David Dieguez Synopsis: Who will find the light? Release Date: Unknown (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Unknown | MPAA Rating: Unknown Note: I found this...
Wanted: Soulful Energy Xchange (2002)

Wanted: Soulful Energy Xchange (2002)

Director: Allen L. Sowelle Writer(s): Allen L. Sowelle Actors: Gary Dourdan, Mari Morrow, Joshua Feinman, William L. Johnson, Lucia Grillo, Nick Gomez, Leslie Berger, Catherine L. Cox, Jennifer Ferdinand, Ryan Honey, Steve G. Jones, D.W. Reiser, Yetem Kefale, Coco...
Automatic (2001)

Automatic (2001)

Director: William Jamaal Fort Writer(s): William Jamaal Fort Starring: Sterling Wolfe, Alimi Ballard, Jazsmin Lewis, Danielle Bisutti, David Paul Needles, Robin Fuqua, Tracie Nealy, Bronwyn Cornelius, Amy J. Kim, Sissy St. John, David Mitchell Evans, William Jamaal...
Veil (2000)

Veil (2000)

Director: B. Mark Seabrooks Writer(s): B. Mark Seabrooks Starring: Hilary Angelo, Keno K. Deary, Claudia Gill, Fred Goss, Isaiah Washington Synopsis: “I was born with a veil, Professor Cross…” With these words, Zoe reveals the secret of her psychic...
Blossoms and Veils (1998)

Blossoms and Veils (1998)

Director: Shonda Rhimes Writer(s): Shonda Rhimes Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Jeffrey Wright, Omar Epps, Rae’Ven Kelly, CCH Pounder Synopsis: A tale of love and discovery in a gothic/romantic vein. Release Date: October 1, 1998 (USA) | Length: min | Genre: Short |...
Rituals (1998)

Rituals (1998)

Director: Carol Mayes Writer(s): Carol Mayes Starring: Isaiah Washington, Regina King, Jenifer Lewis, Ellis E. Williams, Rodger Lee, Recoe Walker, Sadiki Synopsis: When Iris confides in her neighbor Carmen that she suspects her husband of cheating, Carmen suggests...

The Color of Love (1991)

Director: Melissa Pearson Writer(s): Andrew Osborne, Melissa Pearson Starring: Beatrice de Borg, Marlene Forte, Marc Grant, Reggie McFadden, Marcus Naylor, Isaiah Washington Synopsis: Interracial love story told from the point of view of a white woman. Film is...
A Whole Lotta Fun (1988)

A Whole Lotta Fun (1988)

Director: Kip Walton Writer(s): James Hampton, Scoey Mitchell, Tracy Morgan, Debbie Pearl, James Hampton, Cassandra Clark, John Vornholt, Steve Robertson Starring: John Byner, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzette Charles, Scoey Mitchell, Kenny Bob Davis, George Carl, Bill...
Just a Little More Love (1983)

Just a Little More Love (1983)

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff Writer(s): Scoey Mitchell Starring: Michael Warren, Gordon Jump, K Callan, Tracy Reed, David Hollander, Jason Bateman, Virginia Capers, Erin Nicole Brown, William Kerwin Synopsis: A dramatization illustrating some of the difficulties facing...
Working Models of Success (1976)

Working Models of Success (1976)

Director: Julie Dash Writer(s): Julie Dash Starring: N/A Synopsis: A promotional documentary for the New York Urban Coalition. Release Date: 1976 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: History | MPAA Rating: NR Note: I didn’t find a trailer or any images for this...
Black Chariot (1971)

Black Chariot (1971)

Director: Robert L. Goodwin Writer(s): Robert L. Goodwin Starring: Bernie Casey, Barbara O. Jones, Paulene Myers, Richard Elkins, Gene Dynarski, Michael Warren, William Marshall Synopsis: Bernie Casey stars as an idealistic militant who joins an activist group modeled...
The Betrayal (1948)

The Betrayal (1948)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (novel “The Wind from Nowhere” and screenplay) Starring: William Byrd, Leroy Collins, Verlie Cowan, Frances De Young, Vernon B. Duncan, Edward Fraction, Harris Gaines, Jessie Johnson, Barbara Lee, Yvonne...
The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome, Edna Mae Harris, Vera Burrelle, Eddie Lemons, Columbus Jackson, Laura Bowman, Madeline Donegan, Amanda Randolph, Robert Paquin, O. W. Polk, Charles...
Temptation (1935)

Temptation (1935)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Andrew Bishop, Ethel Moses, Lorenzo Tucker, Hilda Rogers, Alfred ‘Slick’ Chester, Lillian Fitzgerald, Raymond Kaalund, Taft Rice, Howard Babin, Dorothy Burr, Bobby Hargreaves and His Kit Kat Club...
Harlem After Midnight (1934)

Harlem After Midnight (1934)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Lawrence Chenault, ‘Slick’ Chester, A.B. DeComathiere, Bee Freeman, Bee Freeman, Rex Ingram, Sol Johnson, Count Le Shine, Pearl McCormack, Oscar Micheaux, Carlton Moss, Sam Patterson, Alice B....
Phantom of Kenwood (1933)

Phantom of Kenwood (1933)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Frank L. Wilson, Babe Townsend, Bea Freeman, Pearl McCormack, Carlton Moss Synopsis: “This feature deals with the theme of a perfect murder and in telling how it is solved holds intense and intriguing moments...
Black Magic (1932)

Black Magic (1932)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Unknown Synopsis: Unknown. It is assumed that it was another night club review film. Release Date: 1932 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR *Note: I found no other information about this...
Easy Street (1930)

Easy Street (1930)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William A. Clayton Jr., Willor Lee Guilford, Richard B. Harrison, Alice B. Russell, Lorenzo Tucker Synopsis: Con artists try to trick an old man out of his life savings. Release Date: Aug 01, 1930 (USA) |...
A Daughter of the Congo (1930)

A Daughter of the Congo (1930)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux, Henry F. Downing (novel The American Cavalryman) Starring: Kathleen Noisette, Loretta Tucker, Salem Tutt Whitney, Willor Lee Guilford, Roland C. Irving, Joe Byrd, Wilhelmina Williams, Clarence Redd, Alice B. Russell,...
When Men Betray (1928)

When Men Betray (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Kathleen Noisette, William A. Clayton Jr., Bessie Givens, Gertrude Snelson, Lorenzo Tucker, Ethel Smith, Alice B. Russell Synopsis: The film details the plight of a young woman who falls in love and marries...
Black Narcissus (1929)

Black Narcissus (1929)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Ford Lee Washington and John Sublette (as Buck & Bubbles), Beulah Hall, Emmett King Synopsis: Unknown Release Date: September 15, 1929 (USA) | Length: 13 min | Genre: Comedy | Rating: NR Note: I can’t...
The Wages of Sin (1928)

The Wages of Sin (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Lorenzo Tucker, William A. Clayton Jr., Kathleen Noisette, Rudolph Hind, Gertrude Snelson, Ethel Smith, Alice B. Russell, Ione McCarthy, Bessie Givens Synopsis: After his mother dies, African-American motion...
The Broken Violin (1927)

The Broken Violin (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation, play; short story “House of Mystery”) Starring: William A. Clayton Jr., Ardelle Dabney, Salem Tutt Whitney, J. Homer Tutt, Alice B. Russell, Ike Paul, Daisy Foster, Gertrude Snelson, Boots...
Thirty Years Later (1928)

Thirty Years Later (1928)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation), Henry F. Downing (short story “The Tangle”) Starring: William Edmonson, A.B. DeComathiere, Ardelle Dabney, Gertrude Snelson, Mabel Kelly, Madame Robinson Synopsis: George Eldridge Van Paul,...
The Millionaire (1927)

The Millionaire (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Grace Smith, Laurence Criner, Lionel Monagas, Cleo Desmond, William Edmondson, Vera Bracker, S.T. Jacks, E.G. Tatum, Robert S. Abbott Synopsis:  Pelham Guitry, a black soldier of fortune, goes to Argentina,...
The Spider’s Web (1927)

The Spider’s Web (1927)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Evelyn Preer, Lorenzo McClane, Edward Thompson, Henrietta Loveless, Billy Gulfport, Marshall Rogers, Grace Smythe, Zodie Jackson, Cy Williams, Josiah Diggs, Cincinnatus Major, Edna Barr,...
The Conjure Woman (1926)

The Conjure Woman (1926)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel “The Conjure Woman”), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Evelyn Preer, Lawrence Chenault, Percy Verwayen, Alma Sewell, Sidney Easton Synopsis: Adapted from Charles Chestnutt’s book...
Marcus Garland (1925)

Marcus Garland (1925)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Salem Tutt Whitney, Amy Birdsong Synopsis: The film offers a harsh parody on the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey, the Black nationalist and pan-Africanist leader. Release Date: 1925 (USA) | Length: Unknown |...
The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

The House Behind the Cedars (1924)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Charles W. Chesnutt (novel), Oscar Micheaux (adaptation) Starring: Shingzie Howard, Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Alma Sewell, Douglass Griffin, William Crowell, Oliver Hill Synopsis: Rena, a beautiful mulatto woman, who passes...
A Son of Satan (1924)

A Son of Satan (1924)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Shingzie Howard, Edna Morton, Emmet Anthony, Monte Hawley, Ida Anderson, E. G. Tatum, Dink Stewart, W. B. F. Crowell, Olivia Sewall, Mildred Smallwood, Blanche Thompson,...
The Virgin of Seminole (1922)

The Virgin of Seminole (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Louise Borden, William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard Synopsis: The film focused on a young black man who joins the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and becomes a hero by rescuing a captive mixed-race woman from a...
The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921)

The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Evelyn Preer, Edward R. Abrams, Lawrence Chenault, Louis De Bulger, E.G. Tatum, Mattie Wilkes, Bessie Bearden, Ethel Williams, J. Edwin Brown, Mabel Young, Hattie Christian, Ethel Watts, George Russel, W.D....
The Dungeon (1922)

The Dungeon (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard, J. Kenneth Goodman, William Crowell, Earle Browne Cook, Blanche Thompson, Alma Sewell Synopsis: Myrtle Downing, a beautiful young lady, is engaged to Stephen Cameron, a...
Uncle Jasper’s Will (1922)

Uncle Jasper’s Will (1922)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: William Fountaine, Shingzie Howard Synopsis: The film is a drama about the contents of a last will and testament left behind by an African American sharecropper who was lynched after being falsely accused of...
The Hypocrite (1921)

The Hypocrite (1921)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Unknown Synopsis: Unknown. Release Date: June 1921 (USA) | Length: 7 (reels) | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR Note: This movie was shown within another Micheaux film “Deceit” as a film within a film. I...
The Brute (1920)

The Brute (1920)

Director: Oscar Micheaux Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux Starring: Evelyn Preer, A.B. DeComathiere, Sam Langford, Susie Sutton, Lawrence Chenault, Laura Bowman, Mattie Edwards, Alice Gorgas, Virgil Williams, Marty Cutler, Flo Clements, Lewis Schooler, Harry Plater, E.G....
The Homesteader (1919)

The Homesteader (1919)

Director: Oscar Micheaux, Jeremy Mills Writer(s): Oscar Micheaux (novel) Starring: Charles D. Lucas, Evelyn Preer, Iris Hall, Inez Smith, Vernon S. Duncan, Charles R. Moore, Trevy Woods, William George Synopsis: Jean Baptists, a homesteader far off in the Dakotas is...
The Railroad Porter (1912)

The Railroad Porter (1912)

Director: William D. Foster Writer(s): Unknown Starring: William D. Foster, Lottie Grady, Edgar Litterson, Jerry Mills Synopsis: The plot of The Railroad Porter revolves around a wife who, after not seeing her husband come home at his regular time, assumes that she...