Your suggested racism movies

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  1. SHINOBI03

    SHINOBI03 Well-Known Member

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    I'm mainly looking for movies. I can learn about racial discrimination, but I want to enjoy movies based on this concept.
     
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    It's sad that I can't think of a good example of a film that positively deals with race relations in the asian context. I can think of plenty of horrible examples, and films that contain "sympathetic" asian characters but no statement on relations, or films that contain that statement, but are rife with stereotypes and "white savior" characters (or even yellowface), but nothing that really fits the bill I'm looking for...

    Hrmm... maybe The Bitter Tea of General Yen (which was panned back then for featuring miscagenation, and panned today for featuring yellowface and asian stereotyping), or maybe Capra's Lost Horizon? I'd say that the Broken Trail miniseries might be as good as I can think of.
     
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    There's Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He dealt with a lot of discrimination due to his mixed-race marriage and stereotyping in Hollywood.
     
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    American History X all the way
     
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    There's some great scenes in that film, though some of them are surprisingly exaggerated compared to real events.
     
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    Although I saw it quite a while ago and can't remember specific details, there's a Korean film titled "My Way" (Or was it Mai wei?). Deals with Koreans who were forced into the Japanese army during the Second World War. A few historical inaccuracies (D-day planes with no invasion stripes, paratroopers participating on the beach offensives, etc.) but it was overall enjoyable. Apparently it's based on a true story, which is somewhat hard to believe while watching it... a lot of crazy stuff happens.
     
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    Probably the closest thing we'll get: Becoming American: The Chinese Experience | PBS
    That page is a mess, but the documentary itself is amazing. (I'm Chinese-Canadian myself)

    Haven't watch it in ages, may be time to revisit things. I'm sure there are various online outlets where you can search for it. Otherwise, if you're going to be at TFCon this year I can lend it to you.
     
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    The Help.

    American History X.
     
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    Lethal Weapon 2.

    'But... but... you're blick.'
     
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    Django Unchained might work. Admittedly the history is slightly exaggerated in some points.
     
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    Hairspray
     
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    To Kill a Mockingbird. - Man i love this movie.

    Blazing Saddles and Django Unchained are hilarious. I wish we had more movies like these.
     
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    This little movie from a while back... I think it's called Schindler's List?

    But seriously. I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet.

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Driving Miss Daisy, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Stand and Deliver... My list goes on.
     
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Sidney Poitier is a pretty good one too.
     
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    Doesn't the first segment of the Twilight Zone movie deal with racism?
     
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    I'll echo Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, A Time to Kill, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
     
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    Probably a great place to start. This is an excellent film and one of my favorite movies.

    This is a great list as well. I also echo on Django, even though it's just an update on the blaxplotation theme. Rosewood is difficult for me to watch... it's a film that can cause strong feelings.

    Personal recommendations are Amistad, Bronx Tale, Gran Torino (seriously surprised this isn't mentioned yet, Clint Eastwood is BEYOND racist in this movie, but it's an EXCELLENT film), Higher Learning and Jungle Fever.
     
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    Jumping off from your recommendation for 'Higher Learning', I also put forward Boyz N the Hood.