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CertificationPG Our Rating

The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and inte find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice recreated in Rio de Janeiro with an all black cast. Orpheus (a tram conductor!) is pursued by Death as he and his beloved Eurydice weave through the carnival madness of Rio in full swing. Amazing energy and colour with superb direction. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

On a military base in America's deep south, sexy creature Carmen is desired by many men but the one man she wants (Belafonte) she must lure away from his sweetheart (James)... find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Miss Jones is a gorgeous black amazon fighting for truth, justice and the American way - she's a fed. After she burns down a Turkish opium poppy field drug lord Mommy, a leather-clad dyke running downtown gangland, wants her dead. Meanwhile Doodlebug (Huggy from Starsky) wants independence for Afros, flares, platforms et al. High-kick-karate cartoon-style camp fun. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Pam Grier displays the charms that made her a 70s icon of the blaxploitation movie. When Foxy Brown's undercover drug squad boyfriend is murdered after her bad-ass brother reveals his identity, she poses as a hooker to take revenge on The Man. Cue bucketloads of gratuitous sex and violence. Brilliant (say some)! find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Guess what happens when one of the greatest film partnerships discover that the man their daughter wants to marry is black. Even though he's good looking with career prospects they find they are not as liberal as they like to believe. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock, played by David Niven, who won an Oscar for his performance, a retired officer who likes to find out more...


CertificationU Our Rating

Curtis and Poitier both bagged Oscars for their portrayal of two chain-gang prisoners, one black, one white. Forced to make their escape still manacled together, their fight for freedom through the swamps makes a powerful metaphor for the rampant racial hatred of the times. Great support cast too. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Madrk Thackeray is an idealistic black American teacher in 1960's East End London. The students try to break his spirit as a matter of course, but Thackeray is no stranger to hostility and what begins as a battle of wills gradually develops into a relationship of mutual respect and indeed devotion. To Sir With Love is a deeply moving and inspirational drama, with a typically mesmerising performance from Sidney Poitier.

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CertificationPG Our Rating

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour, a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko, played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine, who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern post-war Ginza district. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. A profoundly moving masterpiece. find out more...