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Five ‘Black Movies’ That Should Have Won An Oscar

Over the past couple of decades there have been several critically acclaimed movies involving black people that many say should have won an Academy Award (Oscar). Is there a conspiracy against 'Black Movies' in the Academy? We can't say for sure so we'll let you decide.

Here are 5 movies that we think should have won an Oscar but didn't.


This 1985 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey was a film about a young black woman being mentally, physically and sexually abused by her father.

The film that actually won for best picture in 1985 was "Out Of Africa" starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.


"Waiting to Exhale" had a dream team of actors including Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Gregory Hines. The story is about four women and their friendship as their lives begin to pull them in different directions.

The actual winner of the Oscar in 1985 was "Braveheart" starring Mel Gibson.

Do The Right Thing

In 1989 Spike Lee had his big break out film with "Do The Right Thing". The story revolves around a neighborhood in Brooklyn where racial tensions reach a boiling point until they explode. The film features actors such as Spike Lee himself, Ossie Davis, Frankie Faison, Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez.

The actual winner of the 1989 Oscar was "Driving Miss Daisy" starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.


"Love And Basketball" follows the life of a young girl and boy as their lives intersect through basketball and family drama.

The actual film that won the Oscar in 2000 was "Gladiator" starring Russell Crowe.


One of the most influential yet polarizing characters in American history was Malcom X. This film is a true work of art as it chronicles the life of this champion of black civil rights. The film stars Denzel Washington as Malcom X along with Angela Bassett as Betty Shabazz.

The actual film that won the Oscar in 1992 was "Unforgiven" starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman.


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