Directors of Colour

An attempt to compile a list of all known films helmed by people of colour.

Please comment or message me with missing titles and suggestions! Let's make this as thorough as possible!

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Shame
  • Hunger
  • Widows
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Inside Man
  • Oldboy
  • Malcolm X
  • Chi-Raq
  • He Got Game
  • Summer of Sam
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • Clockers
  • Jungle Fever
  • Bamboozled
  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Crooklyn
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
  • Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
  • School Daze
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • Red Hook Summer
  • 4 Little Girls
  • Get on the Bus
  • Girl 6
  • She Hate Me
  • Bad 25
  • The Original Kings of Comedy
  • Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
  • Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
  • Passing Strange
  • All the Invisible Children
  • Kobe Doin' Work
  • If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise
  • John Leguizamo: Freak
  • A Huey P. Newton Story
  • Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store
  • Sucker Free City
  • Jim Brown: All-American
  • Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife
  • Throw Like A Girl
  • Bush Mama
  • Harvest: 3,000 Years
  • Venice 70: Future Reloaded
  • Sankofa
  • Ashes and Embers
  • Teza
  • Hour Glass
  • Adwa
  • Pariah
  • Bessie
  • Mudbound
  • Black Girl
  • Moolaadé
  • Xala
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Four Brothers
  • Abduction
  • Shaft
  • Higher Learning
  • Poetic Justice
  • Baby Boy
  • Rosewood
  • Marion Jones: Press Pause
  • The Last Dragon
  • Cooley High
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Car Wash
  • Krush Groove
  • Disorderlies
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Timestalkers
  • Greased Lightning
  • Carbon Copy
  • Which Way Is Up?
  • The Spirit
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Livin' Large!
  • Honeybaby, Honeybaby
  • Together for Days
  • Day-O
  • For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • The Blood of Jesus
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
  • Juke Joint
  • Go Down, Death!
  • The Girl in Room 20
  • Hot Biskits
  • Marching On!
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Out of Time
  • One False Move
  • The Pacific
  • High Crimes
  • One True Thing
  • Bless Me, Ultima
  • Full Fathom Five
  • Nowhere to Run