Films on Diversity

The following films explore various aspects of diversity. I recommend previewing them before selecting for classroom use. Also consider using a series of short clips from several films to create cogent teaching points.

A

The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
After Stonewall
American Me
Amistad
And the Band Played On
Antwone Fisher
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Avalon
The Accused
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman
 

B

Bar Girls
Beautiful Things
Before Stonewall
Better Than Chocolate
Big Eden
Black Orpheus
Blue
Blue Chips
Born on the Fourth of July
Bound
Boys Don’t Cry
Boys on the Side
Boyz N’ the Hood
The Brandon Teena Story
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Brown Sugar
 

C

The Celluloid Closet
Chasing Amy
Chicks in White Satin
Children of a Lesser God
The Chosen
Close to Eden
Chutney Popcorn
The Color Purple
Come Back, Africa
Come See the Paradise
Common Ground
Crimes of Passion
Cry Freedom
The Crying Game
 

D

Dances with Wolves
Daughters of the Dust
Dead Poets Society
De Colores: Lesbianand  Gay Latinos
Dim Sum
Do the Right Thing
Double Happiness
Driving Miss Daisy
A Dry White Season
 

E

The Education of Little Tree
El Mariachi
El Norte
Empire of the Sun
Entre Nous
Europa Europa
Eyes on the Prize (parts I and II)
 

 F

Female Misbehavior
Fools Rush In
Frida
Fried Green Tomatoes
The Fringe Dwellers
Further Tales of the City
 

G

Gandhi
The Garden of Finzi-Continis
Get on the Bus
Glory
Grand Canyon
 

H

Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Higher Learning
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Hollywood Shuffle
Hoop Dreams
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
 

I

I Exist: Voices from the Lesbian and Gay Middle Eastern Community in the U.S.
Ikiru
Imitation of Life
If These Walls Could Talk (parts I and II)
In America
The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls In Love
In the Heat of the Night
Inside Moves
Invisible Children
Iron Ladies
 

J

Jeffrey
The Joy Luck Club
Jungle Fever
 

L

The Last Emperor
The Last Samurai
The Laramie Project
Leaving Normal
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Like Water for Chocolate
Lillies of the Field
Little Big Man
Live Nude Girls
To Live Longtime
Companion
Long Walk Home
Los Olvidados
The Lost Language of Cranes
Love and Basketball
Love! Valour! Compassion!
 

M

Madame Butterfly
Malcolm X
Mandela
Maurice
Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink)
Menace II Society
The Milagro Beanfield War
Mississippi Masala
Mi Vida Loca
More Tales of the City
My Family (Mi Familia)
My Left Foot
 

N

Native Sun
New Jack City
 

O

The Official Story
Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored
Once We Were Warriors
One Potato, Two Potato
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Orlando
 

P

Panther
Paris is Burning
Parting Glances
Passion Fish
A Patch of Blue
Personal Best
Philadelphia
The Piano
Picture Bride
The Power of Myth
The Program
 

Q

A Question of Love
Question of Silence
 

R

Ragtime
Raise the Red Lantern
Real Women Have Curves
Red Sorghum
Remember the Titans
The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story
Roots
 

S

Salaam Bombay
Salvador
Sankofa
The Scent of Green Papaya
Schindler’s List
School Daze
Sense and Sensibility
Separate But Equal
Shall We Dance (Japanese Version)
Shoah
Show Me Love
Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
Smoke Signals
A Soldier’s Story
Some Like It Hot
Sophie’s Choice
Soul Food
Sounder
Stand and Deliver
Strawberries and Chocolate
 

T

Tales of the City
Thelma and Louise
The Times of Harvey Milk
A Thousand Pieces of Gold
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tongues Untied
Torch Song Trilogy
Tortilla Soup
Trembling Before G-d
True Believer
 

V

Virgin Machine
Viva Zapata
 

W

Waiting for the Moon
Waiting to Exhale
The Waterdance
The Wedding Banquet
Whale Rider
White Man’s Burden
The Wilmar 8
A Woman’s Tale
 

Y

Yellow Earth
 

Z

Zoot Suit