Films about Malcolm X

Posted May 9, 2012
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  1. Malcolm X

    Malcolm X (1992)


    Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the Afro-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee, the film stars Denzel Washington in the title role, as well as Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., and Delroy Lindo. Lee has a supporting role as Shorty, a character based partially on real-life acquaintance Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, a fellow criminal and jazz saxophonist. Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and future South Africa president Nelson Mandela have cameo appearances. This is the second of four film collaborations between Washington and Lee.

  2. Malcolm X

    Malcolm X (1972)


    Malcolm X, also known as Malcolm X: His Own Story as It Really Happened, is a 1972 American documentary film directed by Arnold Perl. It is based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

  3. Death of a Prophet

    Death of a Prophet (1981)


    Death of a Prophet - The Last Days of Malcolm X is a 1981 made for TV film, written and directed by Woodie King Jr. and starring Morgan Freeman as Malcolm X.

  4. Seven Songs for Malcolm X

    Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993)


    Seven Songs for Malcolm X is a British documentary film about the life of Malcolm X, the influential civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1965. The film was written and directed by John Akomfrah, with co-writer Edward George, and produced by Lina Gopaul. The Black Audio Film Collective, Akomfrah’s London-based company, and Channel 4 Television Corporation were both involved in the production of the film. It was first aired at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada, on September 15, 1993, and then at the Chicago International Film Festival in October 1993. On March 15, 2009, it was released in the Czech Republic at the One World Film Festival. The film was distributed by Channel 4 Television Company. It was filmed in London and has a runtime of 52 minutes.

  5. Malcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X

    Malcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X (2008)


    Malcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X is a 2008 American documentary by Dami Akinnusi about the legacy of Malcolm X.

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