Discussion – Non-Documentary Civil Rights Movies

Posted: July 9, 2011
Mississippi Burning (1988)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

MISSISSIPPI BURNING examines the turbulent era of the early civil rights movement. What is your favorite non-documentary civil rights movie?

Neal Gabler thinks MISSISSIPPI BURNING may well be the best of them.

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  • Phil Englander

    “Nothing But a Man” is my favorite civil rights film.

  • John Barrett

    Dennis Leary at his best and Gene Hackman is always superb. This film sent shivers up and down my spine. It brought back the intense emotions I experienced as a teenager witnessing the horrific and inhumane behavior during the Civil Rights Movement. 50 years later we still have not achieved ‘…and justice for all.”