No other director has been able to confront the racial and societal differences between black and white people like Lee. Regardless of scale, these Spike Lee films are the best the director has to offer. Denzel Washington does the role justice, transforming himself into the historical figure and giving one of his most powerful performances to date. Four young girls were killed, all attending Sunday School at the time, shocking the nation and drawing global attention. The film is just as much a commentary on rap music, violent crime, and even desensitization to graphic video games. He wrote, directed, and edited the feature — which has since gotten a modern-day Netflix revival — which follows a young woman in search of the perfect man. Watch now on Amazon Prime. Chi-Raq tells the story of a group of women that create a movement that challenges race, sex, and violence within their community and, even more broadly, within the United States of America. The film focuses on a young girl and her family as she learns enough life lessons to follow her well into adulthood.
"4 Little Girls" (1997)
Subscriber Account active since. For close to four decades, Spike Lee has made some of the most important movies in the modern era of filmmaking. From the socially conscious "Do The Right Thing" to the powerful "Malcolm X," Lee has used the medium to shed light on some of the most important and often ignored issues of our times.
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Shelton Jackson " Spike " Lee born March 20, is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks , has produced more than 35 films since He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It Lee also acted in ten of his films.