Search results for "Spike Lee"


Inside Man (2006) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

25th Hour (2002) RT 78% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2003

The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

Bamboozled (2000) RT 48% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2001

TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Clockers (1995) RT 68% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little.When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  John Turturro  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Mekhi Phifer

Crooklyn (1994) RT 76% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 1999

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Delroy Lindo  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Zelda Harris

Do the Right Thing (1989) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 2009

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Get on the Bus (1996) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Andre Braugher  •  Richard Belzer

Girl 6 (1996) RT 33% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

He Got Game (1998) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

Jungle Fever (1991) RT 81% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2001

A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro




Malcolm X (1992)

The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

Mo' Better Blues (1990) RT 73% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Giancarlo Esposito

School Daze (1988) RT 60% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2001

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Joe Seneca  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Jasmine Guy

She Hate Me (2004) RT 19% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Anthony Mackie  •  Kerry Washington  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jim Brown

She's Gotta Have It (1986) RT 93% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2008

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Tracy Camilla Johns  •  Tommy Redmond Hicks  •  John Canada Terrell  •  Spike Lee

The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) RT 86% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2001

The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Steve Harvey  •  D. L. Hughley  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Bernie Mac

Summer of Sam (1999) RT 51% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

4 Little Girls (1997) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2002

On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a crime that shocked the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Maxine McNair  •  Chris McNair  •  Helen Pegues  •  Queen Nunn