10 Movies Or Shows About Black Figures That Got It Right And 9 That Missed The Mark

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Movies or biopics about a legend’s life can be a great way to honor someone if the job is done right. But the keywords are: “IF DONE RIGHT.” Here are 20 movies about Black historical figures, graded on whether it was done correctly, or just missed the mark. Lets see what movies did their due diligence.

Angela B. as Whitney!

Got it Right: Malcolm X

Miss: N.W.A

Got it Right: Ray Charles

Got it Wrong: Michael Oher

Got it Right: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Got it Wrong: Michael Jackson

Jackson 5

Got it Right: Martin Luther King Jr.

Got it Wrong: Aaliyah

Aaliyah BIo-Pic

Got it Right: Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith next to Queen Latifah

Got it Wrong: MC Hammer

MC Hammer

Got it Right: Richard Williams

Got it Wrong: 2Pac

Got it Right: O.J. Simpson

Got it Wrong: Mike Tyson

Got it Right: Fred Hampton

Got it Wrong: DeBarge

Bobby DeBarge

Got it Right: Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Get it Wrong: Ben Carson

Cuba as Ben C.

Got it Right: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson

Let me know what you think?

There are some other good ones not listed I believe everyone reading should check out. What’s Love Got to Do with It, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and The Temptations were all done correctly! Which ones did I leave off?

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