Film Quizzes: Racial Tensions Part 1

After seeing the extremely powerful film Selma, it got me thinking about previous films where racial tensions has been at the heartbeat of a film. In the first of two parts, I will be focusing on Hollywood’s 21st century depictions. How will you do on the six films below? As always, the decade of each film is next to each still and the answers are below.

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 1 (1960s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 2 (1960s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 3 (1960s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 4 (1980s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 5 (1980s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 6 (1990s)

Answers below

1. To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962)

2. In the Heat of the Night  (August 1967)

3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner  (December 1967)

4. Mississippi Burning  (1988)

5. Do the Right Thing  (1989)

6. American History X  (1998)

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24 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: Racial Tensions Part 1

    • I wasn’t familiar with the story beforehand, so a really important part of history for me to learn more about. And as has been seen everywhere, it does have some fantastic performances.

  1. 6/6! Do the Right Thing is one of my all time favorites. I really need to watch Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in its entirety. I’ve only seen parts of that one.

  2. I could half of them but I still need to see most of these, but Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is on my Blindspot list this year so hope to catch that one soon.

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    • It really is so provocative. Along with Do the Right Thing, it was the first film I thought of. Like with Selma, it also reminds you that there were white people who suffered because of how they tried to remove racism.

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