This powerful portrait of urban racial tension sparked controversy everywhere it played while earning popular and critical praise. The hottest day of the year and an explosive day in the life of Bedford - Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The community will never be the same again.
In Spike Lee's dramatic and explosive treatment, Denzel Washington stars as controversial black activist, Malcolm X. From an early life as a pimp and drug-pusher, he became the leading voice of America's black consciousness, feted by some as a visionary and despised by others as a dangerous radical.
A clocker is a 24-hour drug dealer, and Strike (Mekhi Phifer) is the hardest-working one on the streets. But for Strike, time is running out. When the local drug kingpin (Delroy Lindo) tips Strike off about an opportunity for advancement, a rival dealer ends up dead, and Strike finds himself caught between two homicide detectives. One is Mazill (John Turturro), who's only looking for an easy bust. The other Rocco (Harvey Keitel), who's looking for something much harder to find the truth and when Strike's law-abiding brother confesses to the murder, Rocco vows not to rest until he's sure the real shooter is behind bars.
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars in this must-see story about a convict given one shot at a second chance to be a father! With promises of a reduced sentence, Jake Shuttlesworth (Washington) is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade the nation's top basketball recruit, his estranged son, Jesus (Ray Allen), to play ball for the Governor's alma mater! But just as Jesus faces intense pressures and irresistible temptations contemplating his big decision, Jake is also forced to consider not only what's best for himself, but what's best for his son.
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy.
When biotech exec Jack blows the whistle on his greedy drug-conglomerate bosses over an insider-trading scandal, he gets more than he bargained for. Once this playa is played, he finds himself hitting rock bottom when an old flame, Fatima blows back into his life with the ultimate job offer: father to her child, no strings attached. Teaming up to turn the tables on corporate culture, he sets up shop as a stud-for-hire at 10 G's a pop for a bevy of wealthy lesbians. When Jack delivers the goods, even his ex's glamazon gal pals can't resist his considerable...charms. Torn between love and money, Jack chases his American Dream all the way to the bank. But things heat up when Jack impregnates the Mafia daughter of a notorious boss, triggering the FBI to expose Jack's cash-cow scheme.
Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster star in the action-packed crime thriller, Inside Man. A tough cop, a clever bank robber and a power broker fuel a dangerous game of cat and mouse full of hidden agendas and explosive surprises.
Innovative filmmaker Spike Lee brings to the screen a music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades and parties, the stars of the film - Laurence Fishburne, an intense student who encourages his buddies ("DaFellas") to fight for his beliefs; Giancarlo Esposito (Julian Eaves), out to strengthen the Greek system with his Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity brothers; Spike Lee, driven to become a "Gamma man"; and Tisha Campbell (Jane Toussaint), leader of the sorority sister "Gamma Rays" - find themselves caught up in romance and relationships/rituals and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. With dynamic music, including EU's hit "Da Butt", and dance numbers choreographed by Otis Sallid (Fame), Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem in this original, contemporary musical comedy.
Flik's summer vacation is upended when he's sent from suburban Atlanta to stay with his preacher grandfather in the projects of Brooklyn. As the old man tries to get religion into his grandson, Flik befriends a mischievous girl from the congregation.
Spike Lee's remake of the critically acclaimed Korean masterpiece, 'Oldboy' follows the story of Joe Doucette (Josh Brolin), a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.