Poll Suggestion: Best Picture Movies about Racism

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Which of these movies that have won an Academy Award for Best Picture and expound racism is your favorite?


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Not sure Moonlight deals with racism, homophobia more likely.
Maybe Gone With the Wind indirectly.
Dances With Wolves
Out of Africa.

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Added, thanks!
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I think race is major part of the story in West Side Story too.

I think in Dances With Wolves, Gone With the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia and Ben-Hur race is more indirectly addressed. Which movies get in depend on how the question is phrased. Asking whether a film is about racism is much different than saying its story has some racial overtones.
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WARNING NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE AGREE WITH ME ON THIS:

Gone With the Wind 
wasn't against racism, the movie (IN MY OPINION) glorify the Confederate States of America between 1861 and 1865.  But,  the movie is about racism. In fact,  some parts of the books were not added to the movie because it was too racist.

My favorite movie in this list is 12 Years a Slave. 
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12 years a Slave.
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12 Years a Slave
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FYC: Rosewood, Amistad. 
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The poll is about movies with Academy Award for Best Picture
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Why "Lawrence of Arabia" and not other war movies?
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That's a good point, cinephile, but how hard is it to press the same key twice?
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I don't know, but I don't find any war movie with the name Patron.
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I don't recall any racism in Patton. So, not only is this a mystery, it is also confusing.
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Patton added.
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? ?

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/reference

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South,
defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge,
and his children against prejudice.
Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961.

Gregory Peck ... Atticus Finch
Brock Peters ... Tom Robinson 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/mediaviewer/rm796368385

Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
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Best picture WINNERS not nominees
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Sorry, saw that later - tried to delete - can not do that now :(

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/awards
Academy Awards, USA 1963
Winner Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Gregory Peck
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium - Horton Foote

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12 years slave
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