Movies with music written by Terence Blanchard

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One Night in Miami

By some accounts, the event forming the basis of One Night in Miami may have happened. If it did, however, nothing is known about what was said when four black icons of the 20th century gathered following the unexpected boxing victory of Cassi...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Regina King
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, ...
Da 5 Bloods

When it comes to a Spike Lee movie, it would be foolish to expect a politics-free zone. Lee is an activist filmmaker and has never pretended otherwise. He makes movies that entertain and educate but, most importantly, he seeks to challenge. So...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Genre: War/Adventure
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, ...
Harriet

Harriet Tubman’s story as presented in Kasi Lemmons’ new feature, Harriet, is inspirational and crowd-pleasing. One of the most heroic figures on the mid-19th century abolitionist movement and the best remembered conductor on the Undergrou...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Racial Epithets)
Genre: Drama
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, ...
BlacKkKlansman

It’s redundant to say that a Spike Lee film is angry and unapologetic; Lee has never been one to shy from controversy and BlacKkKlansman, with its absurd elements and unrepentant social commentary, is no exception. Not given to soft-peddling ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Mature Themes)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: : John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, ...
Black or White

There could be no more timely subject matter for a movie in early 2015 than race relations in America. Black or White, a sporadically insightful movie from Mike Binder, approaches some of these issues head-on without flinching or resorting to hysteri...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2015-01-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Binder
Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, ...
Red Tails

I wanted to like Red Tails. I really did. Largely financed by George Lucas (whose fingerprints are all over the final cut), this movie tells a story - that of the 332nd Fighter Group (a.k.a. "The Tuskegee Airmen") - that could combine dramatic powe...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2012-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Cast: Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, ...
Inside Man

With so much talent involved - both in front of and behind the camera - one has a right to anticipate something special from Inside Man. Does it deliver? Spike Lee's latest joint is a workmanlike thriller that provides solid performances; a mixtur...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, ...
Miracle at St. Anna

Recently, Spike Lee was in the news feuding with Clint Eastwood about the absence of black servicemen in Eastwood's recent Iwo Jima duology. According to Lee, Eastwood ignored history in Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima by not making...

Run Time: 2:40
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, ...
Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records, while not a "musical" in the traditional sense, is close to 50% musical content and 50% drama. Accordingly, it's about 50% good and 50% bad. The re-creations of some of the most noteworthy blues and early rock tunes from the '50...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Darnell Martin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, ...
Til There Was You

Most romantic comedies make it known early in the proceedings that they intend to follow all the time-honored, tried-and-true conventions of the genre by leading us down a well-trodden path littered with formulaic plots and overused character type...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1997-04-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Scott Winant
Cast: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, ...