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The Six Movies I Turn To
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Whoopi Goldberg

Actor

When I am in a mood, I turn to these six films.

1

Amazing Grace

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A film starring the great Moms Mabley about how change can come, and what we leave for youth to carry on.

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Amazing Grace
1974
97 Mins | G
Feisty old woman (Moms Mabley) forces moral support on mayoral candidate (Moses Gunn).


2

Get Out

2017

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Phenomenal horror film. The performances. The story. What more can I say? It's a metaphor about what we each really want from the other.

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Get Out
2017
104 Mins | R
A young man uncovers a dark secret when he meets his girlfriend's parents for the first time.


3

Stormy Weather

1943

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Really celebrated the top of Black talent, music, and dance—and showcased it.

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Stormy Weather
1943
77 Mins | G
Entertainer (Bill Robinson) recalls wife (Lena Horne) and life, from 1911 to 1936.


4

In the Heat of the Night

1967

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Sidney Poitier and the slap heard from Compton to Harlem to Mississippi AND he was the star.

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In the Heat of the Night
1967
109 Mins | 12
A black detective (Sidney Poitier) helps a white sheriff (Rod Steiger) solve a murder.


5

Blacula

1972

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One of my favorites. Bad horror film with a great Shakespearean actor called William Marshall.

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Blacula
1972
92 Mins | PG
L.A. decorators buy coffin of African prince (William Marshall) Dracula bit.


6

Shaft

1971

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All I see is Richard Roundtree.

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Shaft
1971
100 Mins | R
A Harlem mob boss (Moses Gunn) hires a private eye (Richard Roundtree).


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