Ten Best Black High School Movies

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  • Sidney Poitier
  • High School Musical (2006)
  • Debbie Allen
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Michelle Pfieffer
  • Steve James
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Stacey Dash

Fame (1980)

Compared to High School Musical, this film seems downright gritty. Though the kids of New York High School of Performing Arts often express themselves through song and dance, they also deal with very real-world problems like abortion, drug abuse and depression. 

(Photo: Courtesy MGM Entertainment)

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