Ten Best Black High School Movies

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

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Arguably one of the best documentary films ever made, Hoop Dreams follows two gifted high school basketball players in Chicago as they pursue dreams of playing in the NBA. The film sheds light on the sacrifices families make to reach their goal of a professional contract, and the heartbreaking disappointment that comes with rejection. While technicalities prevented the film from being nominated for an Oscar, it is widely regarded is a major achievement in the genre.

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