A few highly rated movies on YouTube that feature African-Americans are "Glory," "Selma" and "Pulp Fiction." "Selma" has the highest rating of the three as of 2015 with a 99 percent critic-rating out of 210 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.Continue Reading
"Selma" stars David Oyelowo in the lead role as Martin Luther King Jr., and African-American actors including Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, Wendell Pierce, Lorraine Toussaint and Oprah Winfrey in supporting roles. "Selma" was written and directed by Ava DuVernay, an African-American woman who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on the film. This film is available on YouTube for $3.99.
"Glory," directed by Edward Zwick, stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Andre Braugher in a true story about an all-black military regiment during the Civil War. Washington's performance earned him an Oscar for best supporting actor. The film has a critic-rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes out of 41 reviews and is available on YouTube for $2.99.
Quentin Tarantino's crime drama "Pulp Fiction" features African-American actors Samuel L. Jackson and Ving Rhames as a mob hit man and a mob boss, respectively; Jackson earned a nomination for best supporting actor. "Pulp Fiction" has a 8.9 out of 10 star rating on IMDB with over 1 million ratings. Its rating places it as the fifth highest-rated movie of all-time on IMDB. This film is also available on YouTube for $2.99.Learn more about Art & Literature