6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

JungleFever

Jungle Fever

Once you get past that first steamy, on-the-desktop love scene between main character Flipper Purify (played by Wesley Snipes) and Angela Tucci (Annabella Sciorra), there are several workplace issues evident in this Spike Lee classic. Lee's films always leave one with thoughts of uber-eye-opening awareness, and this one is no exception, exploring not only the dynamics of interracial relationships, drug addiction, and infidelity, but also the frustration of the glass ceiling. Flipper, the only black architect at his firm, makes requests for an African American employee, only to be ignored. And when he isn't made partner by his white counterparts, he leaves the company with plans to start his own. His workplace frustration makes room for exploration of an extramarital affair--- a common occurrence in cases of career unfulfillment.

Jungle Fever

Once you get past that first steamy, on-the-desktop love scene between main character Flipper…