6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

Philadelphia

Philadelphia


One of the first mainstream films to address issues of homosexuality and AIDS in the workplace, this film stars Denzel Washington as lawyer Joe Smith, who takes on the case of Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a man fired because of his HIV status. Based on the true story of how a man successfully takes on a powerhouse law firm on allegations of AIDS discrimination, Philadelphia is a landmark drama highlighting a major change in workers' rights laws and teaching lessons of humility, fearlessness, understanding and professionalism.

Philadelphia

One of the first mainstream films to address issues of homosexuality and AIDS in the…