#8. Strong Island (2017)



– Director: Yance Ford

– Metascore: 86

– IMDb user rating: 6.4

– Runtime: 107 minutes

Filmmaker Yance Ford tells the story of his brother, who was murdered at 24 by a white man later set free. Ford’s film is a portrait of a family that moved from the South to try to escape racism, worked hard to obtain the American dream, and was ultimately shattered by horrific and unimaginable loss. “Strong Island” was nominated for an Academy Award.