The 50 Most Racist Movies

10. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson, Jake Lloyd, Ray Park, Terrence Stamp, Silas Carson, Samuel L. Jackson, Keira Knightley

Toward the end of the first Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas developed a penchant for characters that were more like Muppets than fully fleshed-out characters (i.e., Jabba, Salacious Crumb, the Ewoks). So when it was time to bring back the sci-fi universe, he did himself one better, and developed a penchant for jaw-dropping ethnic stereotypes. From the bumbling carefree Jamaican minstrel (Jar Jar Binks, above) to the hook-nosed shyster merchant (Watto), he outdid any of his Jedi fuckery by a long shot. May the force (of racism) be with you.

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