Year: 1995
Star(s): Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Courtney B. Vance
How to watch: This isn't really streaming anywhere (legally), so your best bet might be to cop the DVD on eBay.

This 1995 film was directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by his father, the iconic Melvin Van Peebles, based on the elder Van Peebles' novel of the same name. It had a daunting task: take the general timeline of the Black Panther Party and condense it into a two-hour film. Surprisingly, the film is full of more #FACTS than you'd expect, narrating the meteoric rise and tremendous fall of the Party.

The film leaned heavily on star power; with Kadeem Hardison (who was mostly known as playing Dwayne Wayne in A Different World) doing a lot of heavy lifting. There's also loads of support from everyone from Chris Rock and Tyrin Turner (of Menace II Society fame) to Angela Bassett, who portrayed Betty Shabazz in this, after playing Shabazz in Spike Lee's 1992 Malcolm X . It might not be your favorite, but it's one of the only dramatic films to tackle a feat like this.