Black Women, White Men: Interracial Romance in the Movies

This is a user-contributed, ever-expanding list of theatrical and made-for-TV movies that feature romantic relationships between black women and white men.

Some of the relationships depicted aren’t entirely romantic, of course. Many are based more on sex than love, so we’ve been careful to point out those cases in the notes section below. In addition, we’ve tried to make a note of any themes that some may find offensive, such as racial violence, misogyny, and so forth, even if a given film may have great artistic or socio-political value.

Prior to the 1960s, it was very common for light-skinned black characters to be portrayed by white actors (especially when paired romantically or sexually with a white character), so where applicable, you’ll find information on that in the notes column as well.

The number in the asterisk (*) column indicates who wrote in to add the film (contributors are at the bottom of this page). Our thanks to them all!

To add a movie to this list or suggest improvements, just write to us.

For a list of movies featuring white women with black men, click here.

TITLE YEAR WOMAN MAN WARNINGS/NOTES *
200 Cigarettes 1999 Nicole Ari Parker Ben Affleck 59
24 Hours in London 2000 Anjela Lauren Smith Gary Olsen 36
25th Hour 2002 Rosario Dawson Edward Norton 21
28 Days Later … 2002 Naomie Harris Cillian Murphy 42
3-Way 2004 Joy Bryant Dominic Purcell 68
Action Jackson 1988 Vanity Craig T. Nelson 38
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 Sophie Okonedo Jim Carrey 44
A Diva’s Christmas Carol 2000 Vanessa Williams Brian McNamara Made for TV (VH1) 81
After the Sunset 2004 Naomie Harris Woody Harrelson 1
Alfie 2004 Nia Long Jude Law 68
All Night Long 1961 Marti Stevens Paul Harris 1
Alexander 2004 Rosario Dawson Colin Farrell 65
American Flyers 1985 Rae Dawn Chong Kevin Costner 1
America’s Dream 1996 Tina Lifford Tate Donovan Danny Glover plays a sharecropper whose wife has an affair with a white salesman. Made for TV (HBO) 9
Angel Heart 1987 Lisa Bonet Mickey Rourke 1
Annie 1999 Audra McDonald Victor Garber Made for TV (ABC) 3
Antibody 2002 Robin Givens Lance Henriksen 1
A Perfect Fit 2005 Leila Arcieri Adrian Grenier 83
Ash Wednesday 2002 Rosario Dawson Elijah Wood 88
Ashanti 1979 Beverly Johnson Michael Caine 38
August 2008 Naomie Harris Josh Hartnett 71
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Beyonce Knowles Mike Meyers 14
Bachelor, the 1999 Mariah Carey Chris O’Donnell 51
Bamboozled 2000 na Michael Rapaport In the film, Rapaport’s wife is black, but she’s not shown 1
Band of Angels 1957 Yvonne De Carlo Clark Gable Light-skinned black character played by white woman 3
Barbershop 2002 ? Troy Garrity 64
Belle 2013 Gugu Mbatha-Raw/? Sam Reid/Tom Wilkinson 115
Besieged 1998 Thandie Newton David Thewlis 1
Best Man Holiday, the 2013 Nia Long Eddie Cibrian 120
Better Dayz 2002 Shantell Cargle Thomas Odell 8
Big Bird Cage, the 1972 Pam Grier Sid Haig 47
Big Hit, the 1998 Lela Rochon Mark Wahlberg 1
Birth of a Nation, the 1915 Mary Alden Ralph Lewis White woman in blackface has an affair with Abolitionist Senator; “the great leader's weakness that is to blight a nation.” 1
Black Rose of Harlem 1996 Cynda Williams Nick Cassavetes aka Machine Gun Blues 82
Blade 1998 Sanaa Lathan Stephen Dorff 7
Bleeding Hearts 1994 Karen Kirkland Mark Evan Jacobs 1
Blood and Concrete 1991 Jennifer Beals Billy Zane 71
Bodyguard, the 1992 Whitney Houston Kevin Costner 1
Boiler Room 2000 Nia Long Giovanni Ribisi 1
Borat 2006 Luenell (Campbell) Sacha Baron Cohen 100
Boy Meets Girl 1993 Jasmine Guy Reed Diamond 30
Break, the 1995 Rae Dawn Chong Vincent Van Patten 30
Breaking In 1989 Lorraine Toussaint Burt Reynolds Toussaint plays a hooker 1
Breaks, the 1999 Paula Jai Parker Mitch Mullany 1
Brewster’s Millions 1985 Lonette McKee Stephen Collins 71
Bride, the 1985 Jennifer Beals Sting 78
Bringing Down the House 2003 Queen Latifah Eugene Levy 6
Bronx Tale, a 1993 Taral Hicks Lillo Brancato Young boy confronts his own racism when he falls in love with a black girl 1
Bulworth 1998 Halle Berry Warren Beatty 1
Busted Up 1986 Irene Cara Paul Coufos 82
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story 1996 Rachael Crawford Peter Outerbridge True story; made for TV (CBS) 30
Carbon Copy 1981 na George Segal Mother is not shown 72
Carrie 2002 Kandyse McClure Tobias Mehler Made for TV (NBC) 30
Catch That Kid 2004 Jennifer Beals Sam Robards 25
Catwoman 2004 Halle Berry Benjamin Bratt 61
Chaindance 1990 Rae Dawn Chong Michael Ironside aka Common Bonds 6
Cheetah Girls, the 2003 Raven (-Symoné) Kyle Schmid 63
Choose Me 1984 Rae Dawn Chong Patrick Bauchau/Keith Carradine 1
Chronicles of Riddick, the 2004 Thandie Newton Karl Urban 25
Cinderella 1997 Whoopi Goldberg/Brandy (Norwood) Victor Garber/Paolo Montalban Made for TV (USA Network) 14,74
Cloud Atlas 2012 Halle Berry Tom Hanks 1
Cold Around the Heart 1997 Stacey Dash David Caruso 74
Colombiana 2011 Zoë Saldaña Michael Vartan 110
Color-Blinded 1998 Luella Hill Luke Vitale 106
Commando 1985 Rae Dawn Chong Arnold Schwarzenegger 1
Condition Red 1995 Cynda Williams James Russo 34
Constellation 2005 Gabrielle Union Daniel Bess/David Clennon 93
Cora, Unashamed 2000 Regina Taylor Kohl Sudduth Made for TV (PBS) by WGBH Boston 1
Corrina, Corrina 1994 Whoopi Goldberg Ray Liotta 1
Courage to Love, the 2000 Vanessa (L.) Williams Gil Bellows True story; made for TV (Lifetime) — aka Quadroon Ball 1
Covenant, the 2006 Jessica Lucas Taylor Kitsch 25
Curiosity Kills 1990 Rae Dawn Chong C. Thomas Howell Made for TV (USA Network) 34
Dance With Me 1998 Vanessa L. Williams Chayanne 14
Daddy Day Care 2003 Leila Arcieri Steve Zahn 40
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story 1999 Lynn Whitfield Richard Lineback True story of the civil rights activist; made for TV (Lifetime) 30
Dark Blue 2002 Michael Michele Scott Speedman 31
Dead Connection 1994 Lisa Bonet Michael Madsen UK title: Final Combination 26
Dead On Sight 1994 Jennifer Beals Daniel Baldwin 71
Death at a Funeral 2007 Zoë Saldaña James Marsden 111
Death of a Gunfighter 1969 Lena Horne Richard Widmark 1
Demon Knight 1995 Jada Pinkett (Smith) Billy Zane 71
Die Another Day 2002 Halle Berry Pierce Brosnan 1
Dinosaur Hunter, the 2000 Enuka Okuma Christopher Plummer 75
Diva 1981 Wilhelmenia Fernandez Frédérick Andréi In French, with English subtitles 1
Doctors’ Wives 1971 Diana Sands Richard Crenna 74
Double Wedding 2010 Tia Mowry-Hardrict Chad Connell Made for TV (Lifetime) 120
Drum 1976 Pam(ela) Grier Warren Oates “Blaxploitation” flick about slavery may offend; Grier plays Oates’ mistress 1
Eiger Sanction, the 1975 Vonetta McGee Clint Eastwood 1
Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2, the 2006 Tenique Mathieu Andy Gershenzon 103
Eraser 1996 Vanessa L. Williams Arnold Schwarzenegger 1
Executive Decision 1996 Halle Berry Kurt Russell 1
Exiled 1998 Nicole Ari Parker Chris Noth 62
Fall Into Darkness 1996 Tatyana Ali Jonathan Brandis Made for TV (NBC). Brandis and Ali once were an item in real life 38
Fantastic Four 2005 Kerry Washington Michael Chiklis 6
Fast Girls 2012 Lenora Crichlow Bradley James 105
Fatal Beauty 1987 Whoopi Goldberg Sam Elliot 3
Feast of All Saints 2001 Bianca Lawson/Gloria Reuben Alec McClure/Peter Gallagher Reuben plays married man Gallagher’s mistress. Made for TV (Showtime) 19
Final Breakdown 2002 Regina King Craig Sheffer aka Truth Be Told; aka Turnaround 71
First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, the 2002 Rosario Dawson Adam Garcia 70
Flashdance 1983 Jennifer Beals Michael Nouri 14
Flintstones 1994 Halle Berry Kyle MacLachlan 1
Flirting 1991 Thandie Newton Noah Taylor 3
Foreign Student 1994 Robin Givens Marco Hofschneider 1
For One Night 2006 Aisha Tyler Jason Lewis Made for TV (Lifetime) 62
Forsaken, the 2001 Phina Oruche Johnathon Schaech 18
Framed 2002 Kandyse McClure Sam Neill/Rob Lowe Made for TV (TNT) 30
Frankenfish 2004 K.D. Aubert Matthew Rauch Made for TV (Sci-Fi) 1
Frogs 1972 Judy Pace Nicholas Cortland 38
From the Rough 2012 Letoya Luckett Tom Felton 1
Futuresport 1998 Vanessa L. Williams Dean Cain Made for TV (ABC) 48
Fuzz 1972 Tamara Dobson Yul Brynner 74
Gang in Blue 1996 Cynda Williams Josh Brolin 30
Gang Related 1997 Lela Rochon James Belushi 52
Georgia, Georgia 1972 Diana Sands Dirk Benedict 74
Get Over It 2001 Zoë Saldaña Shane West 44
Getting Straight 1970 Brenda Sykes Elliott Gould 74
Girlfight 2000 Shannon Walker Williams Santiago Douglas 6
Glitter 2001 Mariah Carey Max Beesley 1
Good Shepherd, the 2006 Liya Kebede Eddie Redmayne 81
Gospel Hill 2008 Nia Long Adam Baldwin 25
Grambling’s White Tiger 1981 Deborah Pratt Bruce Jenner 38
Great Moments in Aviation 1993 Rakie Ayola Jonathan Pryce aka Shades of Fear — Made for TV (BBC) 86
Great Silence, the 1968 Vonetta McGee Jean-Lous Trintignant 86
Gridlock’d 1997 Thandie Newton Tim Roth 38
Guess Who 2005 Zoë Saldaña Ashton Kutcher aka The Dinner Party 38
Hamlet 2000 Lisa Gay Hamilton Campbell Scott Made for TV (Odyssey) 76
Hard Corps, the 2006 Vivica A. Fox Jean-Claude Van Damme 87
Harlem Nights 1989 Jasmine Guy Michael Lerner 40
Haunted Mansion 2003 Marsha Thomason Nathaniel Parker 25
Haven 2004 Zoë Saldaña Orlando Bloom 41
High Crimes 2002 Paula Jai Parker Michael Shannon 1
High Fidelity 2000 Lisa Bonet John Cusack 1
Homesteader, the 1919 Iris Hall William George First feature-length movie made for black audiences, produced and directed by blacks 1
Honky 1971 Brenda Sykes John Neilson The couple are attacked by a gang of racist thugs 1
Hotel Rwanda 2004 ? Joaquin Phoenix Relationship implied 79
House Divided, a 2000 Lisa Gay Hamilton Sam Waterson Made for TV (Showtime) 3
House of Secrets 2014 Bianca Lawson Brendan Fehr/Neil Jackson Made for TV (Lifetime) 120
House of the Dead 2003 Enuka Okuma Tyron Leitso 1
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 Suzzanne Douglass Philip Casnoff 6
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Maria Celedonio Jared Leto 95
How U Like Me Now 1993 Salli Richardson Scott Goodrich 1
Ice Spiders 2007 Vanessa Williams Patrick Muldoon Made for TV (Sci-Fi Channel) 97
Idle Hands 1999 Vivica A. Fox Jack Noseworthy 44
Idiocracy 2006 Maya Rudolph Luke Wilson 94
I Passed For White 1960 Sonya Wilde James Franciscus Light-skinned black character played by white woman marries white man 1
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 Shari Belafonte(-Harper) Marc Singer 1
Illegal in Blue 1995 Stacey Dash Dan Gauthier 10
Indiscreet 1989 Gloria Reuben Luke Perry 1
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 1999 Halle Berry Klaus Maria Brandauer/Brent Spiner True story of the Oscar-nominated actress; made for HBO. 1
Island in the Sun 1957 Dorothy Dandridge John Justin 3
Jackie Brown 1997 Pam Grier Robert Forster Relationship never develops, but mutual attraction is evident 1
Jack Paradise 2004 Dawn Tyler Watson Roy Dupuis aka Les nuits de Montréal 119
Jefferson in Paris 1995 Thandie Newton Nick Nolte 1
Joey Breaker 1993 Cedella Marley Richard Edson 1
John Tucker Must Die 2006 Ashanti Jesse Metcalfe 25
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 Paula Kelly Michael Ironside 71
Josephine Baker Story, the 1991 Lynn Whitfield Rubén Blades/David Dukes Made for TV (HBO) 3,38
Journey of August King, the 1995 Thandie Newton Jason Patric 2
Joyful Noise 2012 Keke Palmer Jeremy Jordan 110
Jumpin’ Jack Flash 1986 Whoopi Goldberg Jonathan Pryce 24
Jungle Fever 1991 Tyra Ferrell John Turturro 38
Killer Reality 2013 Annie Ilonzeh Parker Young 112
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, the 1976 Azizi Johari Ben Gazzara Johari was the third black Playboy Playmate (June 1975) 15
King of Comedy 1983 Diahnne Abbott Robert DeNiro Abbott and DeNiro were married (1976-1988) 1
King of New York 1990 Theresa Randle Christopher Walken 33
Kings Go Forth 1958 Natalie Wood Frank Sinatra Light-skinned black character played by white woman 1
Kings of Brooklyn, the 2002 Lauren B. Martin William McNamara 37
Knights and Emeralds 1986 Beverly Hills Christopher Wild 1
Lake House, the 2006 Cynthia Kaye McWilliams Ebon Moss-Bachrach 25
Lakeview Terrace 2008 Kerry Washington Patrick Wilson 25
Landlord, the 1970 Diane Sands/Marki Bey Beau Bridges 18
Last Don, the 1997 Lark Voorhies Jason Gedrick Made for TV (CBS; miniseries) 30
Last King of Scotland, the 2006 Kerry Washington James McAvoy 81
Last Place On Earth, the 2002 Tisha Campbell Dana Ashbrook 82
Lathe of Heaven, the 1980 Margaret Avery Bruce Davison Made for TV (PBS; their first feature. Remade by A&E network in 2002 with Lisa Bonet and Lukas Haas 7
Lathe of Heaven, the 2002 Lisa Bonet Lukas Haas Remake of 1980 PBS original 7
Leading Man, the 1996 Thandie Newton Jon Bon Jovi 2
Learning Tree, the 1969 Mira Waters Zooey Hall 74
Legal Deceit 1997 Lela Rochon Jeffrey Dean Morgan 46
Lethal Weapon 1987 Traci Wolfe na Boyfriend is never shown, but referenced as “blond with big dimples.” 1
Liberation of L.B. Jones, the 1970 Lola Falana Anthony Zerbe 74
Liberty Heights 1999 Rebekah Johnson Ben Foster He’s Jewish 1
Life Size 2000 Tyra Banks Jere Burns Made for TV (Disney) by Walt Disney Television 1
Live and Let Die 1973 Gloria Hendry Roger Moore 1
Lone Star 1996 LaTanya Richardson Stephen J. Lang 73
Long Run, the 2000 Nthati Moshesh Armin Mueller-Stahl 15
Losers, the 2010 Zoë Saldaña Jeffrey Dean Morgan 118
Lost World, the: Jurrasic Park 1997 na Jeff Goldblum Goldblum’s a divorcee whose daughter is played by Vanessa Lee Chester; mother is not shown 1
Love Actually 2003 Olivia Olson Thomas Sangster 69
Love Song 2000 Monica (Arnold) Christian Kane Made for TV (MTV) by Viacom 3
Love’s Labour’s Lost 2000 Carmen Ejogo Matthew Lillard 41
Macbeth in Manhattan 1999 Gloria Reuben David Lansbury/Nick Gregory 8
Mad Room, the 1969 Carol Cole Michael Cole 74
Made in America 1993 Whoopi Goldberg Ted Danson 6
Mahogany 1975 Diana Ross Anthony Perkins/Jean-Pierre Aumont 9,49
Malibu’s Most Wanted 2003 Regina Hall Jamie Kennedy 48
Mandingo 1975 Brenda Sykes Perry King 23
Maniac Magee 2000 Kyla Pratt Michael Angarano Based on the Newbery Award-winning children’s book by Jerry Spinelli. Made for TV (Nickelodeon) 29
Marple: Ordeal by Innocence 2007 Gugu Mbatha-Raw Bryan Dick Made for TV (ITV/BBC) 96
Mephisto 1981 Karin Boyd Klaus Maria Brandauer 98
Mercy 1996 Amber Kain Sam Rockwell 53
Métisse 1993 Julie Maudeuch Mathieu Kassovitz aka Café au lait 32
Miami Rhapsody 1995 Naomi Campbell Kevin Pollack 30
Milk and Honey 1988 Josette Simon Lyman Ward 82
Mirrors 2008 Paula Patton Kiefer Sutherland 111
Miss Dial 2013 Robinne Lee Sam Jaeger 112
Miss Firecracker 1989 Alfre Woodard Tim Robbins 16
Mission: Impossible II (MI2) 2002 Thandie Newton Tom Cruise 1
Mistress 1992 Sheryl Lee Ralph Robert DeNiro/Danny Aiello 9
Mixing Nia 1998 Karyn Parsons Eric Thal Biracial ad exec Parsons vacillates between white suitor and Afrocentric black suitor 10
Moment of Danger 1960 Dorothy Dandridge Trevor Howard 74
Mona Lisa 1986 Cathy Tyson Bob Hoskins 30
Monster’s Ball 2001 Halle Berry Billy Bob Thornton 1
Moonraker 1979 Emily Bolton Roger Moore 57
Mr. & Mrs. Loving 1996 Lela Rochon Timothy Hutton True story of the couple whose arrest in 1958 led to the famous Supreme Court miscegenation case 1
Mumford 1999 Alfre Woodard Jason Lee 16
My Last Day Without You 2011 Nicole Beharie Ken Duken 109
Mystery Men 1999 Jennifer Lewis William H. Macy 1
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Shondrella Avery Aaron Ruell 74
National Security 2003 Robinne Lee Steve Zahn 27
Neo Ned 2004 Gabrielle Union Jeremy Renner 48
Never Die Alone 2004 Aisha Tyler David Arquette Tyler is in fact married to a white man 6
Never Too Young to Die 1986 Vanity John Stamos 71
New Centurions, the 21972 Rosalind Cash Stacy Keach 35
New Eden 1994 Lisa Bonet Stephen Baldwin Made for TV (Sci-Fi Channel) 2
Next Time 1998 Jonelle Allen Christian Campbell 30
Night of the Quarter Moon 1959 Julie London John Barrymore Light-skinned black character played by white woman; her “secret” past almost wrecks her marriage to white man Barrymore 1
Noah’s Ark 1999 Sydney Tamiia Poitier Alexis Denisof Made for TV (NBC) 58
Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 Vanessa L. Williams Chris Noth Made for TV (miniseries) 9
Nowhere 1997 Rachel True James Duval 90
Odyssey, the 1997 Vanessa L. Williams Armand Assante Made for TV (the Hallmark Channel). Homer’s epic. 38
Omega Man, the 1971 Rosalind Cash Charlton Heston 1
Once Fallen 2010 Taraji P. Henson Brian Presley 80
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story 1990 Rachael Crawford Charles Stratton Made for TV (NBC) 30
One False Move 1991 Cynda Williams Bill Paxton/Billy Bob Thornton Williams and Thornton once were married 1
Out of Africa 1985 Iman ? 71
Out-of-Sync 1995 Victoria Dillard Ramy Zada 38
Out of the Furnace 2013 Zoë Saldaña Christian Bale 1
Out of Time 2003 Sanaa Lathan Dean Cain 50
Painting, the 2001 Stacey Dash Heath Freeman 116
Palookaville 1995 Lisa Gay Hamilton Adam Trese 1
Parenthood 1989 na Tom Hulce Hulce’s son is biracial, but the mother is not shown 9
Pariah 1998 Elexa Williams Damon Jones Williams is gang-raped; later commits suicide 1
Penthouse, the 1989 Robin Givens David Hewlett Givens’ character is stalked by her obsessive childhood sweetheart. Made for TV (TNT) 28
Perfect Stranger 2007 Halle Berry Bruce Willis 83
Pilgrim 1999 Gloria Reuben Ray Liotta aka Inferno 1
Pink Panther, the 2005 Beyoncé Knowles Steve Martin 67
Pinky 1949 Jeanne Crain William Lundigan Light-skinned black character played by white woman “passes” for white 3
Pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End 2007 Naomie Harris Bill Nighy 71
Prêt-à-Porter 1994 Georgianna Robertson/Tara Leon Rupert Everett 54
Pride and Glory 2008 Carmen Ejogo Edward Norton 111
Prisoner of Love 1999 Naomi Campbell Eric Thal 10
Pulp Fiction 1994 Venessia Valentino Quentin Tarantino She’s shown only very briefly as his wife; no dialogue 1
Q & A 1990 Jenny Lumet Timothy Hutton/Armand Assante Lumet is director Sidney Lumet’s daughter; though he is white, his ex-wife is Gail Jones, daughter of Lena Horne 30
Queen 1993 Jasmine Guy/Halle Berry Tim Daly/Victor Garber Made for TV (CBS; miniseries) 1,38
Queen of the Damned 2002 Aaliyah Stuart Townsend 17
Quest for Fire 1981 Rae Dawn Chong Everett McGill 1
Rags 2012 Keke Palmer Max Schneider Made for TV (Nickelodeon) 108
Real World Movie: The Lost Season, the 2002 Shani Pride John Henry Reardon Made for TV (MTV) 61
Restaurant 1998 Lauryn Hill/Elise Neal Adrian Brody/Simon Baker (-Denny) 3
Rich Man’s Wife 1990 Halle Berry Christopher McDonald 4
Road Trip 2000 Mia Amber Davis DJ Qualls 1
Roble de Olor 2002 Lia Chapman Jorge Perugorría The title is Spanish for “Scent of Oak” 60
Robot Jox 1990 Anne-Marie Johnson Gary Graham 82
RocknRolla 2008 Thandie Newton Gerard Butler 71
Rocky Road 2001 Nicole A. Smith Will Wallace 1
Romuald et Juliette 1989 Firmine Richard Daniel Auteuil French comedy, subtitled. aka Mama, There’s a Man in Your Bed 1
Rooftops 1989 Troy Beyer/Tisha Campbell Jason Gedrick 58
Roots: Next Generations, the 1979 Fay Hauser Richard Thomas 38
Rosewood 1997 Akosua Busia Jon Voight 30
Rooftops 1989 Troy Beyer/Tisha Campbell Jason Gedrick 58
Ruby Jean and Joe 1996 Rebekah Johnson Tom Selleck Made for TV (Showtime) 25
Ruby’s Bucket of Blood 2001 Angela Bassett Kevin Anderson Made for TV (Showtime) 13
Run Fatboy Run 2007 Thandie Newton Simon Pegg 102
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal 2000 Carmen Ejogo Sam Neill True story; made for TV (CBS) 3
Saratoga Trunk 1945 Ingrid Bergman Gary Cooper Light-skinned black character played by white woman 101
Score, the 2001 Angela Bassett Robert DeNiro 1
Secret Laughter of Women, the 1999 Nia Long Colin Firth 21
Senseless 1998 Kenya Moore/? Matthew Lillard/Rip Torn Torn’s character’s wife is black 43
Serenity 2005 Gina Torres Alan Tudyk 77
Serpent and the Rainbow, the 1988 Cathy Tyson Bill Pullman 26
Seven Psychopaths 2012 Linda Bright Clay Christopher Walken 121
Sexual Life 2005 Kerry Washington Eion Bailey 71
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Stargard The Bee Gees 71
Shade 2003 Thandie Newton Stuart Townsend 66
Shadowboxer 2005 Mo’Nique Joseph Gordon-Levitt 45
Shadows 1959 Lelia Goldoni Anthony Ray 1
Shame 2011 Nicole Beharie Michael Fassbender 113
Show Boat 1936 Helen Morgan Donald Cook “Tragic Mulatto” played by white woman Morgan. Remade in 1951 (see below). Original was in 1929, but the racial subplot was removed. 107
Show Boat 1951 Ava Gardner Robert Sterling “Tragic Mulatto” played by white woman Gardner. Lena Horne had the part, until MGM chief Louis B. Mayer stepped in and refused to show a real interracial couple onscreen 22
Silverado 1985 Lynn Whitfield Jeff Goldblum 57
Sin City 2005 Rosario Dawson Clive Owen 71
Sioux City 1994 Salli Richardson Lou Diamond Phillips 38
Sister Act 1992 Whoopi Goldberg Harvey Keitel 6
Skyfall 2012 Naomie Harris Daniel Craig 1
Slaves 1969 Dionne Warwick Stephen Boyd 74
Snow Dogs 2002 na James Coburn Coburn plays Cuba Gooding’s father; mother is deceased 14
Soldiers of Change 2001 Stacey Dash Heath Freeman originally titled “The Painting;” still listed as such at IMDb 83
Solomon 1997 Vivica (A.) Fox Ben Cross Made for TV (Pax TV, now known as ION) 3
Solomon Northrup’s Odyssey 1984 Rhetta Greene John Saxon Made for TV (PBS) 38
Something New 2006 Sanaa Lathan Simon Baker aka Bloom, aka 42.4 Percent 71
Soul Man 1986 Rae Dawn Chong C. Thomas Howell 2
Soylent Green 1973 Paula Kelly Chuck Conners 71
Spawn 1997 Theresa Randle D.B. Sweeney 1
Speed Racer 2008 Nayo Wallace Matthew Fox 1
Squeeze, the 1987 Rae Dawn Chong Michael Keaton 16
Star Trek 2009 Zoë Saldaña Zachary Quinto/Chris Pine 104
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Zoë Saldaña Zachary Quinto/Chris Pine 110
Step Up 2006 Drew Sidora Jamie Scott 30
Stompin’ at the Savoy 1992 Vanessa Bell Calloway John D’Aquino 53
Strange Days 1995 Angela Bassett Ralph Fiennes 1
Substitute 2: School’s Out, The 1998 Michael Michele Treat Williams 30
Supernova 2000 Angela Bassett James Spader 5
Swordfish 2001 Halle Berry John Travolta/Hugh Jackman Halle quickly kisses Jackman as cover—no love or passion, just ‘business’ 12,38
Taking the Heat 1993 Lynn Whitfield Tony Goldwyn Made for TV (Showtime) 2
Talking About Sex 1994 Kim Wayans Daniel Beer 82
Tales From the Darkside 1990 Rae Dawn Chong James Remar 16
Tamango 1957 Dorothy Dandridge Curd Jürgens Cinema’s first interracial kiss 3
Taxi Driver 1976 Diahnne Abbott Robert De Niro 38
Tempo di uccidere 1990 Patrice-Flora Praxo Nicolas Cage aka Time to Kill 1
Tennessee Nights 1989 Stacey Dash Julian Sands 58
Terminal, the 2004 Zoë Saldaña Diego Luna 1
That Thing You Do! 1996 ? Ethan Embry 55
Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 Halle Berry David Duchovny 100
Think Like a Man 2012 Gabrielle Union Jerry Ferrara 100
Three in the Attic 1968 Judy Pace Christopher Jones 52
Through the Glass 2008 Stephanie Okereke Garrett McKechnie 52
Time Machine 2002 Samantha Mumba Guy Pearce 14
Time Runner 1993 Rae Dawn Chong Mark Hamill 84
Today You Die 2005 Mari Morrow Steven Seagal 85
Tom & Thomas 2002 Inday Ba Sean Bean 82
Trade Winds 1993 Michael Michele Michael McLafferty Made for TV (NBC); miniseries 82
Trauma 2004 Naomie Harris Colin Firth 68
Truth About Charlie, the 2002 Thandie Newton Mark Wahlberg 1
Tube Tales 1999 Carmen Ejogo Hans Matheson Made for TV (Sky TV, UK) 68
Twist of Faith 2013 Toni Braxton David Julian Hirsh Made for TV (Lifetime) 109
Under the Gun 1988 Vanessa L. Williams Sam J. Jones 62
Un dimanche à Kigali 2006 Fatou N’Diaye Luc Picard aka A Sunday in Kigali 92
Under Suspicion 1992 Alphonsia Emmanuel Michael Almaz 6
Vampira 1974 Teresa Graves David Niven 59
Vampire’s Kiss 1989 Kasi Lemmons/Jennifer Beals Nicholas Cage 59
View to a Kill, a 1985 Grace Jones Christopher Walken/Roger Moore 20,57
Wake in Providence, a 1999 Victoria Rowell Vincent Pagano 82
Walking Dead, the 1995 Lisa Walker Roger Floyd 6
Waterproof 1999 April Grace Gil Johnson Relationship obviated by familial pressure 1
Wedding, the 1998 Halle Berry Eric Thal 1
Wedding Dress, the 2001 Kathryne Dora Brown Neil Patrick Harris 39
Welcome to Collinwood 2002 Gabrielle Union Andrew Davoli 1
When the Party’s Over 1992 Rae Dawn Chong Brian McNamara 30
Where the Truth Lies 1999 Regina King Linden Ashby Made for TV (Lifetime); aka 90 Days at Hollyridge 80
White Teeth 2002 Naomie Harris Philip Davis British TV miniseries, distributed in the US by WGBH Boston (PBS) 25
Wilder 2003 Pam Grier Rutger Hauer Released on video as Slow Burn 56
Wild Sargasso Sea 1993 Karina Lombard Nathaniel Parker Light-skinned black character played by white woman (Lombard is a mix of Lakota, Russian, and Swiss) 30
Wing Commander 1999 Ginny Holder Matthew Lillard 45
Within Our Gates 1920 Evelyn Preer Charles D. Lucas Legendary black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s answer to D.W. Griffith’s racist Birth of a Nation. Silent. 1
Wonderful World 2007 Sophie Okonedo Matthew Broderick 89
Words, The 2012 Zoë Saldaña Bradley Cooper 110
Young Americans 1993 Thandie Newton Craig Kelly 42
Zebrahead 1992 N’bushe Wright Michael Rapaport 1
Zookeeper 2011 Rosario Dawson Kevin James 117
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