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The most racist movies of all time

Complex.com has compiled an entertaining but ultimately useless list of the 50 most racist movies you didn't think were racist. That modifier allows them to ignore obvious contenders such as Birth of a Nation and King Kong, but then the writers go ahead and include easy targets such as Soul Man and Planet of the Apes.


Number 14 on the list is Brian De Palma's 1983 remake of Scarface, which once again gets blasted for Al Pacino's "ridiculously over-the-top" accent. Just another reminder that people who don't live in Miami should never write about Scarface, period.

This movie, though, really is racist. I remember being shocked when I watched it on cable one night. And then, of course, there is this Best Picture Oscar winner, which always struck me as a movie that might have been celebrated in the 1950s, say, but felt weirdly anachronistic the same year Spike Lee made Do the Right Thing.


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Rene you don't know who you are F'n with!

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