Do the Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee’s masterpiece closes with one of the most iconic postscripts in film history, juxtaposing dueling messages from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, followed by a photo of the two smiling together.

But one suspects Lee is leaning toward Malcolm X’s perspective, since he is given the last word. And then a few short years later, in 1992, Lee gave him the biopic treatment with Malcolm X.

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