Landmark Films That Confront Racism In The U.S.

Written by Mark Rausch

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Katharine Hepburn won her second Oscar playing one half of a couple tested by a very new concept in the 1960s, even to liberal-minded Bay Area folks. When Matt and Christina Drayton’s white daughter Joey brings home her black fiancee, Dr. John Prentiss (Sidney Poitier), the family must ask themselves how progressive-thinking they really are. With amazing performances and complicated, emotional themes that are alive and kicking nearly 50 years later, this is a film that can still stimulate discussion on race. Are you ready for who your kid brings to dinner?