Do The Right Thing - It depicts an ugly situation that could probably actually happen so I can't really complain about it much, though it is definitely not a pleasant film to watch. But it could happen...
Malcolm X - The film is more interesting after he's the prophet, the book was more interesting *before* he was the prophet. The film gets pretty crazy a lot of the time too. I liked it more back in the day, the Detroit criminal stuff takes too long now.
Get On The Bus - A film about people heading for the Million Man March, this thing is a mid-90s racial time capsule, I wonder if there are generations now that don't even know the MMM happened. I haven't seen it since like 1997.
Bamboozled - He took an interesting idea and made a strange, crazy movie out of it that I never felt like revisiting.
Inside Man - Good enough mainstream hit type movie from Spike.
The guy himself is both really smart and a total pissant sometimes, he trashes other filmmakers all the time like Yngwie Malmsteen or something.