But Elgar has a change of heart when he gets to know the building’s diverse array of tenants.
More » Whereas “Island in the Sun” used melodrama to explore the topic of interracial romance, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” functioned as an intellectual exercise of sorts about the topic.
The values of white liberal couple Matt and Christina Drayton, played by Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, are put to the test when their daughter, Joey, returns from vacation engaged to a black doctor, John Prentice (Sidney Poitier).
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.
For a list of movies featuring white women with black men, click here.
Interracial relationships are much more of a norm today than they’ve ever been.
When the Jets and the Sharks launch a full-on turf war, however, Maria urges Tony to stop the violence.
After he tries to intervene, tragedy follows, one that threatens to tear Tony and Maria apart. “West Side Story” won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The 2004 film “Haven” is another film set in the islands featuring interracial romance.
More » This musical, which reworks Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” chronicles two New York City street gangs—the Caucasian Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who function as the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively.
Riff (Russ Tamblyn) heads the Jets, and Bernardo (George Chakiris), the Sharks.