Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989) is a movie starring, written and directed by Spike Lee which explores themes of interracial friendship and hatred. It takes place on the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, on a black and Puerto Rican street where the corner store is Korean-owned, and the local pizzeria is owned by an Italian-American whose son is friends with pizza delivery man Mookie (played by Spike Lee).
Roger Ebert wrote:
- ... it comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time. 
- I walked out of the screening at the Cannes Film Festival with tears in my eyes. Spike Lee had done an almost impossible thing. He'd made a movie about race in America that empathized with all the participants. He didn't draw lines or take sides but simply looked with sadness at one racial flashpoint that stood for many others.