Young Boy with Coffee – “Excuse me, I happened to be passing, and I thought you might like some coffee.”
Little Girl – “Oh, that's very nice of you, thank you.”
Young Boy with Coffee – “Cream?”
Little Girl – “No, thank you, I take it black, like my men.”
– Airplane! (1980)
If there’s one subject in most of movie history that pretty much guaranteed controversy it was having an interracial relationship in it, especially if it was black/white. This category won’t be restricted just to those two races, though. There will be various combinations among the films.
And by “relationships” I don’t mean buddy movies such as Lethal Weapon, Shanghai Noon, or the like. No, I mean relationships where two people are romantically or sexually connected to each other (at least as far as it was allowed to go for the time period the film was made.)
Because there have been so many films like this in recent years, I am going to limit this category to those movies where the relationship is a sizable or key component to the film. This means I will be excluding movies like The Royal Tenenbaums where it is an ensemble and there just happens to be an interracial couple among the characters.
In the interest of showing how things have changed over the years I will be posting reviews of my recommended films in chronological order – oldest to newest. I've placed the years there to give you an idea of what the range will be. As I review the films I will come back and add the links for them here.
On to the reviews…