White studies

strictly consists of films that in some way or another concern themselves with the vicissitudes of 'white identity' and its various crises and reformations. not strictly limited to political alignment and has very little to do with the 'quality' of each individual film added. some additions were included strictly based on my (black) perception of white receptions to certain films. some additions have nothing to do with reception and everything to do with thematic / formal content. Some additions are entirely ironic. Some films uphold 'whiteness', some are rallying calls to abolish 'whiteness'. Some are just films 'about' or exemplify / epitomize ‘whiteness‘. Suggestions are highly welcome.

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  • The White Album
  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
  • Landscape Suicide
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Luce
  • Wanda
  • Nomadland
  • Watermelon Man
  • Imitation of Life
  • The Defiant Ones
  • No, or the Vain Glory of Command
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • COINTELPRO: The FBI's War on Black America
  • Metropolitan
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • The Sun Shines Bright
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • One Potato, Two Potato
  • American History X
  • Murder in Mississippi
  • Death in Venice
  • Cannibal Tours
  • Manhattan
  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  • The Weather Underground
  • Regular Lovers
  • Django Unchained
  • Dutchman
  • No Way Out
  • 22 Jump Street
  • The Mother and the Whore
  • Apache Drums
  • I, Tonya
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Enemy
  • Baby Face
  • Zola
  • Mean Girls
  • Clueless
  • Jesus Camp
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Elephant
  • High Fidelity
  • Clerks
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Searchers
  • Easy Rider
  • The Bowery
  • The Wicker Man
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Mommy
  • The Big Sick
  • A History of Violence
  • Silence
  • Numéro deux
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Reflections of Evil
  • Roma
  • Stromboli
  • A Dangerous Method
  • Smithereens
  • The Dirties
  • Black Like Me
  • Hostel: Part II
  • Black Girl
  • The Turin Horse
  • The Half-Breed
  • A Talking Picture
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Cyberbully
  • The Big Sky
  • Big Fish
  • Midsommar
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Sing Street
  • I Care a Lot
  • American Dream
  • The Tribe
  • Malmkrog
  • Inception
  • Blue Steel
  • Angst
  • Police
  • Vox Lux
  • La La Land
  • Nashville
  • Loveless
  • Gone Girl
  • Last Chants for a Slow Dance
  • The Velvet Underground and Nico
  • The Mule
  • The Laughing Man