8. ‘School Daze’ (1988)
Spike Lee based this fictional film set at a black college on his own days at Atlanta’s Morehouse University. In contrast to the apolitical agenda of most studio college films, Lee’s feature is an audacious, insider’s critique of what’s politically wrong at an African-American university, starting with fraternity-sorority prejudice against darker-skinned students.
Pictured: Lawrence Fishburne