This being Black History Month, we figured school kids are probably a little tired of the same old textbook tales of Rosa Parks and Brown vs. Board of Education.

Fortunately, black history has been made on the screen, too, with dozens of significant features that have attempted to get the story down on film and cast some light on the turbulent journey of black America. And let us apologize in advance for leaving out 'Roots'--first on a technicality (it was a TV mini-series, not a feature film), and second because it was so influential that we've retired its jersey.

Here are 10 that we think were game-changers.