THE PARTY (1968)

I get why some people probably love this virtuoso exhibition of physical comedy by Peter Sellers, but not only is it super racist, I think it should be re-titled “Social Anxiety: The Movie.”

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

A lightish drama about interracial marriage that came out the same year it became legal nationwide. But is it a good movie?

FOOTLOOSE (1984)

Is it a hard hitting drama about small town life? Is it a musical? The answers lie in Kevin Bacon’s angry dancing.

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

Sidney Poitier has to solve a murder in a small southern town that hates him. A great social movie but kind of a blah procedural.