Discover great movies and shows to watch

agoodmovietowatch introduces you to must-watch movies and shows that aren't always well-known. Read More.

agoodmovietowatch

La Haine 1995 / Available On Streaming Rental

8.1

At the risk of being cliché, I’m going to state that only the French could have made a movie about racial issues and the troubles of youngsters in the suburbs and still make it elegant. I’ve tried looking for other adjectives, but I couldn’t find one that better describes those long takes shot in a moody black and white. But despite the elegance of the footage, the power of the narrative and the acting makes the violence and hate realistic as hell, dragging you into the story and empathizing with the characters until you want to raise your arm and fight for your rights. Aside from this unusual combination of fine art and explicit violence, the most shocking thing about La Haine is how much the issues it addresses still make sense right now, even though the movie was released 20 years ago.

Review By: Helena Barker
Best Film
Not Rated
In French

Add Your Review

You don't have to be signed-in.

avatar
Become a subscriber to:
103 Unlock 103 exclusive suggestions
Receive the premium-only newsletter (you can also easily mute it)
Mark suggestions as seen and not interested
Have your name on our supporters page