4. Malcolm X - Only for Spike's audacity. There's no way a single movie could do justice to Malcolm's life.
5. 25th Hour - finally saw this about two months ago and I really, really enjoyed the last 25 minutes or so, not to mention the opening montage that paid homage to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. While the pacing would bore a snail, it was a nice surprise from Spike.
Bonus:She's Gotta Have It - I loved this movie when it first came out. It highlighted my beloved Brooklyn, esp. Fort Greene Park which I visited often one summer when I was a summer camp worker. It was also refreshing to see Blacks in a movie that I could relate to and not cringe about in the company of white folk.
Bonus, Part Deux:We Are Family - Nile Rogers, the legendary music producer reached out and got a group of celebs together to remake the Sister Sledge hit. Directed by Danny Schecter, but the included music video was directed by Spike.