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Films directed by Steve McQueen

Education

By Aaron Hunt

A West Indian boy comes up against a racist educational system in the final film of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series.

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Alex Wheatle

By Rogan Graham

The striking fourth episode in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology depicts the difficult blossoming of an artist.

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Red, White and Blue

By David Jenkins

John Boyega tackles institutional bigotry within the Metropolitan Police in Steve McQueen’s searing anti-racism drama.

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Lovers Rock

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers a sublime party film for the ages in the second instalment of his Small Axe series.

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Widows

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers the goods with a heist thriller about four women who take extreme measures to pay back a debt.

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12 Years a Slave

By Ashley Clark

One of Britain’s greatest living filmmakers offers an outraged, intense and artful examination of American slavery.

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Shame

By Adam Woodward

Steve McQueen’s erotically-charged descent into sex addiction is by turns raw, elegant and uncompromising.

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Hunger

By Matt Bochenski

Steve McQueen has produced a biopic of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands that is doused in violence.

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