Spike Lee's breakout film Do the Right Thing is an great drama about racial tensions in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year. Focusing mainly on an Italian-owned pizza parlor in a mostly African American neighborhood, the movie is filled with colorful characters and attention-getting visuals that help tell the important story of the sadness of racism.
Sex: Infrequent references. A very brief scene in which a topless woman is shown.
Violence: An intense riot near the end. A man is strangled to death with a baton. Two men get into an intense fight. People trash a building and burn it down. Lots of yelling.
Language: Frequent strong language including racial slurs.
Substance Abuse: Some smoking and drinking.
Intensity: The film is mostly upbeat, though the riot scene at the end is intense. This is a film everyone should see though as it tells a very important message about racism and what happens when it gets out of hand, let alone is present.