The One List: A Soldier’s Story

A Soldier’s Story
Year: 1985
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, Robert Townsend
Why It Deserves Your Vote:  It is not often that you see a full black cast given the room to wrestle with issues of racism, power and politics as deftly as in A Soldier’s Story. Adapted from a play, star-studded story follows a black officer called to investigate the murder of a fellow soldier in the deep south in a segregated military unit. What he finds is a stew of race, secrets and hatred that culminates in a shocking conclusion. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!