Between the World and Me (2020) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Between the World and Me

Kamilah Forbes, 2020

VS3

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

Between the World and Me is a documentary directed by Kamilah Forbes in 2020 and based on the book of the same name by Ta-Nehisi Coates, first published in 2015. The documentary features Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, Jharrel Jerome, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

Watch & Read

Get movie and book on Amazon

RATING

7.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Between the World and Me (Kamilah Forbes, 2020)

8.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015)

*Note: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Between the World and Me, the 2015 book by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Between the World and Me

Read by: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Storyline

Between the World and Me takes the form of a book-length letter from the author to his son. Coates’s letter is divided into three parts, recounting Coates’s experiences as a young man, after the birth of his son, and during a visit with Mabel Jones. Coates contemplates the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Between the World and Me, the 2020 movie by Kamilah Forbes

Year

2020

Minutes

85

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Between the World and Me

Country: USA

Year: 2020

Length: 1h25m

*Provided by Amazon

Cover of Between the World and Me, the 2015 book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Year

2015

Pages

152

Book Rate

8.76

S: Goodreads

Book

Between the World and Me

Country: USA

First published in: 2015

Length: 152 pages

Genre: Biography

*Provided by Amazon

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Between the World and Me, the 2020 movie by Kamilah Forbes

Movie

0

%

5 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

Cover of Between the World and Me, the 2015 book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Book

0

%

6 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Between the World and Me, the 2020 movie by Kamilah Forbes

WATCH

Yes

0

%

20% No

8 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Between the World and Me, the 2015 book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

READ

Yes

0

%

45% No

6 votes

5 votes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LISTS AND GROUPS

Related Lists

Book GenreBiographies

Biopic movies have always been popular. The books they’re based on are an opportunity to delve into the lives of those characters.