John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

By Dawn Porter

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2020-07-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Director: Dawn Porter
  • Production Company: CNN Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
From 6 Ratings


An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.




  • Honorable and Courageous... Good Trouble!

    By Phone watcher
    John Lewis was a Warrior, fighting for what’s JUST! An excellent documentary that should be watched as a family. This should be used as reference material in history classes; so that ALL children are taught about giants other than MLK Jr. AND Harriet Tubman. It was a fitting tribute: The raised box that once supported the president most responsible for ending slavery now carried the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda, a man who dedicated his life to ensuring that with freedom came equality.—The New York Times
  • A True Hero

    By Qu'est-ce que c'est
    This humble man went to battle for equality and civil rights with only weapons of faith and conviction. He taught us we must continue to fight for justice or it will be taken away.
  • Every home should view this film .....

    By Momma Pollo
    Nov 2020 is critical to save our democracy. View & those ,who are eligible ,register to vote. Honor John Lewis & his legacy.
  • Brilliant structure, necessary timing

    By Doctors without Orders
    This was such a masterfully-crafted documentary about one of the most beautiful souls to grace this country (if not this earth). I highly recommend it--for the history, the filmmaking, the levity, and the inspiration--to get in good trouble, necessary trouble.
  • RIP John Lewis

    By itsjust_glo
    This documentary shows the true beauty of this man!! He had such a gentle soul and heart. He fought tirelessly for the good of us all. I cried after watching this. I hope he will never be forgotten and that we honor him through action. Let’s continue to get into good trouble, necessary trouble.
  • John Lewis Good Trouble

    By BC107a
    Excellent biography of Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis. A must for any student of American history.
  • Progress fought for

    By Crete10101
    The hard way, so civilization can move forward.
  • Disgusting leftist propaganda

    By donorock
    This man was hateful and divisive. This movie is trash.
  • Memorable documentary

    By shanasimone
    This is a moving, memorable, inspiring, yet bittersweet recollection of moments in the eyes of John Lewis. May he Rest In Power for all of his good works, his Good Trouble.
  • A must see

    By truehx
    This is America