The United States vs. Billie Holiday poster


Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2021-03-31

Runtime 131 minutes


TMDB 6.7


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sonia_burton shared a tip "This movie is so moving and jaw dropping."

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andrea_kokesch shared a tip "A must watch if you're a fan of Billie Holiday. Very sad , she was so strong"

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kathrine_smith shared a tip "cant wait for this one looks excellent đŸ„ł"

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nita_garcia shared a tip "It hurt to watch this movie... Poor Ms Holiday the pain she carried hurt my soul"

alissa_trella shared a tip "Such a tragic story. On top of being a drug addict, being targeted by the government made her life so much harder."

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ellen_yaroch shared a tip "Excellent acting. Magnifying history that sheds past light on racism in US Government ."

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shureka_gantt shared a tip "Everything about it!!!!"

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jt_macdonald shared a tip "Great cast, terrible writing"

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aimee_hernandez_4746 shared a tip "Kept it real"

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isabel_ruppel shared a tip "Amazing cinematography and a great bit of black history that normally is forgotten!#poc #drama"

b_9829 shared a tip "Excellent. Andra Day was phenomenalïżŒ"

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julia_whitman shared a tip "Audre Day was absolutely brilliant as Billie Holiday!"

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everett_meadows shared a tip "Well done"

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cali_holmes shared a tip "Andra Day did a beautiful job portraying the great Lady Day."

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tamekia_gardner shared a tip "Extremely, in depth and pulled me all the way in."

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leslie_gonsalves shared a tip "Overall a Great movie"

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tiffanies_shinin shared a tip "She was sassy, spoke her mind, talented, and fearless and this was a great reflection of the kick ass women she was!"

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nikita_8058 shared a tip "Educational. Great acting. Made me want to learn more."

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nikita_8058 shared a tip "Loved this! Well written. Great performances!"

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chaye_chevonne shared a tip "Really good!!!"

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dasha_horton_810 shared a tip "Great casting and an amazing film to watch. Recommended for sure."

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cornkilla shared a tip "Very educational!!!! A must see"

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angela_walker_1307 shared a tip "Great movie! Really shows Andreas amazing acting skills"

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layla_higgins shared a tip "So good"

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emily_brown_4145 shared a tip "A little ruff but a great watch. Shows the world in a different time if not a little washed out."

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meg_kinane shared a tip "Fantastic movie!!"

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shannon_porter shared a tip "Was genuinely great movie"

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paulina_laris shared a tip "Music and plot were generally good to sit back and watch. Costumes were beautiful too"

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kara_demetropoulos shared a tip "Much darker than I expected, but very good."

allie_wester shared a tip "Great story. Great acting"

mary_reinhardt_9029 shared a tip "Must see"

madrenna shared a tip "It was all over the place. Movie was Bad. Acting was Good."

gloria_siecinski shared a tip "Entertaining and factual. Beautiful music!"

awesome_user_316341 shared a tip "The best told story of a music icon. Sprinkled with heavy content and history I promise you didn’t know."

ashley_allen_480 shared a tip "The actress was so moving and really brought you back in time"

maribeth_nichols shared a tip "Great movie"

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