This is the list of Best Movies For Black Women. There are so many movies out there that target different audiences. Black women, however, are often neglected by Hollywood. This is why we have compiled this list of the best movies for black women.
Best Movies For Black Women
- Hidden Figures, 2016
Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit, the Civil Rights movement takes a big step forward. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.
- The Color Purple, 1985
Celie, a young African-American woman, is raped by her father and bears two of his children. She is then married off to an abusive man and has a struggle-filled existence.
- The Help, 2011
Skeeter, a 20-something aspiring author, decides he/she wants to write a book about life of African-American maids. It will explore their daily challenges and the overall struggle they face.
- Waiting to Exhale, 1995
Four friends work through their love lives and then help each other with tips and advice to find better prospects. They talk about the difficulties involved in navigating careers, family life and romance, and bond over their own shortcomings – chiefly, variations on this common complaint: There just aren’t enough good men. Both Savannah (Whitney Houston) and Robin (Lela Rochon) are in relationships with married men. They each think their lover will leave their wife for them, but the truth is that he’ll probably cheat on both of them. On the other hand, Bernadine ends up single after her husband leaves for his mistress. Meanwhile, Gloria finds love with a new neighbor.
- Love & Basketball, 2000
Monica moves in next door next to Quincy when they are both eleven years old. Over the years, their friendship deepens into what was to become a love that could have crushed their dreams of becoming the best basketball players in town.
- Set It Off, 1996
“Four Black women, who all too often experience the effects of not having enough money and being blamed for their lack by the majority, take to robbing banks.”
- What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993
After being raised in a tough environment, Anna Mae moves to St Louis and pursues a career as a singer. Her experience of success leads to tension in her marriage with her husband.
- Dreamgirls, 2006
After Curtis sees 3 talented women at a show, he helps them attain stardom. One of the women gets attracted to him but is heartbroken when he removes her from the band
- Coming to America, 1988
Prince Akeem had a big decision to make on his 21st birthday: find a wife or stay single. In the hustle and bustle of family life, he thought to himself, “What’s the point?” So he got in his jeep and drove from Africa all the way to America seeking true love.
- Sister Act, 1992
Deloris, a lounge singer who is forced into witness protection after she witnesses a murder. She starts to regret her decision once she enters the convent and has trouble adjusting to her new lifestyle.
- Poetic Justice, 1993
Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hair stylist Justice writes poetry to deal with the pain she’s feeling. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha (Regina King) and Iesha’s postal worker boyfriend, Chicago (Joe Torry). Along for the ride is Chicago’s co-worker, Lucky (Tupac Shakur), to whom Justice grows close after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again
- The Secret Life of Bees, 2008
Lily, a lonely teenager flees from home and finds herself in the company of the Boatwright sisters. Once there, they introduce her to a new world.
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 1998
Stella is so busy with her work that she’s forgotten to live. Fortunately after a trip to Jamaica, Michael enters the picture and Stella starts opening up to love – even if he is 20 years younger than her.
- Brown Sugar, 2002
Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) can credit one single childhood instant for kick-starting their careers. Sidney remembers running into the street naked to chase a tossed mango … witnessing the birth of hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now, 15 years later, they’ve both grown up. She is an esteemed music critic and he is a successful (albeit frustrated) music executive. They begrudgingly come to the realization that their true passions can only be satisfied by remembering what they learned on the corner that fateful day
- Crooklyn, 1994
As her worried parents think about making the monthly payments, Zelda’s young brother Troy (Zelda Harris) is busy playing with her friends. The middle-schooler effortlessly goes back and forth between the enchantment of childhood and the demands of adulthood. Troy is sent to her aunt’s home against her will. She doesn’t really want to go, but she does and it turns out that she learns a bunch of new things about family and such. Her trips back and forth between Brooklyn and the south are really enlightening.
This is the list of Best Movies For Black Women.