Keyword: African-American

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42 (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 04/11/2013
In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and...
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 04/01/2010
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
Django Unchained

Django Unchained (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Blind Side

The Blind Side (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/19/2009
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a...
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women--Effie, Deena and Lorrell--who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis...
Big Words

Big Words (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 07/18/2013
Brooklyn, 2008. On the night of Barack Obama's history-making presidential election, three friends, once members of a promising hip-hop group and now in their late 30s, struggle with regret, disappointment and change.
Love Chronicles

Love Chronicles (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2004
Radio disc jockey Troy invites relationship therapist Monifa Burly as an on-air guest. They explore Los Angeles relationship struggles through three different callers' unbelievable stories, and in the process the DJ discovers his own relationship issues.
Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents (1995)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/03/1995
Anthony Curtis is a bright 18-year-old from the Bronx who, in 1968, is stepping into manhood. Choosing not to immediately enroll in college, Anthony decides to leave his mentor Kirby, girlfriend Juanita Benson and her sister Delilah, to enlist in the Marine Corps. His buddy Skip and friend Jose soon join him. It is 1972 when Anthony returns to his neighborhood, only to discover that he is not...
Avenging Force

Avenging Force (1986)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/11/1986
Former Army intelligence operative Matt Hunter retired from duty to take care of his young sister and grandfather on their Louisiana farm after his parents were killed. One of his best friends, Larry Richards, is running for the Senate in Louisiana. But as an African American, Larry is met with violent opposition from a racist group, Pentangle, who will do anything to prevent him from winning...
Black Coffee

Black Coffee (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate. After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out, until Morgan enters into his life. Just as things start to heat up between them, trouble brews as Morgan's ex-husband vows to win her back, and Robert's gold-digging ex-girlfriend returns with an agenda of her own. With the help of his cousin, Robert's about to...
American Violet

American Violet (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 04/16/2009
Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision. Dee soon discovers that she has been charged as a drug dealer...
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 199 minutes Release date: 11/17/1992
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 09/26/2013
Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.
I'm in Love With a Church Girl

I'm in Love With a Church Girl (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Miles Montego has cars, good looks, money, women and a past. He was a high-level drug trafficker who's tried to move on, but the feds are certain he has not fully retired from his criminal past. When Miles is drawn to Vanessa, a "church girl" who's different from every other woman he's met, he finds himself torn between a life that he knows and a love that he feels. Vanessa must reconcile her...
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Born into a middle class Chinese immigrant family and educated at Barnard in the 1930s, the young Grace Lee Boggs noticed the inequities in American society and dedicated the next eight decades to working towards the betterment of all people. At 98, writer, activist and philosopher Boggs has been rooted in the African American movement for over 70 years and has devoted her life to an evolving...
Dir: Grace Lee
With: N/A
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades is recounted. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/07/2002
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the...
Good Hair

Good Hair (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 10/08/2009
When Chris Rock's daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" the bewildered comic committed himself to searching the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head. Rock visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black...
Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 05/05/2011
A collision of worlds occurs when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for the wedding of Sabrina and Jason. But doubts about their impending marriage begin to seep in when they confront difficult future in-laws, pressure from friends, and revelations of dirty secrets.

Bound: Africans versus African Americans (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
The filmmakers explore the tensions that exist between Africans and African Americans, referencing the historical experiences of both groups but ultimately focusing on what they have in common and suggesting a path to healing this painful rift.
Dir: Peres Owino
With: N/A
They Die By Dawn

They Die By Dawn (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.
Big Momma's House

Big Momma's House (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 06/01/2000
When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.
Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
Harper, Lance, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Mia, Murch, Candy and Shelby reunite for the first time in years. When the college friends get together, they soon discover how easy it is to reignite long-forgotten rivalries and romances, all the while new discoveries are made and secrets are revealed.