Celebrating Black Women: Vote the Best Black Woman-led, Women-Cast Movie


Explore the cinematic landscape celebrating the resilience, strength, and diversity of black women. From groundbreaking classics to modern hits, these films challenge stereotypes and uplift authentic narratives. Join the conversation and cast your vote for the film that resonates most with you!

Here’s the list (by release date):

  1. The Color Purple (1985): Adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this poignant film explores the lives of African-American women in the early 20th century South, touching on themes of racism, sexism, and resilience.
  2. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993): Whoopi Goldberg returns as Deloris Van Cartier, this time helping a struggling inner-city school choir find their voice and purpose, delivering another dose of laughter and music.
  3. What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993): This biographical film chronicles the tumultuous life of legendary singer Tina Turner, from her abusive relationship with Ike Turner to her rise as a solo artist, showcasing her resilience and strength.
  4. Set It Off (1996): Follows the lives of four close friends who turn to robbing banks as a means to escape their dire financial situations, offering a gripping portrayal of desperation, loyalty, and the consequences of their actions.
  5. Waiting to Exhale (1995): Set in Phoenix, Arizona, this film follows the lives of four African-American women as they navigate relationships, careers, and friendship, providing a heartfelt portrayal of sisterhood and empowerment.
  6. The Help (2011): Set in 1960s Mississippi, this film delves into the complex relationships between African-American maids and their white employers, shedding light on the racial tensions and injustices of the era.
  7. Hidden Figures (2016): This inspiring film tells the untold true story of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians who played crucial roles at NASA during the Space Race, breaking barriers and making history.
  8. Black Panther (2018): A groundbreaking superhero film set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, featuring a strong, independent female character in Shuri, who embodies intelligence, courage, and innovation.

Cast Your Vote

Hidden Figures (2016)
The Color Purple (1985)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
The Help (2011)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Black Panther (2018)
Set It Off (1996)
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