Harpersbazaar.com’s 20 Black Films to Add Your Watch List

A slightly more mature and deep watch list from Hapers Bazaar

Being a premier women’s weekly since 1867 Harpers Bazaar knows something about representing women. So we’ve checked out their list and picked some of the favorites which feature Black women in leading roles. The complete list does provide a good balance with humor and fantasy as well as romance. Be sure to check out the complete list here

Girls Trip (2017)

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Friendships are put to the test over the course of several nights as the group of reconnected college girlfriends embarks on a weekend getaway with varying intentions.
The movie has certain content that raises eyebrows, spicy language, tasteful nudity, and randy humor.The strong cast of Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish provide outright laugh out load humor

Crooklyn (1994)

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The unexpected death of a father interrupts the childhood of a smart young black girl.
Spike Lee tells the narrative of Troy Carmichael, a nine-year-old girl who spends her summer in Brooklyn, through the eyes of Troy. It’s a wonderful movie for all ages because it captures such a tender phase in life with humor and realism.

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

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The Southeast coast is home to one of America’s richest subcultures, the Gullah community. In this beautiful film, Gullah culture is given its due platform and respect through the perspective of a group of characters spanning decades. While director Julie Dash makes excellent use of the physical environment, it is the genealogical plot that will compel you to seek out your ancestry.
Narrated by the unborn child, Eli and Eula’s future daughter narrates the video through poetic visual images and cyclical narrative frameworks to reflect the Gullah’s past, present, and future.

Eve’s Bayou (1997)

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Eve’s Bayou is a heartbreaking drama about love, hate, remorse, and sadness that is far more complicated and profound than expected.Jurnee Smollett is a curious young girl who steadily peels apart the layers of her wealthy family’s veneers. This story deftly captures the metamorphic process we all go through when we understand the grownups in our lives are flawed human beings.
The young girl discovers some of her family’s most terrifying hidden truths, triggering a chain reaction that threatens to break her family apart.

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