Black History Month films for you to watch with your family

February is Black History Month. There are a lot of different ways for you to celebrate this month with your family. One of the ways that you can do so is by checking-out some movies that are focused on African-American protagonists and movies that are about African-American issues.

Below is a list of four movies that I think you can enjoy watching with your own family.

  1. Dear White People (2017)

Dear White People is a satiric movie. The movie is about a young woman named Sam (or Samantha.) This young woman is an active presence at her college campus. She talks about different African-American issues that different black people face everyday on campus on her college’s talk-radio show. One of the issues that she faces is the fact that she must deal with her friends’ attitudes about her own inter-racial relationship.

2. Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

The cartoon-movie named Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse is a hidden gem. I think many young people will enjoy this movie. This movie is about an African-American boy named Miles Morales. Miles is Spider-Man… in his universe.

Miles encounters other Spider-men from other worlds. He meets Peter Parker… the Spider-Man that most viewers are familiar with. He also meets Gwen Stacey who is Spider-Woman… a girl who knows how to hang-out with the guys.

3. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Akeelah and the Bee is a movie about a young African-American girl who works hard to be the Spelling Bee champ above all others. She meets a mentor who helps her to succeed. Akeelah and the Bee is a movie with heart and soul.

If you have a young child, then, this may be the film to encourage him or her to do well in school. It is also a heart-warming movie that you can relax and enjoy together.

4. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Princess and the Frog is a ground-breaking cartoon-movie about a young African-American woman named Tiana. Tiana’s dream is to own her own business. One night at a party she encounters a frog that talks back to her. The frog is a prince who is transformed into the creature that he is at that moment.

Tiana agrees to kiss the frog so that she can help to change it back into a human. However, something unexpected happens. Tiana changes into a frog just like him.

The Princess and the Frog is a fun movie for you to watch with your young daughter or your niece. You should definitely give-it-a-shot.

I hope you have a great Black History Month.

Luca Lane

8 thoughts on “Black History Month films for you to watch with your family”

  1. I watched the newest Spider-Man movie… Spider-Man: Far from Home. I did not know that there was a cartoon-movie with the same multi-verse concept in it. I think I will check-out that movie on Youtube video.


  2. It has always astonished me how Black people could be brutalized and told they were not welcome — while they, as a people, had been violently forced to the U.S. from their African home as slaves. In Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, the narrator notes that, like the South, the Civil War era northern states also hated Black people but happened to hate slavery more.

    After 3.5 decades of local, national and international news consumption, I have found that a disturbingly large number of categorized people, however precious their souls, can be considered thus treated as though disposable, even to an otherwise democratic nation. When they take note of this, tragically, they’re vulnerable to begin subconsciously perceiving themselves as beings without value. (I’ve observed this in particular with indigenous-nation people living with substance abuse/addiction related to residential school trauma, including the indigenous children’s unmarked graves in Canada.) … Yet there has been little or no reparations or real refuge for the abovementioned peoples.


    1. I have read Toni Morrison’s book named Beloved, too. I found that book to be tragic, yet compelling. It does paint a different picture about the emotions of the Northern States during the Civil War… a picture that many people may not know about. I also agree that people who are put-upon may view themselves as lesser-than. I am sure that African-Americans who felt racism have dealt with difficult emotions like that. Thanks for your comment.

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