Movies directed by Black Women

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Lista de largometrajes dirigidos por Mujeres Negras / List of featured-lenght films directed by Black women - Por @mujeresenlasartes (Instagram) #52FilmsByWomen #DirectedByWomen

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1. For the Love of Ruth (2015)

80 min | Drama

Ruth Summerling has spent the majority of her life struggling to find her way and comes to some understanding of where exactly it is she belongs.

Director: Christine Swanson | Stars: Denise Boutte, Gary Dourdan, Gary Weeks, Loretta Devine

Votes: 63

2. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,806

3. Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (2016)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

66 Metascore

The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.

Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Guy Johnson, Diahann Carroll, Don Martin

Votes: 420

4. Speak Up (2017)

122 min | Documentary

[Ouvrir La Voix] SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY focuses on our common identities : "woman" and "black", whilst highlighting the diversity of Afropean diasporas. This documentary explores the ... See full summary »

Director: Amandine Gay

Votes: 48

5. In The Morning (2014)

75 min | Drama

Set in Brooklyn, In The Morning is a searing journey through the lives of nine smart, fiercely articulate New Yorkers. Friends: Harper, Ravi, Fez, Bly and Amara gather to bid farewell to ... See full summary »

Director: Nefertite Nguvu | Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Hoji Fortuna, Kim Hill

Votes: 23

6. Selma (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 79,386 | Gross: $52.08M

7. Mississippi Damned (2009)

TV-MA | 120 min | Drama

Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

Director: Tina Mabry | Stars: Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Hyatt, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 822

8. The Lost Valentine (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White, Sean Faris, Billy Magnussen

Votes: 5,000

9. Funny Valentines (1999)

108 min | Drama

A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine, CCH Pounder, Tom Wright

Votes: 482

10. Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography

Story of Miki Howard, an American R&B and Jazz singer, whose hits include "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World."

Director: Christine Swanson | Stars: Teyonah Parris, Gary Dourdan, Darius McCrary, Amari Cheatom

Votes: 142

11. Stones in the Sun (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

In the midst of increasing political violence, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are driven from Haiti to New York, where they must confront the truths of their interlocked pasts.

Director: Patricia Benoit | Stars: Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Diana Masi, Thierry Saintine

Votes: 65

12. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke

Votes: 35,932

13. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 26,450 | Gross: $10.73M

14. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

Votes: 9,158 | Gross: $4.47M

15. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter

Votes: 695

16. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 790

17. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley's Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy

Votes: 192

18. Kaddu Beykat (1976)

90 min | Drama

Ngor is a young man living in a Senegalese village who wishes to marry Columba. Ongoing drought in the village has affected its crop of groundnuts and as a result, Ngor cannot afford the bride price for Columba.

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Assane Faye, Maguette Gueye, Safi Faye

Votes: 18

19. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 23,047 | Gross: $37.77M

20. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 8,018 | Gross: $14.82M

21. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 17,076 | Gross: $27.44M

22. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 5,597 | Gross: $0.76M

23. Let the Church Say Amen (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

In Washington D.C., one church becomes the symbol of a local community dedicated to one another.

Director: Regina King | Stars: Steve Harris, Naturi Naughton, Lela Rochon, Hosea Chanchez

Votes: 156

24. Mossane (1996)

105 min | Drama

Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »

Director: Safi Faye | Stars: Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade, Abou Camara

Votes: 77

25. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 19,746 | Gross: $1.58M

26. Ijé: The Journey (2010)

107 min | Drama

Unprecedented in scope, "Ijé" tells a tale of Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, who warns her restless sister Anya about the trappings of the American dream. Ten years... See full summary »

Director: Chineze Anyaene | Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Larry Ulrich, Jeff Swarthout

Votes: 62

27. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 18,760 | Gross: $8.20M

28. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $3.77M

29. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Angela Davis, Eisa Davis

Votes: 502

30. Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance

73 Metascore

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover

Votes: 14,381 | Gross: $14.62M

31. I Am Not A Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda

Votes: 2,398 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Love Song (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A privileged, black college student with a fiance falls in love with a white musician she meets on her 21st birthday.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Monica, Christian Kane, Essence Atkins, Vanessa Bell Calloway

Votes: 762

33. Drylongso (1998)

R | 86 min | Drama

Drylongso follows a woman in a photography class who begins taking pictures of black men out of fear they will soon be extinct.

Director: Cauleen Smith | Stars: Toby Smith, April Barnett, Will Power, Channel Schafer

Votes: 51

35. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,764 | Gross: $3.90M

36. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,407 | Gross: $1.78M

37. Prison Song (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama

A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Danny Hoch, Elvis Costello, Q-Tip, Eric McCollum

Votes: 490

38. Firelight (2012 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Drama

A group of young inmates are given the opportunity to turn their lives around by becoming volunteer firefighters .

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Q'orianka Kilcher, DeWanda Wise, Rivka Rivera

Votes: 538

39. Siméon (1992)

PG | 115 min | Fantasy, Music

The ghost of a music teacher pushes a young mechanic to start a career in music.

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Jean-Claude Duverger, Jacob Desvarieux, Jocelyne Béroard, Lucinda Messager

Votes: 26

40. Fad'jal (1979)

108 min | Documentary

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Director: Safi Faye

Votes: 5

41. Under the Starry Sky (2013)

87 min | Drama

Between New York, Dakar and Turin, the fates of Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno intersect and intermingle. From disillusionment to decisive encounters, their journey will lead them to make the choice of freedom.

Director: Dyana Gaye | Stars: Ralph Amoussou, Marème Demba Ly, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Babacar M'Baye Fall

Votes: 76

42. Something New (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Golden Brooks, Fuzzy Fantabulous

Votes: 12,152 | Gross: $11.43M

43. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kamryn Johnson, Rikki McKinney, Alan T. Coleman

Votes: 3,682

44. Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama, Romance

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Halle Berry, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mel Winkler, Michael Ealy

Votes: 2,573