African american woman movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant african american woman movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, touching, sincere and light films and TV shows about / with african american woman, african american, black, women, female protagonist, black man, black woman, nude, lifestyle and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as african american woman: Hidden Figures (2016), Hawthorne (2009), Girls Trip (2017), American Son (2019), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Bodyguard (1992), The Color Purple (1985), My Mama Said Yo Mama's a Dyke (2010), Being Mary Jane (2013).

List of african american woman movies

Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, sincere, touching, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, prejudice, african american, space program, stereotypes, scientist, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, african american woman, nurse, workplace, doctors and patients, family relations, single parent, workplace situations, medical, friendship, doctor, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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Girls Trip (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: african american, female bonding, male nudity, female protagonist, motel, women, friendship, promise, marriage, model, secret, dancing ...
Time: future, year 2004, year 2011, year 2012, year 2000 ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: heartbreaking, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: african american, african american woman, racism, 18 year old, police, discrimination, racial injustice, divorced parents, investigation, racial discrimination, murder, suspense ...
Place: usa, miami
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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, domestic violence, black woman, musician, rock and roll, african american woman, showbiz, african american, childhood, musician's life, women, singer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, africa, tennessee
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sexy, sweet, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: divorce, friendship, betrayal, female protagonist, adultery, love story, women, african american woman, infidelity, looking for love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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The Bodyguard (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks ...
Style: romantic, touching, exciting, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, love story, interracial romance, bodyguard, music, white male black female relationship, singer, stalker, love and romance, interracial love, suspense, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami, beverly hills
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sad, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: african american, incest, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, domestic violence, life is a bitch, incest rape, slavery, women, human spirit, wife abuse ...
Time: 1930s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, tennessee, georgia
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My Mama Said Yo Mama's a Dyke (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: My Mama Said Yo Mama's a Dyke is an urban "mockumentary" tale about a group of teens who become fed up with their lesbian moms so they decide to enlist them into this uncanny camp that specializes in "de-lesbianism".
Style: captivating, psychological, satirical, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: lesbian mother, gay african american, gay parent, lesbianism, family relations, lesbian, mother daughter relationship, african american, parents and children, mother child relationship, family problems, social satire ...
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Being Mary Jane (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, female protagonist, workplace, family values, workplace situations, family relations, producer, woman, ambitious woman, television, tv show ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, political, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationship vs career, lawyer, workplace situations, politician, white house, politics, senator, president, teamwork, ambition, coworker, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, african american, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, children, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, teenager, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, africa, usa
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A Gingerbread Romance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Successful architect Taylor Scott is poised for a promotion and a move to Paris but before that’s decided, her boss tasks her with creating a life-sized gingerbread house for a holiday competition. She partners with pastry chef Adam Dale, and ...
Style: light, funny, feel good, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, adaptation, male female relationship, promise, happy ending, lifestyle, society, rivalry, love, ambition, friendship, couples ...
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Living Single (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Living Single is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on the Fox network from August 22, 1993, to January 1, 1998. The show centered on the lives of six friends who share personal and professional experiences while living in a ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: african american, strong female presence, young heroes, black history, black cast, women, friends, couples, journal, roommate, workplace, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, hollywood, women, rape, african american, sexual abuse, interracial romance, trailblazer, women of color, women's rights, black history, female musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, new york ...
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: stylized, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, rap, rapper, ghetto, gang, urban ghetto life, music, redemption, rags to riches, going straight, hip hop culture ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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WWE WrestleMania XI (1995)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: WWF Title: Deisel vs. Shawn Michaels, WWF Intercontinental Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Razor Ramon, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Smoking Gunns vs. Owen Hart & Yokozuna, Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, I Quit Match: Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund, ...
Plot: wrestling, african american woman, commentator, escort, winner, friend turned foe, professional wrestling, sumo wrestler, professional wrestler, manager, burglar, champion ...
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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world's most famous madame is called to Washington to testify before Congress.
Style: sex comedy, anime, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, limousine, prostitution, media coverage, scapegoat, legal, society, dishonesty, politics, media, legal action, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., miami
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Sollers Point (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Keith, a small-time drug dealer is under house arrest at the home of his father in Baltimore. He re-enters a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. There, he pushes back against his surrounding limitations as ...
Style: erotic
Plot: ex convict, house arrest, judiciary, drug dealer, card playing, stripper, strip club, father son relationship, drug dealing, african american woman, neighborhood, african american ...
Place: baltimore
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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Unassuming catering salesmen Jim Ferguson falls through a time hole to 1917 where he saves the life of dashing Royal Flying Corps pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth after his photo recon mission is shot down. Before he can work out what ...
Style: dieselpunk, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war one, superhero, time loop, twin brother, military life, heroic mission, fish out of water, disorder, good versus evil, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, tower bridge london, london, belgium
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The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: art house, sexy, campy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: exploitation, women's prison, women in prison, erotica, sexploitation, woman in danger, blaxploitation, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, female prisoner ...
Time: 70s
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Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: campy, sexy, biting, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: satire, sex, female nudity, suspense, estrangement, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, cabaret, against the odds, media satire, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: home invasion, american civil war, soldier, rape, survival, slave, family relations, female gunfighter, civil war, self defense, farmhouse, women ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa, atlanta
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WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 (1997)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Story: Halloween Havoc 1997 took place on October 26, 1997 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two main events were Hollywood Hogan versus Roddy Piper in a Steel Cage match and Randy Savage versus Diamond Dallas Page in a Las Vegas ...
Plot: wrestling, african american, husband wife relationship, feud, canadian, sexy woman, african american woman, professional wrestling, hulk hogan, world championship wrestling, macho man, woman fights a man ...
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The Secret Path (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl stuck in a horrific cycle of familial violence finds the power to build her own future from the place she least suspected in an inspiring tale of friendship and devotion starring Ossie Davis and Della Reese, and directed by Bruce ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, abuse, teenager, incest, youth, childhood, family problems, solace, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s
Place: georgia, southern usa
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Black Ribbon (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A writer buys a typewriter which brings out his deepest and darkest desires.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, erotic, surprise ending ...
Plot: mentally challenged, supernatural, isolation, kidnapping, writers, suspense, erotica, sex scene, making love, brother brother relationship, masturbation, basement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house.
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: on the road, getting home, family relations, redemption, escapades, elderly, golden years, journey, female protagonist, childhood home, memories, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely, sexually repressed man. A depressed woman. A summer camp. On this fateful night, they will meet... and their hearts will become one.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: beach, dancing, teenager, music, lifestyle, best friends, youth, vacation, relationships, singer, gangsters, fantasy world ...
Place: usa, florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas ...
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Frankie & Alice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, female protagonist, racism, dancer, illness, power relations, identity crisis, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, go go dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 50s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in London in the early 1970's, supposedly for teen thrills, Johnny organises a black magic ceremony in a desolate churchyard. The culmination of the ritual, however, is the rejuvenation of Dracula from shrivelled remains. Johnny, ...
Style: gothic, psychotronic, gothic horror, scary, serious ...
Plot: dracula, supernatural, monster, vampire, cave, night, macabre, police, resurrection, hippie, good versus evil, black magic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 19th century, 1870s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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