A great way to pay homage to black performers and people is to watch a movie with your kids or yourself that stars Black actors, directors, and voices. Here's my list of 20 movies to watch this February.
If we talk about firsts, we have to talk about the first movie all about a Black superhero for Disney. This movie transcends any superhero movie I've seen and it is in a realm of its own in terms of impact.
This movie is about the three brilliant Black women — Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — who were the mathematicians at NASA. They helped win the space race for the USA. It's always refreshing to learn about the countless contributions Black people have made toward the development and betterment of this country.
We all know the story of Cinderella by now, but this reimagined version is in a league of its own! Brandy being cast as the first Black Cinderella is groundbreaking and something every kid should see and the diverse representation throughout the film speaks for itself.
Two Black witches meet each other on their 21st birthday after being separated at birth. The two are forced to team up to save the world as they're the only ones with the power to vanquish The Darkness and restore The Coventry. Sign me up for anything Tia and Tamera!
Jett Jackson is sucked into the fictional series he plays on TV. And to make matters even weirder, his character finds his way into Jett's real life. The two swap places and they have to find their way back to the worlds they've always known. This body-swap movie is unlike any you have ever seen. I feel like this era was full of these types of movies and now we barely get any. For that alone, y'all make sure to watch this.
19.The Color of Friendship
20.And lastly, Cool Runnings
Any movies that should be added?
Disney Channel is full of great Black movies or movies with phenomenal main characters that are Black! Let me know which one is at the top of your watchlist!
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