10 Movies with Engaging Black Female Characters

10 Movies with Engaging Black Female Characters.

Most of the most engaging characters in movies are black woman. I’m not talking about Halley Berry in Cat woman… Yes we forgive her for that. I’m talking about the memorable black female characters that have been portrayed in media. Dear Hollywood, we are very tired of seeing the ‘angry black girl’ stereotype in movies or shows. Thanks to writers like Shonda Rhimes who saved us by introducing new black female leads who are empowered socially, politically and sexually. We cannot talk about amazing black characters without mentioning characters like Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder or Jessica Pearson from suits.

Dear Hollywood black women aren’t always yelling, neck rolling, and finger snapping loud, obnoxious people and we know that you know.

Welcome to a new reign of black women, I am here to acknowledge the noble characters that media has presented to us. Here is a list of movies that will make you appreciate the sauce of a black woman, the melanin queen, her majesty of the soil…

These movies will make you laugh, cry, cringe, love and hate. Unfortunately not all the movies could have made the list, so in no order here are 10 movies with engaging black characters:


  1. The Help (2011)

2. Set It Off ( 1996)

3. Girls Trip (2017)

4. Love and basketball (2000)

5. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

6. 12 Years a slave (2013)

7. The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)

8. Black Panther (2018)

9. Dream Girls (2006)

10. Hidden Figures (2016)

By Ash Wenyika


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