These movies below wonderfully depict the African freedom and culture.
This is the perfect weekend for you to binge watch on some of the best black American history movies.
Grab a popcorn while you indulge yourself in these jaw dropping movies.
THE WOMAN KING
The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Starring: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, and more
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves through an Underground Railroad while overcoming dangers on her way. This is a beautiful story that showcases they journey to African freedom.
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch, Lacey Chabert, and more
Executive Producers: Lisa Henson, Halle Stanford, Nancy Steingard, Wendy Moss-Klein, John W. Hyde, Will McRobb
Set in the 1960s, this film is based on the true story of three mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who overcame race and gender-based obstacles to become vital members of NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kristen Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and more
12 YEARS A SLAVE
It tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever.
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Solomon Northup, Edwin Epps, William ford, Tibeats, Armsby, Theophilus Freeman, and more