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13 Iconic Films Every Black Woman Needs To See  was originally published on

1. Waiting To Exhale

Waiting To Exhale

2. Love Jones

Love Jones

3. The Best Man

The Best Man

Black don’t crack! From 1999 to 2013, the cast of “The Best Man” looks amazing!

4. Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

5. Sparkle


6. The Brothers

The Brothers

7. Eve’s Bayou

Eve’s Bayou

Can you believe the now 29-year-old Jurnee Smollett-Bell was only 10 when she played the iconic role of “Eve” in the 1997 film.

8. Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball

9. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

10. Lady Sings The Blues

Lady Sings The Blues

11. Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones

Dandridge was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film “Carmen Jones,” released in 1954. The film was groundbreaking as an all-black musical adaptation of Hammerstein’s 1943 musical. Dandridge famously dressed down as a schoolteacher for her screen tests after director Ottom Preminger […]

12. The Color Purple

The Color Purple