2021 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films

Every year, the NAACP Image Awards are presented for outstanding performances by people of color in film, television, music, and literature. From animated favorites Soul and Over the Moon to thought-provoking documentaries Coded Bias and John Lewis: Good Trouble to mature dramas Miss Juneteenth and One Night in Miami, there's something for every family. Celebrate multicultural stories by watching a film from this list, then tune in to the awards show on March 27, 2021. Also check out the 2021 NAACP Image Award-Nominated TV Shows or award-worthy stories by Black authors with Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners.

Browse 2021 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films

 
Over the Moon Movie Poster Image
Dreamy, China-set musical fairy tale has positive lessons.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Trolls World Tour Movie Poster Image
Amusing, upbeat musical sequel promotes joys of diversity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Onward Movie Poster Image
Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Scoob! Movie Poster Image
Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Canvas Movie Poster Image
Moody, dialogue-free short film has lovely messages.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Movie Poster Image
Christmas musical has imagination, positivity, diversity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Soul Movie Poster Image
Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Becoming Movie Poster Image
Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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John Lewis: Good Trouble Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, timely biography of Congress' legendary activist.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Witches Movie Poster Image
Campy but creepy Dahl adaptation has lots of spooky stuff.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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All In: The Fight for Democracy Movie Poster Image
Powerful docu about the need to protect voters' rights.
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Coded Bias Movie Poster Image
Must-see docu about tech bias has some strong language.
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Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
Powerful documentary digs into tragic '80s hate crime.
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The Banker Movie Poster Image
'60s-set drama highlights housing, banking discrimination.
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Between the World and Me TV Poster Image
Memoir adaptation highlights police brutality and racism.
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Emperor Movie Poster Image
Fact-based historical drama has courage, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The High Note Movie Poster Image
Female-centric music dramedy strikes an entertaining chord.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Life Ahead Movie Poster Image
Touching adaptation of teary classic has drugs, language.
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Minari Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful, inspiring drama promotes family understanding.
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A Most Beautiful Thing Movie Poster Image
Rowing docu offers powerful messages of teamwork, gratitude.
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The Photograph Movie Poster Image
Genuine romantic drama positively showcases Black love.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Cops and Robbers Movie Poster Image
Powerful animated short film has violent images, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Miss Juneteenth Movie Poster Image
Courage, humility, empathy in mother-daughter drama.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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The 24th Movie Poster Image
Violent but powerful historical drama about Black soldiers.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Antebellum Movie Poster Image
Brutal slavery horror pic has cool twists but lacks depth.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Charm City Kings Movie Poster Image
Powerful drama highlights the power of choices; violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Last Tree Movie Poster Image
Coming-of-age drama explores identity; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Movie Poster Image
Powerful adaptation of play has intense emotion, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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One Night in Miami Movie Poster Image
Powerful play-based drama focuses on iconic Black leaders.
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Project Power Movie Poster Image
Action film has extreme violence, compelling characters.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Bad Boys for Life Movie Poster Image
Violent, crude buddy-cop "threequel" is chaotic, tired.
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The Forty-Year-Old Version Movie Poster Image
Black playwright strives to be true to herself; language.
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His House Movie Poster Image
Unique horror-drama; some scares and blood, war violence.
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The Old Guard Movie Poster Image
Smart female-led action saga has heart; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Da 5 Bloods Movie Poster Image
Intense tale of war, racial politics; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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