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.

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Over the Moon

age 6+

Dreamy, China-set musical fairy tale has positive lessons.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Trolls World Tour

age 6+

Amusing, upbeat musical sequel promotes joys of diversity.

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Onward

age 7+

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.

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Scoob!

age 7+

Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.

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Canvas

age 8+

Moody, dialogue-free short film has lovely messages.

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

age 8+

Christmas musical has imagination, positivity, diversity.

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Soul

age 8+

Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.

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Becoming

age 9+

Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

age 10+

Inspiring, timely biography of Congress' legendary activist.

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The Witches

age 10+

Campy but creepy Dahl adaptation has lots of spooky stuff.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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All In: The Fight for Democracy

age 11+

Powerful docu about the need to protect voters' rights.

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Coded Bias

age 11+

Must-see docu about tech bias has some strong language.

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Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

age 12+

Powerful documentary digs into tragic '80s hate crime.

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The Banker

age 13+

'60s-set drama highlights housing, banking discrimination.

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Between the World and Me

age 13+

Memoir adaptation highlights police brutality and racism.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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Emperor

age 13+

Fact-based historical drama has courage, violence.

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The High Note

age 13+

Female-centric music dramedy strikes an entertaining chord.

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The Life Ahead

age 13+

Touching adaptation of teary classic has drugs, language.

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Minari

age 13+

Thoughtful, inspiring drama promotes family understanding.

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A Most Beautiful Thing

age 13+

Rowing docu offers powerful messages of teamwork, gratitude.

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