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2022 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films

Since 1967, members of the NAACP have voted on and presented the NAACP Image Awards to highlight outstanding performances by people of color in film, television, music, and literature. From family-friendly favorites Encanto and The Water Man, to sing-along-worthy West Side Story and Respect, to illuminating docudramas King Richard and Judas and the Black Messiah, there's something for every family. Celebrate multicultural stories by watching a film from this list, then tune in to the awards show on Feb. 26, 2022, on BET. And don't miss out on the nominees for TV: 2022 NAACP Image Award-Nominated TV Shows.

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Encanto

age 6+

Vibrant visuals, catchy songs, moving messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Luca

age 6+

Sweet fish-out-of-water story about friendship, adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Vivo

age 6+

Touching musical about family and love has a little peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Sing 2

age 7+

Star-filled sequel has nonstop tunes, mild violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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MOVIE

Raya and the Last Dragon

age 8+

Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Spirit Untamed

age 8+

So-so story, strong girls in upbeat horse adventure; peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

age 10+

Heartfelt doc celebrates politician's integrity, compassion.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Water Man

age 10+

Touching family drama explores love, friendship, and loss.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

CODA

age 13+

Heartwarming, salty story about hearing teen in deaf family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Coming 2 America

age 13+

Murphy still rules in hilarious but suggestive sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

King Richard

age 13+

Winning biopic of tennis stars' dad has language, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

A Journal for Jordan

age 13+

Emotional memoir doesn't translate to film; sex, war scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

My Name Is Pauli Murray

age 13+

Informative docu on little-known activist promotes courage.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Passing

age 13+

Nuanced drama about race and identity in 1920s New York.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

age 13+

Excellent music doc mixes pop culture, social commentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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TV

Tina

age 13+

Language, graphic tales of abuse in powerful documentary.

Network: HBO (2021)
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West Side Story (2021)

age 13+

Dazzling musical adaptation has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

age 14+

Drama about Black man killed by cops has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Respect

age 14+

Serious themes, stellar songs in mature Franklin biopic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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7 Prisoners

age 15+

Gritty Brazilian drama has language, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)