"Best of" Lists
"Best of" lists
Movies with Inspiring Black Girls and Women
Hollywood has made some progress toward diversity in films, but it's not enough. Fortunately, there are movies with inspiring African American role models who positively affect girls' ideas of their self-worth. From Tiana, the first Black Disney princess, to Misty Copeland, the first Black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, the hardworking heroines in these films work hard and overcome adversity to accomplish their goals. Some of these titles might need more parental input when tough topics like racism and enslavement come up. But ultimately they provide kids with messages of strength and perseverance. For more fantastic picks, check out our lists of Great Movies with African American Characters, TV Shows with Black Leads, and Movies with Strong Female Characters.