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The Best Movies For Black Children

Updated May 7, 2021 4.9k votes 706 voters 64.7k views71 items

This list contains information on the best Black kids' movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Black kids films come in many forms. Some Black family films are about kind princesses while other good Black kids' movies feature nonstop action. A few of the best Black kids' films are documentaries.
 

What films will you find on this top Black kids' movies list? The Princess and the Frog has to be in the running. This 2009 Disney film featured an all-star cast including Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, and more. The lead character in the film, Tiana, was introduced as Disney's first-ever African American princess. The Karate Kid - starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan - is another great inspiring movie for African American children.

Eddie Murphy provided laughs for the whole family as the title character in the 1998 movie Dr. Dolittle. Other good films featured on this best Black family films list include The Wiz, Good Burger, and Remember the Titans.

Which Black kids' film do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good family features we may have missed.

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

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    Akeelah and the Bee

    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

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    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

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    The Karate Kid

    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

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    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

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    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

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    The Wiz

    Michael Jackson, Diana Ross

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    Are We Done Yet?

    Magic Johnson, Ice Cube

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    Coach Carter

    Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum

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    The Proud Family Movie

    Maria Canals Barrera, Arsenio Hall

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    Johnson Family Vacation

    Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham

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    Cinderella

    Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg
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    Drumline

    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon

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    Like Mike

    Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel
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    The Nutty Professor

    Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker

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    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba

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    Fat Albert

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné

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    Good Burger

    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra

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    Roll Bounce

    Meagan Good, Nick Cannon

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    #49 of 95 80+ Great Movies About Black Teens#99 of 109 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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    The Secret Life of Bees

    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning

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    Pride

    Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac

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