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The Best Movies For Black Children

Updated February 25, 2021 5.1k votes 691 voters 63.0k views70 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 Panther1
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

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    Akeelah and the Bee

    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

    Released2006

    Directed byDoug Atchison

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  • The Lion King3
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Are We There Yet7
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    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

    Released2005

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    The Karate Kid

    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2010

    Directed byHarald Zwart

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  • Daddy Day Care9
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    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Carr

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  • The Wiz10
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    The Wiz

    Michael Jackson, Diana Ross

    Released1978

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    Are We Done Yet?

    Magic Johnson, Ice Cube

    Released2007

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  • Coach Carter12
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    Coach Carter

    Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum

    Released2005

    Directed byThomas Carter

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  • The Proud Family Movie13
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    The Proud Family Movie

    Maria Canals Barrera, Arsenio Hall

    Released2005

    Directed byBruce W. Smith

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  • Like Mike14
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    Like Mike

    Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Schultz

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    Johnson Family Vacation

    Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham

    Released2004

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  • Drumline16
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    Drumline

    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Stone III

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  • Cinderella17
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    Cinderella

    Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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  • The Nutty Professor18
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    The Nutty Professor

    Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith

    Released1996

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • The Great Debaters19
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    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker

    Released2007

    Directed byDenzel Washington

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  • Cool Runnings20
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    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba

    Released1993

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  • Good Burger21
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    Good Burger

    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra

    Released1997

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  • Fat Albert22
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    Fat Albert

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné

    Released2004

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    Meagan Good, Nick Cannon

    Released2005

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    The Secret Life of Bees

    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning

    Released2008

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  • Pride25
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    Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac

    Released2007

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