Looking for the best movies like The Help? From Hollywood classics to new releases, this list of movies similar to The Help feature robust dramas with strong dramatic performances. Hidden Figures and Selma are great examples of movies that fans of The Help love. Get ready to laugh, cry, and watch powerful acting performances because you’re sure to be entertained by these historical drama movies. Or, if you’re more in the mood to binge watch, we’ve got you covered with gripping TV shows like The Help. But which of these recommendations is the best next-watch for fans of The Help?
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For fans of: Octavia Spencer moviesHidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.... more
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For fans of: historical fiction moviesThe Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler. The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, and Clarence Williams III.... more
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For fans of: black ensemble castsWaiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on Terry McMillan's novel of the same name. The film centers around four unique women and how they deal with their own hardships and romances.... more
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For fans of: historical TV dramas with Octavia SpencerSelf Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker (Netflix, 2020) is an upcoming American drama web television limited series, based on the biography On Her Own Ground by A'Lelia Bundles. The miniseries tells the inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker (Octavia Spencer) who built a haircare empire that made her America's first female self-made millionaire.... more