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Movies For The Kids… Your Input Requested (Survey)

Movies For The Kids... Your Input Requested (Survey)

In short, to assist an upcoming screening program aimed at the under-18 crowd of African descent (black kids), I’d like some help from y’all in coming up with suggestions for feature films that would appeal to that specific audience.

Keep in mind that they don’t have to be films about under-18 characters; they can be *adult* films that are safe enough and that would appeal to the under-18 crowd.

However, they should be “black films;” or films that tell stories primarily about black people, whether older releases and more recent; so, help a brotha out…

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Cherish

All mentioned below and..

Our Song
starring a young Kerry Washington

jacetoon

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings…i can’t remember if there was anything questionable for a younger in the film.
The Wiz
The Last Dragon
House Party…even with its terrible colorism.
Bebe Kids…again i can’t remember if anything was not ready for pre 17 years old.
roller bounce
The Nutty Professor
Akeelah and the Bee
Drumline
Coming to America
Let’s do it again ( i think more relatable to kids than Uptown)
Car wash
Man and Boy
bbc doc on sister rosetta
Glory
Some shorts if they can’t take full length bw movies. Nicholas Brothers, etc

cooleyhi

Bastards of the Party

Cadence

rajua

Remember the Titans

Rajua

Finding Forrester, Chop Shop, Toe to Toe, War Dance, Krush Groove, Lean On Me, The Secret Life of Bees, Night Catches Us, Soul Power, When We Were Kings, Watts Stax :)

BondGirl

Malcolm X
Eyes on the Prize
The Great Debaters
Miracle on St. Anna
The Toy
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Bustin Loose
Devil in a Blue Dress
White Chicks (they probably have seen it lol)
Imitation of Life
Mahogany
Lady Sings the Blues
Sister Act
Stormy Weather (i enjoyed it at 14 yrs old)

Lino

Add to the list

Johnny Mad Dog
Adulthood
Kidulthood
Shank(U.K)
City of Men

Tamara

George Washington (2000)

-sorry, but it begs repeating.

Also second House Party it was and remains, in my humble opinion, our “teen flick”.

I also want to mention The War but black kids were not the main focus. Two black girls were central to the plot, to the story, though they were not the ‘main’ characters. Another Kevin Costner feature I loved yet most don’t love… ;-)

Curtis

An oh, ‘Fresh’ is one of my favs but I wonder if it’d be too much…

I also second ‘Sounder’ (can never get too much of Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks or Paul Winfield when they’re on top of their game!)

Curtis

Fantastic recommends (Neziah is a beast with the list!). I second Raising Victor Vargas, Tsotsi, Akeelah and the Bee, He Got Game, School Daze and Bustin’ Loose!!! And House Party would be dope (actually saw that on the big screen), as would Passing Strange – good to mix it up with something different.

What about ‘The Planet of Junior Brown’ aka (groan to the video release name) Junior’s Groove?

I keep forgetting I’ve never seen Aaron Loves Angela…

JMac

Fresh!!!! That counts, yes?

Pariah – when it comes out. Take a field trip.

School Daze

Another vote for Bustin’ Loose – first film I ever watched with a black lead.

I’d include Roots but it’s not a feature film sooo – Mississippi Burning.

Cry Freedom

The Last Dragon, lol

Boomerang

Neziah

Badou Boy
Touki Bouki
The Cool World (1964)
Contras’ City
Youngblood
House Party
Fear of a Black Hat
The Education of Sonny Carson
Johnny Tough
Crooklyn
Tsotsi
Hour Glass
Child of Retribution
Another Man’s Garden
Le cri du coeur aka The Cry of the Heart
Car Wash
Boyz N The Hood
George Washington
La Haine
Gang Tapes
Above the Rim
Juice
Fresh
ATL
Attack the Block
A Piece of the Action
Emma Mae
The Wood
Eve’s Bayou
The Horse
Several Friends
Sounder
White Dog
Yeelen
Den Muso
Finye
Trouble Man
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
The Blood of Jesus
Mooz-lum
Hollywood Shuffle
The Learning Tree
To Sleep with Anger
Chameleon Street
Aaron Loves Angela
City of God
Hoop Dreams
Black Belt Jones
The Last Dragon
Borom sarret
Get on the Bus
Passing Strange
He Got Game
School Daze
Night of the Living Dead
Blazing Saddles

chiguy

Bustin Loose
The Wood
sounder
the learning tree

urbanauteur

Together Brothers
The MisEducation of Sonny Carson
Aaron & Angela
can i qualify-Bad Ronald?

Screamwriter

One more…

Juice

Screamwriter

House Party
Love & Basketball
Drumline
Stomp The Yard

Kwesi Johnson

Kirikou and the Sorceress for the young ones
Nightjohn for the teens.

Tamara

George Washington (2000)

Nia

Crooklyn, The Fall(not black just amazing looking), Bebe’s Kids(my little brothers love it), My friend Martin. I feel old. I cant think of more right now…

InKog

Princess and the Frog
Cool Runnings
Ama
Bend it Like Beckham

Vanessa Martinez

The Inkwell, Roll Bounce, Crooklyn, Akeelah and the Bee.

@Emmanuel – I remember Raising Victor Vargas..good flick. :)

Emmanuel

– Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.

–Raising Victor Vargas (not a “black film”, but should still be relatable)

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