Looking for something to do this weekend as a family? Well, why not have a Black History Month movie night with Disney+?! Here are our top six picks from a list of many complied by the experts at Buzzfeed.com.
1. Hidden Figures
First on our list is Hidden Figures. Despite the film being a classic, it is worth the watch over and over again as it tells the story of three amazing African-American women who helped make John Glenn’s space orbit a reality. Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson proved, even back then, that #blackgirlscandostem!
2. The Princess and the Frog
Why not celebrate Black History Month with Disney’s first Black princess?! The Princess and the Frog is set in 1920s Louisiana and spins a fanciful fairy tale with a few moral lessons that everyone should practice: don’t judge a book by its cover and family definitely matters most.
3. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
If, by some chance, you happened to have missed this in the movie theaters, don’t fret, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now on Disney+. As of February 1, viewers can view the anticipated sequel to the highly successful Black Panther. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever delivers another powerful journey that will unquestionably leave fans wanting more. You will definitely end up giving standing ovation, right in the middle of your living room, as end credits roll!
4. Red Tails
Red Tails is a film that families should not only see more than once, but it should be discussed long after the movie is over. The film tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were a group of Black United States Air Force pilots. The aviation skills of these phenomenal men earned them more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses. Additionally, they were pivotal in the integration of the U.S. armed forces.
5. Queen of Katwe
Mastering the game of chess is not an easy feat. And, Madina Nalwanga starring as the real-life Phiona Mutesi, takes us on Mutesi’s journey to do just that. We see in this film how Mutesi took a hobby and turned it into a victory.
6. Glory Road
This film, pardon the pun, is truly a slam dunk for both Black History Month and basketball itself. Glory Road follows Texas Western’s journey to the 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Championship. The all-Black starting lineup, coached by Don Haskins, was the first at the time in the NCAA. We guarantee that this pick will have you on the edge of your seat cheering on the team as if you were there live and in person.
Whichever pick you choose, enjoy watching them either for the first time or for the 100th. What could be any better than watching movies that demonstrate #blackexcellence with the entire family?!