Great African-American Books Turned Movies

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  • Precious/Push
  • The Spook That Sat by the Door
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Roots
  • Malcolm X
  • Think Like a Man
  • The Color Purple
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • Native Son
  • What's Love Go to Do With It?
  • Never Die Alone
  • Three Musketeers
  • Beloved
  • Trick Baby
  • Lady Sings the Blues


Precious was based on the hit novel Push by Saphire. The book's style progressed as its narrator and main character, Precious, went from functionally illiterate to proud writer. (Photo: Lionsgate)

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