Top 20 Black Family Films

Flicks that show what family is all about!

Soul Food - When love is like food for the soul, there's no better movie to remember why love and soul is important besides Life, Love, & Soul beside Soul Food.(Photo: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Pictures)

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Soul Food - With an all-star cast, this flick presented the essential depiction of the Black family in the 90's. From Vanessa William's marriage troubles to Nia Long's love triangle and Vivica Foxx's resentment toward her siblings. Sound about right, huh?(Photo: Fox Pictures)

The Family That Preys

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The Family That Preys -  Showing a new side to family, this Tyler Perry flick challenged the notion of whether two sepearate, yet similar families would be able to get along. Do they figure it out?(Photo: Lionsgate Films) 

Madea's Family Reunion - Saturday at 9P/8C. Encore on Sunday at 5:30P/4:30C.(Photo: Lionsgate Films)

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Madea's Family Reunion - What would family be without seeing a little Madea? The one person you want crash landing into your home is the mother of the pistol herself, like she does in Madea's family Reunion!(Photo: Lionsgate Films)

They Need a Vacation... - Solange, Bow Wow, Vanessa Williams and Cedric the Entertainer all played nice as a family in 2004's Johnson Family Vacation.  Produced by Cedric, the film garned over 30 million dollars, proving the Missouri native is a consistent box office draw.  (Photo: Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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Johnson Family Vacation - In this flick Cedric the Entertainer takes his family on a road trip of a lifetime. Do they all return in one piece, though?(photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures) 

Crooklyn - Similar to Life, Love, & Soul, Crooklyn takes a look at a young person dealing with their mother's death and how they find triumph in their tragedy.(Photo: Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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Crooklyn - Alfre Woodard holds down the fort in this flick about motherhood, womanhood and the power of family.(Photo: Universal Pictures)


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Red Hook Summer - One young man's relationship with his grandfather is taken to new heights over the course of one summer in this Spike Lee flick.(Photo: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

The Perfect Holiday (2007)

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The Perfect Holiday - This flick, staring Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union shows just how a makeshift family could work.(Photo: Destination Films) 

Daddy Day Care (2003) - Taking things back to her comedy roots, Regina starred as Kim Hinton, Eddie Murphy's character's wife, in the film Daddy Day Care, who just returned to work as a lawyer. The film went on to be yet another comedy classic.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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Daddy Day Care - Eddie Murphy's going through the ringer with these kids in this flick about one dad who decides to turn his homestay into a place of play.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

Seventeen Again (2000)

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Seventeen Again - Tia and Tamera find themselves caught up in a family feud of epic proportions when they each travel back in time to fix things.(Photo: Showtime Networks)

Eve's Bayou, Thursday at 7P/6C - Lynn Whitfield and Jurnee Smollett-Bell are keeping some major secrets. Encore on Friday at 3P/2C.(Photo: TriMark Pictures)

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Eve's Bayou - In this southern based flick, Lynn Whitfield helps her young daughter (played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell) keep a very deep and dark secret. The true definition of how family stick together!(Photo: TriMark Pictures)

One Christmas Long Ago - Lauren followed up ATL with a leading role in the holiday flick This Christmas. She played Mel Whitfield and walked away every guy's favorite new girl on the block.  (Photo: Facilitator Films)

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This Christmas - Nothing like family to bring criminals into your home, fight and celebrate Christmas all in the same day. Yeah, this happened in this Black family flick starring Chris Brown, Regina King and Loretta Devine.(Photo: Facilitator Films)

Are We There Yet? (2005) - After declaring war and then peace with Hollywood, Ice Cube came full circle in the acting arena and certified himself as a family movie star. Leaving his khakis and Chucks far behind, Cube's wholesome comedy reunited him with his Boyz N the Hood co-star Nia Long as they grossed over $82 million with this kid approved flick. Two years later they dropped another $50 million in the pot as Cube burned Hollywood down and rebuilt it back up to his liking.(Photo: Columbia TriStar)

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Are We Done Yet? - Ice Cube's the father with the master plan in this family flick. (Photo: Columbia TriStar)

Dr. Dolittle (1998)

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Dr. Dolittle - The original dog whisperer of film meets some of his most animalistic clients in this movie starring Eddie Murphy.(Photo: Twentieth Century Fox) 

Sparkle - The star studded cast of this remake kept audiences enthralled everywhere! Now it's nominated for Best Film and keeping everyone enthralled once again.(Photo: Stage 6 Films)

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Sparkle - In this flick starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston, a family driven by fame soon becomes infamously damaged. (Photo: Stage 6 Films)

The Secret Life of Bees, Friday at 12P/1C - Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are teaching Dakota Fanning the language of womanhood. (Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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Secret Life of Bees - Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson are teach the young Dakota Fanning about the ways of the world.  (photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Akeelah and the Bee

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Akeelah and the Bee - KeKe Palmer's making her family proud by spelling her way to the top of a national spellng-bee competition.  (Photo: Reactor Films)

Big Momma's House (2000)

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Big Momma's House - Martin Lawrence has come home to protect what's his in this flick, staged as a family matriarch in order to find a low down, dirty criminal. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)

The Wiz - A revisionist version of The Wizard of Oz, this film is an adaptation of the 1975 Tony-winning musical that brought down the house on Broadway. In the 1978 film version, starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, Dorothy — now a Harlem school teacher — isn't in Kansas anymore.(Photo: Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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The Wiz - A bit unorthodox, The Wiz follows a fixed family of make-believe characters, staring Diana Ross and the late Michael Jackson as they search to meet the wizard. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

In the Hive, Monday at 3P/2C

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In the Hive - Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine and the late Michael Clarke Duncan do their best to show one young boy what it takes to become the type of man he wants to be.  (Photo: V Studios)

 The Pursuit of Happyness - In one of Jaden Smith's first roles he played opposite of his father Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness. The movie told the amazing tale of Chris Gardner and his rise from homelessness to becoming a millionaire.   (Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures)

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The Pursuit of Happyness - Will Smith stars alongside his little man, Jaden Smith in this touching and heartfelt film based on the true story of Chris Gardener - a man who rose from homelessness to being the CEO of his own company, Gardener Rich & Co with his son, Christopher, Jr. in tote.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)