Monday, December 26, 2011

Black Family Movies

Cast of  "This Christmas"

School's out; parents have a few days off work; family time is avilable. Why not grab some popcorn and candy and have an at home holiday movie fest?

Here are a few suggestions:

1. The Perfect Holiday
For once, Gabrielle Union doesn’t play a hard-to-get obsessed working woman. This time around she’s a workingwoman, with a rapper ex-husband and mall Santa Claus fighting for her heart, sounds like a win-win to us!

2. This Christmas
God, what are the holidays without a little Loretta Devine motherly wisdom? See some of your favorite stars, i.e. Chris Brown, Regina King, Idris Elba, and Mekhi Phifer.

3.The Great Debaters
A mix of history, triumph in the midst of adversity and Denzel Washington.

4. Akeelah and the Bee
In a time where rappers like T.I. are making up words, it’s good for the kids to see real education at work.

5. The Secret Life of Bees
With a cast of talented actresses and a phenomenal script, this movie is the perfect treat, post dinner.

6. A Diva’s Christmas
Ok, it’s not an all, or even majority, black cast but what’s a Christmas movie list without this masterpiece. Who does a better diva than Vanessa Williams?

7. Roll Bounce
Yes, it’s cheesy as hell. But to be fair, there are a lot of hilarious moments in the film and you know you want to reminisce about your skating champion days.

8. A Dream for Christmas
The movie is an oldie but goodie set in the 1950s but broadcast on the Christmas Eve of 1973. The plotline involves a preacher who moves to the Watts section of Los Angeles and missions himself to save souls and his church from being demolished. Heart-wrenching.

9. Crooklyn
An all-time favorite, every season of the year is a good time to watch Spike Lee’s take on a family film.

10. Last Holiday
Any excuse to watch L.L. Cool J and his sexy lips, in a kid-appropriate setting, take it.

11. Jump The Broom
Wedding Day jitters and family drama makes for an enjoyable family movie.

Source: Madame

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