Black Girl Magicby johnahabig | created - 01 Apr 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
films that gross $1,000,000 directed by a black woman
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1. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Votes: 42,278 | Gross: $66.02M
Angela Robinson $66.0M
2. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 78,030 | Gross: $52.08M
Ava DuVernay $52.1M
3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.
Votes: 25,626 | Gross: $44.09M
Sanaa Hamri $44.1M
4. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.
Votes: 22,718 | Gross: $37.77M
Gina Prince-Bythewood $37.8M
5. Everything, Everything (2017)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.
Votes: 27,413 | Gross: $34.00M
Stella Meghie $ 34.1M
6. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 16,776 | Gross: $27.44M
Gina Prince-Bythewood $27.5M
7. Just Wright (2010)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Votes: 12,537 | Gross: $21.52M
Sanaa Hamri $21.5M
8. My Baby's Daddy (2004)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
A trio of young men (Griffin, Anderson, and Imperioli) are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $17.32M
Cheryl Dunye $17.7M
9. Eve's Bayou (1997)
R | 109 min | Drama
After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
Votes: 7,832 | Gross: $14.82M
Kasi Lemmons $14.8M
10. Beyond the Lights (2014)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Votes: 14,182 | Gross: $14.62M
Gina Prince-Bythewood $14.6M
11. Something New (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $11.43M
Sanaa Hamri $11.5M
12. Belle (2013)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.
Votes: 25,921 | Gross: $10.73M
Amma Asante $10.7M
13. Cadillac Records (2008)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.
Votes: 18,414 | Gross: $8.20M
Darnell Martin $8.2M
14. Phat Girlz (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy
Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
Votes: 8,540 | Gross: $7.06M
Nnegest Likke $7.1M
15. Black Nativity (2013)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Family, Music
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $7.02M
Kasi Lemmons $7.0M
16. Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,388 | Gross: $5.66M
Maya Angelou (RIP) $5.7M
17. Ride (1998)
R | 90 min | Comedy
A group of young people leave Harlem for a bus trip down to Miami. The voyage starts off with problems, but it ends up becoming a learning experience, as they end up learning things about ... See full summary »
Votes: 652 | Gross: $5.48M
Millicent Shelton $5.5M
18. Talk to Me (2007)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Votes: 9,078 | Gross: $4.47M
Kasi Lemmons $4.5M
19. A Dry White Season (1989)
R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $3.77M
Euzhan Palcy $3.8M
20. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Votes: 12,335 | Gross: $3.90M
Amma Asante $3.7M
21. I Like It Like That (1994)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »
Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $1.78M
Darnell Martin $1.8M
22. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,627 | Gross: $1.64M
Julie Dash $1.7M
23. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama
The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.
Votes: 18,263 | Gross: $1.58M
24. Peeples (2013)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.
Votes: 4,461 | Gross: $9.12M
25. Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama
The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Votes: 574 | Gross: $1.08M
26. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Votes: 35,422 | Gross: $100.48M
28. Little (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.
Votes: 4,685 | Gross: $40.67M