Black Girl Magic

by 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

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 42,278 | Gross: $66.02M

Angela Robinson $66.0M

2. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

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.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

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

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively

Votes: 25,626 | Gross: $44.09M

Sanaa Hamri $44.1M

4. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 22,718 | Gross: $37.77M

Gina Prince-Bythewood $37.8M

5. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 27,413 | Gross: $34.00M

Stella Meghie $ 34.1M

6. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 16,776 | Gross: $27.44M

Gina Prince-Bythewood $27.5M

7. Just Wright (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

51 Metascore

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 12,537 | Gross: $21.52M

Sanaa Hamri $21.5M

8. My Baby's Daddy (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $17.32M

Cheryl Dunye $17.7M

9. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,832 | Gross: $14.82M

Kasi Lemmons $14.8M

10. Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover

Votes: 14,182 | Gross: $14.62M

Gina Prince-Bythewood $14.6M

11. Something New (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Golden Brooks, Fuzzy Fantabulous

Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $11.43M

Sanaa Hamri $11.5M

12. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 25,921 | Gross: $10.73M

Amma Asante $10.7M

13. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 18,414 | Gross: $8.20M

Darnell Martin $8.2M

14. Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

Director: Nnegest Likké | Stars: Mo'Nique, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey

Votes: 8,540 | Gross: $7.06M

Nnegest Likke $7.1M

15. Black Nativity (2013)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family, Music

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $7.02M

Kasi Lemmons $7.0M

16. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

73 Metascore

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 »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine

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 »

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Melissa De Sousa, John Witherspoon, Cedric the Entertainer, Malik Yoba

Votes: 652 | Gross: $5.48M

Millicent Shelton $5.5M

18. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

Votes: 9,078 | Gross: $4.47M

Kasi Lemmons $4.5M

19. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $3.77M

Euzhan Palcy $3.8M

20. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

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 »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $1.78M

Darnell Martin $1.8M

22. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

81 Metascore

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 »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 1,627 | Gross: $1.64M

Julie Dash $1.7M

23. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 18,263 | Gross: $1.58M

24. Peeples (2013)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.

Director: Tina Gordon | Stars: Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 4,461 | Gross: $9.12M

25. Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, Pam Grier

Votes: 574 | Gross: $1.08M

26. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 35,422 | Gross: $100.48M

27. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

37 Metascore

A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.

Director: Troy Byer | Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg, Jackie Benoit

Votes: 7,558 | Gross: $21.90M

28. Little (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

49 Metascore

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Director: Tina Gordon | Stars: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Justin Hartley

Votes: 4,685 | Gross: $40.67M



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