'Movies like The Color Purple':
Adaptations from the African-American Canon
Enjoy our collection of adaptations taking inspiration from great works of black literature, including classics like 'The Color Purple' and more modern masterpieces such as gritty coming-of-age story 'Precious'.
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.