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'Struggles of Girlhood' Movies

Society tends to focus more on boys' transition into manhood; after all, where's the 90s band 'Girls 2 Women'? This modern collection of movies explores young women maturing under hardship, love, and the hands of caring mentors.

'Movies Like Precious': Black Coming-of-Age Cinema

A list of movies following African-American youths as they come of age in an intolerant world, including such modern classic as 'Pariah' and 'Precious'. Also check out 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' for a relatively unknown hidden-gem!

'Put Away Childish Things': Indie Comings-of-Age

Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.

A Tale of Two Americas

See how the other half (actually way more than half) in this hodge-podge of social realism, depicting the parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

'Movies Like Speak': Sexual Assault Drama

This harrowing collection of dramas depicts the effects of sexual assaults on the victims who survive, and the courage they must possess to pursue justice against their attackers. Make sure to give 'The Accused' a watch for one of the most challenging legal thrillers of all time.

'Movies like The Color Purple': Adaptations from the African-American Canon

Enjoy our collection of adaptations taking inspiration from the best of black literature, including identity-affirming classics like 'The Color Purple' and more modern masterpieces such as gritty coming-of-age story 'Precious'.

'Movies Like ATL': Modern African-American Indie Films

There are guaranteed to be at least a couple of superb flicks you've never heard of on this list of the very best independent African-American films from recent years, including everything from heart-wrenching coming-of-age drama 'Pariah' to classroom heartwarmer 'Akeelah and the Bee'.

Great Modern African-American Drama

We've seen a slew of fantastic African-American dramas in recent years, including '12 Years a Slave', 'Selma', and 'The Butler'. Enjoy this list of the greatest black masterpieces from 2000 onwards.

Oscar Best Picture Nominees Noughties

From the decade that witnessed 'Lord of the Rings - Return of the King' scoop up all its 11 academy award nominations, enjoyed our comprehensive selection of all Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2000 - 2009.

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