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All the Black History Movies on Disney Plus

Wondering which Black history movies are on Disney Plus? Look no further! Check out the full list.

Black History Movies on Disney Plus

Black history movies are all about showcasing the rich and diverse experiences, struggles, and triumphs of the African American community. They delve into historical events, key figures, and untold stories, offering a powerful and often emotional journey that highlights the resilience, contributions, and cultural heritage of Black people throughout history.

These movies are great to watch with your kids during Black History Month or any time of the year.

Hidden Figures
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner (Actors)

Hidden Figures

An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. | Stream on Disney+

To continue this unit study, check out the Hidden Figures Movie Guide.

Ruby Bridges
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach (Actors)

Ruby Bridges

When six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the first time. | Stream on Disney+

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To continue this unit study, check out the Ruby Bridges Movie Study.

Red Tails
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo (Actors)

Red Tails

HD. WWII African American fighter pilots–the Tuskegee Airmen–fight racism and the Nazis to fly their way into history. | Stream on Disney+

Queen of Katwe
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga (Actors)

Queen of Katwe

Disney presents Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.

A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess in this celebration of the human spirit. | Stream on Disney+

Remember the Titans
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Patton, Nicole Ari Parker, Denzel Washington (Actors)

Remember the Titans

The story of a newly appointed African-American football coach and his high school team in their first season as a racially integrated unit in 1970s Virginia. | Stream on Disney+

To continue this unit study, check out the Remember the Titans Movie Study.

Disney's The Princess and The Frog
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anika Rose, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley (Actors)

The Princess and the Frog

Disney's first Black princess. A modern twist on a classic tale from Walt Disney Animation Studios features a beautiful girl named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant.

When she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. | Stream on Disney+

Marvel Studios' Black Panther
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o (Actors)

Black Panther

Black Panther is the most famous and first Black superhero with supernatural abilities in American mainstream comics. After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.

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When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. | Stream on Disney+

Breaking2 Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Breaking 2

After six months of scientifically-advanced training, three of the world's most elite distance runners set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier.

These pioneers go on a global trek to try to make history, from testing in wind tunnels and running labs in the U.S., to balancing training with their day-to-day lives in eastern Africa, to the final heart-pounding race in Italy. | Stream on Disney+

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What is the Black Stories on Disney Plus collection?

Disney Plus is now offering a collection of black character-focused stories. Disney is highlighting prolific black characters like Princess Tiana and T’Challa as well as classic tv series like That’s So Raven.

These roles highlight positive characters for the African American community.

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