The Color Purple will be released on December 25, 2023 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Blitz Bazawule has directed the upcoming American musical period drama film The Color Purple which is based on the stage musical of the same name both adaptations of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel of the same name which is the second feature film adaptation of the novels.
Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, HER, Ciara, Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, Deon Cole are some of the cast of the film.
The Color Purple will be released on December 25, 2023, by Warner Bros. Taking pictures.
Here’s a list of other racism-themed films that you might try before watching The Color Purple.
Top 10 Movies To Love The Color Purple.
Tate Taylor directed this film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett. The plot is set during the Civil Rights Movement of 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, and finds young white aspiring writer Skeeter deciding to write a book about African American maids from their standpoint to disclose their lives full of struggles while they work. white family and through developing relationships with two black maids Minny Jackson and Aibileen Clark.
The film’s title refers to the undeniable fact that black domestic workers were referred to as “helpers” in 1960s America.
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain are some of the film’s main cast.
Between them Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and Spencer and Chastain were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress with Spencer winning the award.
The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The album was released in the United States on August 10, 2011.
Burning of the Mississippi (1988)-
Alan Parker directed this crime thriller film inspired by the 1964 investigation of the murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner in Mississippi.
The plot is set in Mississippi’s fictional Jessup County. It focuses on the investigation of two FBI agents into the disappearance of three civil rights workers who face hostility from the townspeople in addition to the local police and the Ku Klux Klan.
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, and Brad Dourif are some of the film’s main cast.
The film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Hackman and McDormand, and Peter Biziou won for Best Cinematography. The film was released in the United States on December 9, 1988.
Paul Haggis directed this crime drama film whose plot revolves around a group of strangers in Los Angeles who grapple with issues of class, gender, race and family in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on New York.
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, and Brendan Fraser are some of the film’s main cast.
It received six Academy Award nominations including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Matt Dillon and controversially won for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2004.
The Great Debate (2007)-
Denzel Washington directed the American historical drama film adaptation of Tony Scherman’s 1997 article for American Legacy.
The plot follows the real-life trials and tribulations of Wiley College in Texas in 1935. The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2007.
Rebecca Hall directed this black-and-white period drama in her directorial debut and it was adapted from the 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen.
The plot is set in 1920s New York City and follows a black woman and her white childhood friend together with their intertwined lives.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2021, and was released in the United States on October 27 that year.
Monster Ball (2001)-
Marc Forster directed this romantic drama film whose plot revolves around a jail guard named Hank (played by Billy Bob Thornton) who falls in love with a black woman Leticia Musgrove (played by Halle Berry) who happens to be the widow of a murder convict. whose execution he was a part of.
The film received two Academy Award nominations with Berry winning Best Actress. It was released on February 8, 2002, in the United States.
Only Love (2019)-
Destin Daniel Cretton directed this biographical legal drama film whose plot follows Harvard Law alumnus Bryan Stevenson’s determination to overturn Walter McMillian’s sentence and save him from the death penalty.
Michael B. Jordan played Bryan Stevenson with Jamie Foxx starring as Walter McMillian in the film. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2019.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)-
Robert Mulligan directed this legal drama film adapted by Horton Foote from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee.
The film received very positive reviews with eight Academy Award nominations including three wins for Gregory Peck as Best Actor. The film was released on December 25, 1962.
Reginald Hudlin directed the biographical legal drama film featuring the first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (played by Chadwick Boseman) and one of the first cases of his career. The film was released in the United States on October 13, 2017.
Dee Rees directed the historical drama film adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan. The plot revolves around white and black World War II veterans who return to rural Mississippi to overcome racism and PTSD.
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards with Mary J. Blige being the first person to be nominated for songwriting and acting, Dee Rees being the first African-American woman ever nominated and Rachel Morrison being the first woman to be nominated. Best Cinematography.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017.