Hellobeautiful Featured Video

Check out this list of must-see films that should be apart of every black woman’s repertoire. Watch them once then watch them again!

1. Waiting To Exhale

Poster For 'Waiting To Exhale' Source:Getty

2. Love Jones

Poster For 'Love Jones' Source:Getty

3. The Best Man

'The Best Man Holiday' New York Premiere Source:Getty

Black don’t crack! From 1999 to 2013, the cast of “The Best Man” looks amazing!

4. Brown Sugar

'Brown Sugar' - New York Premiere Source:Getty

5. Sparkle

'Sparkle' Source:Getty

6. The Brothers

The Brothers Premiere Source:Getty

7. Eve’s Bayou

2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals Source:Getty

Can you believe the now 29-year-old Jurnee Smollett-Bell was only 10 when she played the iconic role of “Eve” in the 1997 film.

8. Love & Basketball

Poster For 'Love And Basketball' Source:Getty

9. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Halle Berry Portrait Session Source:Getty

10. Lady Sings The Blues

Photo of Diana ROSS Source:Getty

11. Carmen Jones

Dorothy Dandridge In 'Carmen Jones' Source:Getty

12. The Color Purple

Oprah Winfrey In 'The Color Purple' Source:Getty

13. A Raisin In The Sun

Publicity Still For 'A Raisin In The Sun' Source:Getty

For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.