February is Black History Month. The month-long celebration is a chance to acknowledge the historic achievements of Black Americans and to highlight their undeniable impact on American history. To celebrate, we have selected the best movies on Disney+ that were made by Black creators and movies that tell Black stories.
Our list includes titles with major social buzz such as Beyoncé’s Black Is King. Beloved movies from your childhood also made the list, including The Princess and the Frog and The Proud Family Movie.
You’re going to want to stream the critically acclaimed titles Hidden Figures and Ruby Bridges once you learn about the incredible real-life stories they’re based on. Be sure to add these titles to your Disney+ watchlist, and mark your calendar’s for Feb. 12! That’s when Disney+ is adding Brandy and Whitney Houston’s iconic version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.In this 2016 movie, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson play the real-life Black female NASA mathematicians and engineers whose work helped to make the first American astronaut orbit the Earth in 1961.