Slightly Random Assortment of Shows Featuring Mostly POC / WOC + Non-Male Leads, in trying to find out directors and shows I like to eventually show to my kid some dayby marisarmiller | created - 8 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Conglomeration of films & shows featuring strong female and non-male leads who are mostly actors of color (with occasional exceptions). Emphasis on non-traditional gender / familial narratives. Trying to cull out the heteronormative love stories.
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3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
4. Advantageous (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
5. Ala Modalaindi (2011)
136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
On the day of his girlfriend's marriage, Gautam gets kidnapped by an unknown criminal. Bored on the way to the kidnapper's den, Gautam is forced to narrate his cute love story which is filled with loads of twists and turns.
6. All About You (2001)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two people run from the pain of their broken past. When they discover each other, they find themselves at a crossroad where the only thing that stands between them and a second chance is each other.
8. Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.
9. B for Boy (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
B For Boy is a contemporary drama set in Nigeria, about one woman's desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.
10. Girlhood (2014)
Unrated | 113 min | Drama
A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.
12. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.
Votes: 100,053 | Gross: $32.54M
14. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially ... See full summary »
Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.74M
17. Civil Brand (2002)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 652 | Gross: $0.24M
19. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,671 | Gross: $1.64M
20. Double Happiness (1994)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this... See full summary »
Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $0.76M
21. Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $5.66M
22. Drylongso (1998)
R | 86 min | Drama
Drylongso" is an old African American term that means "ordinary," or "just the same old thing." Ambitious and densely packed, Cauleen Smith's remarkable debut feature addresses the ... See full synopsis »
23. Earth (1998)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Votes: 7,018 | Gross: $0.53M
29. Girl in Progress (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Votes: 6,251 | Gross: $2.59M
30. Girlfight (2000)
R | 110 min | Drama, Sport
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.
Votes: 9,020 | Gross: $1.52M
31. Habibi Rasak Kharban (2011)
85 min | Drama, Romance, War
'Habibi Rasak Kharban' (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza. The film is a modern re-telling of the famous ... See full summary »
32. Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand (2013)
106 min | Drama
Shirin is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime, rooted in her nightmarish childhood, unravels gradually and the real question emerges: Who is the REAL criminal?
34. I Like It Like That (1994)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »
Votes: 1,404 | Gross: $1.78M
36. In Between Days (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.02M
37. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
39. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A computer wiz woman/W.Goldberg works at a computer terminal in a NYC bank. One day she gets a strange message and breaks the code. Suddenly, she finds herself in the middle of dangerous spy business.
Votes: 17,096 | Gross: $25.59M
40. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
R | 92 min | Drama
Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »
Votes: 765 | Gross: $0.48M
44. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 16,909 | Gross: $27.44M
45. Luck by Chance (2009)
Not Rated | 156 min | Drama
When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.
Votes: 8,941 | Gross: $0.36M
46. Mi vida loca (1993)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama
Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $3.27M
47. Middle of Nowhere (2012)
R | 97 min | Drama
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Votes: 1,415 | Gross: $0.08M
48. Mississippi Damned (2009)
TV-MA | 120 min | Drama