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5. X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Storm Being The African American Female Lead

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Black Lead Halle Berry


We’ve all seen Halle Berry in some pretty good movies and know that she’s a great actress. This film is no different.

Berry stars as Storm, the mutant part of the X-Men that is capable of controlling the weather.

She and the other X-Men are stuck in a dystopian future world where mutants are being destroyed by new, evil robots. The X-Men go back in time in order to save and change the future for mutants.

6. Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Oprah Winfrey, an African American woman in The Butler Movie

Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a brilliant, touching drama that follows the life of a former slave who has been hired as a butler for the White House. His wife, Oprah Winfrey, and children are his major sources of support but his commitment to his job causes much tension at home. This movie is definitely exceptional and will give you an, albeit fictional, look at the life of a White House butler and his familial life.

7. Colombiana

Zoe Saldana Lead Actress

Colombiana is an action thriller based on a young girl who grows up to be a highly-trained assassin (played by Zoe Saldana). In this film, Saldana’s character, Cataleya, has witnessed the death of her parents at the hands of a notorious criminal. As a result, she has trained all of her life to be an assassin and is determined to avenge her parents’ deaths by hunting down their killer. Saldana is fierce, fearless and unstoppable in this intense thriller which can be rented here.

7 Exceptional Films Starring Black Female Leads

So there you have it! Our list of wonderfully-crafted movies starring black female leads is perfect for your next movie night. Check them out and let us know your thoughts and comments below. And if you’re also looking for some great African American women with lead roles in TV shows, you can find that here.

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