5 can’t-miss movies to watch during Black History Month on Disney+

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February is Black History Month, and throughout the month many retailers and companies are celebrating the annual observance in their own way.

Disney+ is among the companies commemorating the month, and the streaming platform is currently promoting its Celebrate Black Stories section. This curated selection of movies, TV shows and specials highlight Black stories at every age. There are tons of incredible films and shows to watch this month from fan-favorite movies and shows like Cool Runnings and The Proud Family to classics like Sister Act.

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Keep scrolling to check out five of the top titles that are a part of Disney+’s Celebrate Black Stories collection.

1. Black is King: A Film by Beyoncé

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What it’s about: “This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.”

2. Black Panther

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What it’s about: “When an old foe puts his homeland of Wakanda and the entire world at risk, young king T’Challa must release Black Panther’s full power to save them.”

3. Queen of Katwe

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What it’s about: “In this celebration of the human spirit, a Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess.”

4. Soul

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What it’s about: “Pixar’s Soul introduces Joe, who lands the gig of his life at the best jazz club in town. But one misstep lands Joe in a fantastical place: The Great Before.”

5. Hidden Figures


What it’s about: “An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations — the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.”

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