#15 Nappily Ever After
An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Trisha R. Thomas, Nappily Ever After depicts black female empowerment in a fresh way. Smart and socially conscious, the movie stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet Jones, an advertising executive who has been with her doctor boyfriend (Ricky Whittle) for two years. Tired of waiting for him to propose, Violet breaks up with him. But after an accident at a hair salon makes her realize that she’s not living life to the fullest, a soulful barber helps her piece her life back together.