February is Black History Month and Comcast is celebrating the occasion with an assortment of inspirational movies, many of which are based on true stories. Find the following movies by going to Xfinity, On Demand, Movies and scrolling down to Black History Month.
The Butler (Available until 2/28/15)
Inspired by a true story, The Butler follows Cecil Gaines as he serves eight presidents during his time in the White House.
Ray (Available until 2/28/15)
The life and artistry of famous blues musician Ray Charles are featured in this Oscar winning film.
20 Feet from Stardom (Available until 3/2/15)
This Sundance favorite won an Oscar for best documentary and features several backup singers who have supported famous musicians.
42 (Available until 3/31/15)
Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to break the Major League Baseball color barrier, wore the number 42 throughout his career. 42 celebrates this legendary player.
Remember the Titans (Available until 4/30/15)
Remember the Titans is the true story of a high school football team during their first racially integrated season in 1971.
Get on Up (Available until 5/27/15)
Get on Up chronicles James Brown’s journey from the small town in South Carolina where he was born to a six-decade musical career that earned him the title “The Godfather of Soul.”
Pride (Available until 7/25/15)
Pride takes place in 1974 and is loosely based on the story of Jim Ellis, a swim coach who produced many nationally ranked swimmers. His PDR squad was the largest group of black swimmers to ever compete at a national event.
The Great Debaters (Available until 12/31/15)
Based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, The Great Debaters takes place in 1935 when Professor Tolson inspired his students to form the college’s first debate team.
The Color Purple (Available until 12/31/29)
This movie adaption of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel focuses on the lives of several African American women in the 1930s.
Malcolm X (Available until 12/31/29)
Malcolm X is the biographical account of the civil rights leader.
Red Tails (Available for purchase)
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black American military pilots and their story is recounted in Red Tails. Though the characters in Red Tails are fictional, they are based on real pilots from the Tuskegee Airmen group.
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