5. For Colored Girls (2011)
Cast: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson. Micheal Ealy, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Divine, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Omari Hardwick
The play by Ntozake Shange For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf inspired one of Tyler’s most emotionally charged films. It gives life to the 20-poem collection with powerful performances from the cast. Although critics praised the actors, it was still overlooked by The Academy. The film, however, did earn praise from the African American Film Critics Association, Black Reel Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.