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An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companions

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 1985-12-18

Runtime 154 minutes

Budget $15m

Revenue $0.1b


TMDB 7.8


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joanna_parrino shared a tip "Incredible acting. Amazing movie. I cry every time I watch it."

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angela_thompson_7114 shared a tip "One of my all time favorite movies. Amazing actors & an incredible story"

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nicole_graham_-_mor shared a tip "Never get enough of this movie on a Sunday afternoon."

paige_hall_1187 shared a tip "A classic. Beautifully, heartbreakingly done."

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amber_martin_8084 shared a tip "Such a deep and heart wrenching film! It’s wonderful."

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michelle_reno_4459 shared a tip "Leaving HBO in February...we must watch it"

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bronwen_hinson shared a tip "Also, an excellent book."

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "Luv it!!! It’s a classic!!"

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barby_2509 shared a tip "shows life during a different era"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "Love this movie!!!!"

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leslie_abram shared a tip "Yeah.. this one (and the book) are on my GOAT list."

marlena_a._esquivel shared a tip "Incredible Movie"

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abby_swain shared a tip "#drama #racism #struggles #tragedy"

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katie_alvarez_machiran shared a tip "The Color Purple is just a movie I’ll never get tired of ... it’s just a classic that will never get old to me"

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jodilu shared a tip "Absolutely one of my favorites!"

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freemon_jackson shared a tip "Harpo told you to beat me..."

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abby_rexroth shared a tip "Sometimes hard to watch but the reunion gets me every time."

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Danchou shared a tip "A Classic"

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riccy_kinard shared a tip "Incredible movie. Get in your feels"

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jazzylicious shared a tip "“Until you do right by me, I say, everything you even dream about will fail.” — Celie"

awesome_user_960652 shared a tip "I love this movie so much 😻🤞🏿"

joemeek shared a tip "So real. Loved it."

tara_winters shared a tip "A glimpse into the past."

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cg_baca shared a tip "I couldn't say I loved the whole movie"

alexis_martin_2836 shared a tip "An absolute classic. I watch it every few years."

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joyce_gagliardi shared a tip "Ibooks"

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joyce_gagliardi shared a tip "Absolutely beautiful film based on beautiful book."

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wendy_35 shared a tip "It’s just the best! So many emotions are felt during this film, and I cry like a baby at the end."

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eric_lucero shared a tip "Shug Avery. She's a sinner with soul. 😇"

kelsey_shiba shared a tip "One of the best films of all time."

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lynda_savard shared a tip "One of the best!"

kimberlee_wilburn shared a tip "It was just a wonderful movie! It made me sad, cry, laugh and mad!"

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mellissa_renes shared a tip "Fantastic story"

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lyn_8351 shared a tip "It’s an oldie but good!"

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grace_louise_9038 shared a tip "Really really sad but very good as well I suggest looking up triggers before because there are many"

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RKSweet114 shared a tip "Very knowledgeable"

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gloria_rivera_2896 shared a tip "Being an teen in the 80’s ,this is one of the most favorite movies of all times a classic for sure."

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cirrus_macleod shared a tip "HBO Max 1/1"

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teri_connellt shared a tip "Can’t wait!"

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dorothy_morton_6024 shared a tip "This movie will take your emotions on a rollercoaster. It is one of the best movies ever!!"

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nikki_mccoy_1517 shared a tip "This movie is a classic, an old fashion coming to age movie"

mariana_felix_7566 shared a tip "My fav movie"

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bee_spirit shared a tip "A movie of humanity, growth, love, strength, survival, and sisterhood. This movie outlasted many of the movies that won Oscars."

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juan_wasnak shared a tip "One of the BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIMES!!!Love it"

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zardoz_myrh shared a tip "It was a period piece it was revealing and painful"

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kris_allen_4714 shared a tip "I love this movie"

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diana_davis_734 shared a tip "My all time favorite movie!"

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