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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

Status Released

Release Date 1985-12-18

Runtime 154 minutes

Budget $15m

Revenue $0.1b


TMDB 7.8


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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