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Akeelah and the Bee

An 11-year-old girl (Keke Palmer) in South Los Angeles discovers she has a talent for spelling.

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Akeelah and the Bee


Children, Drama112 Mins2006

Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.


  • Inspiring
  • Emotional


  • Laurence Fishburneas Dr. Larabee

    Laurence Fishburneas Dr. Larabee

  • Angela Bassettas Tanya

    Angela Bassettas Tanya

  • Keke Palmeras Akeelah Anderson

    Keke Palmeras Akeelah Anderson

  • Curtis Armstrongas Mr. Welch

    Curtis Armstrongas Mr. Welch

  • Tzi Maas Mr. Chiu

    Tzi Maas Mr. Chiu

  • Lee Thompson Youngas Devon

    Lee Thompson Youngas Devon