Beloved is a 1998 film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, the film was directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions. Beloved received numerous award nominations following its release and won in the "Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture" category at the 1999 NAACP Image Awards for Glover's performance.
The story, set shortly after the Civil War, revolves around Sethe, a former slave living on the outskirts of Cincinnati. When the film begins, an angry poltergeist terrorizes Sethe and her three children. After Sethe temporarily soothes the angry spirit, her two sons run away forever. Ten years later, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey), lives alone with her daughter Denver (Kimberly Elise). Paul D (Danny Glover), an old friend from Sweet Home, the plantation Sethe had escaped from years earlier, finds Sethe's home. She invites him into the house where he drives off the angry spirit. Afterwards, Paul D. then proposes that he should stay and Sethe responds favorably. Shortly after Paul D. moves in, a clean young woman (Thandie Newton) stumbles into Sethe's yard. Sethe and Denver take an immediate liking to