Akeelah and the Bee

2006 • Rated PG • 112 minutes

Streaming Now
A young schoolgirl (Keke Palmer) from South Central Los Angeles discovers a secret, surprising talent for spelling that promises to take her to the National Spelling Bee, with the help of a depressed English professor (Laurence Fishburne) and despite the opposition of her strict, disciplinarian mother (Angela Bassett). Curtis Armstrong and J.R. Villarreal costar in this critically acclaimed drama.

On SHO 2

Saturday, Dec 9 at 6:45a

See TV Schedule

On Demand

Available now

See Schedule

Stream Showtime

Akeelah and the Bee Trailer

Trailer (:46)

Akeelah and the Bee Trailer

Shop gear from your favorite SHOWTIME Originals including Yellowjackets, Billions, Dexter and more