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  • The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
  • PG-13
    114 min | Drama
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13
114 min | Drama

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.
Writers
Gina Prince-Bythewood (screenplay) | Sue Monk Kidd (novel)
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Release date
Oct 17, 2008 (United States)

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49 cast members
Name Known for
Dakota Fanning
Lily Owens Lily Owens   See fewer
Queen Latifah
August Boatwright August Boatwright   See fewer
Jennifer Hudson
Rosaleen Daise Rosaleen Daise   See fewer
Alicia Keys
June Boatwright June Boatwright   See fewer
Sophie Okonedo
May Boatwright May Boatwright   See fewer
Paul Bettany
T. Ray Owens T. Ray Owens   See fewer
Hilarie Burton
Deborah Owens Deborah Owens   See fewer
Tristan Mack Wilds
Zach Taylor (as Tristan Wilds) Zach Taylor (as Tristan Wilds)   See fewer
Renee Ford Clark
Doll (as Renée Clark) Doll (as Renée Clark)   See fewer
Sharon Conley
Violet (as Sharon Morris) Violet (as Sharon Morris)   See fewer
Nicky Buggs
Cressie Cressie   See fewer
Jasmine Burke
Sugar Girl Sugar Girl   See fewer
Emma Sage Bowman
Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
Emily Alyn Lind
Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
Addy Miller
Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
Taylor Kowalski
Teenager Teenager   See fewer
Bob Hungerford
Frank Posey Frank Posey   See fewer
Chris Moore
Posey's Buddy Posey's Buddy   See fewer
Bill Oberst Jr.
Sheriff Gaston Sheriff Gaston   See fewer
Cullen Moss
Young White Policeman (as Cullen Dean Moss) Young White Policeman (as Cullen Dean Moss)   See fewer
Walt Elder
Driver Driver   See fewer
Dan Beene
Mr. Kirven Mr. Kirven   See fewer
Joe Chrest
Mr. Forrest Mr. Forrest   See fewer
Robin Mullins
Miss Lacy Miss Lacy   See fewer
Tom Conder
White Man #1 White Man #1   See fewer
Jay Pearson
White Man #3 White Man #3   See fewer
Dan Cox
Sheriff Brooks Sheriff Brooks   See fewer
Quentin Kerr
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
Kimberly Bailey
Actress (voice) Actress (voice)   See fewer
Doug Burch
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Cathy Cavadini
Actress (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini) Actress (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)   See fewer
Lanei Chapman
Actress (voice) (as Lanai Chapman) Actress (voice) (as Lanai Chapman)   See fewer
Barbara Harris
Actress (voice) (as Barbara Iley) Actress (voice) (as Barbara Iley)   See fewer
Amad Jackson
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Thomas Lambert
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Terence Mathews
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Jeremy Maxwell
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Alan Oppenheimer
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Richard Penn
Actor (voice) (as Richard W. Penn) Actor (voice) (as Richard W. Penn)   See fewer
Noreen Reardon
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Cheryl Tyre Smith
Actress (voice) (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith) Actress (voice) (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith)   See fewer
Chevy Cofield
Townsmen (uncredited) Townsmen (uncredited)   See fewer
Lyndon B. Johnson
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Linwood Mooring
Onlooker (uncredited) Onlooker (uncredited)   See fewer
Lindsey Sherrin
Teen (uncredited) Teen (uncredited)   See fewer
Matthew Landon Sparks
Teen 2 (uncredited) Teen 2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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