Movies are great. They can be entertaining and provide worthwhile distraction from our daily lives. They can also serve to enlighten and inspire us to reach beyond our own expectations and make our dreams a reality. While there may not be as many Black films in existence than we’d like to admit, there still exists a good number movies that should be found in every African American household. A few of our favorites include:

Check out this list of additional films that will hopefully make their way to your cinematic repertoire:

  • Boyz in the Hood
  • Dancing in September
  • Ray
  • Mixing Nia
  • The Last Dragon
  • Sparkle
  • Mahogany
  • What’s Love Got to Do with It?
  • I’m Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)
  • The Last Supper
  • Why Did I Get Married?
  • Imitation of Life
  • The Wood
  • The Best Man
  • Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
  • Lackawanna Blues
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Ricochet
  • Boomerang
  • Coming to America
  • Bamboozled

We want to know your favorites. As usual, please feel free to add to the list!

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