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Our emerging list of 2020's Black Movies continues to grow as we move through the decade. This period is already showing promise with films that explore a wide range of Black experiences.

Films like "Judas and the Black Messiah" offer a deep dive into historical events, while "Soul" explores existential questions in an animated format. As we continue to update our list, you can discover more about these films, their cast, trailers, and where to watch them.

Quad Gods

Documentary
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Quad Gods Trailer
Black Cast
Richard Jacobs, Prentice Cox
Release Date
July 06, 2024
Synopsis
As the world’s first all quadriplegic esports gaming team, the Quad Gods are fierce competitors in this captivating story that challenges assumptions about disability, and spotlights the restorative power of resilience, passion and found community
Quad Gods
Jul
26

House of Ga'a

History, Action
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House of Ga'a Trailer
Black Cast
Femi Branch, Mike Afolarin, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Ibrahim Chatta, Femi Adebayo
Directed By Black
Bolanle Austen-Peters
Written By Black
Tunde Babalola
Release Date
July 26, 2024
Synopsis
At the height of the Oyo Empire, the ferocious Bashorun Ga'a became more powerful than the kings he enthroned, only to be undone by his own blood.
House of Ga'a
Black Cast
Demetrius Grosse, Nika King, Diaana Babnicova
Release Date
July 04, 2024
Synopsis
Led by Donna and Reverend W.C. Martin, 22 families from a rural Black church in the small East Texas town of Possum Trot adopt 77 of the most difficult-to-place kids in the foster system and kickstart a movement in the process.
Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot
Aug
30

The Deliverance

Horror, Thriller
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The Deliverance Trailer
Black Cast
Andra Day, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Mo'Nique, Caleb McLaughlin, Tasha Smith, Omar Epps, Demi Singleton, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Todd Anthony
Directed By Black
Lee Daniels
Written By Black
Lee Daniels, Elijah Bynum
Release Date
August 30, 2024
Synopsis
A family living in a home in Indiana discover strange, demonic occurrences that convince them and the community that the house is a portal to hell.
The Deliverance

Lobola Man

Comedy, Romance
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Lobola Man Trailer
Black Cast
Lawrence Maleka, Kwanele Mthethwa, Sandile Mahlangu, Nimrod Nkosi, Obed Baloyi, Primo Baloyi
Directed By Black
Thabang Moleya
Written By Black
Katleho Ramaphakela
Release Date
July 12, 2024
Synopsis
Ace Ngubeni, a slick lobola negotiator, faces his toughest deal yet for a shy client - only to find the stakes are higher than cash.
Lobola Man
Aug
30

1992

Crime, Thriller
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1992 Trailer
Black Cast
Tyrese Gibson, Michael Beasley, Tosin Morohunfola, Christopher Ammanuel, Hanad Abdi, LeChristopher Williams
Release Date
August 30, 2024
Synopsis
In 1992, Mercer is desperately trying to rebuild his life and his relationship with his son amidst the turbulent Los Angeles uprising following the Rodney King verdict. Across town, another father and son put their own strained relationship to the test as they plot a dangerous heist to steal catalytic converters, which contain valuable platinum, from the factory where Mercer works. As tensions rise in Los Angeles and chaos erupts, both families reach their boiling points when their worlds collide.
1992

Bando Stone and The New World

Action, Mystery, Science Fiction
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Bando Stone and The New World Trailer
Black Cast
Donald Glover, Jessica Allain
Directed By Black
Donald Glover
Release Date
Synopsis
Donald Glover as Bando Stone, a famous musician navigating a world empty of people. He meets a woman and her child, and together they journey through a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world.
Bando Stone and The New World
Sep
06

The Front Room

Horror, Mystery
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The Front Room Trailer
Black Cast
Brandy, Morgen McKynzie, Wendy Heagy
Release Date
September 06, 2024
Synopsis
Everything goes to hell for newly-pregnant Belinda after her mother-in-law moves in. As the diabolical guest tries to get her claws on the child, Belinda must draw the line somewhere...
The Front Room
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Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play. Trailer
Black Cast
Jeremy O. Harris
Directed By Black
Jeremy O. Harris
Release Date
June 10, 2024
Synopsis
A playful and illuminating self-portrait of writer Jeremy O. Harris as he workshops and mines Slave Play, the provocative play that thrust him into the spotlight, with a new cast of young actors from New York’s William Esper Studio.
Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play.
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How I Learned to Fly Trailer
Black Cast
Marcus Scribner, Lonnie Chavis, Method Man, Cedric the Entertainer, Crystal Bush, Nick Darnell
Release Date
February 20, 2024
Synopsis
Two African-American teenage boys are suddenly and mysteriously abandoned by their parents. The two have to learn how to survive on their own. From this desertion, comes an experience of beauty, meaning and enduring love.
How I Learned to Fly
Black Cast
Tara Roberts
Release Date
June 17, 2024
Synopsis
Descendants of Cudjo Lewis and Gumpa Lee, survivors of the last American slave ship, embark on a journey to fulfill their ancestors' dream of returning to their ancestral home, accompanied by National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts.
Clotilda: The Return Home

Divorce in the Black

Drama, Thriller
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Divorce in the Black Trailer
Black Cast
Meagan Good, Debbi Morgan, Cory Hardrict, Richard Lawson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Taylor Polidore, Shannon Wallace, Rakeem Laws, Deldric Dunning, Jeffrey Creightney
Directed By Black
Tyler Perry
Written By Black
Tyler Perry
Release Date
July 11, 2024
Synopsis
Ava, a young bank professional is devastated when her husband Dallas abandons a marriage she is determined to fight for until fate intervenes, revealing Dallas' wicked deeds that have trashed their marriage, and once upon a time sabotaged Ava's destiny to be loved by her true soulmate.
Divorce in the Black
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Bandida: A Número Um Trailer
Black Cast
Maria Bomani, Wilson Rabelo, JP Rufino, Natália Deodato, Jéssica Barbosa, Evaldo Macarrão
Release Date
June 20, 2024
Synopsis
At the age of nine, Rebeca is sold by her grandmother to the bookseller who ran Rocinha. Disputed by bicheiros and drug dealers, the community is going through changes in power. Rebeca becomes the wife of the chief drug dealer and, with the death of her partner, his successor. The electrifying trajectory of crime, violence, drugs and love of a female drug kingpin in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro in the 1980s.
Bandida: A Número Um
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The Young Wife Trailer
Black Cast
Kiersey Clemons, Leon Bridges, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Aida Osman, Brandon Micheal Hall, Lovie Simone
Directed By Black
Tayarisha Poe
Written By Black
Tayarisha Poe
Release Date
May 31, 2024
Synopsis
On her wedding day, all that stands between a young woman and marital bliss with her soon-to-be husband is surviving the chaos and expectations of family and friends, each intensifying her spiraling panic.
The Young Wife
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Black Barbie: A Documentary Trailer
Black Cast
Beulah Mae Mitchell, Lagueria Davis
Directed By Black
Lagueria Davis
Written By Black
Lagueria Davis
Release Date
June 19, 2024
Synopsis
Tracing the origin of the first Black Barbie doll to the filmmaker's aunt, who asked why Barbie couldn't look like her, this documentary explores her quest for representation and diversity.
Black Barbie: A Documentary

Incision

Thriller
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Incision Trailer
Black Cast
Brandee Evans, Parker McKenna Posey, Jared Wofford, Princess Elmore, Amaya Alexander
Directed By Black
Dale S. Lewis
Written By Black
Eric Chambers, Arayna Eison
Release Date
June 06, 2024
Synopsis
The story follows medical resident London Pierce, played by Brandee Evans, who assumes a new identity to infiltrate an illegal organ harvesting ring after uncovering the truth about her sister Crystal's death. As she navigates the criminal underworld and evades a hitman, Pierce aims to dismantle the operation and save her community. The cast also includes Parker McKenna Posey and Shalim Ortiz. Pierce's character is described as intelligent, ambitious, and compassionate, facing life-altering decisions in her perilous journey.
Incision
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Not Another Church Movie Trailer
Black Cast
Kevin Daniels, Vivica A. Fox, Kyla Pratt, Lamorne Morris, Tisha Campbell, Jasmine Guy, Jaden Lucas Miller, Jamie Foxx, Buddy Lewis, T'Shaun Barrett
Release Date
May 10, 2024
Synopsis
Taylor Pherry is given a mission from God Himself: to tell his family's stories and inspire his community. What he doesn't know is that the Devil has plans of his own.
Not Another Church Movie
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Half Baked: Totally High Trailer
Black Cast
Dexter Darden, Ash Santos, Rachel True, Rafael Castillo, Jaiden Kaine, Stacie Davis
Written By Black
Justin Hires
Release Date
April 16, 2024
Synopsis
Sequel of Half Baked (1998), it will follow JR and his friends as they search for money to bury one of his best friends who died from smoking the most powerful joint in the world.
Half Baked: Totally High

Cross

Season 1
Crime, Mystery
Black Cast
Aldis Hodge, Isaiah Mustafa, Johnny Ray Gill, Samantha Walkes
Release Date
Synopsis
Alex Cross is brilliant, flawed, and full of contradictions. A doting father and family man, Cross is single-minded to the point of obsession when he hunts killers. He is desperate for love, but his wife’s murder has left him too damaged to receive it.
Cross

Reunion

Comedy, Mystery
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Reunion Trailer
Black Cast
Lil Rel Howery
Release Date
June 28, 2024
Synopsis
Centers on a murder that takes place at a high school reunion, unfolding during a snowstorm that leaves guests trapped in an isolated mansion.
Reunion

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