41 Black Sci-Fi Movies to watch in 2024

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41 Black Sci-Fi Movies to watch in 2024

Welcome to our guide of the most unmissable Black Science Fiction movies of 2024. In an era where cinematic artistry blends with the imaginative richness of science fiction, these films break new ground.

They not only captivate with riveting storylines and visually stunning cinematography but also offer a unique lens into the future, often reflecting societal challenges and aspirations through the eyes of diverse casts. From groundbreaking directors to talented actors, this curated selection of films explores new territories in the realm of sci-fi.

So sit back, grab your popcorn, and let us navigate you through the cinematic gems of Black science fiction that you simply cannot afford to miss this year.

And always check our daily updated list of Black-led Movies in 2024.

Black Sci-Fi Movies releasing in 2024

May
29

Bionic

Action, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Bionic Trailer
Black Cast
Jessica Córes, Gabz, Emilly Nayara
Release Date
May 29, 2024
Synopsis
When the progress of robotics makes Paralympic athletes the new sports stars, Maria dreams of competing against her sister. For that, she will have to enter a world of crime and violence.
Bionic
Sep
20

The Wild Robot

Animation, Science Fiction, Family
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The Wild Robot Trailer
Black Cast
Lupita Nyong'o, Ving Rhames
Release Date
September 20, 2024
Synopsis
A robot — ROZZUM unit 7134, “Roz” for short — is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling.
The Wild Robot
Jun
28

A Quiet Place: Day One

Horror, Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Female-Led
Watch The Trailer:
A Quiet Place: Day One Trailer
Black Cast
Lupita Nyong'o, Djimon Hounsou
Release Date
June 28, 2024
Synopsis
As New York City is invaded by alien creatures who hunt by sound, a woman named Sammy fights to survive.
A Quiet Place: Day One

Black Sci-Fi Movies already released in 2024

Breathe

Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Watch The Trailer:
Breathe Trailer
Black Cast
Jennifer Hudson, Quvenzhané Wallis, Common, Dan Martin
Directed By Black
Stefon Bristol
Release Date
April 26, 2024
Synopsis
Air-supply is scarce in the near future, forcing a mother and daughter to fight for survival when two strangers arrive desperate for an oxygenated haven.
Breathe

Parallel

Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama, Female-Led, Motherhood
Watch The Trailer:
Parallel Trailer
Black Cast
Danielle Deadwyler, Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge
Written By Black
Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge
Release Date
February 23, 2024
Synopsis
Grief-stricken after the loss of her child, Vanessa takes refuge at a lake house only to be met with an aberration of herself from a parallel universe and realizes the multiverse gates hold the key to releasing her grief or trapping her forever.
Parallel

The Kitchen

Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Watch The Trailer:
The Kitchen Trailer
Black Cast
Kane Robinson, Rasaq Kukoyi, Hope Ikpoku Jnr, Dani Moseley
Directed By Black
Daniel Kaluuya, Kibwe Tavares
Written By Black
Daniel Kaluuya
Release Date
January 19, 2024
Synopsis
In a dystopian London, the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and only The Kitchen remains. A community that refuses to move out of the place they call home.
The Kitchen

Our favorites from 2023

If You Were the Last

Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Watch The Trailer:
If You Were the Last Trailer
Black Cast
Anthony Mackie
Release Date
March 03, 2023
Synopsis
Two astronauts who think they’ve been lost in space forever fall in love, becoming content with their isolated lives, only to suddenly have to return to Earth.
If You Were the Last

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Thriller, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Share? Trailer
Black Cast
Melvin Gregg
Release Date
August 19, 2023
Synopsis
A man struggles to survive after awakening alone, trapped in a society connected only by primitive computers, where the ability to entertain is his only currency. The first feature film ever to be shot entirely from one fixed camera angle.
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The Mill

Horror, Science Fiction
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The Mill Trailer
Black Cast
Lil Rel Howery, Karen Obilom
Release Date
October 09, 2023
Synopsis
A businessman wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child.
The Mill

Landscape with Invisible Hand

Science Fiction, Comedy, Romance, Drama
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Landscape with Invisible Hand Trailer
Black Cast
Asante Blackk, Tiffany Haddish, Brooklynn MacKinzie, William Jackson Harper, Shiquita James, Thea Camara
Release Date
August 18, 2023
Synopsis
Years into a benevolent alien occupation, mankind is still adjusting to its new overlords. Their technology initially held promise for global prosperity, but rendered most human jobs – and steady income – obsolete. When two teenagers discover the aliens are fascinated with human love and will pay for access to it, they decide to livestream their romance to make extra cash for their families.
Landscape with Invisible Hand

Grand Paris

Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
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Grand Paris Trailer
Black Cast
Mahamadou Sangaré
Release Date
March 29, 2023
Synopsis
Leslie, a young and idle suburbanite, drags his best friend Fox into a shady scheme across the Île-de-France. On a construction site for the future metro line of the Grand Paris, they discover a mysterious artefact. Another opportunity to make a little money. But along their journey, the Parisian suburbs become the scene of strange phenomena.
Grand Paris

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Trailer
Black Cast
Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Mahershala Ali, Amandla Stenberg, Jharrel Jerome, Ziggy Marley, Donald Glover, Ayo Edebiri, Metro Boomin
Directed By Black
Kemp Powers
Release Date
June 02, 2023
Synopsis
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must set out on his own to save those he loves most.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Gray Matter

Science Fiction, Female-Led, Motherhood
Watch The Trailer:
Gray Matter Trailer
Black Cast
Jessica Frances Dukes, Mia Isaac
Directed By Black
Meko Winbush
Release Date
July 13, 2023
Synopsis
All her life, Aurora has been taught by her mother that the superhuman abilities they possess, the abilities that make them unique, also make them dangerous. Now, on one fateful and deadly night, Aurora will find out if her mother was telling the truth and just what consequences the use of her powers might have.​
Gray Matter

They Cloned Tyrone

Comedy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
They Cloned Tyrone Trailer
Black Cast
John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Tamberla Perry, Jason Louder
Directed By Black
Juel Taylor
Release Date
July 14, 2023
Synopsis
A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy lurking directly beneath their neighborhood.
They Cloned Tyrone

Future Soldier

Action, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Future Soldier Trailer
Release Date
May 01, 2023
Synopsis
In the future 2002AD, bounty hunter Captain Mo Harrington finds himself pulled into a sinister conspiracy.
Future Soldier

Crater

Adventure, Family, Science Fiction
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Crater Trailer
Black Cast
Kid Cudi, Thomas Boyce, Isaiah Russell-Bailey
Release Date
May 12, 2023
Synopsis
After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a legendary crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet.
Crater

The Creator

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Watch The Trailer:
The Creator Trailer
Black Cast
John David Washington
Release Date
September 29, 2023
Synopsis
Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself.
The Creator

The Marvels

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Female-Led
Watch The Trailer:
The Marvels Trailer
Black Cast
Teyonah Parris, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Lashana Lynch, Shamier Anderson
Directed By Black
Nia DaCosta
Release Date
November 10, 2023
Synopsis
Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe.
The Marvels

Biosphere

Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
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Biosphere Trailer
Black Cast
Sterling K. Brown
Release Date
July 07, 2023
Synopsis
In the not-too-distant future, the last two men on earth must adapt and evolve to save humanity.
Biosphere

Our favorites from 2022

Moonfall

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
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Moonfall Trailer
Black Cast
Halle Berry
Release Date
February 03, 2022
Synopsis

A space crew travels to the moon after it's struck by an asteroid and is sent on a collision course with Earth.

Moonfall

Outsiders

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Watch The Trailer:
Outsiders Trailer
Black Cast
Diamond White, Rutina Wesley, Skylan Brooks
Directed By Black
Delmar Washington
Release Date
March 11, 2022
Synopsis

When a young Black man’s girlfriend mysteriously disappears, he’s forced to go on the run, staying one step ahead of suspicious police to clear his name and to find out if otherworldly forces are to blame.

Outsiders

Kimi

Science Fiction, Thriller
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Kimi Trailer
Black Cast
Byron Bowers, Zoë Kravitz
Release Date
February 10, 2022
Synopsis

After an agoraphobic tech worker discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review, she tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Met with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment.

Kimi

Executive Order

Drama, Science Fiction
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Executive Order Trailer
Black Cast
Seu Jorge, Taís Araújo, Alfred Enoch, Maíra Azevedo
Directed By Black
Lázaro Ramos
Release Date
April 14, 2022
Synopsis

In a dystopian future, the Brazilian government decrees a measure that forces black citizens to migrate to Africa in an attempt to return to their origins. Seeing themselves in the center of terror, two cousins take refuge in an apartment, where they debate social and racial issues, and share the same yearning for the change of country.

Executive Order

Neptune Frost

Drama, Music, Science Fiction
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Neptune Frost Trailer
Black Cast
Elaine Umuhire, Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Elvis Ngabo, Eric Ngangare, Dorcy Rugamba, Natasha Muziramakenga
Release Date
June 03, 2022
Synopsis

In the hilltops of Burundi a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region's natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.

Neptune Frost

Strange World

Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction
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Strange World Trailer
Black Cast
Gabrielle Union, Jaboukie Young-White
Release Date
November 23, 2022
Synopsis
A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.
Strange World

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer
Black Cast
Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Lupita Nyong'o, Michaela Coel, Winston Duke
Directed By Black
Ryan Coogler
Release Date
November 11, 2022
Synopsis
Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Nope

Horror, Science Fiction, Western
Watch The Trailer:
Nope Trailer
Black Cast
Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Keith David
Directed By Black
Jordan Peele
Release Date
July 22, 2022
Synopsis
Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny, chilling discovery.
Nope

Our favorites from 2021

Needle in a Timestack

Romance, Science Fiction
Watch The Trailer:
Needle in a Timestack Trailer
Black Cast
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.
Directed By Black
John Ridley
Release Date
October 15, 2021
Synopsis

A devoted husband will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it's destroyed by a time-traveling rival.

Needle in a Timestack