These TV series and movies with Black actors will inspire you or make you laugh!


Check out these TV series and movies with Black actors. Some of them are in theaters now while others will be hitting the big screens or your TV screens soon! You don’t want to be out of the loop while your friends are discussing these shows.

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Sorry to Bother You
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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Standfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.


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An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. Watch her true story.



Purge 4
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Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation. 


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The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film ‘Super Fly’. Now, based in Atlanta, a drug dealer, wants to get out of the game. Before he does, he tries to make one last big score. This film features Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchel, Big Boi and more.


Starz – Sundays at 8 p.m.

After the funeral of his daughter Raina, James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is out for revenge but he doesn’t know who to trust. One thing he does know, is that family has to stick together. 


Claws Season 2
TNT – Sundays at 9 p.m.

Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.


Fox – Sundays at 9 p.m.

Set in the 1980s, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.


Hit The Floor Season 4
BET – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself. This new season will introduce Teyana Taylor as a new character.


Queen Sugar
OWN – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

(Dawn Lyen-Gardener) (Kofi Siriboe)


Marlon Season 2
NBC – Thursdays at 9 p.m.

A loving (but immature) father (Marlon Wayans) with a larger-than-life personality is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife (Essence Atkins) but for Marlon family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.


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Equalizer 2
In Theaters July 20

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?


Insecure Season 3
HBO – August 12

Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Season 2 ended with Issa receiving the closure needed from Lawrence. Now she is sleeping on Daniel’s couch while Molly is getting her groove-on between two guys, and Tiffany pregnant. We can’t wait to see what Season 3 will bring!


In Theaters August 31

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. This movie features Zoe Kravitz and Myles Truitt.


Night School
In Theaters September 28

A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school. Well getting your GED never looked so fun!


Nobody’s Fool
In Theaters November 2

A woman who gets released from prison (Tiffany Haddish), reunites with her sister (Tika Sumpter), who discovers she is in an online relationship with a man that may be “catfishing” her.


Creed II
In Theaters Fall 2018

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.


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If there are any other movies with Black actors you would like for us to add, please contact us at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



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Marissa Staples, Writer
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