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One thing moviegoers and couch-surfers all have in common is watching something that is worth their time. New movies with African American actors and actresses are making their debut on the small and big screens every month. Don’t be out of the loop with your friends!
Below are current movies with famous Black actors in lead roles. Genres include true crime, comedy, drama, suspense, action and more! Plus, see what you can look forward to watching in the coming months.
*The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the show or movie prior to watching.
Must-See Movies with Black Actors in 2022
The 355 (PG-13)
In Theaters January 7
Five women band together to stop a global organization from acquiring a weapon that could thrust the teetering world into total chaos. This movie features Lupita Nyong’o.
Watch The 355 trailer
In Theaters February 4
In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course. This movie features Halle Berry.
Watch the Moonfall trailer
Death on the Nile (PG-13)
In theaters February 11
Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River. This movie features Letitia Wright.
Watch the Death on the Nile trailer
The Batman (PG-13)
In theaters March 4
The Riddler plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with Batman and Commissioner Gordon in Gotham City. This movie features Zoe Kravitz.
Watch the Batman trailer
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)
In theaters April 8
The film follows Sonic and Tails, who team up to find the Master Emerald before Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles the Echidna do, while also contending with the military organization G.U.N. This movie features Tika Sumpter.
Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer
The Bad Guys (PG)
In theaters April 22
The film centers on several reformed yet misunderstood villains known as Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula. This movie features Craig Robinson.
Watch The Bad Guys trailer
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (PG-13)
In theaters May 6
Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff. This movie features Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Watch the Doctor Strange trailer
Jurassic World: Dominion (PG-13)
In theaters June 10
Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell visit Jurassic World, a dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar, of which their aunt Claire Dearing is the operations manager. Claire assigns her assistant Zara as the boys’ guide, but they evade her and explore on their own. This movie features DeWanda Wise.
Watch the Jurassic World: Dominion trailer
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In theaters June 24
A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley. This movie features Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Watch the Elvis trailer
Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)
In theaters July 1
The untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. This movie features Taraji P. Henson.
Watch the Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer
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Thor Love and Thunder (PG-13)
In theaters July 8
In the film, Thor attempts to find inner peace, but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster —who is now the Mighty Thor—to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bale) from eliminating all gods. This movie features Tessa Thompson.
Watch the Thor Love and Thunder trailer
In theaters July 22
The movie follows residents of an isolated town who witness a mysterious and abnormal event. This movie features KeKe Palmer.
Watch Nope trailer
DC League of Super Pets (PG)
In theaters July 29
The adventures of crime-fighting pets Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat and Ace the Bat-Hound. This movie features Dwayne Johnson.
Watch the DC League of Super Pets trailer
Beast (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters August 19
A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savannah has but one apex predator. This movie features Idris Elba.
Watch Beast trailer
The Woman King (PG-13)
In theaters September 16
A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The movie features Viola Davis.
Watch The Woman King Trailer
Black Adam (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters October 21
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. This movie features Dwayne Johnson.
Watch the Black Adam trailer
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters November 11
The next installment in the “Black Panther” franchise. This movie features Letitia Wright.
Watch the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer
Creed III (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters November 23
The next installment in the Creed franchise. This movie features Michael B. Jordan.
Read more about Creed III
Avatar: The Way of Water (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters December 16
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. This movie features Zoe Saldana.
Watch the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters December 21
The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom. This movie features Naomi Ackie.
Read more about I Wanna Dance with Somebody
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