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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. The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to watching. 

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A Madea Family Funeral
Now Playing
A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea (Tyler Perry) and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. This is the finale of the Madea series.  


What Men Want
Now Playing
A woman (Taraji P. Henson) is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.


The Upside
Now Playing
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man (Kevin Hart) with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.


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True Detective
HBO – Sundays at 9 p.m.
Touch darkness and darkness touches you back. This searing series of troubled cops and the investigations that drive them to the edge. Seaso3 n features a new cast including Mahershala Ali and a new case.


The Neighborhood
CBS – Mondays at 8 p.m.
This comedy stars Cedric the Entertainer as the friendless guy in the Midwest, that moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. 


The Enemy Within
NBC – Mondays, February at 10 p.m.
Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.


American Soul
BET – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
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BET – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
The story picks up roughly 25 years after the original movies and centers on the offspring of the iconic characters. It is subversive, smart, serialized comedy fueled by romance, friendship, gender politics, love and of course, sex. 


Freeform – Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) is in college navigating her way through the independence of adulthood. 


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In Theaters March 15
A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.


The Last O.G.
Tuesday, April 2 at 10 p.m.
Tray (Tracy Morgan) is an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man who is helping raise the twins Tray never knew existed. 


The Best of Enemies
In Theaters April 5
Civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.


The Chi
Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m.
On Chicago’s south side, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. This  timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.


In Theaters April 12
Jordan (Regina Hall) receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self (Marsai Martin), at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear.


Being Mary Jane
Tuesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. on BET
In the movie finale, we find out if Mary Jane (Gabriel Union) will get married, if her parent’s divorce is final and if she made the right choice choosing Kara for the EP role.


The Intruder
In Theaters May 3
A psychological thriller about a young married couple (Megan Good and Michael Ealy) who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.


L.A.’s Finest
Monday, May 13 on Spectrum On-Demand
The spinoff series of Bad Boys films will focus on Drug Enforcement Agent Sydney Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and her new partner.


The Sun Is Also a Star
In Theaters May 17
Two teens fall in love over a magical day in New York City. Yara Shahidi’s character is only in the country for one day, and Daniel is determined to make her fall in love with him. The two have crossed paths by fate, but time is against them. 


In Theaters May 31
In this new psychological horror-thriller, a lonely woman (Octavia Spencer) befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.


In Theaters June 14
John Shaft Jr. (Samuel L. Jackson), a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.


The Fast & The Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
In Theaters August 2
Lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and outcast Deckard Shaw (Jason Stratham) form an unlikely alliance when cyber-genetic enhanced villain Brixton (Idris Elba) threatens the future of humanity.


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Marissa Staples, Writer
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  1. Fahrenheit 451 should be on this list along with Trevor Noah…love him or hate him his staying power in spite of the ‘black out’ of black hollywood, should be acknowledged.

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