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Movies with Black Actors coming out this year

Most popular Black movies in 2022

Black movies in theaters now

When Black films come out in theaters


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.


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*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  


Moonfall (Not Yet Rated)
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 (Not Yet Rated)
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


Conundrum-Secrets among friends (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters February 11
A story about longtime friends who decide to take a weekend getaway, to a rented beach house in the Hamptons, all hell breaks loose when secrets among them, come to light. This movie features Paula Jai Parker.
Read more about Conundrum-Secrets among friends


The Batman (Not Yet Rated)
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



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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters April 8
The further adventures of Sonic. This movie features Idris Elba.
Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer


The Bad Guys (Not Yet Rated)
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 (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters May 6
Following the further adventures of Dr. Stephen Strange and his research on the Time Stone. This movie features Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Watch the Doctor Strange trailer


Thor Love and Thunder (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters July 8
The further adventures of Thor. This movie features Tessa Thompson.
Read more about Thor Love and Thunder


DC League of Super Pets (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters May 20
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



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John Wick Chapter 4 (R)
In theaters May 27
The further exploits of legendary hitman John Wick. This movie features Laurence Fishburne.
Read more about John Wick 4


Elvis (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters June 3
The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years. This movie features Alton Mason.
Read more about Elvis


Jurassic World: Dominion (PG-13)
In theaters June 10
The next installment in the franchise. This movie features Omar Sy.
Read more about Jurassic World: Dominion


Shotgun Wedding (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters June 29
Darcy and Tom gather their families for the wedding just as the couple begins to get cold feet. Suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. This movie features Lenny Kravitz.
Read more about Shotgun Wedding


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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Nope (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters July 22
Plot is currently being kept under wraps by Jordan Peele. This movie features David Kaluuya.
Read more about Nope


Black Adam (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters July 29
The adventures of Black Adam. This movie features Dwayne Johnson.
Watch the Black Adam trailer


The Man from Toronto (PG-13)
In Theaters August 12
A deadly assassin’s encounter with a New York City screw-up leads to a case of mistaken identity. This movie features Kevin Hart.
Watch the Man from Toronto 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.
Read more about Beast


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
In theaters October 7
The further adventures of Miles Morales, aka Spider-Man. This movie features Issa Rae.
Watch the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer



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The Flash (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters November 4
The Flash meets Batman in parallel dimensions. This movie features Kiersey Clemons.
Watch The Flash teaser


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters November 11
The next installment in the “Black Panther” franchise. This movie features Letitia Wright.
Read more about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


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 2 (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters December 16
The next installment in the Avatar Franchise. This movie features Zoe Saldana.
Read more about Avatar 2


Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
In theaters December 16
The continued adventures of Arthur Curry as Aquaman. This movie features Yahya Abdul Mateen II.
Watch the behind the scenes of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom


I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Not Yet Rated)
In theaters December 23
A biopic describing Whitney Houston’s rise from obscurity to fame. This movie features Naomi Ackie.
Read more about I Wanna Dance with Somebody



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Did we miss any movies coming to theaters? Please let us know in the comments or contact us at The Voice of Black Cincinnati so we can add them.


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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.

  2. Hold up ?? Empire has gotten lamer but it’s still good . But where Star And Insecure at ?? Y’all can’t forget my babies now .

    1. Hi! Thank you so much fort commenting. I will look into Star. Insecure does not return to HBO until 2020. Thanks!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for commenting. Your mentioned TV show will return on Tuesday, September 24 at 9 p.m. It has been added to our list. Thanks!

  3. Many of the shows listed up there are so filled with underhanded stereotypes that no black child should be allowed to watch them. The horror about these shows is that because it is in fact blacks self deprecating, it legitimizes the horrific racial stereotypes. There isn’t one black comedian who has not spent a good portion of his show with jokes that imply that black people are either thieves or lazy. Black shows like Blackish, Empire, or other black shows almost seem to be written by the KKK. They often depict blacks as violent people who can’t speak English the way the rest of America does. If they are not openly racist, they are subtlety so. For example, in one episode of Blackish it was implied that black protesters were the ones who were racist by keeping others out of their protest. The fact is that most whites have never shown much interest of joining blacks in their struggle. In another blackish show, one of the characters stated that black women are the least desirable. This is a common myth that African-American women themselves consistently perpetuate. First, that is an issue only in America. Black women in the Caribbean and in Africa are all married to black men. Black women in Europe are often married to members of other races. The fact that black men in America often marry white women is not a “black men” issue; it’s an issue with the “African-American” men. The reality is that even in America, black woman would find ample partners if they were willing to date outside of their race. So, it is not a black women issue, but an issue with the black men in America. All in all, the self deprecation that is part of the African-American(blacks in America) is truly pathetic in is in everything they showcase.

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