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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Fox – Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

This successful, hardworking father and husband (Lil Rel Howery) life is perfectly on track until he finds out his wife is having an affair with his own barber. Now separated, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance single dad. Offering Rel support is his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, Brittany (Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore).


Baller Season 4
HBO – Sundays at 10 p.m.

Success hits hard. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this series as a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami.


Insecure Season 3
HBO – Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

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!


OWN – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

The Bishop and Lady Mae’s crumbling marriage threatens to destroy the Greenleaf family, but they soon find their church in danger when a two million dollar IRS tax bill arrives at Calvary. Will they be able to save their marriage and the church?


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Assassination Nation
In Theaters September 21

This is a thousand percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem absolutely lost its mind. Watch how Em (Abra) leads the pack.


Fox – September 23

This show explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The provocative series stars Angela Bassett.


Fox – September 26 at 8 p.m.

At the end of Season Four, the Lyons lost Empire. Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) finally found their way to each other and said their “I do’s.” Now two years have passed, and the Lyons have yet to reclaim Empire. Will the be able reclaim their throne?


How to Get Away With Murder
ABC – September 27 at 10 p.m.

Just as Annalise’s crew think they have everything under control, a new development involving one of their own changes everything. 


Night School
In Theaters September 28

A group of troublemakers (including Kevin Hart) 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!


Black Lightning Season 2
CW – October 9 at 9 p.m.

A crusading school principal (Cress Williams) gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero, Black Lightning.  He learns that his daughters Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) have super powers too. Together they take on the villains of the city. 


In Theaters October 12

A talented, shy, single doctor (Dawn Richard) balances work, religion, love and BDSM.


Light as a Feather
Hulu – October 12

A group of teenage girls (including Ajiona Alexus) must deal with supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” when they start dying off in the exact way predicted.


The Hate U Give
In Theaters October 29

Starr (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil (Algee Smith) at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.


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.


What Men Want
In Theaters January 11, 2019

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.


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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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