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


Check out these current 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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Movies With Black Actors to Watch On Netflix.

Now Playing
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The cast features Cardi B, Stormi Maya, Lizzo and Keke Palmer.



Don’t Let Go
Now Playing
After a man’s family (David Oyelowo) dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He’s not sure if she’s a ghost or if he’s going mad, but as it turns out, he’s not.


Good Boys
Now Playing
Three sixth grade boys (including Keith L. Williams) ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.


The Kitchen
Now Playing
The wives (including Tiffany Haddish) of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison.


Starz – Sundays at 8 p.m.
In the final season, will Ghost (Omari Hardwick) continue to remain blind from his enemies that want to take him down? And will he see those enemies include his brother-in-arms Tommy Egan, who shot his on-again-off-again girlfriend Angela. It will be revealed if she survived. The season will finish with 15 episodes.


The DL Hughley Show
TVOne – Weeknights at 11 p.m.
Unfiltered, unapologetic and unafraid, Comedian and activist DL Hughley talks about everything. 


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Greenleaf Season 4
OWN – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
The Calvary Church is now under the control of Harmony and Hope Ministries. Grace is now the leader, but she doesn’t have the support of her family.


Queen Sugar Season 4
OWN – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
T New loves, new struggles and new success surrounds them all. 


Snowfall Season 3
FX – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
It’s the summer of 1984, and crack cocaine is spreading like wildfire through South Central Los Angeles, continuing its path of destruction and changing the culture forever.


Iyanla: Fix My Life
OWN – Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Iyanla Vanzant is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host, and living testament to the value in life’s valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla is back, fixing lives and using her past to help others’ futures.


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All Rise
Monday, September 23 on CBS at 9 p.m.
This courthouse drama follows the chaotic and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, as they work to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.


Empire Season 6
Tuesday, September 24 on Fox at 9 p.m.
Jeff Kingsley aims to learn what happened between Tracy Kingsley and Lucious while the Feds close in on Empire; Teri and the Lyon family hope Andre recovers; Cookie confronts the truth regarding her and Damon Cross’ relationship.


How to Get Away With Murder Season 6
Thursday, September 26 on ABC at 10 p.m.
In the final season, the FBI is closing in on Professor Keating and her students for crimes and murders that have been committed. How will the final semester of law school end?


Gemini Man
In Theaters October 4
Looking to exit the world of killing, over-the-hill elite assassin Henry Brogen (Will Smith) is forced to face off against a younger clone of himself, who is able to predict seemingly every move he makes.


In Theaters October 4
Driven insane by the disregard shown toward him by Gotham City’s inhabitants, failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck turns to a life of crime: as the Joker. He becomes an icon of fear and, to some, inspiration. Zazie Beets plays Sophie Dumond. 


All American Season 2
Monday, October 7 on CW
When a star high school football player from South Central is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, two separate worlds collide.


Black and Blue
In Theaters October 25
Rookie cop (Naomie Harris) inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.


In Theaters November 1
Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo), her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.


21 Bridges
In Theaters November 22
A disgraced detective (Chadwick Boseman) in the NYPD is given a shot at redemption.


Queen & Slim
In Theaters November 27
A couple’s first date (Jodie Turner-Smith) and (Daniel Kaluuya) takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.


Jumanji: The Next Level
In Theaters December 13
A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
In Theaters December 20
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.  This movie stars Lupita Nyong’o.


Dolemite Is My Name
In Theaters 2019
When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film “Dolemite” featuring Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson and more.


Just Mercy
In Theaters January 10, 2020
Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.


Bad Boys for Life
In Theaters January 17, 2020
Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.


In Theaters August 14, 2020
Starring Jennifer Hudson, this biopic chronicles the life of Aretha Franklin. 



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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  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!

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