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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Fahrenheit 451
HBO On Demand

In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan), whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society. 


Deadpool 2
Now Playing

Deadpool meets super villain Cable that he must protect a kid from. He does this my forming his own super hero team including Domino (Zazie Beetz), Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Bedlam (Terry Crews) and more. This action movie is packed with comedy you didn’t think was possible.


Avengers Infinity War
Now Playing

The Avengers and their allies including new sensation Black Panther (Chad Boseman)must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The ending, is the unthinkable.


Breaking In
Now Playing

In this drama, Shaun Russel (Gabrielle Union) fights to protect her kids during a home invasion. A mother will do anything to protect her children.



Now Playing

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a bike gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

ABC – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Family man Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. His wife Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) and children Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Andre (Marcus Scribner), Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) all go through problems a normal child would go through. As a family, they solve everything together.


In Contempt
BET – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

Opinionated and rebellious, Gwen (Erica Ash) is an attorney whose passion for her clients is as admirable as it is annoying. Justice wears red bottoms.


The Last O.G.
TBS – Tuesday at 10:30 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 after a 15-year stint. 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. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.


Empire Season 4
ABC – Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode playing “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bona fide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious his first radio airplay. You don’t want to miss the drama that plays out in Season 4. Are you ready?


Being Serena Williams
HBO – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

Being Serena is a documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life. Serena Williams, 36, is one of the most dominant forces tennis has ever seen, with 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic Gold Medals and the most women’s singles match victories in Grand Slam history. Now, she is not sure what tennis has in store, but she is not stopping. 


Fox – Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Follows two cousins with different views on art versus commerce on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. Earnest “Earn” Marks is an ambitious college drop-out who suddenly becomes a star. The anticipated season 2 will be here early 2018.


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Queen Sugar
May 29

(Dawn Lyen-Gardener) (Kofi Siriboe)


A Chance in the World
In Theaters May 30 for one day only

A Chance in the World is the unbelievable real life story of Steve, a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience and vision. From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Steve (Terrell Ransom Jr.) is mentally and physically tortured by his foster mother Betty (Kelly Owens), her husband Willie, and his foster siblings. Desperate for a sense of family and belonging, Steve searches for his biological parents, but no one in the system can help him. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz.


Claws Season 2
TNT – June 10

Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.


Marlon Season 2
NBC – June 14

A loving (but immature) father (Marlon Wayans) with a larger-than-life personality is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife (Essence Atkins) but for Marlon family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.


In Theaters June 15

The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film ‘Super Fly’. Now, based in Atlanta, a drug dealer, wants to get out of the game. Before he does, he tries to make one last big score. This film features Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchel, Big Boi and more.


Ocean’s 8
In Theaters June 2018

Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball (Rihanna), Tammy, Amita, and Constance.


Starz – July 1

After the funeral of his daughter Raina, James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is out for revenge but he doesn’t know who to trust. One thing he does know, is that family has to stick together. 


Sorry to Bother You
In Theaters July 6

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Standfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.


In Theaters July 6

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. Watch her true story.


Hit The Floor Season 4
BET – July 10

Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself. This new season will introduce Teyana Taylor as a new character.


Insecure Season 3
HBO – August 12

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!


In Theaters August 31

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. This movie features Zoe Kravitz and Myles Truitt.


Night School
In Theaters September 28

A group of troublemakers 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!


Motivated Seller
In Theaters 2018

A young couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) move into their dream house in the country. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation lies danger in the form of Charlie Peck (Quaid), the house’s former owner. Determined to claim his home back, Charlie’s diabolical manipulation threatens the couple culminating in a brutal test of the husband’s manhood and a bloody brawl.


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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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