The global movie industry this year has been criticized by many citing reasons to be the movies are not as good as expected even though many still love them too. The black movies industry is not excluded in this criticism, many say the African American movies of 2018 so far are not as good as expected as many believe they are awesome, so below we present you our top picks for best and top African American movies 2018 so far.
List Of Top African American Movies 2018 (black movies)
These are the best black movies of 2018 so far:
Sorry to Bother You
Probably one of the most appreciated new black movies of 2018
Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American absurdist dark comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer. Set in Oakland, California, the film follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent in order to thrive at his job. Once he does, he rapidly gets swept up into a conspiracy, and must choose between making money at the expense of humanity and joining with his activist friends to organize labor.
Proud Mary is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, from a screenplay written by John S. Newman and Christian Swegal. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, Margaret Avery, and Jahi Di’Allo Winston, and follows an assassin who must look after a young teenaged boy after a hit job goes wrong.
Proud Mary was released on January 12, 2018, by Screen Gems, which was also the film’s production company. Upon release, the film received negative reviews from critics and grossed $21 million.
Yes we know, this was released in 2017 but it was late, released in on the 22nd of December many out there still don’t know about this Will Smith Netflix movie
Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy crime film directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. The film stars Will Smith as a Los Angeles Police Department police officer who teams up with an orc rookie police officer (Joel Edgerton) in a world of both human and mythical creatures. It also stars Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Édgar Ramírez, and Ike Barinholtz. Is this best black movie on Netflix right now?
Whitney is a 2018 documentary film about the singer Whitney Houston, written and directed by Kevin Macdonald. It was screened out of competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was released on 6 July 2018 by Roadside Attractions and Miramax.
Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Jazmyn Simon, and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her ex-husband. Principal photography began in October 2016 in Pittsburgh.
Melinda Moore is a steadfast, hardworking wife who supports her husband, Robert Gayle, an engineer trying to sell an innovative battery design.
Superfly is a 2018 American action crime film directed by Director X and written by Alex Tse. A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, it stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael K. Williams, Lex Scott Davis, and Jennifer Morrison, and follows a career criminal who tries to get out of the Atlanta drug scene, only to have one bad deal put him in harm’s way. Rapper Future produced alongside Joel Silver, as well as wrote the film’s original songs. Superfly was released in the United States on June 13, 2018 and received mixed reviews from critics.
Uncle Drew is a 2018 American sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. It stars Kyrie Irving as the title character from his Pepsi Max advertisements that began airing in 2012, along with former NBA players Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson, as well as former WNBA player Lisa Leslie; Lil Rel Howery, Erica Ash, J. B. Smoove, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll also star
Uncle Drew is a well remembered basketball legend who years ago was supposed to play at the Rucker Classic with his team, but due to an uncertain conflict, he and his team broke up and disappeared.
The Equalizer 2
The Equalizer 2 (sometimes promoted as The Equalizer II or EQ2) is a 2018 American vigilante thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua. It is a sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, which was based on the TV series of the same name. The film stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman, and follows retired DIA agent Robert McCall as he sets out on a path of revenge after one of his friends is killed. It is the fourth collaboration between Washington and Fuqua, following the first film, Training Day (2001), and The Magnificent Seven (2016).
Blindspotting is a 2018 American comedy-drama film written, produced by and starring Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. Carlos López Estrada directs while Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Wayne Knight also star. The plot follows parolee with three days left on his sentence, only to witness a police shooting that threatens to ruin a lifelong friendship. Definitely one of the top new African American movies of the moment
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Ryan Coogler
it grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, breaking numerous box office records including the highest-grossing film by a black director. It is the second-highest-grossing film of 2018 behind Avengers: Infinity War, and received numerous awards and nominations. This movie has been said many to be the Best African American movie of all time
Breaking In is a 2018 American thriller film directed by James McTeigue and starring Gabrielle Union, who also produced the film alongside Will Packer, James Lopez, Craig Perry, and Sheila Taylor. The film follows a mother who must protect her children after the mansion of her recently deceased father is invaded by burglars.
Principal photography began in July 2017 in Southern California. The film was released in the United States on May 11, 2018. It grossed $50 million