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The Best Black Movies of 2018

Updated June 28, 2020 5.3k votes 1.6k voters 192.4k views21 items

List RulesOnly 2018 movies with predominantly Black casts.

With numerous racially charged films and Black comedies released this year, it's time to rank the best Black movies of 2018. While such films are certainly nothing new, quite a few hit theaters in 2018 with a serious bang. Whether they be hood movies or eye-opening dramas, the best Black movies this year have not disappointed. Of all the 2018 Black films, however, which ones did you think were best?

Though they certainly fall under the top Black films category, 2018 hits BlacKkKlansman and Sorry to Bother You were some of the best films this year noBlackmatter the genre and cast. Then you have the action-packed Black Panther, along with the riveting drama Blindspotting. Featuring top Black actors as well as plenty of newcomers, the list of 2018 Black movies includes something for everybody. 

What were your favorite African American movies from 2018? Check out the complete list of them below and vote up the ones you thought were best. You can also get caught up with the top Black movies of 2020 list and our list of the best Black romantic comedies.

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    The Hate U Give

    Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall
    The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based...  more

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
    Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character,...  more

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    Acrimony

    Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent
    Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film directed by Tyler Perry. Tired of...  more
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    Roxanne Roxanne

    Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali
    Roxanne Roxanne is a 2017 American drama film directed by Michael Larnell. In the early 1980s,...  more
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    Blindspotting

    Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal
    Blindspotting is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Carlos López Estrada. With only three...  more
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    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kiki Layne, Stephan James
    If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on...  more
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    Nappily Ever After

    Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson
    Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour,...  more
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    Kings

    Halle Berry, Daniel Craig
    Kings is a 2017 romance film directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven. A South Central recluse (Daniel...  more
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    Nobody's Fool

    Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter
    Nobody's Fool is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Tyler Perry. Tanya (Tiffany Haddish)...  more
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    BlacKkKlansman

    John David Washington, Adam Driver
    BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee, based on the book by...  more

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    Proud Mary

    Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown
    Proud Mary is a 2018 American action-thriller directed by Babak Najafi. Successful hitwoman...  more
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    Superfly

    Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell
    Superfly is a 2018 action film directed by Director X, and a remake of the 1972 film. Drug...  more
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    Night School

    Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish
    Night School is a 2018 comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. A group of troublemakers are...  more
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    Uncle Drew

    Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery
    Uncle Drew is a 2018 sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. After losing to his...
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    Monsters and Men

    John David Washington, Anthony Ramos
    Monsters and Men is a 2018 American drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. The...  more
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    First Match

    Elvire Emmanuel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
    First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire...  more
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    Traffik

    Paula Patton, Omar Epps
    Traffik is a 2018 thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. During a romantic getaway at a cabin...  more
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    Amateur

    Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles
    Amateur is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Ryan Koo. A rising star basketball player...
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    Sorry to Bother You

    Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson
    Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In...  more
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    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene
    Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical by Arthur...  more
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    Night Comes On

    Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall
    Night Comes On is a 2018 drama film directed by Jordana Spiro. Released from juvenile...