The Best Black Movies Of 2022

The best Black movies of 2022 are coming out in every genre imaginable including sci-fi, comedy, and biographical films. Master, Alice, and Amandla show that this list of 2022 Black films is off to an amazing start. If you are a fan of the horror movie genre, you're going to need to watch Nope when it's finally released. You'll also need to get ready to laugh if you plan on watching A Madea Homecoming. These are really just a few of the great 2022 Black movies coming out this year.

But which one should be at the top of the list? You get to help decide by voting up your favorites and voting down any that you think other fans can skip that are coming out in 2022. Be sure to check back as new African-American films are added to this list once they are released throughout the year.


  • The Woman King
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    In the 1800s, a group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey with skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that's determined to destroy their way of life.
    • Actors: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
    • Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Emancipation
    Video: YouTube
    2
    14 votes
    Peter, a slave, flees a plantation in Louisiana after he was whipped within an inch of his life. He has to outwit cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a torturous journey north.
    • Actors: Will Smith, Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir
    • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody
    Video: YouTube
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    2 votes
    Discovered by record executive Clive Davis, Whitney Houston rises to fame in the 1980s to become one of the greatest singers of her generation.
    • Actors: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Nafessa Williams, Tamara Tunie, Clarke Peters
    • Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    Video: YouTube
    Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.
    • Actors: Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Tenoch Huerta, Danai Gurira
    • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Beast
    Video: YouTube
    4
    21 votes
    Recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels and his two teenage daughters travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles, an old family friend and wildlife biologist. However, what begins as a journey of healing soon turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of bloodthirsty poachers, begins stalking them.
    • Actors: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Jeffries, Liyabuya Gongo
    • Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

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  • Emergency
    Video: YouTube
    5
    123 votes

    Director Carey Williams combines topical issues with pure comedy in his college party film Emergency. When two Black university friends, on very different paths, decide to have one final night out before graduation, their plans come to a halt when a young drunk white girl is found passed out on their house floor. With little options, the pair plus their other roommate decide to try and find a way to help her without falsely implicating themselves. Williams keeps the both the joke ratio and racial tension high. 

    After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion.
    • Actors: RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson
    • Directed by: Carey Williams
  • Rise
    Video: YouTube
    6
    87 votes
    After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, the Antetokounmpos struggle to care for their five children. The brothers play basketball with a local team and discover their great abilities on the court.
    • Actors: Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Maximiliano Hernandez, Taylor Nichols, Pilar Holland
    • Directed by: Akin Omotoso

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