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The Best Black Movies of 2019

Updated June 23, 2020 7.7k votes 2.4k voters 309.9k views40 items

UPDATE: Check out the top Black movies of 2020!

With numerous Black comedies, horror movies, and dramas released this year, it's time to rank the best Black movies of 2019. While such films are certainly nothing new, quite a few hit theaters in 2019 with a serious bang. Whether they are thriller films or eye-opening documentaries, the best Black movies this year have not disappointed. Of all the 2019 Black films, however, which ones did you think were best?

Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke play a mother and father trying to take their family on vacation before being attacked by doppelgangers in the highly acclaimed Us. Netflix has already kicked off the year with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Juanita, and High Flying Bird

The list of 2019 Black movies spans across all genres from comedy, action, mystery and historical fiction and includes something for everybody. What were your favorite African-American movies from 2019? Check out the complete list and vote up the ones you thought were best and enjoy the latest Black movies of this year. When you're done, check out our list of the best Black love movies and Black scary movies.

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    Queen & Slim

    Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith
    Queen & Slim is a 2019 American drama thriller film directed by Melina Matsoukas. Queen (Jodie...  more
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    210

    Us

    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke
    Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a...  more

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    50

    Dolemite Is My Name

    Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key
    Dolemite Is My Name is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer. The...  more
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    149

    Shaft

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher
    Shaft is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story, and a sequel to the 2000...  more
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    121
    19

    Just Mercy

    Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan
    Just Mercy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based...  more

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    213

    What Men Want

    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey
    What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman...  more
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    272
    112

    See You Yesterday

    Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow
    See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An...  more
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    210
    74

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel...  more
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    144
    36

    Black and Blue

    Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson
    Black and Blue is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. Rookie cop,...  more
  • 10
    253
    103

    Beats

    Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage
    Beats is a 2019 American coming-of-age-drama directed by Chris Robinson. A musical prodigy...  more
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    112

    The Intruder

    Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy
    The Intruder is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. A young...  more
  • 12
    108
    31

    Don't Let Go

    David Oyelowo, Storm Reid
    Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American supernatural thriller film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes....  more
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    132
    48

    Harriet

    Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr.
    Harriet is a 2019 American biographical film directed by Kasi Lemmons, based on the life of...  more
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    93
    33

    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell
    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier...  more
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    151
    82

    Juanita

    Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood
    Juanita is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Clark Johnson, based on the novel Dancing...  more
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    132
    68

    The Best of Enemies

    Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell
    The Best of Enemies is a 2019 American drama film directed and written by Robin Bissell, based...  more
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    129
    66

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Joe Talbot. A...  more
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    127
    67

    I Got the Hook-Up 2

    Johnny 'Koolout' Starks, Farrah Laurel Abraham
    I Got the Hook-Up 2 is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Corey Grant. Black and Blue are...  more
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    87
    44

    Point Blank

    Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie
    Point Blank is a 2019 action thriller directed by Joe Lynch and a remake of the 2010 film of...  more
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    103
    62

    O.G.

    Jeffrey Wright, William Fichtner
    O.G. is a 2019 American drama film directed by Madeleine Sackler. A maximum-security prison...  more
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    104
    63

    Native Son

    Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley
    Native Son is a 2019 American drama film directed by Rashid Johnson, based on the novel by...  more
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    71
    34

    Brian Banks

    Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear
    Brian Banks is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the...  more
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    164
    126

    A Madea Family Funeral

    Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis
    Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral is 2019 American comedy film written, directed and...  more
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    113
    81

    Sextuplets

    Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez
    Sextuplets is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes. An expecting...  more
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    114
    83

    Guava Island

    Donald Glover, Rihanna
    Guava Island is a 2019 film directed by Hiro Murai. A musician (Donald Glover) plans an...  more