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80+ Great Movies About Black Teens

Black teen movies amplify all of the struggles of adolescence with the added pressure of a sometimes unpredictable environment. The top black teen movies feature stories about friendship, relationships, and becoming adults. This is a list of the top movies about black teenagers, featuring everything from Do the Right Thing to Kids to Save the Last Dance.

What movies will you find on this list of films focusing on black teens? You might vote Boyz n the Hood up to the very top. John Singleton's 1991 classic follows a group of friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles as they make plans for their futures. Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lawrence Fishburne, Nia Long, Ice Cube, and many more talented actors appeared in this groundbreaking movie. Dope is another good film featuring black teenagers.

Young men are often the stars of black teen films, but in The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg takes the spotlight. Other good movies featured on this list of films about black teenagers include Pariah, See You Yesterday, Menace II Society, and Higher Learning.

Which black teen movie deserves the top spot on this list? Decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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