Fans of Issa Rae's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl were ecstatic to see an adaptation on HBO in the form of Insecure. The series was a smash hit when it premiered in late 2016 and after two seasons hit the air with a third on the way, you may be looking for a similar series to watch. Whether Issa and Molly are taking a break or you're simply out of episodes to watch, there are plenty of movies and television series like Insecure for you to catch next, including some great dramadies!
If you're wondering what to watch after Insecure, rest assured, there are numerous films and TV shows about the contemporary black experience you will enjoy. Queen Sugar offers a look at the lives of two sisters who inherit an 800-acre sugarcane farm in New Orleans. Other series like Underground and films like When the Bough Breaks are sure to entertain fans of Insecure!
For more recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!
Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three siblings move to Louisiana to inherit an 800 acre sugarcane farm left by their recently departed father. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Queen Sugar
When the Bough Breaks is a 2016 American psychological thriller film directed by Jon Cassar and written by Jack Olsen. A young married couple, John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) desperately wanted to have a baby, but were unable to conceive. After attempting all other options, the couple hired a beautiful young woman named Anna (Jaz Sinclair) who agreed to become a surrogate mother for the Taylors. ...more on Wikipediasee more on When the Bough Breaks
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his rapper cousin (Brian Tyree Henry), and their friend Darius (Lakeith Stanfield). ...more on Wikipediasee more on Atlanta
Love Jones is a 1997 American romantic drama film written and directed by Theodore Witcher, in his feature film debut. It stars Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa Nicole Carson. Two of the poems recited by Nia Long's character, Nina, were written by Sonia Sanchez and are included in her book Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums: Love Poems. While the film received favorable critical reviews, the film was not a financial success but it remains a cult following because of its realistic characters and unorthodox take on the romance genre. It is also Theodore Witcher's only directorial work to date. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Love Jones