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Top Black films to watch this summer

Must-watch Black films of summer 2024 that highlight diverse storytelling and talent
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As the summer season unfolds, it brings a slate of must-watch Black films that promise to captivate audiences. From gripping documentaries to thrilling dramas, there’s a diverse range of storytelling to explore. Here’s a curated list of the top Black films releasing this summer that you won’t want to miss.

June highlights

Black Barbie (Netflix) – June 19: A documentary that delves into the creation of the first Black Barbie, showcasing the impact of representation in toys.

A Quiet Place: Day One – June 28: A spinoff prequel to the A Quiet Place series featuring Lupita Nyong’o and Djimon Hounsou.

July premieres

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (Netflix) – July 3: Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley in this anticipated sequel.

Tyler Perry’s Divorce In The Black (Prime Video) – July 11: A new drama exploring the complexities of marriage and destiny, starring Meagan Good and Cory Hardrict.

Sing Sing – July 12: Colman Domingo stars in this true story of resilience and the transformative power of art within prison walls.

August arrivals

Daughters (Netflix) – August 14: A touching film about young girls attending a special dance with their incarcerated fathers.

The Union (Netflix) – August 16: Halle Berry stars in this action-packed spy thriller.

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat (HULU) – August 23: A film adaptation of the bestselling book, celebrating love and friendship across different stages of life.

The Deliverance (Netflix) – August 30: A genre-defying film directed by Lee Daniels, featuring Andra Day and Mo’Nique.

September thriller

Never Let Go – September 27: A psychological thriller starring Halle Berry, where a family’s bond is the only protection against an encroaching evil.

These films not only entertain but also reflect the richness of Black culture and the depth of talent within the community. Be sure to catch these compelling stories set to leave a mark on this summer’s cinematic landscape.

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