When it comes to films celebrating Black excellence, we’re all in! In 2023, we can expect another wave of cinematic brilliance from our brothers and sisters in Hollywood. Let’s show our support and give them the recognition they deserve. From side-splitting comedies to heart-stopping thrillers, there’s a Black film out there that will capture your heart. So, without further ado, here’s a list of absolute must-see movies!
1. House Party
Release Date: January 13, 2023
Prepare to laugh out loud with the hilarious comedy, House Party. This star-studded film features Bill Bellamy, D.C. Young Fly, Jacob Latimore, and many more phenomenal talents. The story revolves around Damon and Kevin, two best friends who are struggling to make ends meet. They’re broke, unemployed, and on the brink of losing their homes. In a daring move, they decide to throw the party of a lifetime at the exclusive mansion of none other than LeBron James, without his knowledge! What could possibly go wrong? Check out the trailer below!
Release Date: January 20, 2023
Prepare for a gripping drama-thriller, Missing, starring Nia Long and Storm Reid. This suspenseful film follows the story of a mother who goes missing during her vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend. June, her daughter, faces numerous challenges as she tries to find her while dealing with international bureaucracy. Thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June utilizes the latest technology at her disposal to uncover the truth before it’s too late. But the more she uncovers, the more questions arise. As June delves deeper into her mother’s secrets, she realizes that the true danger lies closer to home. Check out the trailer below!
3. Creed III
Release Date: March 2, 2023
Get ready for an action-packed drama with Creed III, directed by the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan. This compelling film also stars Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad, and Tessa Thompson. Following the success of Adonis Creed in the boxing world, both in his career and family life, his past catches up with him. Damien Anderson, a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, reappears after serving a lengthy prison sentence. Eager to prove himself, Damien challenges Adonis to a high-stakes fight that goes beyond settling a score. Adonis must put everything on the line to face Damien – a fighter with nothing to lose. Check out the trailer below!
4. The Drop
Release Date: January 13, 2023
Prepare for a hilarious comedy in The Drop, featuring Jermaine Fowler and Robin Thede. This ingenious cringe-worthy film puts a seemingly happy married couple’s relationship to the test during a destination wedding on a tropical island. Everything takes a shocking turn when one of them accidentally drops a baby. Brace yourself for laughter and surprises along the way!
5. Luther: The Fallen Sun
Release Date: March 31, 2023
Enter the dark world of crime and drama with Luther: The Fallen Sun, starring the incredible Idris Elba and Cynthia Erivo. This captivating film follows the story of London being terrorized by a sadistic serial killer. Meanwhile, brilliant detective John Luther, haunted by his failure to capture a cyber psychopath, finds himself locked up behind bars. But Luther refuses to be defeated. Determined to bring the killer to justice, he embarks on a daring prison break, ready to do whatever it takes to stop the madness.
Release Date: April 07, 2023
Experience the mesmerizing drama and history in Chevalier, a film based on a true story. This powerful masterpiece features Kelvin Harrison and Ronke Adekoluejo. Chevalier tells the inspiring tale of Joseph Bologne, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. Bologne defies all odds as he rises to prominence in French society, becoming a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer. His journey is filled with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court. Be captivated by this extraordinary true story of Joseph Bologne, also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Check out the trailer below!
Don’t miss out on these incredible Black films coming in 2023! Each movie promises to captivate, inspire, and entertain. Let’s come together and celebrate the exceptional talent that enriches the world of cinema. For more information on Ratingperson and to stay up-to-date on the latest movie releases, visit Ratingperson.