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10 More Films #BlackTwitter Needs To Get Made Pronto

10 More Films #BlackTwitter Needs To Get Made Pronto

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Family, we could very well be in the middle of a new Golden Age of Black TV and Cinema.

In 2016, ​Moonlight​ — which boasted not just an all-black cast but also a mostly black crew — won Best Picture at the Academy Awards while the searing documentaries ​O.J.: Made in America​, 13th​ and ​I Am Not Your Negro​ were nominated for Oscars (with ​O.J.: Made in America​ taking home the prize.)

2017 alone has blessed us with ​Everything, Everything,​ a coming-of-age drama starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by Stella Meghie; ​Rebel​, a BET series about a black woman cop turned private investigator who seeks to avenge the death of her brother; ​The Breaks​, a VH1 series about a young woman’s climb through the ranks of a music label during the ’90s era of hip-hop; the return of ​Queen Sugar ​and ​Insecure​, and the debut of ​Snowfall​, a series about the crack epidemic in the 1980s, produced by John Singleton.

Recently, news broke that Barry Jenkins is adapting James Baldwin’s ​If Beale Street Could Talk into a film. And in 2018, Ava DuVernay’s ​A Wrinkle in Time​ and Ryan Coogler’s ​Black Panther will hit the big screens. Not to mention, we’ll soon be getting forthcoming movies from indie filmmakers Nijla Mu’min (​Jinn)​ and Tchaiko Omawale (​Solace​), as well as Tracee Ellis Ross possibly adding fuel to calls of her playing Magic School Bus star, Miss Frizzle.

Black filmmakers’ stories are being given a platform at a pace that arguably hasn’t been seen since the ’90s; so I decided to dream up 10 more movies black folks needed like yesterday. It’s our time. Let’s do this.


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