When it comes to Black cinema, the masses only knows us for buffonery (* cough Madea cough*), Slavery films, Civil Rights films or comedies. What about other genres? Bypass the Blaxsplotation films a lot of our films do not get the support it needs, even from its own people. Why can’t a black comedy or black thriller do well at the box office? Here’s a list of 10 random movies I love, that probably never seen your DVD player.
10. The Spook who sat by the door
Shout out to my homie Joey (Good Brotha) for introducing me to this film in 2005. The double entandra of spook (CIA agent and also a derogatory term for Blacks) is a good title. This film is about a CIA agent trying to organize teens to overtake the government. Check it out y’all!
9. JD’s Revenge
8. Love Jones
Love Jones is every Black ladies fantasy of my generation (that or love and basketball) hahahah. It stars Fine Ass Nia Long and some guy who beat me out of this role named Larenz Tate. You probably seen this movie a few times so I’m not going to tell you what it’s about 😁😁.
7. Blue Collar
6. Dear White People.
5. Hav Plenty
4. Black Coffee
3. Akeelah and the Bee
2. The Secret Life of Bees
1. Osmosis Jones
Chris Rock stars in this animated film about a Rebellious Cell who doesn’t want to listen to the central command (your brain) My daughter and I would watch this film when she was a baby. I miss those days. Awwwww.