It’s the last week of black history month and it feels like this month we had plenty of movies to be excited about. From unconventional love stories like Malcolm & Marie to sobering biopics like Judas and the Black Messiah.
Here is a list of films, both recent and new, that make for great viewing for the last week of black history month.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The film is a powerful send-off for Chadwick Boseman, who plays brilliantly alongside Davis in his final role. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a prime example of the plight of Black women fighting for what they deserve, and a Black man’s will to make a place for himself in a world that does not honour his existence.
I Am Not Your Negro
Malcolm & Marie
Zendaya and John David Washington play Marie and Malcolm in this love story that takes place entirely in their home.
Judas and the Black Messiah
Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield play prominent Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and William O’Neal.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The United States vs. Billie Holiday follows the government’s attempt to stifle her voice and influence on Black Americans for fear of an uprising against white communities.