In the world of film, the first quarter of 2014 has been pretty impressive for African American films.
With success in the box office for movies like Ride Along, About Last Night, Repentance, The Single Mom’s Club and A Haunted House II it seems major studios are starting to get the picture, that black people love movies too! Fortunately, for movie buffs we still have the rest of the year to see powerful films that feature some of Hollywood Hottest Stars.
Here are a list of films that we must get out and support:
1. Frankie and Alice Starring: Halle Berry, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, Stellan Skarsgard / In theaters now
This film is based on the true story of an African American go-go dancer “Frankie” who struggles with multiple personalities disorder (Dissociative identity disorder or “DID”). Frankie is fighting to maintain her sanity against two very unique alter egos.
2. Belle Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Susan Brown, Tom Coulston
Release Date: 5/2/2014
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
3. Think Like A Man Too Starring: Gabrielle Union, Megan Good, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, Romany Malco, Kevin Hart
Release Date: 06/20/2014
In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book “Act Like a Lady”, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations.
4. Get On Up Starring: Chad Boseman, Tika Sumpter, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Jill Scott
Release Date: 08/01/2014
A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
5. Addicted Starring: Sharon Leal, Kat Graham, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford
Release Date: 09/05/2014
Addicted is an upcoming drama/Thriller directed by Bille Woodruff. The film is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Zane.
6. No Good Deed Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson
A wife and mother of two lives an ideal life that takes a turn when her family is threatened by a stranger who talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her terrorized and fighting for survival.
Release Date: 09/12/2014
7. The Equalizer Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas
Release Date: 09/26/2014
A former black ops commando has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters.
8. Annie Starring: Quevanzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Dorian Missick, Cameron Diaz, Tracie Thoms, Rose Byrne
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie.