Oh, honey, let me tell you why supporting movies with Black leads, casts, directors, and productions are so important. First of all, diversity is what makes the world go round. It’s what makes life interesting and exciting. Seeing people from all walks of life represented on the big screen is not only necessary but it’s also a way to learn and appreciate other cultures. And let’s face it, Black people have been killing the game in the entertainment industry for years. From Sidney Poitier to Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong’o to Viola Davis, these actors have been giving us their all, and it’s about time we give back.
But it’s not just about the actors. Supporting Black directors and producers means giving them a platform to tell their stories and showcase their talent. It’s about recognizing that Black people have a unique perspective that deserves to be heard. And when we support movies with Black leads, casts, directors, and productions, we’re saying that we value that perspective. So let’s show our support, not just during Black History Month, but all year round. Trust me, your movie nights will thank you.
10 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix with Black Leads
Men in Black: International
It takes the classic MIB franchise to a whole new level with a star-studded cast featuring Chris Hemsworth and Black lead, Tessa Thompson. It’s got all the aliens and action you love from the original, but with a fresh new spin that’ll leave you wanting more.
It is a wild ride of chaos and confusion that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. With unexpected twists and turns, you’ll be left wondering what’s going to happen next. Just be warned, you might need to watch it more than once to fully understand what’s going on. It is connected to the Cloverfield trilogy and this movie features a Black lead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The Rim of The World
This a sci-fi adventure movie that’s perfect for all ages. Follow a group of kids as they try to save the world from an alien invasion. It’s got humor, heart, and plenty of action that’ll have you cheering for these young heroes. It features Black lead, Benjamin Flores Jr. and King Bach.
In the Shadow of the Moon
This a mind-bending thriller that’ll keep you guessing until the very end. Boyd Holbrook plays a detective trying to solve a series of bizarre murders that occur every nine years. But as he gets closer to the truth, he realizes that the killer may be closer than he ever imagined. Featuring Black lead, Cleopatra Coleman.
This a super-powered action movie that’s not afraid to take risks. Jamie Foxx (Black lead) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt team up to take down a dangerous drug that gives people temporary superpowers. It’s got intense fight scenes, cool special effects, and a killer soundtrack that’ll keep you pumped up. It also features Black lead, Dominique Fish who you may have seen in Judas and the Black Messiah and also, The Hate You Give.
This a mind-bending sci-fi movie that explores the concept of time travel in a unique way. Anthony Mackie (Black lead) and Jamie Dornan star as two paramedics who stumble upon a dangerous new drug that messes with time. It’s a trippy, surreal experience that’s not to be missed. This movie is sure to have you watch twice as
Outside the Wire
This a futuristic action movie that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Anthony Mackie (Black lead) plays an android soldier who teams up with a human soldier to stop a nuclear attack. With epic fight scenes and high-stakes drama, it’s a must-watch for fans of the genre. If you like dystopian stories and movies with tons of action this is the movie for you. It also features Black lead, Damson Idris.
See You Yesterday
This is a heartwarming sci-fi movie that explores the bonds of friendship and the consequences of time travel. Two teenage geniuses build a time machine to save a loved one, but they soon realize that changing the past can have unexpected consequences. Not only does this movie have Black leads, Eden Duncan-Smith and Stro, it is also a Spike Lee production!
This is a thrilling space movie that’s full of suspense. A three-person crew on a mission to Mars discovers an unexpected passenger on board their ship, and they must figure out how to survive with limited resources. It’s a tense, nail-biting ride that’ll keep you hooked from start to finish. Not only will it have you wondering at every turn what will happen next, this movie may also bring you to tears. It features BLack lead, Shamier Anderson.
This is a post-apocalyptic movie that’s equal parts bleak and beautiful. Margaret Qualley stars as a scientist trying to save the Earth after a catastrophic event renders the planet uninhabitable. It’s a thought-provoking movie that asks tough questions about the fate of humanity. This movie also features Black lead, Anthony Mackie (again, lol.. that man ain’t missed a check).