New Black Movies To Watch In 2022 - updated in May 2022

Check out our list of new movies with Black actors and actresses in 2022. This list has casting information, trailers and premiere dates, and also where to watch new Black movies this year.

New Black Movies To Watch Right Now

New Movies released in 2022 with Black Leads, already available on theaters and streaming services.

Emergency

Emergency (May 20, 2022)

Ready for a night of legendary partying, three college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unexpected situation.
Katt Williams: World War III
Filmed at the Dolby Live in Las Vegas in January 2022, World War III is Williams’ second Netflix special, following Great America in 2018. Williams serves as the director and executive producer alongside filmmaker Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us) and Cisco Henson. Williams is an underrated master of physical comedy with stand-up specials that include the very GIF-able The Pimp Chronicles and the very quotable It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’. He has also appeared in several movies and television shows, including Atlanta, Black-ish and The Last O.G.
On the Count of Three

On the Count of Three (May 13, 2022)

Val has reached a place where he feels the only way out is to end things. But he considers himself a bit of a failure—his effectiveness lacking—so he figures he could use some help. As luck would have it, Val’s best friend, Kevin, is recovering from a failed suicide attempt, so he seems like the perfect partner for executing this double suicide plan. But before they go, they have some unfinished business to attend to.
Sneakerella

Sneakerella (May 13, 2022)

When El, an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens, meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry.
The Takedown

The Takedown (May 06, 2022)

With Omar Sy.
Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. Many years ago they worked together but life took them apart. The unlikely pair is reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them all the way up to the French Alps. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.
Silverton Siege

Silverton Siege (April 27, 2022)

After a failed sabotage mission, a trio of anti-apartheid freedom fighters ends up in a tense bank hostage situation. Based on a true story.
Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners
Taped live at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, this hour-long special features the comedic stylings of multi-hyphenate legend Marlon Wayans and five up-and-coming stand-ups. Serving as emcee, Wayans shines the spotlight on actor D.C. Ervin, social media star Tony Baker, niece and stand-up comic Chaunté Wayans, writer Sydney Castillo, and noted “closer” Esau McGraw.
Executive Order

Executive Order (April 14, 2022)

In a dystopian future, the Brazilian government decrees a measure that forces black citizens to migrate to Africa in an attempt to return to their origins. Seeing themselves in the center of terror, two cousins take refuge in an apartment, where they debate social and racial issues, and share the same yearning for the change of country.
Ambulance

Ambulance (April 08, 2022)

Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife's medical bills, asks for help from his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million.
The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know (April 01, 2022)

Once-incarcerated Marcus Cowans is trying to turn over a new leaf with the support of his loving family. Upon discovering that one of his brothers may have been involved in a horrific crime, Marcus grapples with the limits of brotherhood and loyalty. He and his family, increasingly weary of the justice system’s failings, end up in the crosshairs of a seasoned but jaded detective.
Night's End

Night's End (March 31, 2022)

An anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism which takes a horrific turn.
Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen (March 18, 2022)

The raucous exploits of a blended family of 12, the Bakers, as they navigate a hectic home life while simultaneously managing their family business.
Alice

Alice (March 18, 2022)

Alice spends her days enslaved on a rural Georgia plantation restlessly yearning for freedom. After a violent clash with plantation owner Paul, Alice flees through the neighboring woods and stumbles onto the unfamiliar sight of a highway, soon discovering that the year is actually 1973.
Master

Master (March 18, 2022)

At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three black women strive to find their place. Navigating politics and privilege, they encounter increasingly terrifying manifestations of the school's haunted past… and present.
A Lot of Nothing

A Lot of Nothing (March 13, 2022)

An upper middle class married couple find their lives spiraling out of control when they decide to take justice into their own hands and seek retribution against their neighbor.
Outsiders

Outsiders (March 11, 2022)

When a young Black man’s girlfriend mysteriously disappears, he’s forced to go on the run, staying one step ahead of suspicious police to clear his name and to find out if otherworldly forces are to blame.
Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition (March 03, 2022)

The inspiring story of four Zimbabwean men who form their country’s first Wine Tasting Olympics team and the mission that drives them to compete.
The Legionnaire

The Legionnaire (February 24, 2022)

Daniel is the only African-Italian officer in the flying squad in Rome, tasked with evicting 150 families from an apartment building that they have taken over. One of the families is his own.
jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
An intimate portrait of global superstar Kanye West, featuring unseen archival footage from the last 21 years including, his career in music and fashion, the death of his mother, Donda West, and his failed 2020 presidential bid.
Staycation

Staycation (February 10, 2022)

A married couple, on the brink of divorce, must spend a weekend alone to decide the rest of their lives.
Kimi

Kimi (February 10, 2022)

After an agoraphobic tech worker discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review, she tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Met with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment.
Ghosts of the Ozarks

Ghosts of the Ozarks (February 04, 2022)

In 1866, a young doctor is summoned by his uncle to a remote town in the Ozarks only to discover upon his arrival that the utopian paradise is not all that it seems to be.
Moonfall

Moonfall (February 03, 2022)

A space crew travels to the moon after it's struck by an asteroid and is sent on a collision course with Earth.
Vanished: Searching for My Sister
Jada gets pulled into a world of drugs and deceit in order to learn the shocking truth about what really happened to her missing sister, Kayla.
Amandla

Amandla (January 21, 2022)

Years after surviving a childhood tragedy, two brothers fall on opposing sides of the law as a gang-linked crime tests their loyalty to one another.
The Commando

The Commando (January 07, 2022)

A DEA agent with PTSD returns home after a botched mission and must now protect his family from a home invasion after a recently freed convict and his henchmen come after their stash of millions inside of the agent's home.

Coming Soon

Movies with Black Leads to be release in 2022.

Father & Soldier

Father & Soldier (May 27, 2022)

With Omar Sy.
1917. Bakary Diallo enlists in the French army to join his 17-year-old son, Thierno, who has been forcibly recruited. Sent to the front, they will have to face the war together. While Thierno learns to become a man, Bakary will do everything to bring him back safely.
Yuri Marçal: Ledo Engano
From sharing his unique views on family, race and religion to detailing an online rift that blew up, Brazilian comedian Yuri Marçal isn't holding back.
I'm Charlie Walker

I'm Charlie Walker (June 10, 2022)

1971 post civil rights San Francisco seemed like the perfect place for a black Korean War veteran and his family to realize their dream of economic independence and his own chance to be his a "boss". Charlie Walker would soon find out how naive he was. In a city full of impostors and naysayers, he refused to take "No" for an answer. Until a catastrophic disaster opened a door that had never been open to a black man before. This is a story about what happened when he stepped through that door, with both feet!.
The Cave of Adullam
Living by the mantra 'it's easier to raise boys than to repair broken men', martial arts sensei Jason Wilson tenderly guides his often-troubled young Detroit students with a beautifully effective blend of compassion and tough love.
Gatlopp: Hell of a Game

Gatlopp: Hell of a Game (June 27, 2022)

A group of friends reunite for an evening after one of their own has a gnarly divorce. As it's been almost a decade since they were all together, waxing nostalgic, they decide to play a drinking game. But this is no ordinary game; if they don't bond together to confront their past, they'll be forced to play the game for eternity.
Nope

Nope (July 22, 2022)

Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny, chilling discovery.
Black Adam

Black Adam (July 29, 2022)

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies (August 05, 2022)

In an isolated family mansion, a group of rich 20-somethings decides to play Bodies Bodies Bodies, a game where one of them is secretly a “killer” while the rest tries to “escape”. Things take a turn for the worse when real bodies start turning up, setting off a paranoid and dangerous chain of events.
Man from Toronto

Man from Toronto (August 12, 2022)

The world's deadliest assassin and New York's biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.
Beast

Beast (August 19, 2022)

A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.
The Woman King

The Woman King (September 16, 2022)

A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The story follows Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit, and Nawi, an ambitious recruit, who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.
Blade
A reboot of Blade (1998) in the Marvel Studios' Cinematic Universe, with Mahershala Ali, John West Jr., written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
Boo!

Boo! (October 09, 2022)

A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she'd want to in order to save their town - her father.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
A sequel that will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the 2018 film.
Emancipation

Emancipation (December 31, 2022)

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.
The Outlaw Johnny Black

The Outlaw Johnny Black (December 31, 2022)

Hell bent on avenging the death of his father, Johnny Black vows to gun down Brett Clayton and becomes a wanted man in the process while posing as a preacher in a small mining town that's been taken over by a notorious Land Baron.
We Have a Ghost

We Have a Ghost (December 31, 2022)

After Kevin finds a ghost named Ernest haunting his new home, he becomes an overnight social media sensation. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of the latter's past, they become targets of the CIA.
They Cloned Tyrone

They Cloned Tyrone (December 31, 2022)

An unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood.
The Mothership

The Mothership (December 31, 2022)

One year after her husband mysteriously disappears, Sara Morse discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids embark on a race to find their husband, father and, most important, the truth.

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