New Black Movies To Watch In 2022 - updated in January 2023

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

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New Black Movies To Watch Right Now

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

Holiday Heritage

Holiday Heritage (December 16, 2022)

Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.
As Good As Dead

As Good As Dead (December 16, 2022)

Bryant (Michael Jai White), a man with a mysterious past moves to a small Mexican border-town to start over and live the simple life. While there, he reluctantly befriends a troubled local teen who has recently lost his mother and is being recruited by the local street gang. Bryant keeps the boy on the straight and narrow by introducing him to martial arts and taking on the role of mentor, teacher and father-figure. As the story unfolds we learn that Bryant is much more than a man who moved to Mexico to live the simple life. Bryant is running from a complex, violent past that he believes he left behind. As his past catches up with him, he is forced into a life and death struggle to clear his name, save the boy and get back all that he left behind.
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
This two-hour animated and live-action blended special pays tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite movie, along with new memorable musical performances, taking viewers on a magical adventure through the eyes of Belle.
A Christmas Fumble

A Christmas Fumble (December 10, 2022)

Nicole Barnes gets the toughest assignment of her career when she’s asked to handle a breaking scandal for former pro footballer-turned-TV-commentator Jordan Davies, whose network contract isn’t going to be renewed because of a violation going back to his college days. However, Nicole fails to disclose that she and Jordan were once boyfriend and girlfriend — a conflict of interest that could end her own hopes of being made partner at her firm. To make matters worse, Nicole’s efforts to rehabilitate Jordan’s image are constantly undermined by Jordan’s shallow entertainment reporter fiancée.
A Family Matters Christmas
Aiden, a far more intelligent kid than any ten-year-old boy should be, wishes that his newly formed family of his sister, dad, step-mother and step-brother could all get along. With the siblings constantly bickering, it's been anything but merry in the Kingsley household. With the annual Christmas science fair approaching, Aiden attempts to create an experiment in order to help his family feel like the tight knit one he yearns for. After many failed attempts, Aiden calls upon a forgotten Christmas spirit to help. With a little bit of this newfound Christmas magic, the siblings unknowingly switch bodies. Now stuck in the body of someone they couldn't seem to get along with, the siblings must work together in order to break the spell and switch back before Christmas morning.
Emancipation

Emancipation (December 09, 2022)

Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.
A New Orleans Noel

A New Orleans Noel (December 03, 2022)

Follows Grace and Anthony, who despite having gone to college to study architecture together, are too different, but things between them change after both are hired to work on the same place and end up celebrating Christmas together.
The Holiday Stocking

The Holiday Stocking (December 03, 2022)

RJ is a new angel, who is given the chance to address his one regret, that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile while he was still alive. Returning to earth as a stranger, he gets each of them to revive The Holiday Stocking, their parent’s old tradition to encourage charity at Christmas.
Darby and the Dead

Darby and the Dead (December 02, 2022)

After Darby Harper suffered a near-death experience as a child, she gained the ability to see ghosts. To combat the existential boredom of high school, she runs a side business counseling local spirits in her spare time. When an unexpected occurrence happens between Darby and Capri, the most popular girl at her high school, Darby reluctantly agrees to help her and in the process learns how to fit in with the living world again.
Christmas Ransom

Christmas Ransom (December 01, 2022)

When a pair of bumbling crooks hijack the Harrington and Sons toy store, a pair of kids stumble into the heist and are forced to team up with a female security officer to save Christmas.
Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper

Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper (November 26, 2022)

On Christmas Eve, Pastor Benjamin and his motley crew of congregants find themselves locked in the local mall just as a fearsome team of armed thieves breaks in to rob the place.
Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football (November 25, 2022)

Callie A. Coleman discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s performance on the football field. When Callie plays as her dad, Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha.
Strange World

Strange World (November 23, 2022)

A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.
Devotion

Devotion (November 23, 2022)

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The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.
Nanny

Nanny (November 23, 2022)

Aisha, an undocumented immigrant, lands a job as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan couple. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening to destroy the American Dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Bones and All

Bones and All (November 23, 2022)

Abandoned by her father, a young woman named Maren embarks on a thousand-mile odyssey through the backroads of America where she meets Lee, a disenfranchised drifter. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
Inventing the Christmas Prince
Shelby is about to quit her job when her daughter becomes convinced that her boss Evan is the Christmas prince from a story Shelby made up a few years ago.

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Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas Time Is Here (November 13, 2022)

Nia Moore ia a successful small-town real estate agent trying to sell a resort to her client, Julian. Much to Nia's dismay, the only resort that Julian wants to buy belongs to her widower father, Patrick. Patrick is ready to retire, but Nia wants to keep the property and the family memories it holds.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
All Saints Christmas

All Saints Christmas (November 06, 2022)

Lisette is a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.
A Wesley Christmas

A Wesley Christmas (November 03, 2022)

Adult siblings Chris, Todd, and Cydney Wesley travel to their childhood home to celebrate Christmas with their parents and the entire Wesley family. With everyone together and all their physical and emotional baggage in tow, the annual Wesley family holiday promises to be a festive, hot-mess of a Christmas with life-changing impacts on the whole family.
Wendell and Wild

Wendell and Wild (October 28, 2022)

Two demon brothers face off against a nun and a pair of goth teens in order to earn their way out of hell.
Run Sweetheart Run

Run Sweetheart Run (October 28, 2022)

A woman runs for her life though the streets of Los Angeles after her blind date suddenly turns violent.
The System

The System (October 28, 2022)

When a young soldier, newly returned from war, gets caught up in a drug bust, he is recruited by the authorities to go undercover in a notoriously dangerous prison in order to figure out what is really going on.
Black Adam

Black Adam (October 20, 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.
The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil (October 19, 2022)

Best friends Sophie and Agatha navigate an enchanted school for young heroes and villains — and find themselves on opposing sides of the battle between good and evil.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
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.
Bitch Ass

Bitch Ass (October 14, 2022)

A gang initiation goes wrong when a group of four recruits break into a house of horror, as they're all forced to play deadly games for their lives.
Till

Till (October 07, 2022)

The true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.
On the Come Up

On the Come Up (September 23, 2022)

Bri, a young rapper and the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died just before making it big. Her father’s legend makes him a hard act to follow, but between Bri being bullied and watching her mother struggle after losing her job, she pours out her frustration into songs that become big viral hits.
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.
End of the Road

End of the Road (September 09, 2022)

A recently widowed Brenda, drives her family cross-country to start a new life. In the New Mexico desert, cut off from help, they must learn to fight back when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.
Barbarian

Barbarian (August 31, 2022)

In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night only to find that it has been mistakenly double-booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to stay the night anyway, but soon discovers that there is much more to be afraid of in the house than the other house guest.
The Invitation

The Invitation (August 26, 2022)

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie takes a DNA test and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she soon realizes a gothic conspiracy is afoot.
Me Time

Me Time (August 26, 2022)

The film follows a stay-at-home dad who finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.
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.
Day Shift

Day Shift (August 12, 2022)

A hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.
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.
Nope

Nope (July 22, 2022)

Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny, chilling discovery.
The Silent Twins

The Silent Twins (July 22, 2022)

Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales and became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other.
The Sea Beast

The Sea Beast (July 08, 2022)

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters - and make history to boot.
Beauty

Beauty (June 29, 2022)

A young singer on the brink of a promising career finds herself torn between a domineering family, industry pressures and her love for her girlfriend.
Gatlopp: Hell of a Game
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.
Man from Toronto

The Man from Toronto (June 24, 2022)

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

My Fake Boyfriend (June 17, 2022)

In the film, a young man in a tricky situation (Keiynan Lonsdale) follows the advice of his unconventional best friend (Dylan Sprouse) and uses social media to create a fake boyfriend to keep his awful ex-lover out of his life. But everything backfires when he meets the real love of his life, and breaking up with his fake boyfriend proves hard to do.
Civil: Ben Crump

Civil: Ben Crump (June 17, 2022)

Directed by Nadia Hallgren.
An intimate yet expansive profile of Ben Crump, the lawyer dubbed “Black America’s attorney general.”
Snoop Dogg's 'F*cn Around' Comedy Special
Snoop Dogg hosts a night of music and stand-up as he welcomes his friends — including legendary comedians Katt Williams and Mike Epps — to the stage.
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.
Trees of Peace

Trees of Peace (June 10, 2022)

In April of 1994, four women from different backgrounds and beliefs are trapped and hiding during the Rwandan genocide. Their fight for survival against all odds unites the women in an unbreakable sisterhood.
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!.
B-Boy Blues

B-Boy Blues (June 09, 2022)

Follows the relationship of 27-year-old journalist Mitchell Crawford and 21-year-old bicycle messenger Raheim Rivers, who meet at a gay bar in Greenwich Village during the summer of 1993.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.