New Black Movies To Watch In 2023 - updated in March 2024

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New Black Movies To Watch Right Now

New Movies released in 2023 with Black Leads, already available on theaters and streaming services.

The Mothership

The Mothership (December 30, 2023)

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.
Master

Master (December 30, 2023)

The feature will follow Olivia, a young Black woman endowed with superpowers, as she leads her family to what she sees as a better life — only to realize that the life she’s trying to leave behind is the one she should be fighting for. The project is in development, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey onboard as executive producer.
Shirley

Shirley (December 30, 2023)

Follows the biopic film about Shirley Chisholm, America's first Black congresswoman.
The Color Purple

The Color Purple (December 20, 2023)

Musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.
Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane (December 01, 2023)

A man is determined to win the neighborhood's annual Christmas decorating contest. After making a pact with an elf to help him win, the elf casts a spell bringing the 12 days of Christmas to life and unexpectedly bringing chaos to town.
Genie

Genie (November 22, 2023)

Flora, a genie trapped for more than 2,000 years inside an antique jewelry box, is accidentally called to service by Bernard, whose life is unraveling around him.
Good Burger 2

Good Burger 2 (November 17, 2023)

Dexter Reed is down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.
The Marvels

The Marvels (November 10, 2023)

Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan trade places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to fix their problem.
A Wesley Christmas Wedding

A Wesley Christmas Wedding (November 02, 2023)

Siblings Chris, Todd, Cydney and Wesley travel to their childhood home in Washington to celebrate Christmas holidays with their parents Bryan and Sylvia. Upon their arrival, all kinds of family drama, a crazy neighbor and conflicts happen.
Never Alone For Christmas

Never Alone For Christmas (November 01, 2023)

When Lauren gets cold feet and calls off her wedding to Miles, neither had dreamt they would be forced to spend Christmas alone. Unbeknownst to the other, each winds up at the same Cajun Christmas retreat for singles with someone new on their arms.
Heart For The Holidays

Heart For The Holidays (October 12, 2023)

A high-powered Los Angeles businesswoman gets moved to a small town for an emergency heart transplant.
The Burial

The Burial (October 06, 2023)

A lawyer helps a funeral home owner save his family business from a corporate behemoth. In a move to bring resonance to a dry case, the lawyer digs up a complex web of race, power, and oppression that forces everyone to examine prejudices.
The Creator

The Creator (September 29, 2023)

Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself.
The Outlaw Johnny Black

The Outlaw Johnny Black (September 15, 2023)

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.
Bottoms

Bottoms (August 25, 2023)

Wanting to lose their virginities before graduation, outcasts PJ and Josie start a fight club as a way to charm cheerleaders. As the club gains traction and the most popular girls in school start beating each other up in the name of self-defense, the girls find themselves in over their heads and in need of a way out before their plan is exposed.
Back on the Strip

Back on the Strip (August 18, 2023)

Merlin moved to Las Vegas in the hopes of becoming a famous magician but gets waylaid by his natural gifts and a place with the black male strippers The Chocolate Chips.
Medusa Deluxe

Medusa Deluxe (August 11, 2023)

Talented and cutthroat hairstylists at a competition find one of their own murdered before judging can begin. Winding through neon-lit halls, competitors unspool long-simmering resentments and lies as they search for the killer among them.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter
The crew of the merchant ship Demeter attempts to survive the ocean voyage from Carpathia to London as they are stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship.
Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion (July 28, 2023)

A single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise their newly bought mansion; after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.
They Cloned Tyrone
An unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood.
The Blackening

The Blackening (June 16, 2023)

A group of Black friends reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer.
Surrounded

Surrounded (June 16, 2023)

After her stagecoach is ambushed, a woman is tasked with holding a dangerous outlaw captive and must survive the day when the bandit’s gang tries to free him.
The Perfect Find

The Perfect Find (June 14, 2023)

After a high-profile firing, Jenna’s fashion career comeback hits a snag when she falls for a charming, much younger coworker — who happens to be her boss’s son. As sparks fly, Jenna must decide if she’ll risk it all on a secret romance.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales — Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man — is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid (May 26, 2023)

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
Chevalier

Chevalier (April 07, 2023)

The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court. Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Rye Lane

Rye Lane (March 17, 2023)

Two twenty-somethings, both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an eventful day in South London – helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.
A Snowy Day in Oakland

A Snowy Day in Oakland (March 17, 2023)

A Snowy Day in Oakland - A magical urban tale about a beautiful psychologist from San Francisco who decides to end a stalled romance with her longtime, high-profile, psychiatrist, boyfriend/business partner. She moves on with her life by opening her own private practice in a vacant, street-front office space in the middle of a small, commercial block located across the bay in Oakland, turning the predominately African-American and psychologically ignored neighborhood on its emotional ear.
Luther: The Fallen Sun

Luther: The Fallen Sun (March 11, 2023)

A gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
Creed III

Creed III (March 03, 2023)

After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damien Anderson, resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damien - a fighter who has nothing to lose.
Die Hart: The Movie

Die Hart: The Movie (February 24, 2023)

Tired of being the comedic sidekick, Kevin Hart gets his wish when a famous director offers him his dream – to be a leading man action star – but there’s a catch: Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic.
We Have a Ghost

We Have a Ghost (February 24, 2023)

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.
Among the Beasts

Among the Beasts (February 10, 2023)

When a gangster’s daughter reluctantly teams with a former Marine to find her kidnapped cousin, the combat veteran must overcome his own demons in order to rescue the child.
A Lot of Nothing

A Lot of Nothing (February 03, 2023)

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.
The Reading

The Reading (February 02, 2023)

With Mo'Nique.
After a deadly home invasion, Emma (Mo'Nique Hicks) copes by writing a book, but when a young psychic and her team perform a reading in her home, a new terror is unleashed.
Missing

Missing (January 26, 2023)

When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers... and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that the true danger to her family is much closer to home.
Sick

Sick (January 13, 2023)

In the midst of the pandemic, college student Parker and her best friend Miri decide to self-quarantine at her family's lake house, where they will be alone — or so they think...
House Party

House Party (January 13, 2023)

Aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon and Kevin are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads—and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners—the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. In a ‘what the hell?’ move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. No permission? No problem. What could go wrong?
The Drop

The Drop (January 13, 2023)

In this clever cringe comedy, a seemingly happy married couple confronts a test of their marriage when one of them drops a baby while at a destination wedding at a tropical island.
Mars One

Mars One (January 05, 2023)

The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.
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