20 Movies Starring Black Women and Girls to Watch in 2019.

(This list will be updated as more projects come in. More trailers will also be added.)

1. What Men Want

Starring: Taraji P. Henson
Also Starring: Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener
Genre: Comedy

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

When/Where to Watch: In theaters from February 8th.

2. Little

Starring: Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, Issa Rae
Also Starring: Justin Hartley
Genre: Comedy

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

When/Where to Watch: In theaters April 12.

3. Us

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Anna Diop
Also Starring: Shahadi Wright Joseph
Genre: Horror

A family’s serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begin to terrorize them.

When/Where to Watch: In theaters March 21.

4. Fall Girls

Starring: Tami Roman, Amara La Negra
Also Starring: Erica Hubbard, Joely Fisher
Genre: Dark Comedy

Paige Davis has just gotten promoted to President of Sales at her job. After a night of partying, Paige and her girlfriends hilariously wakes up to a dead boss.

When/Where to Watch: Premiered on BET in January, Check your local listings.

5. The Kid Who Would Be King

Starring: Rhianna Dorris
Also Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

When/Where to Watch: In theaters January 25. Check your local listings.

6. Fast Color

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Saniyya Sidney
Also Starring: Lorraine Toussaint
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: March 29

7. The Intruder

Starring: Meagan Good
Also Starring: Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid
Genre: Thriller

A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: March 29

8. Selah and The Spades

Starring: Rae Bell
Also Starring: Krish Bhuva, Benjamin Breault
Genre: Drama

Five factions run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction – The Spades – sits Selah Summers.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: March 29

9. Little Woods

Starring: Tessa Thompson
Also Starring: Lily James
Genre: Drama

A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: April 19

10. Juanita

Starring: Alfre Woodard
Also Starring: Blair Underwood, Adam Beach
Genre: Drama

Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.

When/Where to Watch: On Netflix on March 8

11. Ma

Starring: Octavia Spencer
Also Starring: Missi Pyle, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis
Genre: Thriller, Horror

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house.

When/Where to Watch: In Theaters May 31

12. Bolden

Starring: Yaya DaCosta
Also Starring: Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey, Ian McShane
Genre: Drama

A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

When/Where to Watch: In Theaters May 3

13. The Kitchen

Starring: Tiffany Haddish
Also Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss
Genre: Drama, Crime

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: September 20.

Black Women Film, The Kitchen, Tiffany Haddish

14. Little Monsters

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o
Also Starring: Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke
Genre: Comedy, Horror

TA washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: September 20.

Black Women Film, Lupita Nyong'o, Little Monsters

15. Harriet

Starring: Cynthia Erivo
Also Starring: Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn
Genre: History, Drama

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

When/Where to Watch: Planned 2019 Release.

Black Women Film, Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

16. Troop Zero

Starring: Viola Davis
Also Starring: Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: February 1, 2019. Check your local listings

Black Women Film, Viola Davis, Troop Zero

17. Queen & Slim

Starring: Jodie Turner-Smith
Also Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Bokeem Woodbine
Genre: Drama

A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: November 27. Check your local listings

Jodie Turner-Smith, Daniel Kaluuya, Queen & Slim

18. Clemency

Starring: Alfre Woodard
Also Starring: Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff
Genre: Drama

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: January 27. Check your local listings

Alfre Woodard, Clemency, Black Women Film

19. Give Me Liberty

Starring: Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer
Also Starring: Chris Galust
Genre: Comedy

When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America’s most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: January 24. Check your local listings

Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer, Give Me Liberty, Black Women Film

20. Sweetheart

Starring: Kiersey Clemons
Also Starring: Emory Cohen
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.

When/Where to Watch: Release date: January 28. Check your local listings

Kiersey Clemons, Sweetheart, Black Women Film