These Inspirational Black Movies Will Motivate You For The New Year

The new year is upon us, and people are ready to put 2020 behind them. Current-year anxieties may follow us into 2021, especially with race relations and the COVID-19 pandemic still at the forefront of some Americans' minds. While many Americans may not make New Year's resolutions, there's no shame in hoping for a better year. In fact, there have been plenty of recent and classic Black films to remind us that there is still light at the end of the tunnel, the promise of improvement. So before we cross over into 2021, here are 15 Black-focused movies to get you motivated for the new year.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

42 (2013)

Hidden Figures (2016)

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Queen of Katwe (2016)

Selma (2015)

Coach Carter (2005)

Ali (2001)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Dolemite is My Name (2019)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

Hair Love (2019)

Dreamgirls (2006)

The Color Purple (1985)

Creed (2016)

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