The top Black Movies to Look Forward to in 2023

From sequels to beloved franchises to adaptations of classic novels, there is no shortage of exciting films on the horizon.

As the year 2023 approaches, many of us are eagerly anticipating the release of several highly anticipated black movies. From sequels to beloved franchises to adaptations of classic novels, there is no shortage of exciting films on the horizon. Here are our  top black movies that we are looking forward to in 2023:


Creed III, the third installment in the popular Rocky spinoff franchise and is set to be released on March 23, 2023. This film follows Adonis Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, as he continues his journey to become a world-class boxer. The first two Creed films were critical and commercial successes, and fans are eagerly anticipating the return of Jordan’s powerful performance as Creed. In this latest installment, Creed will face off against a new, formidable opponent played by Ukrainian boxer and actor Viktor Drago.


The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey as Ariel and Jacob Tremblay as Prince Eric, is a live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney classic, and is set to be released on May 26, 2023. This film, directed by Rob Marshall, stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, the mermaid who longs to be human. The original animated film was a massive hit, and the live-action version is sure to be just as magical. In addition to Bailey, the film also stars Awkwafina as Scuttle, the seagull, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, the villainous sea witch.

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The Color Purple, starring Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo, is a beloved novel by Alice Walker that has been adapted into a movie, and is set to be released on December 20, 2023. This film tells the story of Celie, a young black woman living in the rural South in the early 20th century. The original film, released in 1985, was a critical and commercial success, and the new version is sure to be just as powerful. 


House Party, starring Allen Maldonado, Tosin Cole, & Andrew Santino is a classic comedy that has been a fan favorite for many years, and is set to be released on January 13, 2023. The movie follows a group of friends who plan the ultimate party, only to have it go off the rails in hilarious fashion.

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Missing, a thriller and sequel to the Searching franchise, has been released. The film follows June (Storm Reid) as she searches for her mother (Nia Long) who goes missing while on vacation in Colombia. June’s search is complicated by international red tape. It is set to be released on January 20, 2023.

In conclusion, 2023 promises to be a great year for black movies, with a variety of highly anticipated films set to be released. From the latest installment of the popular Rocky spinoff Creed III, to the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, to the thrilling survival story Missing, there is sure to be something for everyone. Fans of these films can look forward to enjoying them in the coming year.

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