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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Williams

Feel Like Those Girls In Movies

It’s February, the month of love. I’m not going to lie, this year February hits differently. Maybe it’s because I’m finally a fiancé! Being in love never felt so much greater. Although it may sound cliché or even corny, the feeling is real. We’ll talk more about my long10 year relationship later! For now, let’s talk about our favorite black cinemas!

I love a good romantic movie with an all black cast. It’s rare but when they happen it’s forever a classic in my book. The list below features some of our favorite black love stories that bring joy to our culture.

First up is Love Jones! To be honest, I just watched this movie for the first time last year during quarantine. It was such a vibe! Made me wish that I was older back in the 90s just so I could go to open mic nights! LOL

2. Poetic Justice

3. The Best Man

4. The Wood

5. Black Coffee

6. Beyond The Lights. Some of you may actually think why is this on the list but I really liked this movie! The hero syndrome was deep in this film. I just loved how Kaz (Nate Parker) rescued Noni every chance he could, even when he was tired of her mess. Thank God she finally saw the light and got it together in the end! It comes on BET every now and then, check it out!

7. Why Did I Get Married

8. Hitch

9. The Photograph - I need more people to watch this movie. I feel like it didn’t get the most attention that it should have. I’ll say that it’s an up to date version of Love Jones. Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield look great on screen together!

10.My mom loves the movie Just Wright! Well my mom just really loves Common in it lol. It’s one of my favorites and I tune in every time it comes on cable.

11. Love & Basketball

12. Jumping The Broom

13. Baggage Claim

14. If I had to choose my favorite black love cinema it would probably be Brown Sugar with Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. I love how Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) connected over music, I love the outfits in the movie, very early 2000s fly lol. When I was younger one of my favorite parts was Ren and Ten's "The Hoe Is Mine", now that I'm older I can relate to when Francine, played by Queen Latifah, found Sidney's "massager from Brook Stone"!! LOL

All of these movies have a special place in my heart. It's more than about the movie to me though. It also includes the moment of actually going to see it opening night, who I was with, reciting the whole movie with my besties through the years. The nostalgia of most of them!

Did all of your favorite black love movies make the list? Which ones are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram @fyijoycelynn!

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