Are you starting to feel like you’ve watched every series, every TV show, every movie that was ever made? During this time many have expressed that they’ve been on streaming services way more than they usually are, and trust we all can relate. Many times when we’ve thought we’ve seen it all, there are a few things we pass up. Maybe the cover didn’t catch your interest, the movie started off way too slow or you just weren’t interested at the time. Whatever it was here’s a few that are definitely worth a watch.
All Day and Night
Recently released, All Day and Night is a drama film revolving around a young black man’s childhood traumas that later place him in a jail cell. All Day and Night focuses on what being a black male in the boonies is actually like surrounded by micro – aggression, racism, mental health, toxic parenting and much more. While receiving mixed reviews many found it similar to Boyz n’ the Hood and Menace II Society.
Starring: Wu- Tang’s Ashton Durrand Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Yahya Abdul- Manteen II and Snowfall’s Isaiah John.
Little Fires Everywhere
Based on the novel by Celeste Ng. This miniseries consists of 8 episodes that will have you glued to your screen. The series follows Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon as their worlds collide for better or for worse. Little Fires focuses on identity, art, motherhood and how big socioeconomic backgrounds play in the world we live in.
Starring: Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Lexi Underwood, Megan Stott, Gavin Lewis and Jordan Elsass.
We Need To Talk About Kevin
A psychological thriller modified from the novel by Lionel’s Shivers focuses on Tilda Swinton ( Kevin’s mother) as she looks back on the struggles she faced with Kevin since birth. This film allows a lot of room for discussion because there is a lot to be debated: was Kevin born evil? Did his mother’s lack of affection play a role in how things turned out? Why was she constantly the target of his antagonizing? … you see what I mean?
Starring: Tilda Swinton,John C. Reill and Ezra Miller
A science fiction thriller that will have your head spinning, The film follows eight friends who reunite over dinner during the passing of a comet. Which then creates alternate realities… If you enjoy trying to put pieces together and make things make sense you’ll definitely enjoy this movie.
Starring: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Hugo Armstrong, Elizabeth Gracen, Alex Manugian as Amir, Lauren Maher, Aqueela Zoll and Kelly Donovan.
Q – Ball
Executive produced by Kevin Durant, this docu series takes place in California at San Quentin maximum security prison, following the San- Quentin warriors, a basketball team of inmates as they reclaim themselves while opening up about the dark past that led them behind bars.
Starring: Anthony Ammons, Rafael Cuevas, Tevin Fourtnette, Dejon Joy, Allan McIntosh, Stacey Redman, Cornell Shields, Harry Smith, and Sam Robinson.
If you’re like me and cannot bear to sit through a single zombie film, watch this one. Little Monsters is a comedy/horror crossover film starring our fave Lupita Nyong’o as a Kindergarten teacher and Alexander England as a musician who team up to protect the children when a zombie outbreak occurs during a school trip.
** Even though this is a comedic film I would not recommend watching this with young children due to graphic imagery.
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o , Alexander England , Kat Stewart , Diesel La Torraca and Josh Gad
Into the Dark
A horror anthology Hulu series consisting of two seasons, twelve episodes each. All inspired by a holiday. If you’re interested in a horror series that will have you jumping out of your seat this is not it. However each episode visits different aspects of horror some better than others.
Starring: Aurora Perrineau, Tom Bateman, Olivia Liang, David Hull, Rebecca Rittenhouse, and Diane Sellers.
Self Made: Inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker
If you haven’t seen this yet, what are you doing?? GET TO IT! This series will have you binging, binging the way each episode has you wondering what the hell is going to happen next. This series is a fictionalized depiction of Madam CJ Walker’s life and all that was overcome for her to become the first black self- made female millionaire.
**As many already mentioned some of the things depicted in the series are not completely accurate but it’s still a good binge!
Starring: Octavia Bulter, Tiffany Haddish, Blair Underwood, Carmen Ejogo, Bill Bellamy, and Garrett Morris.
A drama- romance film starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, takes place in South Central Los Angeles. Centering around Berry’s eight sons, before the city begins to riot following the verdict of the Rodney King trial. In the midst of this all… the unexpected occurs forcing Daniel Craig and Halle Berry to join forces.
Starring: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan Walker, Rachel Hilson, Isaac Ryan Brown, Callan Farris, Serenity Reign Brown, Reece Cody, Aidan Akpan and Gary Yavuz Perreau.
A war horror film that has your heart racing as soon as it begins. When eight soldiers are dropped behind the enemy lines the day before D-day, to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.
Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
Laikyn is a women with her hands dipped in a selection of fields. A freelance stylist and Harlem native residing in Brooklyn. In her spare time she enjoys picking up her film camera, anything Grow/n related , thrifting her life away and FOOD.