BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023: One-A-Day Movie Watch List

Welcome to the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ 2023 Black History Month Movie Watch List of 28 essential movies, a one-a-day selection of films to view during February 2023. Our titles were selected from hundreds of the beautifully crafted, relevant and relatable films that elucidate Black experiences, tell stories of Black lives and illuminate Black history — and represent recent trending productions about Black history and culture. The films represent a variety of diverse perspectives as expressed in both obscure titles and blockbusters, covering genres ranging from romcom to horror, from sci fi fantasy to biopic and documentary, with release dates ranging from 1920 to the present. We amplify the work of women filmmakers, especially regarding films released during 2022, a year in which Black women directors provided the movie-going world with an outstanding collection of brilliant films that will be important and elucidating representations of Black stories and culture for decades to come.

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