“Beyond the Lights” Made Me Miss Black Love Films

Last weekend I went to see “Beyond the Lights”, and I was surprisingly satisfied. Originally I wanted to see it because I support black films, and I loved GuGu Mbatha-Raw in Belle. Upon learning about how and why the film was made, I became more interested. “Beyond the Lights” displayed all the complexities of love while taking the audience on a journey through the lives of the main characters, Noni and Kaz. In addition to the interesting story, the soundtrack was amazing. My phone was dead (because I never have a charged phone), so I made my friend Shazam at least 5 songs throughout the movie. They  don’t make soundtracks like that anymore, and I was sold by the time the movie ended. When I got home I started to think about all the black love films I grew up watching and still love. Although I love all love stories (I’m a bit of a sap), I especially enjoy when I see characters that look like me fall in love. So, in no particular order, here is a list of my favorite black love films:

1. Love Jones

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2. Poetic Justice

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3. Disappearing Acts

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4. Two Can Play That Game

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5. Brown Sugar

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6. Jason’s Lyric

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7. The Inkwell

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8. Jumping the Broom

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9. Just Wright

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10. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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11. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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12. The Best Man

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13. Baggage Claim (I thought it was good lol)

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Did I miss any? What are some of yours?

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