11 Films With Black Stars To Look Forward To In 2016


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12/22/2015 02:50 pm ET

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As Hollywood continues to grapple with how to effectively achieve diversity across the board, there’s a lot to be excited about in 2016. Some of our favorite black actors are going to be featured in big name titles in the new year.

We’ve rounded up 11 films with black stars that we’re anticipating will make a major impact at the box office in 2016.

  • “Ghostbusters,” Leslie Jones

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  • “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Vivica A. Foxx

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  • “The Best Man Wedding,” Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and More

    Following their festive reunion in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/the-best-man-holiday-director-malcolm-d-

  • “Kidnap,” Halle Berry

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  • “Ride Along 2,” Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

  • “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Common

  • “Captain America: Civil War,” Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, and Chadwick Boseman

  • “Star Trek Beyond,” Idris Elba

    While some fans really just want to see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/13/idris-elba-black-james-bond_n_

  • “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Alexandra Shipp

    After portraying Aaliyah in VH1&rsquo;s 2014 original biopic, &ldquo;Aaliyah: The Princess of R&amp;B&rdquo; and the network&

  • “Suicide Squad,” Will Smith, Viola Davis, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

  • “Central Intelligence,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart

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    “Beasts of No Nation”

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  • 18
    “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”

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  • 17
    “Chi-Raq”

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    “The End of the Tour”

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  • 15
    “James White”

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  • 14
    “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

    "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"&nbsp;didn't find the theatrical life it deserved, which is a shame because the Sundance dramedy

  • 13
    “45 Years”

    One of the best moviegoing experiences is when a story stays with you for days, replaying in your head and adopting new layer

  • 12
    “Clouds of Sils Maria”

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  • 11
    “Spotlight”

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  • 10
    “The Martian”

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  • 9
    “Ex Machina”

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  • 8
    “Tangerine”

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  • 7
    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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  • 6
    “Room”

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  • 5
    “The Big Short”

    It's the economy, stupid! But the way "The Big Short" presents it is anything but. In fact, who knew a nationwide financial c

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    “Inside Out”

    Pixar has spent two decades revising the world we inhabit,&nbsp;positing that life is more eclectic&nbsp;and imaginative than

  • 3
    “Brooklyn”

    What happens when the place you call home no longer provides the life you need? Nick Hornby poses that question in his best s

  • 2
    “Mad Max: Fury Road”

    In rebooting his sparse 1979 dystopian classic, George Miller revved new life into the "Mad Max" franchise, proving&nbsp;nois

  • 1
    “Carol”

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