22 Inspiring Movies To Welcome 2022
Pop some corn, a cork or both — and check out these 'reel' reminders of how awesome we are.
The Matrix Resurrections — Jada Pinkett Smith returns as pilot Niobe.
Moonfall — Halle is out of this world as an astro-naut trying to save it.
King Richard — Will Smith plays the trailblaz-ing father of Venus and Serena Williams.
Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream — Her journey from classroom to court-room to Situation Room.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — Did you know that her immortal cell line was used to develop the COVID-19 vaccines? Starring Oprah Winfrey.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am — A moving documentary.
A Journal for Jordan — Based on a true story and directed by Denzel Washington: A military widow raising a young son imparts his hero father’s lessons.
A Ballerina’s Tale — Misty Copeland makes our hearts dance.
The Forty-Year-Old Version — A milestone birthday inspires personal reinvention.
Woman in Motion — Nichelle Nichols’ real life is as fascinating as her Star Trek character’s.
Mary J. Blige’s My Life — An Amazon Original focus on the artist.
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia — Lifetime’s look at legendary gospel singer Jackson.
Claudine — Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones in a Black love classic.
Soul — Jazz-themed Disney and Pixar animation voiced by Angela Bas-sett, Jamie Foxx and Phylicia Rashad.
Respect — featuring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha.
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina is still the High Priestess of Soul.
Akeelah and the Bee — Stream it while celebrating real-life spelling champ Zaila Avant-garde.
Hidden Figures — Shining stars of the space program played by shining stars Taraji, Octavia and Janelle.
Becoming — Ladies first: Michelle Obama.
Summer of Soul — Questlove showcases the groovy 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.
If Beale Street Could Talk — Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel; starring Regina King, KiKi Layne and Stephan James.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — As the blues singer, Viola Davis triumphs. Then again, when doesn’t she?