Hollywood has nailed the art of portraying Black trauma on the big screen, but it’s not an achievement that I’m eager to celebrate. Yes, there’s a time to educate ourselves about racial injustice and yes, it’s extremely important to shed light on problematic romances that reflect real-life experiences. But let's be honest—getting inundated with so many painful stories can get exhausting.
So, instead of focusing on narratives about the Black struggle, I’ve made it my mission to indulge in more Black stories that bring me joy, from romances like Brown Sugar to laugh-out-loud classics like Friday. And guys, it's one of the best decisions I've made. See 10 amazing feel-good Black movies that don't center on trauma.