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Still from The Lion King trailer.

These Are the 9 Films We're Looking Forward to the Most in 2019

From John Boyega and Letitia Wright in "Hold Back the Stars" to Jordan Peele's "Us," these films have us pretty excited about cinema in 2019.

This year was a great one for black cinema, with films like Black Panther shattering box office records and becoming the first superhero movie nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes, others like Spike Lee's Black Kkklaansman tackling present-day racial dynamics by juxtaposing them with the past, and others like the Kenyan film Rafiki boldly tackling homophobic attitudes on the continent and beyond through its portrayal of young lesbian love.

The success of such films from the continent and diaspora has us uniquely excited about the film prospects for 2019. This year was full of announcements of exciting new projects from some of our favorite actors in the game.

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