February is Black History Month, and watching great cinema can be a wonderful way to honor the important celebration. After all, a great number of incredible and classic films were made by black filmmakers and performers, and their contributions have advanced the medium in ways that are immeasurable.
We see new examples of their influence every single month on the big screen, but to celebrate Black History Month, do yourself a favor and check out these amazing films that are now available through the AMC Theatres On Demand.
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. The 2017 comedy, GIRLS TRIP starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish was the first film produced, written, directed by and starring African-Americans to cross the $100-million mark.
Oscar® winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with GET OUT and then US. In 2022, he reimagined the summer movie with a new nightmare with his expansive horror epic, NOPE. The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya, who is joined by Keke Palmer and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Experience Peele’s thriller that was chosen as an AMC Thrills & Chills selection.
THE INSPECTION is based on an incredible true story of Ellis French, a gay Black man with few options for his future decides to join the Marines, willing to do whatever it takes to prove himself to his estranged mother and triumph in a system that would otherwise cast him aside.
Jeremy Pope, received a Golden Globe nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama for his performance as man who battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling rigor of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-won sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life. THE INSPECTION is written and directed by Elegance Bratton.
The Woman King
Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors, the Dora Milaje who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Follow the epic and intense journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu thrive in THE WOMAN KING, leading an dynamic ensemble cast that includes Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim and John Boyega.
Based on the true story of Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), the 14-year-old Chicago boy who was brutally murdered while visiting family in Mississippi in 1955, TILL recounts the unintentional Civil Rights figure’s fateful trip and final days. The film focuses on how his mother, Mamie Till Mobley and her relentless pursuit of justice for her slain son and to help usher in one of the most transformative eras in American history.
The AMC Artisan Film is directed by Chinonye Chukwu and stars Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till and Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie TIll Mobley.