…e announcement of any new “slave movie,” the online groans from Black audiences are nearly audible. While most people would be hard-pressed to name more than 10 “slave movies” in the past 50 years, “I’m tired of ‘slave movies’” is a frequent social media refrain — for good reason.
3. Nate Parker's film Birth of a Nation
4. 12 Years a Slave
5. Roots (remade, with T.I.)
That's what I could think of without looking them up. When I did though, here are the other four that I had minimal interest in seeing:
9. Free State of Jones
10. Uncle Tom's Cabin
I've yet to see one of these films and wanted to watch it again. "Free State of Jones" and "Harriet" were pretty good though. I oddly liked Chicken George in "Roots" remake. The rest? Once was enough. There's absolutely no way I'll watch this Janelle Monae movie.