This year has been incredible for Black women in film. Their performances are breaking barriers and reshaping the very essence of storytelling. There have been a multitude of films starring Black women, so some treasures may slip through the cracks. From dramas to comedies, Black women dominated the box office. Here are some movies starring Black women that you have to see before 2024.

The Blackening

They always say “Black characters always die first,” but this spoof horror fil pegs the question: who dies first when everyone is Black? “The Blackening” initially premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and received a wide theatrical release on Juneteenth. It has an incredible cast, including Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Grace Byers and Yvonne Orji.

The Haunted Mansion

Justin Simien returned after his big-screen directorial debut for “Dear White People,” with Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion. The movie sees a single mom fighting off ghosts and ghouls with her 9-year-old son in New Orleans. The film released in July with a standout cast that includes Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish and LaKeith Stanfield.

They Cloned Tyrone

Juel Taylor made his feature film debut with the science-fiction, mystery film, “They Cloned Tyrone.” The film stars John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx. The trio is as an unlikely group attempting to uncover a huge government conspiracy. The film hit Netflix in July.

The Color Purple

The 1989 classic film “The Color Purple” has been brought to fans in a completely different way. The movie follows Celie, a Black women who finds her strength and independence through the power of sisterhood. It boasts a star-studded cast including Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, and Phylicia Pearl Mpasi.