Whether you’re ready to laugh, cry, flinch, cheer or feel somewhat frustrated, Melan Mag has prepared a list of movies that will definitely have you deep in your feelings.

It’s been a great couple of years for films featuring people of colour. We have compiled a list of the best movies for you to watch over the summer. Action, drama, girls behaving badly? We got you! Watch one, watch all.

Girls Trip

If you are up for a carefree movie focusing on women and the adventures that life brings them, then Girls Trip is the movie for you. It’s fun, lighthearted and somewhat relatable to women of all ages. With a beautiful and empowering cast featuring: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, the movie highlights not only the importance of friendship but the need to let go and enjoy life as it comes.

Released: 26 July 2017

Dark Tower

Who doesn’t enjoy a movie with Idris Elba? In The Dark Tower, Idris highlights his acting skills that we love so well in a Sci-Fi movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series with the same name. Battles, determintion and perseverance, it looks like this movie will have you on the edge of your seat.

Released: 18 August 2017


Starring two Brits, Star Wars’ John Boyega and The Revenant’s Will Poulter, Detroit is based on the 1967 Detroit riots. It particularly focuses on the Algier Motel incident, which left three killed, and others seriously harmed. While this movie may be a hard one to watch, it represents the harsh realities of race relations and is definitely one to watch in order to gain a better understanding.

Released: 25 August 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

If you loved The Bodyguard then it’s worth giving this action comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds a try. The movie is essentially about a bodyguard who is hired to protect and chaperone the world’s most wanted hitman. If nothing else, you should watch this movie to see what will no doubt be excellent, albeit potty-mouthed dialogue between the two leads.

Released: 17 August 2017


Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything is based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon. A drama depicting love and the realities of life, the movie draws on 18-year-old Maddy who is housebound due to a damaged immune system. Yet still managing to fall for the boy next door, the movie gives a sense of hope in the search of a happy romantic ending we all love.

Released: 18 August 2017


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