Top Ten Black Summer Movies

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  • Ice Cube, Friday
  • Taraji P. Henson Tyrese Baby Boy
  • Terrence Howard Hustle and Flow
  • Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
  • John Boyega, Attack the Block
  • The Inkwell Larenz Tate
  • Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing
  • Will Smith, Independence Day
  • Will Smith, Men in Black
  • Janet Jackson Poetic Justice

Attack the Block (2011)

Aliens usually tend to invade neatly-trimmed American suburbs, so imagine our surprise (and delight) when this 2011 breakthrough film showed us how they do it in the 'hood. East London, to be exact. Starring newcomer John Boyega, Attack the Block stood out as one of the best creature features in recent memory.

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