BET brings you your favorite films with “Star Cinema.” Celebrating African-American achievement in film, “Star Cinema” showcases popular Black films for your enjoyment. Tune in for the biggest names in Black entertainment and get your dose of comedy, drama and action-packed thrills. Sit back, relax and don’t forget the popcorn!
Perhaps the first major African-American actor, Sidney Poitier used excellent acting ability to provide a positive representation of African-Americans. Poitier excelled in movies such as The Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and showed his comedy skills in the two movies he did with Bill Cosby.