20 Black Movie Sequels and Remakes We'd Love to See

If it's nice, play it twice. Hollywood loves a sequel, and so do we. Now that The Best Man sequel was a hit at the box office, we could think of no better time to reminisce about the movies we'd love to revisit. From Love Jones to Love and Basketball, here are 20 movies we'd love to see sequels or remakes to.

ESSENCE Editors Nov, 19, 2013

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We’ll always love the poetry of Love Jones. Besides, we’d do anything to hear another Darius (Larenz Tate) poem. "There’s talk about [a sequel]," Nia Long told ESSENCE.com. "Larenz and I, if we do it, we’re going to do it right, and we’re gonna do it together."

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There’s reportedly a sequel already in the works.

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We’d love to know what happens after Lida’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) escapes to an island with her boyfriend, Keith (Blair Underwood)

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Prince Akeem! Need we say more? But our hopes may have to be put on hold now that Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy are explaining why there's never been a sequel.

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Now that they’re parents, will Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) teach their daughter basketball? We’d love to know.

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Based on author Terry McMillan’s story of meeting her now ex-husband Jonathan (who later announced he was gay), we’d love to know what happens as they try to repair their relationships.

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Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) have shared a love of hip hop since childhood. In the end, they realize it’s not just the music, but also their mutual love for each other that holds them together. Can we do it again, please?

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This story of a player who gets played never gets old. Do Angela (Halle Berry) and Marcus (Eddie Murphy) ever tie the knot?

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Wouldn’t it be great if the cast of the Soul Food cable series continued their story on the big screen?

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What did Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr) and Brandi (Nia Long) do after college? We’d love to know.

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Eddie Murphy’s directorial debut was just as splendid as his comedy. Besides, the story of a smooth-talking Harlem gangster never gets old.

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We’d love to know more of what happens as Roland deals with marriage, and how far Mike (Omar Epps) and Alicia’s (Sanaa Lathan) relationship goes.

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Bleek Gilliam’s (Denzel Washington) romantic life is as dramatic as the notes he plays on his trumpet. We'd love to see a remake of this classic Spike Lee joint.

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We’d love to see Spike take an updated look at HBCU’s.

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It seems like every week there’s a new rumor of a sequel to this 90s classic about friendship, loyalty and betrayal.


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We loved watching nine-year-old Troy’s (Zelda Harris) coming-of-age story in this Spike Lee classic. Besides, do we really need an excuse to get another positive portrayal of a Black family on the big screen?

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This story of “five guys from the neighborhood” who found stardom, remains a classic. Just imagine if it were updated and modeled on, say, a Boyz II Men or Jodeci?

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This story of money, power, and respect never gets old.

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John Singleton tackles race and class in this 90s classic set on a college campus. Do the same issues exist on today’s college campuses? We’d love to see it on the big screen.

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We’d love to know what happens after Jason (Allen Payne) and Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) leave Houston.

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Sixteen years later, this dark story of the Batiste family from Louisiana still resonates. Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield put on terrific performances in this drama about race, class and voodoo in 1962 Louisiana. In 2008, the movie landed a spot on TIME‘s list of 25 Important Movies on Race.