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The Weekend Binge: Black Sidekicks

Let’s face it, black dudes haven’t had a lot of opportunities to be the lead of many cool action movies/franchises. We have had, however, a ton of chances to be the cool, plucky sidekick—roles that, in all honesty, often deserved much more screen time. Now, with Black Panther and rumors of Lando getting his own solo movie—without you know, Han Solo by his side—things may be changing for this tired trope. In the meantime, though, here’s our list of the top movies with black sidekicks:

The Weekend Binge: Black Sidekicks

You ever notice how the lead actor of a Hollywood blockbuster is rarely a black dude? They do, however, land the sidekick role, and often steal the movie.On this episode of the Weekend Binge, it's our list of the top movies with black sidekicks.

Posted by MEL Magazine on Saturday, June 9, 2018